AsliMusso infuses love into the borders of her company, Love Letters From Bosphorus. She produces beautiful artisan home goods where the culture of the East and the West meet in the waters of the Bosphorus.
The Bosphorus is a place like no other in the world; it sits at the origin of civilizations and history, geographically between the East and West. A natural border that thousands of people cross every day as they move, with their stories, emotions, and aspirations, between Europe and Asia.
Europeans who went traveling in the 18th century to what was then the Ottoman Empire, discovered new worlds, colors, scents, and flavors. They wrote about them in their letters home. Centuries later, Asli Musso is sending letters too.
Letters from Bosphorus, written in textiles and made by female artists, designers, and craftspeople. A company that produces handcrafted Mediterranean home furnishings, with love.
Asli, your company creates and sends artisan home goods from Bosphorus to the US. How did you embark on your own journey from Turkey to the West?