Our Story

“MADE BY” concept is to bring about a clothing line where we can practicetransparency to our Earth also to our Artisans who make the clothes and raisestandard of living for these talented individuals.

Made by… is a boho – global gypsy meets jet set spirit (with out breaking yourbank) collection that is made by the local Artisans of Peru and India.At Made By… a profound gratitude for our Nature and our people frames ourwork. We are dedicated to practice fair trade. Made By… supports happy andhealthy work environments free from forced labor.

Designer Semera chooses Eco friendly materials and uses natural colors that iscarefully dyed with organic colorants which are found in the minerals andplants.

Each style is made by a talented Artisan and now you can be one step closer tothat Artisan who hand makes your stylish wear.Each Artisan stamps their names on the label. Customers can grasp their namesfrom the hand tags that are on the garments. Each Artisan is unique and eachhas a distinctive talent.

We feel certain this approach is valued by our customers, the satisfaction ofwhom is our main motivation.

About the Designer:

Semera was born and raised in Istanbul – Turkey. Most of her childhoodwas spend helping her mother Sema, bead couture garments. Semera oftendescribes her childhood as “I grew up picking up beads and sequins off thefloor!”

After coming to USA at the age of 14, Semera already knew her destiny wouldbe in fashion. At the age of 17 she had her first fashion show in Charleston SC,where she lived then. Her designs were sold to local boutiques all aroundsouthern states like SC, GA, FL.

Semera attended FIT in 1998 and graduated in 2002. She interned withdesigners such as Chynthia Rowley, Jill Stuart, Marc Jacobs, and she worked forbrands such as BCBG, Betsey Johnson and Free People.

One of Semera’s passion is to travel…. She is a boho nomad at heart, alwayshave her bag ready to go somewhere new, interesting and wild…. discoveringnew cultures and traditions…. live with locals and move around the countrieslike a gypsy.

An other Semera’s important passion is to help and provide to those who are inneed. She volunteered with various non profit organizations such as “MercyShip”, “Charity: Water” and various homeless shelters around the states. Helpingto provide food, health care and shelter.

Now, at last Semera has emerged with her own collection that’s a naturalextension of her personal life. The result is “MADE BY…”:a true fair-trade brand for women who travel – or dream of traveling to exoticdestinations and who enjoy lifestyle that is a bit lux at the same time bohemiangypsy.