IN THE BEGINNING
The Aster story begins in the early 1900’s when three generations of the Kocali family moved from the Baltic Countries to the city of Kars in North Eastern Turkey. It was here, where they would settle into a new life, dedicated to land and livestock, they worked laboriously as farmers.
After a generation of settling into Kars, the Kocali family decided, once again to pack up the few possessions they accumulated along the years and venture to the city of dreams, Istanbul. With unprecedented tenacity and ambition as their only allies, the Kocali’s began to build Aster and in turn took the first big step in pursuing their longstanding objective, founding a business. They soon recognised there was a lack of high quality manufacturers with strong business acumen. So In 1993, the whole Kocali Family came together and Aster Textile was born.
In his mission statement, Ismail, the eldest son and head of the family describes his desire to continuously provide for and ensure the wellbeing of his family.
Today, Aster has not only successfully accomplished Ismail’s dream, it has developed into a leading Global Multi Product Textile Company, boasting three development centres in Istanbul, London and Barcelona. With wholly owned production facilities in Turkey and Serbia, investment partners in the Far East, and a flexible service for a myriad of well-established international clients, Aster offers the most flexible, creative, innovative and high quality service.