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Duarte presented its first Collection at the “Sangue Novo” Competition in Lisboa Fashion Week, and received an Honourable Mention, starting to be part of the official calendar in the ‘Lab Platform’. Duarte focuses on mixing and creating different textures essentially through the use of leather, knitwear, technological fabrics and unique prints.
The pieces are all about the details, quality finishes and materials. Allying classic tailoring and sportswear techniques, the garments are made to last a lifetime.
The supply chain is very focused in Portugal from raw materials to logistics concentrated in a 300km area from Lisbon to North of Portugal.
Regarding raw materials Duarte uses cotton and wool as natural yarns and recyled materials in cotton and denim categories. Furthermore it uses materials certified by Seaqual (https://www.seaqual.org/).
It is very interesting the Duarte attention on sub production acitivty, in particularly the printing of denim and t-shirt. Duarte works with Eastman that is a global specialty chemical company focused on delivering innovative and technology-based solutions while maintaining its commitment to safety and sustainability.
Duarte has also a strong relationship with its producers. The brand has visited most of them in order to check work conditions and the improvement they do in terms of facility quality and water management.
Duarte takes care about its employees needs. The company gives birthday vacation days to spend with employees loved ones.
Every new employees receive a Duarte mug to drink in order to avoid plastic bottles.
The company does not matter about hours of work, but it is more interested on the result achievements.
Since 2016 Duarte has done donations. Furthermore the company to whom Duarte belongs to, donates every year to different causes (disabled people, the elderly, schools).
For this last AW21 Reef Collection, Duarte is talking with the "Oceano Azul" Foundation in Portugal to see if they are interested in a donation per piece sold from the collection.
Duarte provides recovery kits as extra buttons, snaps, etc. Furthermore Duarte provides adjustments and changes to the clients that book a visit to its studio.
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What does sustainable fashion mean to you?
- Adopting fair work practises
- Using recylced materials
- Minimal use of chemical elements
- Adopting fair work practices
What would you like the priorities of your target customer to be?
- Brand Identity
Have you ever done a donation?
Yes, since 2016. Plus, the company to whom Duarte belongs to, donates every year to different causes such as disabled people, the elderly, schools.
Have you ever arranged events or awareness campaigns?
Not yet, but our collections usually have a sustainability awareness concept. For example, for our Winter 2020 collection, we partnered with street artist, know for his "Extinction" project, to create a print with 5 endangered animals in the Himalayas. With this collection, we intended to consciencialize our public and clients to the extinction and defrosting caused by climate change.
How many women workworkin your company? How many women are in top management positions?
In our company works 4 women and 2 are in top management positions.
Use more recycled fabrics asking suppliers more options and searching new ones.
Search for more seamstresses or small factories in order to maintain the production local
Try to find suppliers that are certified.
Donation, charity and awareness campaign
Find an association that makes sense for Duarte's values
Keep making sure our employees are well
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