We travelled to Porto a week ago for our annual factory trip. We try to visit our partners a few times per year since it is always nice to meet them face to face and see how the productions are going. This time we went to our coat factory to follow the production of our 'Ivy Coat' and also visited our two other factories to try out new samples for future productions. 

Rua do Almada - story of our brand name
Porto has a special place in our hearts. It was there Almada came to life and where we came up with the brand name. 

When we were on our very first factory trip in Porto we stayed at this cute Air bnb on a street called Rua do Almada. After a long day of visiting the factories we came back to the apartment and found ourselves staring at this street sign. It was this moment our brand name Almada was born. AL in the beginning from Alexa & DA in the end from Linda. The name Almada instantly felt right.

Coffee at Vogue Café
Delicious modern European cuisine and décor that feels like it is from the pages of Vogue magazine. Perfect for lunch or an afternoon coffee break.

Dinner & drinks at Portarossa
This cozy place is a real little Italy in the city of Porto. Wonderful atmosphere, food and service. Their pavlova for dessert is to die for!

The perfect place for dinner & drinks with friends until late at night.

Dinner with a view at LAPA LAPA
The coziest place to enjoy dinner by the sea facing the coast of Porto. Pick a spot on their glazed terrace and order in their delicious carpaccio while enjoying the views.

Factory visit
Behind the scenes from our meetings and factory visits - Planning new designs, browsing through color cards & trying out samples for future productions. 

Beautiful sunny streets of Porto
The beautiful old streets of Porto never stop to amaze us. To get the most authentic Porto feeling, it is always best to stroll around the long beautiful streets and extempore stop at cafes to do some people watching or hop on a tram and enjoy the view.