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The Serra da Estrela.

The Serra da Estrela.

Classic Portuguese owes its experienced craftsmanship to the history and heritage of the Serra da Estrela - the highest mountain range in mainland Portugal. For centuries, the area has been known for its unique characteristics, offering an ideal meeting point for seasonal flock paths which enabled many mountain towns to specialise in wool manufacturing. Some of these flock paths date back to the 13th century which were formed by shepherds who would follow wool routes with their herd.

The people of the Serra relied on wool which was used to protect, provide comfort and make a living. This rare culture, allowed manufacturing and dyeing knowledge to be preserved and improved throughout hundreds of years, creating an unparalleled hub for wool manufacturing. 

Classic Portuguese embodies the courage of men who ventured into inhospitable territories and who reached isolated mountain villages to keep weaving traditions alive. Our sweaters encapsulate the bucolic beauty of a unique landscape, weaving the highest quality merino wool and cashmere to create a unique experience that reflects a centuries-old tradition.