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Darkwood, the New Turkish Footwear Brand, to Attend GDS for the First Time in February 2015

Istanbul, Turkey, January 29, 2015 --( Darkwood, the new Turkish name in the leather footwear industry, will attend the international shoes fair, GDS, for the first time from February 4-6, 2015 in Düsseldorf, Germany. At this fair, in its drive to reach international status, the brand will have the avant-premiere of its Fall/Winter 2015/2016 collection for men and women, which has been specially designed for the European market.

Created by an international team of renowned footwear designers from Italy, Russia, and Turkey, the new Darkwood Fall/Winter 2015 collection includes original models that marry style, comfort, and high-quality materials to provide the best walking experience ever.

“Our vision is to create truly global footwear brands and make a positive difference in the world. The inherent strength of our brand comes from pushing the limits of excellence in all steps of production in order to fulfill this vision,” said Mehmet Subasi, Managing Director of Akasya Limited, which produces the Darkwood branded shoes.

More information on the Darkwood brand can be found at

For further information, please contact:

Catherine Trotin, International Marketing Manager Akasya Limited;; Cell phone: +90 549 261 00 34.

Notes to editors

1. In 1986, Ali Subasi resigned from his post as CEO of Adidas Turkey to create his footwear sales and marketing company, Akasya Limited. For almost 20 years, he has sold most major footwear brands in Turkey. In 2004, the company’s management decided to create its own footwear brand under the name of Darkwood, and invested in production facilities. Within a few years, the company’s devotion to produce top quality shoes rocketed Darkwood into becoming known as a regional status brand. Akasya Limited owns and controls the whole shoemaking process, starting from the purchase of raw materials, all the way to sales and marketing. Now, with more than 200 employees and 400 retail points in Turkey, the company sells almost a million pairs of Darkwood branded pairs of shoes each year.

2. Photos are available on request.
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