Marmara Imports began with our love of artisan textiles and was founded by Carol & Susan on a trip to Turkey in 2011.
They were charmed by the people, customs and culture—and especially taken by the textiles. Meeting the weavers and using their products inspired them to bring them home. I was introduced to Marmara Imports through a Facebook page called Women Who Sail and fell in love with these products when I met Carol and Susan at their warehouse sale. When they announced they were ready to retire, I knew I wanted to carry on this great company. The sailing community has embraced Marmara Imports and has provided an immense amount of support which I am eternally grateful.
I run Marmara Imports from central Massachusetts where I live with my partner Chad and two sons Cole and Evan. We are avid sailors and can be found in Narragansett Bay Rhode Island on our sailboat Lakota.
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Please take two minutes to meet our Turkish business partner, Figen Subasi, by viewing the video. Here Figen shares her dream, and now ours, of opening a school to teach the younger generation the art of hand looming textiles.