Bazofo is a word used in Cape Verdean Creole to describe someone with style and attitude. It is also a small, sustainable and ethical clothing brand from Cova da Moura, the biggest Cape Verdean community in Portugal.
Our handmade products are made by my aunty Alice. She lives and works 20 metres from my home. She’s a tailor and also employs locals in her atelier. I also work with other local tailors. There's a lot of talent in our community!
But this project would only make sense if our responsibility reached out beyond the limits of Cova da Moura. In terms of materials Bazofo is as sustainable and organic as possible.
Our white t-shirts are made in India using only recycled materials by a Finnish company called Pure Waste Textiles. They are printed in Portugal.
The handmade pieces are made of organic GOTS, OEKO-TEX® and OCS certified cotton and produced in Cova da Moura from the first to the last stitch. The African wax prints are from different sources.
- Vítor Sanches, founder of Bazofo
Rua 8 de Dezembro 13
Amadora, Lisbon 2610-203
- Recycled Materials