Marmara Imports began with our love of artisan textiles

We are longtime friends and traveling companions from Boston, MA. We met while working at Harvard and soon discovered our shared love of travel.

While on a trip to Turkey in 2011, we were charmed by the people, customs and culture—and especially taken by the textiles. Meeting the weavers and using their products inspired us to bring them home. We love everything about our products and their versatility for today's lifestyle.

Our mission at Marmara Imports is to offer exceptional, eco-friendly, fair-trade textiles to the U.S. market and beyond. We support global artisans in their endeavor to sustain not only themselves and their families but also the ancient ways of weaving.

Thanks for stopping by!

Carol and Susan


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.