The range of products covers apparel e.g. men’s, ladies and children´s knitted articles and home soft furnishings e.g. throws, blankets and cushion covers. It is situated approximately 50 kms from Oporto in Caldas de Vizela which is within the region of Vale do Ave and has a production capacity of 300.000 pcs. AFF´s production ability to meet the necessities and standard requirements of the various markets allows the factory to work with total flexibility for the Private Label sector.
The attitude of our young yet professional and dynamic team is the backbone of long lasting partnerships established with notable brands both in the local and international markets. AFF is equipped with the most updated technology and our technicians know-how and expertise guarantee the high quality standard of the final product at a very competitive price.
Research, Development & Inovation
Aferfi contributes to continuous growth of technological know-how of the Portuguese textile industry worldwide.
CEP - Uniforms Project
Multi-Functional garments incorporating comfort/ ergonomy/ protection, with maximum index to cut and puncture protection according to Standard EN388.
Interdisciplinary development and research in sustainable architecture field that aims to demonstrate the innovative solutions that knitted textiles can offer to "green cities" industry; (lightweight, low cost and environmentally friendly constructions).
At AFF we develop and produce a wide range of quality products for our customers. From men’s and women’s fashion to baby clothing and home furnishings we have an eye for detail and guarantee the highest level of quality. We are specially proud of our own brand Wedoble, for babies, concentrating in the age gap 0-12 months. It pays tribute to our ongoing innovation, know-how and experience.
From 06/12/2017 A. Ferreira & Filhos is part of COTEC's network of innovative SMEs. This distinction is attributed to the results of innovation meters submitted through the Innovation Scoring tool. The official announcement was made yesterday at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon at the SME Innovation Meeting promoted by COTEC-BPI.
In this event, the winners of the Born From Knowledge and SME Innovation Awards were announced. This distinction is received with great pride in our journey and with the promise of continuing this work towards differentiation and the generation of new knowledge.
The textile industry is booming and fast growing. This growth is partly due to the industry's ability to create competitive solutions for other technological sectors, where aspects related to innovation, engineering and technology give rise to new developments and new methodologies.
The strategic objective of the AFF is to strengthen the internationalization with a special focus on Wedoble brand products for participation in fairs in the sector, business missions for prospecting and advertising in shows, online and online advertising, etc. in order to reach and/or consolidate the position in target markets.
You can read the application form HERE (Portuguese).
Violence and social instability over the last few years in Europe is an important framework for discussion where urgent needs for intervention are necessary. In the 53 countries covered by the European Delegation of the World Health Organization (WHO) this subject has long been a hot topic.
Textiles that are able to heat up are not novelty, yet their production optimization can bring several competitive advantages in terms of price, time consumption, shapes and malleability. The use of the associated competitive advantages of Weft knitting technology allows to optimize the production stages of E-Textiles.
On the basis of its functioning is the needle individual activation creating an interaction between needles and their respective needle-bed capable of producing patterns, visual effects (bi or three-dimensional) and other interesting functional properties. The interest in Technical Textiles is growing rapidly along with the development / production / supply of technical fibers and yarns with the most varied functions and properties.
Auxetic materials have a negative Poisson's coefficient. This causes these materials, when pulled (traction), to expand their cross-section. In non-auxetic behavior, this section decreases. This amazing behavior increase the impact resistance of these materials, for they improve a fast energy dissipation throughout their structure.
Weft knitting prove itself to be a extremely versatile production technique in terms of composition, internal structural architecture and multi-functionality options. Their Needle-to-needle activation, allows reaching high quality textiles, impressive aesthetics standards and a series of other high impact properties.
The project in which A. Ferreira e Filhos SA participated in partnership with Fibrenamics, CITA, KET, Duisburger has achieved a very important place in the architecture landscape. This time it was Archdaily who published on the subject:
We have recently posted about the "Hybrid Tower" project, to which AFF made an important contribution. The architectural structure was on show during the 2016 Edition of Contextile - Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art in Guimarães until October 2016. Now the project receives praise from the prestigious Design Boom digital magazine.
Our passion for jersey has no limits. We have just decorated the entrance to our offices with this lovely panel, produced by hand by our team!
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