Originals from Portugal The revival of a Portuguese village, a heritage not to be forgotten.
Burel factory in the mountains of Manteigas, Portugal, is still working with its original looms and is weaving several original patterns from the nineteenth century. The original Burel fabric is coloured in over 50 different colours. We make sure that the older loom masters are teaching our younger generation, so this heritage will be passed on in a highly skilled way.
At the same time, we try to innovate with new designs while meeting standards of these times. We want to improve social and ecological sustainability, to conserve the mountains and its sheep, the place we call home. Today we are attracting skilled labour to the region and Burel Factory is now the biggest employer in Vila de Manteigas.