A Shop Managed by Workers

“Sweaters without a boss” is the slogan of Özgür Kazova Tekstil Co-op. The manager of Kazova Textile Factory in Şişli had disappeared without paying the salaries of the workers. In response, the workers started a boycott in February, 2013. The boycott lasted for a while. Then, the workers repaired the machines that the manager could […]

“Sweaters without a boss” is the slogan of Özgür Kazova Tekstil Co-op. The manager of Kazova in Şişli had disappeared without paying the salaries of the workers. In response, the workers started a boycott in February, 2013.

The boycott lasted for a while. Then, the workers repaired the machines that the manager could not take away. This boycott turned into a in time. They have been producing sweaters “without a boss” since November 17, 2014.

It is stated each product that one buys contributes to the co-op and helps it develop. The co-op is managed only by workers.



The products of Kazova is sold in -Muaf and in Kadıköy-Son Gemi. They also started to sell their products on a online shopping platform.






Photo Credits: Steffen Zahn




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