A large atelierIn 1934, during the Great Depression, Manuel Prata, 20 years old, decided to deepen his knowledge in tailoring, by joining a course for tailors in Porto, northern Portugal. Manuel did not know that he was taking the first steps of a long journey in the textile and clothing sector that would involve future generations of his family. His grandson Filipe Prata and granddaughter Ana Prata have embodied his passion, as had their father, and took a once one man operation to an international supplier in the garment trade.LaGofra is part of a family-run business and has a proud Portuguese heritage built on quality and product excellence. Although created in 2012, LaGofra has a history that goes back to 1934, based on a legacy of professionalism, quality and love for the textile art, which has been passing from generation to generation. The experience of years of dedication to the industry is reflected in the competence and consistency with which the company moves in the market.There is a sense of craftsmanship and attention to detail that comes through having expert knowledge in manufacturing: "The most important thing for me is to be aware that the company is evolving and can contribute to the well-being of the team. I hope they feel proud of their work (…) Our production lives essentially of the seamstresses’ hands. There is no machinery on the market that solves this issue.” Says Filipe Prata, LaGofra’s General Manager.
Working with renowned brands, LaGofra bets on the know-how of the team to create unique pieces, bringing high-value to the marketplace. In the age of the empowered customer, transparency is an essential attribute for the company. LaGofra believes that consistency builds trust, deepens relationships, exposes customer challenges, and sparks innovation.The dedication and the 'modus operandi' of LaGofra are equal for both an order for five pieces, and for an order for five thousand.