There were a great number of factories mostly in the north of Portugal producing linen, cotton and wool fabrics but many of them have closed because of the recent economical crises. Teias de Lona is a new company who saved one of the old factories to produce traditional fabric again using its original machines. They make 100% cotton traditional canvas fabrics which is made with untreated virgin raw yarn with strong torque. They restored the old machines called "Picanõl" (traditional looms) and they still produce durable and super quality fabrics.
Teias de Lona
traditional canvas fabric / 100% cotton/ restoration of ancient looms
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Ms. Conceição Fernandes is the sales manager of the company and she told us many interesting stories and showed us the products and even inside the factory too. I wanted to know as much as I could about the old factory and the people who saved it and she kindly answered all my questions.
They have added a couple of new looms to produce lighter fabric which gives another line of the market such as dining, living decor and fashion accessaries.
They are only 8 people working in the company but they are all determined to produce high quality products and maintain the traditional method of "lona" 100% cotton fabrics.