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01 Sep, 2017

What is Yapoma?

When I decided to start Yapoma, I began by selling many antique items that my father has collected over the years. He’s originally from Turkey, so the style of the art and handmade goods from that area are especially inspiring for my brand. The name “yapoma” is the phonetic spelling of el yapımı, which is the Turkish word for handmade. My father used to bring home all sorts of souvenirs from Turkey and sold them himself at local fairs and festivals. I started selling them on etsy along with my own handmade projects. Now I’ve begun working directly from artists and makers to become part of Yapoma. 
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