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A. Ferreira & Filhos, S. A.


Founded in 1980 A. Ferreira & Filhos, SA (AFF) is a family owned company specialized in knitted items.

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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.

TOWER Project

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).


Our Products

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.

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Latest News

Meet the latest AFF R&DI product
January, 9th of 2018
The R&DI department of A. Ferreira e Filhos e proud to show its latest product related to E-Textiles.

This development has already been addressed in other publications yet, it is always a pride when a development moves to a product line with such smooth and well-fitting parameters.

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December, 9th of 2017
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.
Architextiles – On the edge of futuristic architectural technologies
September, 27th of 2017
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.

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Internationalization Project of the AFF supported by the Competitiveness and Internationalization Operational Program
September, 11th of 2017
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).
Cut and Puncture resistant garments
July, 6th of 2017
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.

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E-Textiles by Weft Knitting Technology
June, 20th of 2017
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.

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Weft Knitted Textiles by Flat Knitting Technology
June, 7th of 2017
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.

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Auxetic Textiles
May, 22nd of 2017
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.

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Textile Innovation
May, 2nd of 2017
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.

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Wedoble wants to grow 50% per year until 2019
April, 3rd of 2017
António Ferreira & Filhos (AFF) wants Wedoble to grow 50% per year until 2019, the year in which it expects to sell 200,000 pieces of its own brand of baby clothes.

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"É bem feito" starred by AFF
March, 30th of 2017
A.Ferreira & Filhos, S.A. was the protagonist of the program "É bem feito" of Porto Canal, which highlights companies that produce with quality in Portugal.

Video: Vimeo.
AFF and the hybrid tower project ArchDaily
March, 12th of 2017
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:
AFF and the hybrid tower project in Design Boom
February, 14th of 2017
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.

ITA employs bespoke materials in "hybrid tower" of textile architecture
Research and Development
August, 22th of 2016
The AFF Research Team has been developing innovative solutions in the field of sustainable architecture recently... READ MORE
«The Textile is a Party» event
July, 11th of 2016
It is our great pleasure to share with our customers and friends our participation in the event "The Textile is a Party". The initiative... READ MORE
Jersey installation
June, 8th of 2016
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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Tel: +351 253 480 200
Fax: +351 253 484 416
Rua Amaro de Sousa 408, Apartado 66
4815-901 Caldas de Vizela
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Jersey Installation