Jornal T – ‘From Portugal’ entourage returns to Madrid to Intergift
Carlos Américo, Dilina Têxteis, JOAFIL, Rio Sul and Têxteis Iris are the companies of the ‘From Portugal’ entourage tasked with taking to another edition of Intergift, which takes place from February 1st to 5th, at IFEMA, in Madrid, sustainability and creativity that are part of the sector’s Portuguese DNA.
Dilina Têxteis, Lda has joined the Madrid home decor and textile industry since 1996 and, in this edition, located in the huge pavilion 7, António Dinis, CEO of Dilina Têxteis, explains that “we don’t play much with collections and that we are going to focus on usual products with some novelties in terms of colors and fluff”.
Also a regular presence at Intergift since 2008, Rio Sul “will present – as always – the new bed and table collection and also novelties more geared towards the summer”, revealed Joana Correia, director of product and purchases, noting that “we have no expectations defined, we will wait to see how the right unfolds”.
A regular presence in Madrid, Têxteis Iris will present “articles that characterize the company, such as linen towels, which combine our good taste and design in bed and bath linen”, says Sérgio Mendes, commercial director. As for the novelties, “in table linen we bet on light tones, as well as in other sectors, namely 100% cotton piquet bedspreads on the sheets”. With high expectations, Têxteis Iris “hopes to reach those customers, those special groups” at Intergift.
Finally, Carlos Américo makes its debut at Intergift as a first step towards internationalization: “we are a company with high revenues, in mainland Portugal and islands, and now we intend to expand and develop throughout Madrid”, explains Miguel Ferreira, Account Manager at Carlos Americo.
The participation of Portuguese SME companies in Intergift is an initiative by Selectiva Moda and ATP – Portuguese Textile and Clothing Association, which aims to promote the internationalization of Portuguese companies in the Fashion area. The “From Portugal” project is co-financed by Portugal 2020, within the scope of Compete 2020 – Operational Program for Competitiveness and Internationalization, with an eligible amount of support of €11,042,311.82, of which €6,065,501.91 come from the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund.