A reversible polo shirt, for different uses, is one of the reference labels of Olmac, a textile and clothing company located in Cabeçudos, Vila Nova de Famalicão, with more than 40 years, but where sustainability, technical sophistication and the use of technical textiles is today the identity card of the company, which bet in the modernization, digitalization and exports in total what it makes, with a turnover in the last year to exceed 13.3 million euros.
The Stubborn Polo Shirt won the "Best Product" award at ISPO Munich, the largest sports fair in Europe, and is also nominated for the iTechStyle Awards, textile and clothing innovation awards. "It is an idea to which we are dedicated, which allows us to have a recyclable piece, made with organic cotton, recycled polyester, and that is reversible, a 2 in 1, which immediately saves on the purchase, water in washing, and on waste, since we have two pieces in one" pointed out Orlando Miranda, CEO of Olmac.
"The market demanded us to adapt to the production of more technical textiles and the issue of sustainability arises from the concern with the environment of the brands that seek us out, which in their products seek to use breathable, recyclable and biodegradable fibres, new materials, with greater sustainability and more environmentally friendly", he added.
As part of the Famalicão Created IN Route, the Mayor of Famalicão, Mário Passos, was this Thursday, March 2, at the company, leaving praise for its modernization and adaptation capacity. "The impact that brands like Olmac leave for the country is exemplary: we see technical innovation and an installed capacity that allows them to develop product and correspond to the constant creativity and sustainability that today's brands have as a priority for their products and Famalicão has an ecosystem that meets the demands, contributing in a relevant way to the growth of our economy", said the mayor.
Olmac also deserved praise for its social responsibility. The company sponsors with 500 euros all births registered in the parish of Esmeriz and Cabeçudos and among its employees, to whom it also redistributes dividends at the end of the year.