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The traditional Twintex Christmas party, in which gifts for all the factory workers’ children are distributed, was held on Saturday. More than 80 educational toys were distributed, in addition to the New Baby Kits, which are offered to all employees who became mothers in the year, at a party that had a large participation of the company’s employees. Also featured were cartoons and various recreational activities for children, which they could get to know better and integrate with their parents’ workplace.

Twintex Christmas Party

2017

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The reaffirmation of the Strategic Interest Statute places Twintex again in the spotlight. According to the certificate of the Institute of Employment and Professional Training, the company has great strategic interest for the national economy, generating jobs and development not only for the region but for the whole country. Recently named one of the 50 largest exporters of garments in Portugal, Twintex has open sails to the modern winds, renewing itself every day, evolving and showing to four continents that we are able to produce to the highest standards in the world.

strategic interest 

2017

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In order to embrace the diverse social initiatives that aim at a better Christmas for the families of the region, Twintex made several donations from cash values to garments and fabrics, through donations in kind, with the contribution of the creation of solidarity baskets and donation of toys for the needy children. Most of the actions supported were joint with the Fundão City Hall and the Santa Casa da Misericordia Fundão, which resulted in massive and diversified support for the region.

happiest Christmas

2017

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On the afternoon of this Tuesday (21/11) an event of symbolic re-inauguration of a restored wing of the Nursing Home of Santa Casa da Misericordia of Fundão was attended by the main supporters of this cause. The reformed wing has new armchairs for the inmates, who enjoy greater comfort and optimized space, Twintex was present in the symbolic act, in order to reinforce the long partnership with the Institution.

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2017

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According to the National Statistics Institute of Portugal, Twintex is among the top 50 garment exporters in the country, ranking taking into account the entire export made by the sector in the year 2016. The achievement highlights Twintex, pointing out a relatively large weight of the company in the field, focused on several international markets and on 4 continents. 

leading garment exporter

2017

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The Secretary of State for Internationalization, Dr. Eurico Brilhante Dias paid a visit to the Twintex facilities on Saturday. The objective was to discuss internationalization solutions in order to encourage exports in the country. The visit counted on numerous participants of the official entourage and with the presentation of an introductory video on the processes of production of the factory, being Twintex, one of the main exporting companies of the country.

senior academy

2017

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Twintex has superior performance. This is what IAPMEI (Institute of support for small and medium-sized enterprises and innovation) believes in by renewing PME Líder certification for another year. According to IAPMEI, the companies honored with the distinction have better ratings, standing out in the national and international markets.  

pme lider 17'

2017

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The Secretary of State for Internationalization Eurico Brilhante Dias visited ANIVEC, an institution where Twintex is vice president. During this visit were discussed the new international expansion efforts, both commercial and image expansion, that are being made by the Portuguese fashion industry.

More Info: 

https://www.anivec.com/singlepost/2017/09/14/VISITADESECRET%C3%81RIODEESTADODAINTERNACIONALIZA%C3%8%C3%83O-%C3%80-ANIVEC

twintex& anivec

2017

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About 18 young people were able to fulfil the dream of playing football in Sweden. The initiative is run by the Gothia Cup, a tournament held annually in Gothenburg, Sweden, which has about 1,500 youth teams, from 11 to 19 years old, from more than 60 countries. The support of Twintex and other companies allowed the development of a competitive regional team that was keen to debut on the Swedish lawns.

sports & dreams

2017

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For another year we can celebrate success. A successful many, but representing only one goal. Working daily to be fulfilled, so that we can manufacture emotions to all corners of Europe and the World. The success of our company is the success of each one, it is proof of team competence, harmony, unity of efforts and goals. Congratulations Twintex, congratulations collaborators, congratulations sympathizers, for being 38 years doing what we know best, manufacture emotions.

manufacturing emotions

2017

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The story of Adriana and Twintex served as inspiration for the “make yourself to the future” campaign of Garantia Jovem, a program supported by IEFP. The channel held an interview that shows how the student entered the job market and reveals her daily life as a product developer at Twintex.

team twintex

2017

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Technology and Fabric Design, names that are naturally linked to Twintex and which also identify the training that took place in the company’s academy. From July 28 to August 4 the course included extensive employee participation, which aimed to enhance and refine the ease of identification of tissues as well as to better understand its intrinsic applicability. The steady partnership with the University of Beira interior allowed the specialization to be taught by Prof. Dr. Rui Miguel, president of the Department of Science and Technology of Textiles of the institution.  

twintex academy

2017

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The founder of the company, António Mineiro was honored with a classroom in his name, where emotions, innovations and regional development are manufactured. Cova da Beira’s advanced training center is prepared to receive most of the students in September and already has countless registrations for the various courses offered.

ANTÓNIO MINEIRO SCHOOL

2017

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This is the full-page text title, published in the latest edition of the acclaimed Journal du Textile, in France. As a kind of déjà vu, the Portuguese textile industry is again placed in focus by the largest and most traditional brands in the world. Recognized for its ability to survive, combining high technology with tradition and creativity, the Portuguese textile industry reinforces its sentence of high-quality products, reasonable prices and delivered on time. With a growth that exceeds every year, it keeps your savoir fare (skill), is alive, dynamic and ready to “take off”.

L’industrie textile portugaise

2017

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Twintex has been recognized for its technological innovation and regional development. Small in size but with global ambitions, the Fundão region was the subject of a special article in the new edition (1287) of the Vision magazine that listed the major technological innovations in it. Called “The new Silicon Valley” it was identified as a promising region, which holds great potential for development.

Visão's article

2017

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The new Twintex logo features a custom font and contemporary patterns. Manufacturing emotions requires a concern to always be ahead of our time, to make explicit the exclusiveness character and the high standards of quality. The new image is an aid in the transmission of these values, which sustain Twintex actions.

Twintex new look

2017

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The campaign had tremendous collaboration and involvement from factory workers, which in turn also contributed with garments produced by Twintex itself, and hundreds of hangers donated to help with the separation and distribution of the pieces in the region. The collection of funds made by the employees were doubled by Twintex and the total amount transferred directly through the bank account opened for assistance to the victims.  

Fire victims

2017

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New times call for new changes and the Twintex with open sails to modern winds also evolved, bringing a bold remodeling of the image. The new Logo counts on more contemporary standards and personalized font with the intention of reproducing our style of exclusivity and quality. Wait for it.

New era

2017

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The Superior School of Applied Arts, the ESART Castelo Branco paid a visit to Twintex on 12 June. The proposal was to accompany the diligent work of Twintex for paradigms brands of the fashion world.

Esart at twx

2017

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The IMB inaugurated the “Puralã-Wool Valley” hotel in Covilhã on June 2 from a major investment in the redesign of the former Tourism Hotel. The project, which was sponsored by Prime Minister António Costa, aims to accentuate and explore the region’s historical characteristics. Twintex wishes the IMB family the best of luck and success in their new and daring endeavor.

Puralã wool-valey

2017

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Gardutextil visited Twintex on May 30th in order to meet the high-level professional market. The visit of about fifteen students and collaborators and two teachers had a brief history of the company, where its greatest successes were pointed, presentation of the plant and the production lines, followed by an introductory video. During the visit, they had the possibility to ask questions and to integrate themselves into the way of producing professional work.  

High qualification

2017

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A casual meeting with the Excellency, Mr. Finance Minister Dr. Mário Centeno produced some honors for the company. According to the minister, Twintex is doing a job that pleases and soon should receive his illustrious visit officially in the factory dependencies for a narrowing of relations. 

Finance minister of Pportugal

2017

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It took place at the University of Beira Interior  a fair that aimed at greater integration between labor market and academia. The students had the opportunity to learn more about some of the companies in the region and to send their CVs, knowing the internal functioning of the entities and talking with professionals from different areas. Twintex, with its mission of innovation and the reception of new ideas was present at the event.

Open door for the job market

2017

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There’s a very strong partnership between Fundão Town Hall and Twintex, so it was established last December a protocol between both. It wants to create awareness on the children of Beira Interior, of all the history of textile manufacturing in this area. The first visit of this project included more than 30 children and teachers of the following local schools: Primary School of Fatela and Capinha, and Enxames and Fatela Kindergarten. It is with much satisfaction that Twintex collaborates with activities that support the development of local culture.

Cultural development

2017

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Senior Academy of Fundão visited Twintex. 

Senior academy

2017

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The Secretary of State for Employment of Portugal, Miguel Cabrita, visited Twintex – Indústria de Confecções, Lda.  

Secretary of the state

2017

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On 15th December, Twintex offered a solidarity lunch, that got together some of the most influent institutions of our region. The representatives of the Red Cross from Fundão and Covilhã, the National Charity Centre, Fundão and Covilhã Town Hall, Social Shop and ANIVEC got together in a solidarity lunch to give hands and reunite solidarity efforts to the year 2017. Twintex thanks their presence and continued support! 

Solidary lunch

2016

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Keeping the moment that is already a tradition for us, Twintex has once again got together with the “Social Shop” in Fundão, donating clothes and olive oil that are to be distributed by the families in need of our town. Twintex wishes a Merry X-Mas!

Donation to fundao social shop

2016

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Last week Twintex received the Students from APPACDM Fundão for them to sell the blue berets, for the Salvador Association campaign. More than 40 berets were sold in order to help those who need it most, mission accomplished! Count on TWINTEX!

appacdm blue berets

2016

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DTB is the German Textile Association based in Dusseldorf. Twintex was invited to be a speaker in the annual Conference of the Association represented by our Director of Client Management (Bruno Mineiro), who had the opportunity to share what it is, and what defines Twintex. Finally, Portugal was presented as a safe bet Industrially and Economically for Investment.

dtb annual conference

2016

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Keeping a healthy habit, at the beginning of December the students of master’s degree of Fashion Design at the University of Beira Interior, having the opportunity to know our facilities and see how an industrial clothing a manufacturer of industrial clothing. In addition, as a clear sense of partnership, Twintex offered fabrics for students to develop creative minds and create their collection. Twintex wishes all, the greatest success, and that one day we can all say WE ARE TWINTEX!

ubi at twx

2016

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Twintex belongs to the Group of companies of the ITV (Textile and Clothing Manufacturing Industry), which cares for recognition, validation and certification of the skills of our workers. This is the reason why MODATEX gave a diploma to Twintex, personally delivered Secretary of State for employment Dr. Miguel Cabrita.

modatex certificate

2016

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Twintex belongs to partners and volunteers supporting APPACDM Fundão. This is the reason why Twintex participated in the Award Session. It was great happiness for us to visit them and to contribute to the Mission of the Association. At the end, there was a small coffee-break with the employees, volunteers and partners of the APPACDM (an institution which supports mentally disabled children and adults) of Fundão. Thank you, and Please count on the TWINTEX TEAM.

appacdm certificate

2016

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Official data of the ANIVEC states that until August of 2016, The Portuguese Garment sector has exported more than 2000 million Euros, with an extraordinary growth of 7.8% compared to the same period in 2015. Exciting news, that proves the good times Portuguese’s textile industry is going through at this moment.

garment exportation grows 7,8%

2016

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With the collaboration of CEDACE, it was the 4th time Twintex organized a collection of blood and marrow inside the company. All the workers had the opportunity to voluntarily contribute to this initiative, and we brought together more than 40 donations on the same day, which makes all of us very proud.

blood&marrow donation

2016

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The IAPMEI (Portuguese Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation) awarded Twintex with the distinction “Enterprise Leader 2016”, demonstrating the elevated Industrial, Human and Social efforts which Twintex is consolidating.

enterprise leader 16'

2016

SEDACOR, in partnership with TWINTEX won the INOVATÊXTIL 2016 award. in the Product Category, with an extraordinary coat made with an innovative cork fabric “Pear Black QK”, combining the characteristics and properties of the cotton. The triumphant product was presented at the Showcase of Innovative Products made by CITEVE (Technological Centre of Textile and Clothing), under the iTechtStyle Innovation Business Forum®, a reference initiative in promoting innovation in textiles and clothing.

inovatêltil 16' award

2016

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TWINTEX produces 60% of the electricity used in the period from March to September. In a total of 153 days of activity, TWINTEX granted the total production of energy in 92 days. Our autonomy reaches a fabulous 60%, and this is possible due to the full operation of about 1000 existing solar photovoltaic panels. Not only pollutant emissions have decreased, as we also have the security of relying on a source of energy that is unlimited and non-polluting, the SUN.

twintex: sustainability

2016

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At Twintex the wellbeing and intellectual development of our children are a constant concern for us. This way, we are proud sponsors of initiatives for students of the local Music Academy, so that they can pursue their artistic studies, another way it wouldn’t be possible. The students on the 5th grade had the chance to perform activities in Portugal and London, through the Music Academy of Fundão. Twintex is very grateful to be able to be a part of these projects and contributing to the fulfilment of dreams of these children.

supporting music

2016

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Last June, TWINTEX provided the opportunity for the Learning Center “ALTA.MENTE” to visit the factory. It was a very funny day with handcrafts and meeting with family members working at Twintex.

Our doors are always open to receive the children and youngsters of the region to join our team in the near future.

alta.mente day

2016

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After the yearly audit from eiC, Twintex has a renewed certificate of ISO 9001:2008, proving the rigorous standards that guide our company management in terms of the Quality system. Another step further was given towards the preparation of ISO 14000, that complies with quality in different areas in the Company, from Social Compliance to leadership or focus on customers, through the involvement of suppliers in the quality process.

iso9001 renovation

2016

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On Children’s Day, Twintex awarded 3 bicycles to the children of our workers. Simão, Alfonso and Vitoria were the winners of the raffle and received their bikes with a big smile.

Mission Accomplished!

happy day

2016

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Twintex has available the latest technology HD 4K for Conference Calls by Skype or FaceTime (Apple), facilitating live meetings no matter where you are. Reach us at: twintex.conference

latest technology

2016

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“We have the courage to make what is required to have a factory of future”, Says Twintex at the great interview of the June 2016 Textile Journal. The Theme is Clothing Manufacturing in the Green Lane, and our ECOFashion Concept with its goal of building an infinitely sustainable system is shown as a great example. See more in: 

http://www.portugaltextil.com/docs/itv-na-via-verde/

twx at jornal têxtil

2016

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Twintex has sponsored the Fundão Music Festival (FMF). For the 4th year, the FMF happened in Fundão due to the initiative of the local youngsters. It promotes Musical Culture and Portuguese Bands. The FMF presents itself as innovative brand development and growth that aims to enhance the success of the festival and expand it in time.

fundão musical festival

2016

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As per the National Statistics Institute Twintex is 56th Garment Exporter, and also the 234th position on Portuguese Exports. Great news, to motivate the team for future endeavors.

Portugal exports

2016

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Benefits:

• They stimulate blood circulation and provide for the cramps;

• reduce fatigue and decrease the number of industrial accidents;

• Increase safety in the workplace;

• Improve the working environment and promote job satisfaction.

• They reduce the absence rate due to illness

• They favour an increase in productivity and possibly make a profit

ergonomic mats

2016

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Twintex gives the new Twintex Life Card to our employees, offering discounts from 5% to 50% on: Greengrocer, Supermarket, Butcher Shop, Restaurant, Pharmacy, Optician, Physiotherapy and Osteopathy, General Practitioner, Dental Healthcare, Clinical Laboratory, Gymnasium, Car Stand, Stationery Shop, Petrol Station Station and Tutoring Center.

twintex life card

2016

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“Know what’s in your chest” is an initiative of free of charge Breast Cancer Survey and appointments in-house w/ the support of Dr. Fortuna Campos (surgeon specialist) & Dr. Carlos Abreu for all Twintex Team. The company has a universe of more than 300 women so this aspect is relevant and prevention is key.

'what's in your chest?'

2016

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To the “Jornal do Fundao” newspaper, for their extraordinary informative, formative, social and supportive role that has played over their first 70 years of life.

70y of life: jornal do fundão

2016

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Recently we received a new visit of 15 students from Modatex, which are finishing their studies on the first module of Industrial Sewing Course. With this visit they had the chance to improve their knowledge, seeing on the field all the operations they learnt in the classroom.

modatex students visit

2016

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It is a great pleasure for Twintex to be a Friend of the “Life and Peace” Community in Lisbon, that helps homeless people. Last Christmas we had the privilege to participate in their activities and closely confirm all the help they provide people, as well as contributing to some clothes that are to be distributed amongst the homeless.

life&peace community

2016