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In Portugal, young European brands are contributing to the textile renaissance


Portuguese manufacturers are acclaimed for their geographical proximity and the possibility of ordering small volumes, but also for their environmental commitments.

In Portugal

At Pousada de Saramagos, about thirty kilometers from Porto, the Riopele factory, one of the oldest in the country, is running at full speed: it produces more than 700,000 meters of fabric per month on several brand new machines. The Oliveira family, which created the company (1,175 employees) in 1927, has invested 35 million euros since 2012. A significant effort compared to its turnover of 73 million euros, 98% of which is made in France. foreigner.

"We are constantly investing to cope with the increase, and especially the change in demand,"

explains, in French, the president, José Alexandre Oliveira. Among its 700 clients, some are historical, such as Inditex (Zara, Stradivarius…), Hugo Boss, Max Mara and SMCP (Sandro, Maje, Claudie Pierlot and de Fursac).

See also

Textile: the difficult return of “made in France”

Others are young brands, the share of which is growing rapidly.

"These customers order small volumes, but for pre-sold clothes"

, details the president, visibly impressed by the success of

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Source: lefigaro

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