‘Carry love wherever you go’
ALLBYB (All by Burak Salman) is a contemporary brand that always prioritizes the environment and humanity. It offers a unique, timeless selection of high-quality hand-made and sustainably produced bags by supporting women and local trade.
The story of ALLBYB began with our founder Ayfer Zeybekoglu’s interest in products by hand labor. Throughout the last decade, Zeybekoglu attended workshops on the production of handmade ceramic, jewelry, and bag designs and was engaged with the production of the previously mentioned mediums.
After her beloved son, Burak Salman’s passing away in 2017, Zeybekoglu decided to establish a company that offers handmade designer bags called ALLBYB to cherish the memory of his son each and every moment. As Burak spent most of his life in Philadelphia, the company was officially established in 2018 in Philadelphia.
Burak had the most colorful and unique character; he never shied away from showing the world the unconditional love he carried with him. Thus, we have made it our priority to integrate his colorful and unique character into our products. With the income we yield from our products, we aim, in memoriam of Burak Salman, to help children in need and contribute to the preservation of the environment both in Turkey and the USA by using recycled materials.
I could not even have imagined that I would create these bags, but something just poured out from the spring deep in me in less than a month as I kept thinking that I needed to do something for my son, Burak’s memory. Today, I’m very proud to present my creations to you.
Knowing that it is our responsibility to protect the planet for future generations, for my bags, I use old t-shirt yarns, mostly recycled and sustainable materials.
Luxurious and Timeless Style
Today, with its luxurious and timeless style, ALLBYB creates bags for modern, strong women who have refined taste.
There are also strong women right at the heart of the design and production processes of our bags. We work with the women artisans with exceptional handcrafting skills, and offer them employment, thus empowering them economically.
With its luxurious and timeless style, ALLBYB is creating bags for today’s modern, strong women who have a refined taste. There are also strong women right at the heart of the design and production processes of our bags.
According to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women is not just a basic human right but it is also critically important in ensuring a speedy, sustainable development. To be able to bring poverty to an end and ensure development in all areas, women must be granted equal opportunities.
With all-female creators and managers surrounding our brand, we also believe that empowering women, contributing to their economic independence in all sectors is essential to create strong economies, and therefore achieve our objectives in terms of development and sustainability. We believe that the participation of women in the economy is the key to enhance their quality of life; therefore, we continue to harbor female creativity and power at the heart of our designs and production.
We work in collaboration with numerous Women’s Associations and organizations in all regions of Turkey to meet women who have never been part of the workforce or have had to leave due to their circumstances, artisans with exceptional handcrafting skills, and offer them employment, empowering them economically.
Today, 80% of our staff consists of women.
Due to the destruction caused by the uncontrolled utilization of natural resources, ensuring that our manufacturing processes are carried out in a conscientious, responsible, and sustainable manner, considering the future of our planet, is one of our priorities. It is with this awareness that ALLBYB has been founded based on sustainability.
As part of our commitment to sustainability, we are always searching for environmentally-friendly, recycled, durable, and long-lasting material and using only fattening byproduct leather, as well as other eco-friendly materials such as organic cotton threads, linen, bamboo, recycled threads, wooden accessories. We also make sure that our suppliers who provide us with raw material, as well as the workshops and factories we partner with have adopted sustainability and environmentally-friendly policies, and we require that they adhere to relevant legislative regulations.
Growing our business with sustainability and environmentally friendly manufacturing processes as our principles in all our procedures, from the designing phase to the packaging stage, and using the most natural, recycled, and renewable material possible is our ultimate goal. With this objective in mind, we ship our bags to our consumers packaged in Şile fabric (a thin, muslin cotton fabric first made in Şile – a village in Istanbul) and placed in recycled carton boxes.
We are also aware that sustainability is not only about material that is used but also designs that can be used for every season; therefore, we create timeless and uniquely designed ALLBYB bags that are full of life.
Supporting Local Artisans
With the meticulous handcrafting skills of artisans and premium quality material, ALLBYB unique designs are transformed into bags that you will not only enjoy but which will complete your style perfectly.
For the perfect result in the production phase of the bags that we conjure up, we work with the best local artisans, who are experts in their craft. By supporting local producers and artisans, we are contributing to community development, and help our society to move closer to a stronger and more powerful community.
Despite her numerous skills and talents, Ayfer Zeybekoğlu, who is the founder and creative mind of ALLBYB, is more focused on her family and her relationship with her children, and transmitted this attitude to her children, instilling in them how they should love and welcome all people in the world.
ALLBYB brand she established in memory of her son Burak, was going to be charity-based and she moved closer and closer to that aim with each passing day. Creating designs in memory of her son to help children in need, not only in Turkey but around the world, and to be able to touch their lives, our creative director continues to work in collaboration with charitable organizations.
Since the day ALLBYB was established, we have been donating a portion of our monthly and yearly profits to America’s ‘Savethechildren’ organization of which we are a member, in order to help children in need receive the aid they critically need, in all parts of the world.
Our aim going forward is to increase the number of organizations and associations we collaborate with, and in addition to helping children, to also help and support all other areas in need.