Arches is an apparel and accessories manufacturing company and brand. We make the highest quality 'blanks' possible while ensuring less waste and a more circular system of consumption.
For brands, organizations and individuals who contribute value and progression to our world.
Why do we exist
High Fashion Quality Blanks
We’re breaking down the barriers to the World's leading factories in Europe and producing B2B 'blanks' that are designed for long life cycles, while still at a price point which is accessible to smaller designers, organizations and brands.
We seek to create an alternative narrative, one where merch can exist in a closed loop system using skilled and well paid labor while maintaining a low carbon footprint.
Meticulously Vetted Sourcing
Because a brand is only as good as it's sourcing
We work exclusively with fabric mills, sewing facilities, dye houses and printers in Northern Portugal who have a track record of exceptional craft and labor practices. We create finished garments designed for a long life cycle and use significantly less water and toxic chemicals in the process.
Raw fibers are carefully sourced from organic farms and
collectives in India, the EU, Lithuania and the USA.
Arches has a robust network of world class Portuguese factories, crafts people, creatives, graphic designers, print houses and photographers. This allows us to offer a full A-Z service to clients wanting to create a brand from scratch. From initial conception, creative design and custom production.