Towards internationalization, focus on a flexible and efficient response
One of the most important industries for Portuguese economy, the Textile sector has a dynamic and innovating presence in the Municipality of Santa Maria da Feira.
Although most companies are small and medium-sized, and well known for their flexibility and quick response, know-how and innovation, vertical units can also be found in all sub-sectors of the textile and garment industries, supplying both the internal and the foreign markets.
Santa Maria da Feira is part of the Northern Coast’s textile axis, with its small and medium companies that are known for their tradition and know-how in the textile industry, flexibility and great reactivity.
Santa Maria da Feira’s textile companies use premium materials, state of the art equipment and technology and employ skilled professionals, in order to respond adequately to the constant changes in the market, while satisfying their customers and suppliers and safeguarding the social well-being of their collaborators.
Their output is of the highest quality, particularly their fabrics (damasks, piques, knitwear, velvets, fabric spacer …) trimmings, straps, elastics, drawstrings, accessories for the clothing, leather goods and packaging industries, as well as tapestry, upholstery for the car industry, women’s clothing, underwear, interior textiles, etc.
The greatest opportunities in the textile industry lie in responding to market niches, in industrial specialization and in technical and functional textiles.
The textile industry must be able to establish corporate collaboration in order to gain critical mass and competitiveness, as well as to create small series with added value, fashion, brands and distribution made in Portugal.