Burel Factory

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Burel Factory is located on the Portuguese mountains, about 350 km away from Lisbon, about 1500 m high from sea level. It has been existing since 12th century. Those mountains are populated by generous flocks of sheep, so textile were produced there thanks to the availability of wool, the raw material.

Then, progressively,, production and factories stopped.

About 10 years ago the current owners Isabel & Joao took over all old textile plants, all old machineries dating back from XIX century, with the purpose to restart, retrieve the values of the land and the artisan skills of the workers of this village, regain track of local industry, enhance craftmanship and hand work, giving new job opportunities to the local community, now the collections Burel Factory is successfully distributed worldwide, is it not a great story to worth telling and sharing? 

Alfonso Leonessa