Designed with love and slow-made with care in Europe, COSSAC is committed to slow fashion.

We care about the people who help make our clothes. Working almost exclusively with Portugal with either family-run or GOTS-certified factories - with whom we have built close relationships over many years - enables us to increase transparency and reduce the time, costs and carbon footprint of transportation. Our suppliers and factories hold certificates to assure our commitment to the planet and our respect for human rights. We also personally visit our factory partners at least twice per season to see that the processes comply with our ethical standards. This way, we maintain strong connections and open dialogue with the people producing our collections.

Jersey Factory

Location: Carreira, Porto, Portugal

Year founded: 2018

Family owned: Yes

Salary: 800€

Overtime paid: Yes; 4.5€ per extra hour

Team size: 4 people (3 women, 1 man)

Working hours & days: 8 hours per day; 5 days per week

Day breaks: 90 mins

Vacation days: 22 days

Salary bonus: ½ salary in August ½ salary December




Knitwear Factory 

Location: Penafiel, Porto, Portugal

Year founded: 1998

Family owned: Yes

Any certifications: GOTS certified

Salary: each position has a different salary; all above legal Portuguese living wage

Overtime paid: Yes

Team size: 12 people

Working hours & days: Confection works 5 days a week from 08:00 to 12:30 – 13:30 to 17:10; Knitting Department 6 days a week from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Day breaks: Lunch break and morning break

Vacation days: 22 working days

Any salary bonus: Yes, but no regulation about it

Recycling programmes: the company has almost no waste. Everything is recycled or resold and the normal garbage is separated & recycled




Woven Factory

 Location: Guimaraes, Porto, Portugal

Year founded: 2014

Family owned: Yes

Salary: 750€

Team size: 12 people

Working hours & days: 8 hours per day; 5 days per week

Day breaks: 10min morning / 1.30H – lunch / 10min afternoon

Vacation days: 21 days

Electricity/energy saving:  30% eg. Solar power

Recycling programmes: Yes