Textiles and Design

One of the most dynamic sectors of the Portuguese economy is, precisely, textiles. This industry is quite comprehensive and aims to transform fibers into yarns, yarns into fabrics and fabrics into garments, bedding, rugs, curtains or even safety belts. Fashion combines creativity, technology and design, producing fabrics able to transform dressing into a more comfortable experience. The footwear companies are the most technologically advanced in the world, making Portugal a major exporter on a global scale in the high quality segments of this product, exporting mainly leather shoes. Today, after a strong commitment on technological modernization and international advertising of the “Portuguese brand” with the motto “Portuguese Shoes: Designed by the Future”, the footwear industry is one of the sectors whose value has risen the most in the value chain, currently having some of the most expensive shoes in the world.