“Dressing the Heritage” is the name of the project of development and production of uniforms in Portugal that helped to dress the collaborators of some of the most important national monuments.
Renowned Portuguese textiles companies like Calvelex, Lameirinho, Paulo de Oliveira, Polopique, Riopele and Twintex have joined to support the “Dressing the Heritage” project which aims to develop and produce uniforms in Portugal for the cultural sector.
“Dressing the Heritage” is the name of the project of development and production of uniforms, aimed at employees of some of the most important national monuments, dignifying the image of a public service essential for the dissemination of Portuguese culture either by national visitors and foreigners.
Calvelex is centred in Northern Portugal, which represents one of the most important manufacturing regions in the European Union. As one of the founding PCIAW® trusted members, Calvelex has become one of the biggest apparel companies in Portugal, with global offices in London, Dublin, Amsterdam and Dalian (China) and clients from all over the world.
The uniforms for the “Dressing the Heritage” project are intended for the collaborators of some of the most important national monuments: the Guimarães Castle, the Church of S. Miguel do Castelo, the Palace of the Dukes of Bragança and the Museum of Alberto Sampaio – all located in Guimarães, a city that constitutes A World Heritage Site.
The new uniform was presented on June 24th 2021, the same date on which the Battle of S. Mamede was celebrated. It occured during a solemn session in the Palace of the Dukes, attended by the President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.
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