Kilims by the Makers
Kilims By The Makers uses vintage fabrics sourced from all over the world and makes one-of-a-kind slipper-style loafers sustainably in Porto and Istanbul. We believe in the beauty of up-cycling and cherish vintage textile.
It all started with the Turkish kilim loafers, available at any bazaar in Istanbul. Like many other tourists, we were crazy about those soft and colorful slippers, made of repurposed kilim rugs, when we first saw them in the Grand Bazaar.
It took three trips to Istanbul and many cups of Turkish tea to find the best craftsmen in town and in 2014 the very first pair of Kilims was born. We upgraded the quality and updated the style while trying to leave its spirit intact. But that was only the beginning of our story.
Our love for unique fabrics together with our eclectic taste in fashion and interior design have round up into a series of limited edition collectible slippers. The shoes are made from some of the most exquisite vintage fabrics gathered during years from around the world. They will now coexist in Kilims by the Makers, with our signature one-of-a-kind Turkish Kilim slippers.