Northern Portugal is well known for the quality of its textiles. The conditions of the land and climate are perfect for growing linen and cotton in a sustainable and environmentally-friendly way. Artisans produce textiles from the sowing stage to the weaving and embroidering. They are extremely skilled.
The production of textiles in Portugal is a cultural and traditional activity. Young people from the rural North, specially women, are taught to weave cotton and linen. Traditional embroidery has been going on uninterruptedly since the Middle Ages, and there is more demand now than ever.
Portuguese weaving patterns and embroidery stitches have a unique style and character. Artisans design their on own pieces inspired by village architecture and traditional colors. The trend unifies geometric line and mineral tones to evoke the union of rural living and modern comfort.