Marita Moreno is a Portuguese brand of fashion accessories created with a unique and ethical perspective, in which the history of the products is fundamental for its definition as a "slow fashion" brand. Our products use local and national endogenous resources, artisanal and industrial. We are constantly in search of how to create and produce design objects with history that are used in everyday life.
Ethics, transparency in production and social responsibility have always been intrinsic values to the brand. From the beginning, with the creation of limited lines, the use of national raw materials, production in Portugal and the integration of traditional handcrafted textiles in our products, we began to look at our environmental responsibility as a company and the importance of producing in a sustainable way. Since the introduction of the vegan line, in the summer of 2018, we have started to go further and make a careful choice of the sustainable materials we use in our products, furthering our intention to change mentalities through a more conscious consumption with the environment and our role in the world we live in.
We care about the creative process and our models are made to last. We use quality materials based on the principles of sustainability when producing our products for greater durability of the items and we add a timeless design that avoids fashion trends which would imply shorter life cycles to the products.
All products from Marita Moreno Limited are numbered and belong to a limited series of a maximum of 100 pieces, which gives to our customers uniqueness and exclusiveness about the pieces. We use the texture of the materials and the colors as fundamental elements in the creation of a geometric and sculptural design. All the products are Portuguese, as well as the production quality "Made in Portugal".
We work with a craftsman who made our handmade bags, with certified artisans who made handmade weaving especially for our brand, and with a small family factory. We have a close relationship with the suppliers who provide the raw material we use to make our products.
Marita Moreno operates according to the collective bargaining agreement - fulfilling all the payments to the state, including social security, finances and taxes - and the ACT (Authority for Working Conditions). We only work with companies that follow and respect the rules imposed by the Portuguese State, with regard to job security, social security and finances.
Our commitment as a company is to use sustainable and ecological practices in the corporate culture within Marita Moreno, thus minimizing the impacts generated in the environment from economic activities as well as alert people to the way they consume, change habits and mentalities.
Marita Setas Ferro is the Creative Director and founder of the Portuguese fashion brand Marita Moreno. She has always been involved in fashion industry and related areas: as a Professor for many years of Fashion Design classes in Árvore Arts School in Porto, Portugal; and as a sculptor, given her art pieces are related to woman’s fashion. Besides leading the brand, she still develops work and projects in the field of fashion training and teaching.