Established in 1947, Bilsar has become one of the dynamic, pioneering and innovative names of the fashion world today, with over 70 years of gratifying experience in the textile sector.
Bilsar, as a leading manufacturer and exporter of Turkey, produces more than 2.5 million shirts annually. Having divided 90% of this capacity into boutique and mass shirt production for reputable brands in Europe, USA and Japan, Bilsar took its place among the pioneers of the shirt industry in 1992 with the launch of its 40,000 square meter factory in Çorum.
Besides shirt production, Bilsar carries on the brand management of its own brands such as Bil's and Bil's Studio, along with brand management of Fred Perry and Dr. Martens, two of the world's reputable, iconic and leading brands of quality, in Turkey. Bilsar executes the distribution of its brands, which are managed with a contemporary understanding of brand retailing, through a wide network expanding from flagship stores to luxury chain stores. In addition, by opening Turkey's first life-style concept store -Bilstore, Bilsar succeeded in bringing a new dimension to the concept of shopping.
The central building of Bilsar is located in the Tunnel region of Beyoğlu. Bilsar Building, which is an Art Nouveau style building, was renovated by an Ağa Han award winner architect, Han Tümertekin.
Alongside fashion and design, Bilsar has always been an important supporter of contemporary art and theater in Turkey. In order to create a new space to exhibit artists' video works and to bring art lovers together, Bilsar has transformed the garage of its office building into a non-profit art space that focuses on video art. Bilsar also acts as the main sponsor of artistic organizations and initiatives such as the Dot Theater.