Swain boots come in a re-usable wood box to reduce packaging waste
It took more than a century for someone to do something different in the shoe industry regarding packaging, but get ready, because there’s a new box in town. A young Portuguese entrepreneur is introducing the first shoe in the market packed in a box made of wood. The name is Swain, the concept is simple: “You don’t need to throw away your paper box or burn it in your fireplace anymore”, says Rodrigo Mendes, the young Portuguese entrepreneur. “A box is perfect for planting strawberries or to keep books and CDs on your desk.” Swain is manufactured in northern Portugal, and because they are made to last, you won’t need to buy a replacement pair for a long time.
CUTIPOL is the best result of a constant effort for improvement, an insatiable spirit of inovation and the gathering of expertise and know-how over several generations going back to the very origins of the cutlery industry in Portugal. The bigest quality manufacture has been regarded not as an option but as an absolute necessity. Judicious selection of raw materials. Ergonomic study of the shapes. Sober, practical and refined design. Perfection in finish.
In a sector such as cutlery, where classical design and materials have predominated for decades, CUTIPOL sees it as essential to present a very diversified range of cutlery. The CUTIPOL range includes traditional and modern design, in which great attention has been paid to detail. These new modern patterns called for a great deal of technical knowledge and meticulous care.
Although modern machinery is used for much of the initial work, the old traditional craftsmanship still plays a major role.
LAB98 is a laboratory of experimentation, of provocation, a space where the error is assumed as a fundamental part in the process of searching the answer to a specific question. We believe in design as an experience and we are motivated by complex issues. We believe that an object is more than a single function and we defend the error as a provocation.
We have achieved six months of success. We brought together the best of Portugal and the rest of the world fell for by PT’s products. Countries such as England, Germany and the United States now follow the products available at our online store.
As the range of products available on our online shelves increases daily, we are keen to showcase our work, which stands out due to its design, manufacturing quality, technological innovation, honest production and durability. All our products share a common ancestral knowhow, with an on the future and pride in Portuguese culture.
Brands such as Luis Onofre Shoes and Accessories Lisbon Tea Co, Maria Anita Jewellery, Monica Santos Homeware & Design, Paulino Spectacles, Vasques de Carvalho and JJ Heitor have all brought their latest products to by PT. We have added the Style in Motion category, with adventure products, to a wide product range- Home, Woman, Man, Stationery, Food and Wine, Beauty and Gifts.
It is the customers who determine our success and that of our partners who have undertaken this project from the first day. Products such as honey with gold, the Alvaro Siza frame, winnes and olive oil and beauty products are the favourites of those who buy from by PT. We already have a loyal customer base that has fallen for this experience and this proves that we are well placed to show the best of Portugal to the rest of the world.