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Pitaya: architecture to wear

In dialogue with the work of Antoni Gaudí, Oscar Niemeyer, Frank Gehry and Álvaro Siza Vieira, the first collection of Pitaya, signed by Joana Vaz, a blogger based in the north of Portugal, has architecture as its starting point and the as destiny the wardrobe of urban women, who privilege minimalist pieces, or even made to measure.

Cotex exceeds all tests

The globalization phenomenon has put Cotex to the test, but the Portuguese lace company, founded in 1975, has adapted, added new capacities and conquered other market parts. Zara and Dolce & Gabbana are just two of the international names that already do not dismiss Cotex’s creativity in their collections.

Friendly Fire Shoes, irreverence on the feet

Two friends in their twenties have joined a Portuguese company with over 20 years of experience in the footwear industry, and, from this synergy between know-how and an idea of avant-garde expression, Friendly Fire Shoes was reborn in 2015 – a kind of sleeping beauty brand that woke up with the irreverent luxury call of Alexandra Castro and Rute Marques.

Growth at sight at Coltec

"Sow to reap" seems to be the motto adopted in recent years by Coltec. The Portuguese company, specializing in lamination, has been making new investments in technology and diversifying its supply, particularly in the fashion area, to continue to grow.

R&D in the core of Foot by Foot

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.

Malhas Carjor is golden

Close to celebrate the golden anniversary, Malhas Carjor is also toasting to silver. A new line of products that incorporates gold and silver in items such as coats and blankets, recalls the journey of nearly five decades dedicated to knits and paves the way to reach new markets.

Damel dresses the military

Damel is introducing new products for the military sector. Besides the automatic insufflation project SeaB2, which is being presented to security forces in Portugal and abroad, the Portuguese company is also developing styles with active camouflage, having the modern soldier in mind.

In Terra’s knits

In recent years, knitting has been deserving the attention of fashion design, transforming the art of knitters in a trend. Portuguese brand Terra was born just four months ago and with four hands, of young Maria Teresa Saraiva and Ana Luisa Jacob, and all its offerings are inspired by natural resources from Portugal.

Troficolor invests in quality

Troficolor, specialized in denim fabrics, is creating an internal laboratory to make some of the quality tests inside its walls. At the same time, it is committed to build closer ties with the clients and to muscle its position in global markets.

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