Heritage, expertise, cutting-edge production techniques and sustainability are the salient features of DESA, an industrial company founded in 1972 in Istanbul by the Çelet Family and the only public company in Turkey in the leather goods sector, with headquarters in Turkey and offices / production facilities in London, Milan, Arezzo, Düsseldorf and Sofia. What has allowed the company to grow and develop beyond any of its competitors and forge lasting partnerships over the years with the most renowned luxury companies, is first and foremost the complete control of the entire supply chain that allows the verification of every single process in the value chain not only inside but also outside of its production sites: from sourcing of the materials to the tannery, from finishing to tailoring through a sophisticated tracking system.
Vertical integration offers a unique opportunity to control the entire value chain, starting from the sourcing of raw materials,a product derived from the food industry, currently 95% of which coming from the
UK and Norway. The use of a proprietary barcode system allows the Company to trace not only the individual farm, but also certifies how the animal was raised and treated throughout its life.
DESA is part of the Leather Working Group (LWG), an independent international consortium that unites the main companies in the sector and those who are committed to monitoring and controlling the best environmental practices of the tanning industry.
Every year LWG certifies the level of environmental sustainability and has recognized DESA with the Golden Standard that characterizes every step of the production of the garment, from the raw material to the garment construction.
The current president is the founder of the company, Mr Melih Celet
while the CEO of the company, listed on the stock exchange since 2003, is the son, Mr Burak Celet.
Starting from 2022 and going towards the next few years, DESA focuses on sustainability and the conversion to green energy with the use of a photovoltaic system. The 10,000 m2 solar plant that has gone live in August 2022 produces enough green energy to power two out of the three production plants that DESA has in her portfolio. A full cycle sustainability also is ensured through staff training inside a company school for the new generations that will represent the future of the company and the 1972DESA Brand.
Pure and elegant lines, construction details with a refined essentiality, contemporary volumes emphasized by the material inner texture are the salient features defining the codes of 1972 Desa, a brand born
in 2014 from the distillation of 50 years of expertise of Çelet Family, based in Istanbul and recognized for the craftsmanship and very high quality standards of its facilities specialized in the production of leather and clothing and accessories made from leather.
The 1972 Desa collections, designed by an international team between Milan and Istanbul, are developed in a refined and organic way around leather as a natural material with unique characteristics as durability,
softness, rigor and essentiality of design and construction of lines and
volumes. The minimalist yet rigorous soul of the product expresses a timeless allure, whose pure elements are enhanced by the precious materials that let the quality of the garment speak for itself.