Inup has started as a commercial company in 2011 and today its priority is to become a solid industrial unit. Being the third generation dedicated to home textiles, Joaquim Ferreira has decided, without cutting ties with the family’s company, Docofil, to write his own history in this sector.
Born 35 years ago in Oporto, Confecções Manuela & Pereira would move 10 years later to Baião and it stayed there. Although the interior localization, the bet on a quality service – assured by the special attention given to human resources – has allowed it to gain the preference of well-known international brands.
To better show its competences in decoration and accessories’ application in apparel, including transfers in strass and vinyl, laser cutting and engraving, digital printing, sublimation and serigraphy, Com-Prensa is presenting collections made in partnership with Portuguese apparel manufacturing companies.
A melancholic ex-customer and a group displaced from its core business have decided to give a second chance to an apparel brand with 25 years. José Luís Pinto Basto, CEO of The Edge Group, surprised with the bankrupt of Labrador, went to the auction and bought the brand. A real phoenix, the first store has re-opened in 2013, immediately with positive results, and internationalization’s flight are already in agenda.
In 2015 it has suffered a rebranding, saying goodbye to “Urban Wear”, but, the nowadays Bus, didn’t stop watering its irreverent roots. With blue blood on its veins, Cruz & Areal’s jeanswear’s brand has on the national market its best ally and the online assault on its sight.
Initially dedicated to footwear, Foot by Foot has expanded to other activity areas, having today a portfolio that serves equally the automotive industry, apparel manufacturing and home textiles. The bet in R&D is bearing fruits and the expansion project is based in new products and markets to reach the whole world.
The stocks of sunglasses, lingerie, swimwear and T-shirts are limited and there is even the possibility to customize T-shirts with a line of emoji - which will also be available in a mobile application (app) of the Portuguese brand. A varied offer of Gracedition was presented in June, but it was already in Graça Rodrigues’ plans a few years ago.
The question: " Is fashion art?" has been motivating the most different and yet peremptory answers. From Portugal to the world, Nazareth Collection eludes the quarrel over the issue, but added arguments in favour of "yes". Márcia Nazareth spends her days gathering photos that she then prints in the clothing collections of the brand, which inherited the family name.
It came back to the streets in 2014, to be reunited with the usual suspects: young urban people in love with sports and who love being outdoors and a healthy lifestyle. Pacific Sud jumped from the 90’s to today, with the input of partners João Freitas and Raquel Ribeiro Freitas. In 2016, it’s already “part of the group” and, with it, is evolving with original partnerships – from surf to graffiti.