Portuguese Flannel is the current iteration of a long tradition of textileship in the Magalhães family. Brothers António and Manuel Magalhães aim to reinforce the history of Portuguese craftsmanship through a timeless collection of shirts and jackets. With access to a family archive of fabrics and patterns dating back to the 1930s, the brothers have a rare insight into the tradition of Portuguese garment-making which they honor as a guiding principle in their construction and design.
One of the distinguishing and most labored processes that flannel-making demands is the lifting up of the fibre ends, whereby our expert weavers 'nap' the cloth using a meticulous brushing technique. In doing so, this significant process distinctly raises the fibre ends to create a long lasting material with a smooth and cozy texture.
This wisdom lies at the heart of a passionate workforce and a family business that spans four generations.