Let's Talk Turkey

Scouting Social Enterprises in Istanbul

Çöp (M)adam – The Garbage Ladies

1 Comment

Çöp (M)adam: “Taking garbage and turning it into something fashionable and fun; even though it sounds weird.”

Çöp (M)adam produces handmade purses, wallets, accessories, and home accessories from recycled materials. The company has impacted the lives of more than 150 Turkish women, most of whom had never received a stable income prior to their work with Çöp (M)adam.

In the episode of Turkey’s Changemakers that features the company’s founder, Tara Hopkins, one woman comments happily: “Cleanliness, economic opportunity and environmental protection all [at] the same time: what could be better than this?”

Blog. Twitter. Website. Episode.


One thought on “Çöp (M)adam – The Garbage Ladies

  1. I’ve just seen a report on your work on ARD (Weltspiegel) and I’m impressed. Thanks for your heroism and for beeng an example of female power that enables many people a decent life.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s