This is Özge Horasan and I’m the founder, designer & natural dyer of the brand sat-su-ma. I’ve been working with natural materials and natural dyes in an artistic way since 2013. After receiving my master’s degree on plant biology, I've started experimenting with natural dyes and fabrics, which was like mixing my scientific background with my creative urge. As I have improved my skills with countless experiments and months of hard work, my natural dyeing journey that started in my kitchen has evolved into the brand sat-su-ma.
Soon after I’ve launched sat-su-ma, people started asking questions about how natural dyeing works and where they can see the process. The need for a place of my own, a studio has emerged. After spending couple of years here and there, now I’m at my studio, or as I call it sat-su-ma studio, in Datça since 2017 fall.
Here, I make my products, sell them and teach natural dyeing at this tiny stone house, which was build in a classical Aegean fashion. In natural dyeing classes, we get to the bottom of technics and pay attention to the details that might be inspirational for further works. I make complicated things more simple and easier however, I don’t try to bend the fact that this is artisan work. It does require time and labor. I believe what we should recall is to slow down, focus and do labor of love.
These are the core ingredients of what we do here at sat-su-ma studio.
To be honest, I don’t really realize it but, people who spend some days at the studio claim that time is slower around here, days are longer and it’s possible to do tons of work in a day. And I say, yeap, I may have some secrets for that.
Hope to see you soon!