WHO WE ARE
Lopes & Carvalho was founded 25 years ago by Vitorino Carvalho.
The company benefits for being located at Vale do Ave, a region in the north of Portugal known for its textile industrial heritage since the 19th century.
It is a family company built upon 20 years of manufacturing experience and dedication to the textile industry by their CEO prior to its establishment.
Lopes & Carvalho manufactures Men, Women and Children’s clothing and accessories. The company is specialized on jersey and fleece garments, but it also offers woven garments, knitwear, socks and home textiles by maintaining a very close partnership with several local companies.
Lopes & Carvalho exports 100% of its goods, marketing their business mainly within the EU but with an increasing number of new clients outside Europe: UK, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Germany, Switzerland, USA, Canada and Japan.
Lopes & Carvalho is aimed to sustainability and works every day to achieve a higher eco-friendly performance. All the fabrics, trims and embellishments are sourced on a radius of 35 km, being themselves responsible for manufacturing all the garments at their factory, imprinting a very low carbon footprint to the production process.
WE CHOOSE GREEN. YOU CHOOSE ETHICAL.
Lopes & Carvalho are specialized on high quality small quantities or limited editions, and are highly committed in lowering the carbon footprint to all the brands working with. Lopes & Carvalho can supply all the fabrics, trims and embellishments locally, making also available cutting-edge innovative range of fabrics, made out from increasingly sustainable and more ecologic yarns that can be a plus to slow-fashion high-street brands.
Innovation Made in Portugal.
Lopes & Carvalho are specialized on high quality Limited Editions and are open to garment customization on demand, providing a complete follow-up and deliver of items such as:
Lopes & Carvalho believes in an industry that, besides profit, also values the environment, the people who they work with, creativity and innovation.
Lopes & Carvalho is certified by the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 Class 1 since 2014, providing their products the confidence on the use of non-toxic substances from loom stock to final ready-made garments.
The ISO 9001:2015 has been implemented as a mean to certify quality based on sustainability and risk analysis, strengthening the management process.
GREEN TEXTILES CLUB
Lopes & Carvalho is part of a set of textile companies who trade experiences and define strategies that aim for the sustainable development of SME textile companies: The Green Textile Club
BCI – Better Cotton Initiative
BCI exists to make global cotton production better for the people who produce it, better for the environment it grows in and better for the sector’s future.
OCS – Organic Content Standard
OCS allows for transparent, consistent and comprehensive independent evaluation and verification of organic material content claims on products.
RCS – Recycled Claim Standard
The RCS verifies the presence and amount of recycled material in a final product.
RCS can be used as a business-to-business tool to give companies the means to ensure that they are selling quality products and getting what they pay for.
Lean & Green – Tackling CO2 emissions
Lean & Green Europe has a proven track record of enabling collaboration in logistics and guiding partners towards a less wasteful and a more sustainable future.
HOW WE DO IT
Fitting and Grading
All over prints Catalogue (NEW)
Production and Quality Policy
Our quality policy checks every stage of production through quality tests to the fabrics, embellishments and sewing, just to guarantee that the whole process is covered and you get the best quality garments – in time and at the best price.