March 25, 2011

Exciting News - March 25, 2011 - Jennifer's Hamam

March 5th, 2011 marked the grand opening of the 2nd location of Jennifer's Hamam!!


“We couldn’t be happier!!!” exclaimed Jennifer, owner. “It’s all thanks to our wonderful customers who have chosen to support the art of weaving and the quality products made by this dying breed of artisans in Turkey.”

“The weavers that still exist in Turkey should be congratulated for persevering through this difficult time with their own dead market. These artisans have had to change their idea of business to match the needs of the outside world that is just beginning to wake up to the new-old idea of human made textiles. This is not always an easy thing to do when you've been doing the same thing for a very long time, but the weavers we work with have adjusted wonderfully!”  

The new location is bright and welcoming. It carries the same wonderful quality woven textiles, but with a different flavours of designs and colours.“We don’t want to compete against ourselves; we want to expand our range and offer people more choice.” She says. If you can’t find what you are looking for in one shop, you’ll most certainly find it in the other.

Jennifer seems to care more about the education of her customers than she does her sales. She says that you can maybe make a sale by default without education, but you can never really get the market to purchase this kind of quality without a sincere dedication to educating each customer. She believes this is the reason why the two shops are so successful and why so many customers come back and recommend the product to their friends.

The new location is just a 3 minute walk from the original shop located at the other end of the ARASTA BAZAAR, No. 43, Sultanahmet, Istanbul. Both shops have a big Canadian flag in the window and are open 9am – 9pm during the high season. Be sure to visit when you’re in the area and ask for Jennifer.

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