Sustainability is at the heart of what we do as we try to reduce our environmental impact on the earth. We make a conscious choice to produce ethical collections as described below:
We work only with Portuguese crafters to develop our hand-made timeless collections
We collaborate with as few intermediaries as possible between the creative process and the end-user to create a transparent brand.
We also produce our reed bags and cushion covers only by the order, so that each item is a unique piece out of maximum 10 pieces - depending on the total length and total items our artisans can weave.
Each item is accordingly numbered on its paper hang tag.
Cushion Covers: all our cushion covers are 100% hand-woven by three skilled Portuguese artisans carrying on the legacy of the loom and its ancestral weaving techniques.
Depending on the pattern, it takes the weaver 1 to 2 days to weave 1 meter of fabric.
Made exclusively from wool sourced from sheep in the mountains of northern Portugal, the fabric is spun into yarn and then woven on a rudimentary traditional wooden loom.
Reed Bags: all our bags are made of organic reed. It takes about 6 to 10 hours to weave and craft each bag, hence each one is unique, each perfectly imperfect but all of them beautiful!
Cushion Covers: all our cushion covers are sewn by our so-called “the terrible two”, who are quite bold and can't be told to relax, even at 70+ years old ! Instead, they keep themselves busy, happy and proud to present to the world the delicate and colourful craftsmanship of Portuguese hand-weaving.
Apparel: all our prototypes and clothing are developed and then produced just outside of Lisbon in a small family run atelier, which ensures a fair salary to each worker.
OEKO-TEX CERTIFIED FABRIC
ORGANIC REED & ORGANIC DYES
- Firstly, the reed is harvested from the fields
- It is then bathed in the sun for weeks to dry until its colour changes from dark green to a natural beige
- After a thorough cleaning, natural dyes are applied and left to dry naturally
- The reed is then ready to go on the loom and be woven according to the selected design