the rising star.
Portugal is on the TOP 10 of producers for all kinds of Shoes in the world.
This proves Portuguese Knowledge in Shoe making is vast. Portugal knows how to do any kind of shoe and does it well.
Source: Worldfootwear APPICAPS 2018
The Brand “Made in Portugal“ has developed for 10 years in value and recognition of customers.
Galvanized by good economic dynamics before COVID(Editor’s note – 2.2% growth vs 1.5% for the other members of Europe on average), Portugal is seeing the return of contracts that went to Asia in the 1990s.
In 2018, Portugal produced more than 80 million pairs of shoes, worth around 2 billion dollars. euros paying a coverage rate of 300% and a trade surplus of 1.3 million euros. The boom in DNVBs and e-commerce is a major contributor to this, with restocking obliging us. The pace is such that local subcontracting has a real card to play.
To this end, the Portuguese government encourages the activity and digital transition of its production units, which for footwear alone represent 3.4% of all national goods exported.
The geographic position in relation to Fashion Centres in Europe and the capability to meet their dynamism is a factual advantage.
Last but not the least, Portugal has one of the best shares of energy from renewable sources on E.U. This rate is about 10% higher than its main competitors. This means that you are producing with a very low carbon footprint.