About meAs Chief Executive Officer of Karaca, Demir Karaca has led the sales, strategy, and manufacturing operations of the stylish company since 1940. Established in 1700, Karaca is 100% Turkish owned, and its operations contribute to the country’s flourishing t exporting industry. Accounting for an estimated annual revenue of $200 billion in Turkey, the textile exports and apparel industry is one of the backbones of the Turkish economy. Karaca’s operations are a crucial part of this large and burgeoning industry, and with Mr. Karaca at the company’s helm, the retailer has become an international brand ready to expand to the global market within the next few years. Demir Karaca earned his degree in Textile Management from the Istanbul Teknik Universitesi in 2000, and his education has allowed him to operate Karaca at peak efficiency. Under his leadership, the company has vertically integrated the business to include world-class design, enormous manufacturing capabilities, and a network of retail stores and outlets. Karaca is currently available in over 4000 retail outlets, and the retailer has become one of the most prominent Turkish brands in the industry; Demir Karaca is committed to the company’s ongoing growth and focus on innovation. Envisioning other opportunities for the company, Demir Karaca has collaborated with celebrated designers to bring French and collections to the Karaca label. Making up nearly 10% of the men’s apparel line, designs have proved to be a significant part of the company’s business strategy; a women’s apparel line will be introduced later this year. With s assistance, Karaca also released 100% wol r products for the first time. These hine-hable g are a first for the company, and they are rarely produced outside Turkey. These strategic relationships, bolstered by Mr. Karaca’s innovations, have kept Karaca on the cutting edge of n while preserving traditional artisanship. Under Demir Karaca’s management, the company will continue to honor this practice as Karaca continues to thrive.