Local profile – Carlie Ward

I’ve had a bit of a thing for Turkish towels for a while now so was thrilled to come across Carlie’s wares at Cinch PT in Macleod not so long ago.  Carlie is a ‘slashie’ like me who wears a number of different hats and I’m always impressed by people who have an entrepreneurial bent and a love of beautiful things.  Even better is that Carlie is a local and her towels and bags are extremely affordable.  Please read on for more about Carlie…


Name: Carlie Ward

Occupation: works in Human Resources and has a small e-commerce business

Lives/works: Macleod

How long have you lived/worked here? Approx 10 years


Describe yourself/what you do: Part of my husband’s business involves importing and wholesaling products from various countries, including Turkey. We’ve noticed the fantastic textiles available and in particular, the versatile and fashionable Turkish towels so I decided to take the plunge and set up a business, Anatolian. Anatolian sells mainly online, and through word of mouth, Turkish towels and bags. Being a small e-commerce business, it’s something that I can manage outside of the traditional 9-5 hours and it fits in with other working and family commitments. The low operational costs also mean that customers can obtain a quality product, but at a reasonable price, which is important to me.



Best thing(s) about living/working in Melbourne’s north-east: I love the sense of community, whether it’s at the local training studio, kid’s sporting clubs or local cafes.

For more information:

Website: www.anatolianhome.com.au

Email: carlie@anatolianhome.com.au (Please contact directly via email for free local delivery and sale of products)

Instagram: anatolianhome