SUSTAINABLE & PORTUGUESE
Flutua® is a slow fashion northern Portuguese beachwear brand based in Porto and created in 2014.
We design sustainable unique pieces to inspire singular women in their life journey off the beaten track.
Our pieces are all made in the northern Portugal, in factories that act in a fair and ethical way, promoting the social development of the local communities, to whom they guarantee solid and stable jobs. Establishing mutually beneficial relationships with our manufacturers, partners and clients is our way of working.
Our promise is to do our best, contribute to the sustainability of Portuguese textile production and continue to make our customers happy!
Sustainability at Flutua®
At Flutua®, Sustainability means being the better version of ourselves in terms of altruism and social responsibility and contributing both to the evolution of our community and the preservation of the ambiental environment.
We comply with sustainable consumption which is the use of material products, energy, and immaterial services in such a way that their use minimizes impacts on the environment, so that human needs can be met not only in the present but also for future generations. A sustainable lifestyle minimizes ecological impacts while enabling a flourishing life for individuals and communities.
Since 2014, we use as much as we can deadstock fabrics, abandoned on warehouse shelves just because they are from old collections. Most of them are made from ECONYL® – yarn (79% ECONYL and 21% Elastane) that is made from reclaimed ocean waste.
We use high-quality materials and our pieces are designed to last.
Fabric cutting is meticulously planned out to ensure minimal waste and fabric scraps are used to make smaller pieces such as hair scrunchies.
We keep it simple and sustainable. In 2021 we are proud to tell that we use zero single-use plastic with our online and wholesale orders. Our packaging is now totally made out of recyclable or compostable materials.
We do our best to keep our studio a waste-free zone by recycling all paper and recyclables and avoiding single-use plastics.