Created in Holland. Handmade in Portugal. To walk around the world.
From Portugal is a Dutch brand with Portuguese DNA, born in Rotterdam in May 2015, by the hands of the Dutch-Portuguese couple Tjerk and Joana. The aim of the brand is to bring to The Netherlands exquisite design and share the quality of the Portuguese shoes.
Portugal is well-known by its footwear industry, which combines decades of production know-how with technological development and contemporary design. We are gladly contributing to the preservation of the cultural inheritance of the manufacturing processes in small family factories.
The brand’s values are a result of the founder’s search for authenticity and beauty in life. Individual style, respect for tradition and living in communion with nature are the basis of each collection.
From Portugal presents a contemporary product for a new kind of audience that, like us, is aware of fashion and design but, at the same time, cares about sustainability and escapes mass production. Our costumer is sensitive to the cultural legacy and values the character of each product acquired.
We present two seasonal collections per year for men and women, as well as occasional limited editions.
Spring/ Summer 2016 marks the launching of the first collection with the label ‘From Portugal’, composed by classic shoes with a contemporary twist, designed thinking about people that cherish comfort as well as quality.
Discover the love story behind the brand
From Portugal is born from a love story. Joana, born in Porto, and Tjerk, a proud Rotterdammer, met while they were travelling in Cambodia. Later they reunited in Portugal and Joana showed Tjerk the country through her eyes. First he fell for the beautiful landscapes, then for the food and for the lifestyle and later he found out that Portugal produces some of the most exquisite shoes of the world.
When the couple was already living together in The Netherlands, they realized that their friends also loved the traditional leather boots that Tjerk bought from a Portuguese artisan and, suddenly, it became clear to them that it was time to present the quality of Portuguese shoes to The Netherlands.
Therefore, From Portugal is the result of this couple’s passion, shared experiences, values and dreams. The brand has been growing with their union and Joana and Tjerk believe that their different background, enriched by the travelling and their individual growth, contribute positively for the common vision of the business, where a unique aesthetic is as important as the authenticity of each product.