CALVI is a family-owned textile business founded by a traditional family from Caldas de Vizela, a town in northern Portugal.
Vizela is home to part of Portugal’s textile fabric, with a wide variety of companies employing thousands of Portuguese since the beginning of the Textile and Clothing sector.
All companies with a long life span go through hard times.
In 1990, CALVI saw its facilities partially destroyed when a fire destroyed much of the space, stock, and machinery that the company had built up over the years. It was a difficult time, but with the support of the local community, family, and the company’s workers, the obstacle was overcome with strength and resilience.
After the fire of 10 July 1990, CALVI had a fresh start. The facilities were rebuilt, newer equipment was acquired, and the company was reborn. In this decade, CALVI has focused on weaving and clothing, offering a more centralized service to brands and customers.
In 2013, Miguel Lopes, one of the sons, decided to lead the CALVI project, envisioning a path based on the three essential pillars of sustainability: financial, social, and environmental.
Miguel Lopes, CEO