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.

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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