Our organization was founded by Mr Ilyas Koç in 1968. It all started with a small store in the Grand Bazaar. Mr Koç had learned the furrier profession in Vienna, where he spent his youth years. After returning to Istanbul, he discovered the vibrant world and dynamic business scene of the Grand Bazaar. Sensing the business opportunity, he decided to stay bazaar and worked his way up and saved capital to be able to open his store. Once Koç Leather House was founded, he saw that the leather industry lacked innovation, so he started to experiment with different styles and colours of leather, which at that time was most unconventional and unusual to other garments on the market. The risk he took paid off, and his creations were appreciated.