Our Soul

Who we are
Our Beginnings

We were founded in the north of Portugal, and we grew in the textile sector, building solid experience throughout the 30 years of our journey. Today, we are based in a total area of 11,000 m2. Quality, innovation, creativity, ethics, sustainability and social responsibility have been with us since we were founded by our CEO, João Garcia, who today leads the approximately 140 talents that work for Barata Garcia. The strategic approach and enormous know-how allow us, today, to continue to invest in customized solutions intended for customers and fashion partners.

Data & Facts

With turnover of approximately 20M Eur, our flexible response capacity means that we can receive orders of varying sizes, and we achieve an average production capacity of 125,000 items per month. Our turnkey solution approach to customers involves capacity to present sample development in 72 hours, and produce 3,000 samples per month.

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Human Scale

We recognize each employee as unique in Barata Garcia's internal and external processes. We act globally and across all sectors of the entire organization aiming at the individual well-being of each employee, enhancing their talents. As a sign of this commitment, we have once again renewed SA8000 certification, one of the most important European certifications in the area of social responsibility.

See our:
Code of Ethics and Business Conduct
Social Responsibility Policy

If you would like to contact us with a suggestion or complaint, please fill out the form in the Contact section of this site.

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Sustainability

We want to ensure that responsible fashion is the choice of future generations and we implement “circular economy” behaviours and policies, to reduce, reuse, recover and recycle all types of materials and energy sources. The biological and sustainable collections, continuous monitoring of the production process and our certifications, are proof of this.

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Rigour & Innovation

We are aware that our journey only makes us committed to more responsibility, rigour in the relationship with our entire community is a fundamental and decisive asset in establishing our business competitiveness. Always side by side, with constant optimization of productivity in processes and procedures, continually investing in the productive, technological and human resources areas.

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Design & Quality

We are what we produce. We are the sum total of our creative ability and to generate added value for each garment we design and that customers order. We are design and quality. We are the fruit of our passion always to add greater quality challenges and to improve on our results at every stage.

Markets
We export 90% of our production

Every day, orders leave from our Logistics, destined for the whole world, to take fashion further afield. To take the quality of our items to our customers, to create responsible brands that travel hand in hand with us. Millions of metres that we convert into pieces travel through Spain, Germany, France, Italy, England, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, Holland, Norway, Finland and the USA.

Customer Testimonials
“ Working with Barata Garcia team is a real joy: their expertise and following devices has been a true help in the development of our brand. Reactivity and professionalism are keys point that make them indispensable partners for us.  ”
Louis N.
“ Je travaille avec BARATA pour ma marque que j’ai lancé après mes expériences dans une grand maison de luxe à Paris, je suis tout à fait satisfaite de leur travails et de résultat! (…) elle sont à l’écoute et travaillent avec tout son coeur. Plein de possibilité sur le développement, la qualité produit assurée, c’est parfait pour moi. ”
Jungmi P.
“ Je ne pourrai que recommander de travailler avec Barata Garcia. Depuis notre rencontre au Portugal il y a 3 ans, nous avons une relation de travail très appréciable. Les échanges sont constructifs et agréables, le suivi de production est bon, la fabrication est rapide, de bonne qualité et surtout on trouve toujours des solutions ensemble pour nous adapter aux perturbations extérieures. Trouver des partenaires fiables n’est pas chose aisée. Barata Garcia en est un. ”
Julien P.
“ Nous travaillons en collaboration avec Barata Garcia maintenant depuis près de 2 ans.  Une équipe accueillante. Une usine organisée, moderne et performante.  C’est un plaisir de travailler et d’échanger avec l´équipe. Toujours à l’écoute des nouveaux projets, réactive et flexible ”
Marianne D
“ Barata Garcia and the team are great partners, advisers and suppliers... We launched our fashion line with Barata Garcia last year and since then Sergio and his team has constantly been meeting our goals and giving good tips to improve our goods. It’s a real pleasure working and dreaming together with the Barata Garcia team. ”
Rami M.
“ We have worked with Barata Garcia for three seasons now and have found them to be straightforward to deal with. Their communication standard is good and their attention to detail is focused and accurate. The team deliver on what they say they will do and where there are problems they are solutions orientated and take responsibility for factory based problems.  Good people, delivering great product on time and at a fair price. ”
Jonathan H.
“ Working with Barata Garcia´s team is a pure blessing. Not obly is he fully devoted to satisfying my needs as a client, but he and his team are very porfessional and always ready to come up with a solution to help reach the final goal. The quatlity of the products is by far the best I have seen on the market. As well as his ability to deal with my needs, constantly evolving. ”
Fred J.
“ Working with Barata Garcia family has always been a pleasure. They’ve always helped to develop our business and after almost a decade together we’re still looking to the future with enthusiasm ”
David H.
“ I have been very impressed by the overall service provided by all the team at Barata Garcia so much so they have become our preferred supplier for knitted jersey products.  From the day to day management of our account through to the quality of their product development and final production they have always delivered to our very high standards. I cannot recommend highly enough. ”
Stephen G.
“ We have now been working with Barata Garcia for 3 seasons and in that time they have become one of our most trusted partners and a major part of our sourcing strategy to help us develop our brand globally. From the development process through to final production their customer service has always been nothing short of excellent and the quality of both samples, final production and on time delivery have always exceeded expectations. The best recommendation that I can give is that as a business from day one they have always been there to support our needs whether helping our design and development team with innovative solutions to problems or showing flexibility in production on MOQs where we have had a need for a small number of directional SMUs or helping to fast track critical orders if at all possible. We are very much looking forward to building our business with Barata Garcia as we work closely together to maximise the opportunities that the ‘new’ world is going to throw at us in 2021. ”
Jonathan B.
“ We have been growing and developing our Tee-shirt and Sweat collection with Barata Garcia for over 10 years; it is a true partnership that have been established.  Barata Garcia knows how to support us on a daily basis in our developments, within our deadlines and in compliance with our quality and price criteria.  The diversity of the products offered is also the strength of Barata Garcia. Thank you Barata Garcia for all your efforts, for the quality of your service and for the very friendly relations with all your collaborators on a daily basis ! ”
Bernadette V.
“ The Barata Garcia team have been incredibly accommodating and helpful at all stages of our production. Their wealth of experience helped us bring our designs to life by advising on how our designs translate to material choices, stitch and embroidery techniques. We were also conscious approach on how to produce our collections efficiently, on time and with as little environmental impact as possible. They continue to play an essential part in growing the clothing category of our brand. ”
Jonny C.
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