Skip to content

Production

The production of premium garments is Afew Goods’ main focus. It needs a lot of hands, resources and time to wear a garment in the end. We truly appreciate the work of our manufacturers. It’s important to work together with strong and loyal partners who understand our ideas, vision and are open for new ideas.


Selection Criteria 

At Afew Goods we have the vision & goal to produce high quality streetwear garments in an ethically correct & sustainable way. Before we approached different manufacturers we established selection criteria for ourselves.

Working Conditions & Wages

All workers in the process of creating the garments have to earn a fair wage & should have a safe working environment. That’s why we would also like to only produce in Europe, because there are strict regulations in place.

Made in Europe

The manufacturer should be located in Europe, in order to reduce CO2 emissions for distribution and visits from our side.

Mindset

The manufacturer has to understand our vision and should have a similar mindset, when it comes to sustainability & ethics.

Certifications

Ideally the manufacturer should be GOTS certified.

Quality

The manufacturer has to have longterm experience in producing high quality garments.

Good Vibe

We need to have a good vibe on the personal level with our partners. Communication is everything!

Transparency

We want to be able to see all steps of the production as well as getting the information from all suppliers.


Our Manufacturers

For the beginning we will start with just one manufacturer, which is specialized on producing high quality sweat & jersey garments. For future collections we will expand our manufacturer network.

Valerius
Valerius

About Valerius

Valerius is a very experienced manufacturer in the north of Portugal. They focus on producing premium sweat & jersey garments in an ethically correct & sustainable way.

General Info & Social Impact

  • Valerius has 170 Employees
  • All workers have an official contract (Full-time or Term-time) and are covered with health insurance
  • The average monthly salary of a factory worker is 635 Euro and they work 40 hours a week
  • Here is an example of a Worker-Contract at Valerius

Certifications

For us the GOTS Certification is the most important. But of course Valerius is certified by different Certification labels. Here is an detailed overview:

Research

Next to the production mills, Valerius also owns a Research Institute where they constantly try to develop innovative & more sustainable fabrics.

Rua Industrial do Aldão
4750-078 Vila Frescaínha, S.Martinho
Barcelos
Portugal
valerius.pt


The Production Process

The process of building a garment takes a lot of indiviual steps, which makes it even harder to understand how other companies are able to offer their garments for such a cheap price without either harming nature or their employees. Here you can find an overview of the main production steps.

Afew Goods - Cotton Field

Organic Cotton

The raw organic cotton for our garments is grown on GOTS certified plantations in India and then transported to Portugal.

Company: Vilartex

Address: R Da Beira Alta 94, 4805-224, Uniao Freguesias Prazins Santo Tirso Corvite Guimaraes, Braga, Portugal

Spinning

Spinning

In the next step the raw cotton is spun into yarn by big cotton-spinning-machines.

Company: Tearfil

Address: Av. Comendador Joaquim de Almeidalmeida Freitas, 4815-270 Moreira de Cónegos, Portugal

Knitting

Knitting

The finished yarn is then knitted into the desired fabric with a knitting machine.

Company: Vilartex

Address: R Da Beira Alta 94, 4805-224, Uniao Freguesias Prazins Santo Tirso Corvite Guimaraes, Braga, Portugal

Dyeing

Dyeing

With the help of dyes or pigments the natural fabrics get dyed. This way it’s possible to give almost every desired color to the fabric.

Company: Barroso

Address: R. Industrial, 4750-841 Vila Frescainha (São Pedro), Portugal

Cutting

Cutting

Cutting is the process in which the different pattern pieces get cut out from the fabric.

Company: Valerius

Address: R. Industrial Aldão, 4750-078 Vila Frescainha São Martinho, Portugal

Printing

Printing

In this step all graphics & pictures are printed on the fabric pattern pieces. We mainly use the silk screen method, which provides great quality as well as a nice look & feel.

Company: Erius

Address: Rua 1º de Maio, 1477
4765-260 Riba de Ave, Portugal

Details

Details

All details like embroidery, buttons, zippers and further details are attached to the pattern pieces.

Company: Valerius

Address: R. Industrial Aldão, 4750-078 Vila Frescainha São Martinho, Portugal

Sewing

Sewing

In the final step of production the individual pattern pieces are sewn together and the garment is almost ready to be packed.

Company: Valerius

Address: R. Industrial Aldão, 4750-078 Vila Frescainha São Martinho, Portugal

Quality-Check

Quality Check

All garments are checked to make sure the quality is on point.

Company: Valerius

Address: R. Industrial Aldão, 4750-078 Vila Frescainha São Martinho, Portugal

Packaging

Packaging

In the final step the garments are steamed and individually packed into our special Afew Goods cardboard boxes.

Company: Valerius

Address: R. Industrial Aldão, 4750-078 Vila Frescainha São Martinho, Portugal