Exporting & Importing in Porto & northern Portugal

The PortugalWorks team is led by Charlie Cutler, who is British but has lived in Portugal since 1998 and works for some different export businesses, including Carvalho Custom (a custom cycling & triathlon clothing business), CorkLink (a cork supplier), LusoBarrel (supplying used port barrels), PortoEvents (an events management company in Porto and wedding planner in the Douro Valley). We also do some work helping international brands to source clothing and leather goods direct from Portugal.

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Why you might need a clothing sourcing agent in Portugal

Clothing sourcing agents sometimes get a bad press - are they just parasites living off the hard work of factories who actually produce the clothing or do we have a genuine contribution to make in making the whole process of sourcing clothing from overseas a more...

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Handmade accessories, including tiaras

We have done some work recently on making some truly stunning tiaras and other accessories for some premium brands. Whilst we would not share here the work we do for our clients, we produced some of our own examples to demonstrate the kind of tiaras and other...

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Fine needlework, embroidery & handmade accessories

Whilst the mass-market for clothing, footwear and accessories is clearly going strong with the unstoppable rise of fast fashion and single-wear outfits there is a parallel trend which is for durability, uniqueness and handmade quality. Here at PortugalWorks, we have...

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Evolution of textile and leather sourcing from Portugal

The Portuguese textile sector was worth around €4.9 billion and leather €200 million in 2021 and both have been growing sales over the last decade or so. But these raw numbers do not tell the real story of the changes that have been going on in both sectors. As...

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