Näz is a conscious fashion brand rooted in the heart of Portugal, driven by the principles of sustainability, transparency, and respect for both people and the planet. Since its inception in 2016, the brand has championed the fusion of tradition with modern eco-friendly practices.
- Mindful Creation: Näz produces its offerings in Portugal, ensuring fair and safe working conditions for all workers. By choosing local production, they not only maintain close ties with their partners but also reduce transportation-related carbon emissions.
- Sustainable Materials: Utilizing a mix of eco-friendly sources like linen from flax trees, organic cotton, Tencel from certified forests, and recycled/surplus materials, Näz ensures minimal water consumption, carbon emissions, and often rehabilitates polluted environments, providing fashion with virtually zero new environmental impact.
- Recycled and Surplus: Using already available materials, Näz manages to create with virtually zero new environmental impact.
- Certified Dedication: As a B-Corp certified company, Näz’s commitment extends beyond profit – prioritizing societal welfare and ecological preservation.
Cristiana, the brand’s founder, embodies the vision of Näz, uniting her passion for fashion design with an unwavering commitment to sustainability.
Näz takes pride in its collaborations with several local Portuguese factories, each with its unique story and commitment to quality and sustainability. Some notable partners include MoodleDoodle, a family-owned garment manufacturer, RSC Linhos, a dedicated linen weaver, and JGOMES, a recycled yarn specialist. All these partners, along with several others, highlight the craftsmanship heritage in Portugal while supporting a more sustainable and eco-conscious fashion industry.