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ISKO™: THE WORLD’S LEADING INGREDIENT BRAND IN QUALITY DENIM MANUFACTURING

From product to Concept, from Concept to product

Woven into everything we do, this ethos has made ISKO™ the world’s number one producer of premium quality denim. It’s a philosophy that constantly drives us to bring innovative textile concepts to market, creating exciting possibilities at the cutting edge of fashion for customers worldwide.

ISKO™’s route to textiles began in 1904 and in 1989 we opened our 300,000 m2 manufacturing plant, making ISKO™ the world’s largest denim manufacturer under one roof. With 1,500 high-tech automated looms, global distribution of employees and production capacity of 250 million meters of fabric per year, our portfolio includes more than 25,000 products.

ISKO™ sales are rapidly expanding globally, including a strong presence in 30 countries and an international network of textile technologists, design experts and retail specialists. ISKO™ brands and fabrics deliver unbeatable value and competitive difference for our customers in every niche of the denim market, protecting our customers with our patents and trademarks.

Weaving quality with creative excellence

From haute couture to street wear, the ISKO™ brand is trusted worldwide to deliver the consistently high quality, product excellence and creative edge to differentiate your garments in the fiercely competitive, demanding world of fashion.

Whether you want next season’s hottest trends or a new twist on a timeless classic, our outstanding portfolio of 25,000 denim products and trademarked concepts can be tailored for any requirement including jeans wear, sports wear and boutique collections.

Use of our revolutionary stretch textile technology in cult item JEGGINGS™, for example, gave women a sculpting, slim-line elegance that took the fashion world by storm. Whatever effect you want to create, we offer the widest choice of denims that you and your customers will love.

PART OF A SUCCESSFUL ENTERPRISE

ISKO™ is part of SANKO TEKSTIL, the textiles division of SANKO Group. The multinational corporation is active in a wide range of sectors, from construction and energy to packaging, financial services, health care and education. Privately owned by the Konukoglu family, SANKO Group is one of Turkey’s largest conglomerates.

SANKO Group is a major investor in renewable energy and environmental protection, including hydroelectric and wind power plants. The company is also committed to charitable initiatives through the Sani Konukoglu Charity Foundation. Each year it provides scholarships to more than 1,500 university students, supports schools and hospitals through sponsorship and funds food aid for more than 50,000 families in need

ISKO™ RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, ISKOTECA™ AND CREATIVE ROOM

Our team continually designs and develops exceptional innovations that have been patented worldwide to certify ISKO™ intellectual property. As a proven assurance of product integrity, ISKO™ patents and trademarks guarantee flawless quality and uncompromising performance every time.

From spinning to finishing, every stage of production is state of the art. With industry-leading expertise in complex fabrics, we offer infinite opportunities for fashion designers and our brand partners to stay a step ahead of the market, interpret upcoming trends and bring their creative visions to life.

Advanced textile technology, tailored by experts

New product development at ISKO™ reflects a constant flow of inspiration and ideas that shape denim culture. This rich fusion of diverse influences is supported by our three dedicated think-tanks – strategic centres of design excellence focused on key aspects of denim lifestyle plus the latest trends, technologies and treatments from the world’s fashion hotspots.

ISKOTECA™: San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy – a specialist research resource with a complete product library including a display of every single one of the 25,000 ISKO™ concepts.

CREATIVE ROOM™: Castelfranco, Veneto, Italy – our design and research center for fashion, jeans wear, sportswear and street wear brands.

CREATIVE ROOM™: Istanbul, Turkey – opened in 2014 with a special focus on retail trends, wash treatments and accessories plus a global archive of samples.

Iskoteca™

The exhaustive product “library” where all ISKO™ concepts are displayed.

CREATIVE ROOM™

Our centers in design and research for fashion, jeanswear, sportswear and streetwear brands as well as garment makers.

INNOVATION SINCE 1904

1904

The seeds of today’s SANKO Group were planted with few modest handlooms.

1926

The business grew through the acquisition of new looms.

1943

More members of Konukoglu family became actively involved.

1963

Cotton yarn production started with the installation of the modern ring spinning machines.

1972

Investment in new spinning technologies and expansion in the number of mills.

1983

Launch of the ISKO™ brand for carded and combed yarn produced with latest technology.

1993

ISKO™ became a market leader in weaving cotton-twills and denim.

2002

ISKO™ increased its annual production capacity to 120 million meters and became Europe’s largest denim and flat producer.

2003

Selvedge production started using the old-fashioned looms.

2004

ISKO™ launched innovative colored denim.

2007

ISKO™ invested in an advanced and fully automated storage and distribution system.

2008

ISKO™ becomes market leader with sales in 60 countries and asserts itself as key Quality Ingredient Brand – the guarantee of value for the world’s leading fashion brands.

2009

ISKO™ patents its groundbreaking concept JEGGINGS™, revolutionizing the denim world.

2010

Launch of ISKO POP™, creating the brilliance and the soft touch of silk.

2011

Pushing boundaries between denim and knit, ISKO™ launches ISKO FUTURE FACE™.

2011

ISKOTECA™ is founded, the comprehensive library of over 25,000 products in San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy.

2012

The arrival of ISKO REFORM™, the technology that makes you feel one size slimmer.

2012

ISKO™ opened its Creative Room to global clients as a specialist center of excellence for design and style research in Italy.

2013

Launch of ISKO XMEN'S™ a new generation of masculine fabrics with hidden flexible superpower technology.

2013

ISKO™ increased its annual production capacity to 250 million to become the world’s largest denim producer.

2014

Presenting ISKO BLUEJYM™, the denim for maximum comfort and a perfect look, perfect for an active life.

2015

Launch of ISKO BLUE SKIN™ ; the highest quality in 360-degree freedom of movement and gravity defying holding power in both warp and weft yarns.

2015

ISKO ARQUAS™, innovative activewear platform of ISKO™, delivered the performance required for sports apparel into denim: thermo-regulation, water-repellent, anti-bacterial, anti-abrasion.

www.arquasactivewear.com

2016

Launch of ISKO EARTH FIT™  collection, offering sustainable versions of ISKO™’s best-selling articles. Through this platform, ISKO™ became the only denim mill globally to be awarded the Nordic Swan Ecolabel.

2016

With the arrival of ISKO COSY™, winter interpretation of patented ISKO FUTURE FACE™, suede and fleece feel back side of the denim is introduced.

2016

ISKO SELVEDGE™ family puts a modern twist on an traditional look by adding stretchability to the selvedge fabric.

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