DOGACollection

Hand-crafted Fashions from Organic Textiles

Hanover, Germany · 0 Sales

DOGACollection

Hand-crafted Fashions from Organic Textiles

Hanover, Germany 0 Sales On Etsy since 2012

Announcement   DOGACollection is my line of organic fashions that begin with the sheep and goats I raise on the Aegean coast in Turkey. Everything in DOGACollection is organic and made by hand. It begins with looming the fabric and making the yarns, and ends with the last, finishing stich. When you buy from DOGACollection, you buy a product made with integrity and in partnership with Nature at every step.

Announcement

DOGACollection is my line of organic fashions that begin with the sheep and goats I raise on the Aegean coast in Turkey. Everything in DOGACollection is organic and made by hand. It begins with looming the fabric and making the yarns, and ends with the last, finishing stich. When you buy from DOGACollection, you buy a product made with integrity and in partnership with Nature at every step.

Elcin Kursat

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Elcin Kursat

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About

In Harmony with Nature

After a lifetime as a professor of sociology, the living Nature called me to a tiny village on the mountains along the Aegean coast in Turkey. My husband and I went there for a vacation, loved the place, and mentioned it to the owner of the restaurant where we were having dinner one evening. She told the local realtor, and the rest happened very fast.

It took a few years of working over the weekends to get our mini-farm ready and to build a tiny farmhouse in the local style. Finally we moved to the farm as our permanent home. With the help of the neighbors, we acquired a few goats and sheep as well as other animals, and got started.

We learned along the way. I also studied with experienced weavers and did an internship at a farm in Germany, where I lived during my years in academia. Now I teach 3 days a week and I am a shepherd, weaver, spinner and fashion designer for the rest of the time.

This little village is my inspiration and North Star, where I am always reminded that in Nature is the source of truth and beauty, and I strive to create beautiful clothes that reflect the purity and simplicity of the natural world.

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  • Elcin

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Designer, weaver, knitter, shepherd, academician... Elcin loves to partner with nature in the creative process, from raising the sheep and goats, to making yarn and fabric with their fiber, to designing the final product that you see here.

  • The Fiber Girls

    Maker

    They make the fiber that you wear in my finished products. Isn't it a great feeling to know the origins of your clothes?

  • Off We Go to Pasture!

    Everybody

    As soon as I start on the path to pasture, everyone falls in line behind me -- the sheep, the goats, the donkey (flock protector) and the dogs.

  • Shirin

    Lord Protector Of The Flock

    Big job for a little guy, but he does it well.

  • My Husband Yalcin, Me and Friends

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Here we are in front of our tiny house on the farm.

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Last updated on June 6, 2012
Welcome!

DOGACollection is my line of hand-crafted women's fashions from organic textiles. Every item in my shop starts out as the wool from my sheep, organic cotton or linen that I weave into cloth on a hand-loom, and natural yarn dyed with vegetal dyes. I design and weave the fabric or make the yarn, and produce the finished product.

When you buy something from DOGACollection, you own a piece of the earth. You know its source. You own a beautiful piece of craftsmanship with heirloom value.

I welcome you to browse and learn about DOGACollection.
Payment
Payment is by PayPal. Full payment is due upon purchase and is required for shipment.
Shipping
We ship by package service unless you request something different. Any additional costs due to other forms of shipment will be added to the price of the item.
Refunds and Exchanges
You are welcome to cancel your order for a full refund of the purchase price less any fees we incur from PayPal or Etsy, any time before we ship it. Send us an email ,and if your item has not shipped it, we will let you know and gladly issue a refund.

If you receive an item and you don't like it, return it to us within 10 days for a refund of your purchase price less any fees and shipping costs.
Additional policies and FAQs
We will gladly fulfill custom orders for knit and crocheted items. Please allow upto 3 weeks for a customer order to ship.