Support Local Wonders
We’ve assembled an ever-growing list of independent businesses in the earthquake zones that produce beauty and wellness products, regional delicacies, and pantry items. Let’s turn our solidarity into action by supporting our very own local wonders.
Located in Hatay's Reyhanlı district, Antiofarm is a family-run business committed to high-quality and non-toxic agriculture for generations. Stock on zero additive local staples with their cold-pressed olive oils, olives, or pomegranate syrup.
From locally produced jams to the traditional laurel soap of Hatay, Organik Bakkal offers various products deeply rooted in the region’s culture.
With all-organic produce that makes up the basis for Hatay’s vibrant cuisine, Neşeli Mutfak has a selection of varieties, such as spices, vine leaves, pickles, and tomato paste.
Zeytin Han Gaziantep
Spices (including the locally favored dried Turkish chili pepper), dairy products, tomato paste, Turkish coffee, pistachios, and sumac syrup are examples of traditional tastes produced in Gaziantep’s Zeytin Han. Also worth checking out is their all-natural soap section; we recommend trying out the sulfur or juniper soaps.
A prolific farmer from Adiyaman, Yusuf Gürbüz has long been committed to growing several types of fruits under the southeast sun, which he then turns into dried mulberries and dried figs. Gürbüz also sells various types of nuts, honey and hand-crafted sweets such as "pestil."
Abamor Sade Yağ
The Abamor family has been producing one of the contemporary wellness favorites, ghee, using traditional methods for several generations.
Diyarbakır locals Şehadet Çitil and her mother founded Hevsel Bahcesi in 2015. Since then, this women-led business has worked with and supported numerous other local female producers. We’ve shopped and loved their mung beans, lentils, sumac, chili peppers, tahini, sesame, and black cumin.
Defne Kadın Kooperatifi
Produced by a cooperative of local women of Hatay’s Turfanda Village, Defne Kadın Kooperatifi makes dried organic herbs, dried fruits, spices, pickles, saffron, and delicious dried tomatoes - all certified organic.
Based in Adana, Mundi Herbal is a local beauty brand with all-natural plant-derived ingredients. Our picks are their calendula offerings (soap, cream, and oil are available), laurel essential oil, rose hydrosol, and cream-based lavender deodorant.