Hereke gains importance with the establishment of the textile factory in 1843, producing fabric and carpets for the Palace. Later, it becomes an industrial subservient of the Istanbul metropolis. Partly due to its geographical structure and partly due to the subsistence of a cultural artifact manufactured here for more than a century, Hereke continuously discarded the development of a generic industrial subservience. This paper will present some of the more salient aspects of a discussion on the identity of subservient settlements of metropolises in general, with specific reference to Hereke, presenting comparative observations made over some years and documents that date back as far as the 19th century.