Portuguese flannel was founded by brothers Antonio & Manual Magalhaes. A family business that has been producing beautiful quality shirts for four generations.
Portuguese Flannel-making requires such traditional expertise and delicacy in all stages of production that it is considered a form of art. Portuguese mills are mainly located in and around the city of Guimaraes, not only historically the cradle of the country, but the spot for the esteemed textile industry, alongside farming and wine-making traditions.
One of the most time labouring processes that flannel- making demands is the lifting up of the fibre ends where expert weavers 'nap' the cloth using a traditional brushing technique. In doing so, this significant process raises the fibre ends to create a long lasting fabric with an incredible soft texture.