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Taypa: From Social Sustainability to Industry 4.0 Application

Cenker Akdemir is the design and product development director at Taypa, a Turkish supply organization that puts sustainability at the heart of its operations. Just about anyone with a love for denim is familiar with Taypa’s reach—the company’s customer roster has included denim all-stars like Levi’s, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein and Zara. Akdemir believes strongly in Turkey’s potential to become a hub for cutting-edge tech and environmental action in the garment industry.

Carved in Blue caught up with Cenker to get his insights on the company’s work with Özlem Süer, the role of corporate social responsibility, and using innovative finishing techniques to make denim more sustainable.

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This article is one of a series on Rivet from Lenzing’s Carved in Blue denim blog. From conversations with the experts behind the mills that make some of the world’s most-wanted denim to the global brands bringing novel denim made with TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal branded fibers to the market, Carved in Blue shares the stories of those whose roots run deep with denim. Visit