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Young Portuguese entrepreneurs

Sep 9, 2014 Portugal

Portuguese Entrepreneurs

Talented Portuguese designers become entrepreneurs as they recognize a market need, as they wish to make true childhood dreams or even as a result of an adolescence joke. Get to know them

We present you three young designers who refused to be a number within the unemployment lists and took the risk to open their own business at their own account.

Ana Amorim says the difficulties faced to find footwear she liked inspired her to quick off with her own business. After taking a course at the Footwear and Design Academy, she launched a service to customize shoes, allowing customers to create footwear from the very beginning.

For Hugo Costa it all started as a joke: he didn’t want to work in his father’s company during the holidays, so he started to make some drawings. Now, its own brand allows him to make what he wants. He left the engineering degree and in the last 8 years has dedicate himself to fashion, being a regular attendance at Portugal Fashion.

Latitid is a swimwear brand with Portuguese soul and a project founded in 2012 by Marta Fonseca, Fernanda Santos and Inês Fonseca. Next steps for the brand, owning a store in Lisbon and a showroom in Porto, are to internationalize itself and create swimwear for children.

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  • CFPIC - Academy of Design and Footwear

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