• Workshop, Barcelona
  • Tintex Textiles

WORKSHOP
Barcelona, Spain

WORKSHOP
Barcelona, Spain

How Maria helps local women
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How Maria helps local women
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We spent months talking to confection factories all over Europe. Most required incredibly high minimum orders, or just didn't offer the flexibility a small company needs.

Andrew was in the car one afternoon and got a phone call from an unknown number. We had emailed Maria months earlier, but it went to spam, she was reaching out to see if we were still looking for a factory. We mentioned to her our limited knowledge in the industry, our limited quanities, and she set up a meeting for the next day.  

She sat down with us for two hours to review each piece we wanted to produce. She helped us find ways to improve every aspect, and pointed out the details we needed to focus on to create quality finishing. It was like a masters class in fashion design. So we asked Maria, "who are you?" After her response we knew we found our home.

Maria worked for Inditex as a production manager for 15 years. She was travelling constantly and hardly spent a week straight at home. She decided the only way she could enjoy life was to start her own confection company. So she set up a small "taller" in Canet de Mar, an area of Barcelona with a long tradition in textile. The city was full of women who had lost their jobs during the economic crisis, and Maria dedicated herself to finding work for women in the community.  

Maria is responsible for the entire production of Future Humans and now has a full team of 10 working for her.

We spent months talking to confection factories all over Europe. Most required incredibly high minimum orders, or just didn't offer the flexibility a small company needs.

Andrew was in the car one afternoon and got a phone call from an unknown number. We had emailed Maria months earlier, but it went to spam, she was reaching out to see if we were still looking for a factory. We mentioned to her our limited knowledge in the industry, our limited quanities, and she set up a meeting for the next day.  

She sat down with us for two hours to review each piece we wanted to produce. She helped us find ways to improve every aspect, and pointed out the details we needed to focus on to create quality finishing. It was like a masters class in fashion design. So we asked Maria, "who are you?" After her response we knew we found our home.

Maria worked for Inditex as a production manager for 15 years. She was travelling constantly and hardly spent a week straight at home. She decided the only way she could enjoy life was to start her own confection company. So she set up a small "taller" in Canet de Mar, an area of Barcelona with a long tradition in textile. The city was full of women who had lost their jobs during the economic crisis, and Maria dedicated herself to finding work for women in the community.  

Maria is responsible for the entire production of Future Humans and now has a full team of 10 working for her.

A visit to Canet de Mar
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TINTEX TEXTILES
Cruzeiro, Portugal

TINTEX TEXTILES
Cruzeiro, Portugal

One of Europe's leading factories in textile innovation. Tintex was founded 10 years aog with the goal of creating natural, sustainable products that will lead the textile industry to a future with lower emissions, less water usage, and no harmful chemicals.  

We read about Tintex for over a year before finally going to Portugal to meet Mario and his team. We had a tour of their spotless plant, their solar farm, their tinting processes, and met almost all of 120 staff on site. When they opened up the showroom we were blown away by the pieces this factory was creating. We didn't even know what we could do with most of the pieces, but we decided let's pick some textiles and experiment. That is how we arrived to the first collection of vegan cork leather jackets, and there is a lot more coming.

One of Europe's leading factories in textile innovation. Tintex was founded 10 years aog with the goal of creating natural, sustainable products that will lead the textile industry to a future with lower emissions, less water usage, and no harmful chemicals.  

We read about Tintex for over a year before finally going to Portugal to meet Mario and his team. We had a tour of their spotless plant, their solar farm, their tinting processes, and met almost all of 120 staff on site. When they opened up the showroom we were blown away by the pieces this factory was creating. We didn't even know what we could do with most of the pieces, but we decided let's pick some textiles and experiment. That is how we arrived to the first collection of vegan cork leather jackets, and there is a lot more coming.