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Darkwood, the New Turkish Footwear Brand, to Attend Expo Riva Schuh for the First Time in June 2015

Darkwood, the new Turkish name in the leather footwear industry, will attend the international shoes fair, Expo Riva Schuh, for the first time from June 13-16 2015 in Riva del Garda, Italy.

Istanbul, Turkey, June 06, 2015 --( At this fair, in its drive to reach international status, the brand will have the avant-premiere of its Spring/Summer 2016 collection for men and women, allying high quality materials and unique designs.

Combining the know-how of renowned footwear designers from different background with the Turkish craftsmanship, the new Darkwood spring/summer 2016 collection includes unique models designed for urban adventurers in the look for style, quality and comfort.

“From drawing the first sketches to presenting the finished product in stores, Akasya lavishes the utmost attention to detail and quality. Akasya’s combination of handcrafted styles, premium leather, and fine details has attracted an intensely loyal following, turning Darkwood into a regional status brand. Today, Akasya sells almost a million pairs of Darkwood branded boots yearly in leading luxury fashion chain stores and retailers. Akasya owns and controls the whole shoemaking process, starting from raw material purchase, all the way to sales and marketing,” 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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Catherine Trotin

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