Remade in Portugal is an annual cultural project celebrating nine years of creative sustainability. The exhibition is conceived as a challenge to the design and the visual arts to reflect on environmental issues. Presentations extend to architecture, music, literature and cinema.
Cine'Eco, the International Environmental Film Festival of Serra da Estrela is the only film festival in Portugal focusing on environmental issues. In the 2014 edition, the festival will unspool over 90 films and videos relating to human and ecological concerns.
Portugal Confidential loves to come across new products that are not only beautifully designed and chic, but also play a role in saving our environment. Portuguese designer Fernanda Pereira has created super-cool new fashion accessories made from…your grandmother’s shower curtains!!
The landfill’s loss is your trendy treasure. One remarkable Portuguese company is turning trash into fashion accessories. At Tela Bags, their mantra is “we turn waste into ideas.”
We all know Portugal is the proud manufacturer of cork products, and ginja de Obidos and Port wine. In the north, furniture and clothing designers are at the forefront of creativity. And soon, Portugal will be the home of the newest high-performance and sustainable line of cars, the Asterio Roadster.
Portugal Confidential attended a hip little dinner party last night. Out on the terrace were these very cool glowing “lanterns”. Upon closer inspection, we learned they were actually clever little jars engineered with solar panels and LED lights. Portugal Confidential was very impressed. That’s when a guest spoke up and introduced the Carbon Zero Online shop and Catalog.