“Feitorias were advanced trading posts of the Portuguese colonial empire, representing both the political-military interests of the Crown and the trading interests of the nation. These agencies served as a marketplace to exchange products and as a military base for territorial expansion.”
FEITORIA is an e-shop that sells Portuguese products, above all handmade and traditional articles. Our selection of products for this catalogue was dictated by the design, function, colours and their suitability for modern and environmentally friendly houses and lifestyles.
We also had in mind the millions of Portuguese who live far from Portugal and who, through FEITORIA, can feel closer to their homeland.
By having us travel around the villages to collect these valuable artworks and sell them directly to you at a reasonable price, apart from earning some pocket money for us, we trust this would be a better way in promoting them to audiences that are of different cultures, nationalities and backgrounds. We hope this would create a win-win-win for you, us and the craftsman we work with.
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We welcome your suggestions and if you are seeking a Portuguese product that you cannot find in our catalogue, send us an email and we will do everything to locate it and dispatch it to you.
When you buy a FEITORIA product you can be sure that:
- You are paying a fair price to the producer (craftsman) protected from market manipulation.
- All products are produced or made in Portugal.
- You are helping to establish long-lasting business relations, paying for the product in advance and in so doing allowing long-term planning.
- You are rejecting exploitation through child labour.
- You are defending equal work equal pay between men and women.
1- This Project as been suported, in part, by the National Institut for Employment and Professional Forming (IEFP)
2- Photo credits: Graça Melo, Alexandra Melo
3- Somo photos from the catalogue where kindely assign by IEFP.