Wow, after Lisbon, now Porto, I think I’m falling in love with portugal!
My friend Greet came with me to portugal, we combined meeting Malcolm, the factory and the suppliers with a city trip in Porto. Her assignment, take some pictures so I can start getting some followers on instagram… Haha, I’m not so good with social media posts, I need to start trying to post more often so I can setup a base to start with the promoting of the brand.
We really enjoyed walking around in Porto, getting some drinks with a view on the bridge. Good food, live music, Lovely weather, a perfect little getaway!
And then… we met up with Malcolm and Nuno, they picked us up in Porto, and drove us to the factory. I was so nervous to meet with them, I just really hoped it would click, that it would feel good, and it did, Luckily! Greet and I felt comfortable with Malcolm and Nuno from the first second in the car, we had a lot of fun on the one hour drive we had to do to get to Castello the paiva, where the factory is located, inside the old Clarks factory that is now devided into smaller factories.
The next day we spent visiting suppliers to pick out the leathers, trims, soles etc… there are sooooo many cool things available, so it was quite hard to decide. Good thing Greet was with me, because sometimes a different view on things is not so bad! But we made it. We chose everything we needed, so the factory can start on the samples as soon as possible. I should have them by the beginning of July. I am so excited! Can’t wait!