Our Mission

Style comes naturally.

CARPASUS combines style, quality and sustainability. Our mission is to offer you high quality shirts and other menswear articles that will make you feel good and let you do good to the planet and the people who make them. We use environmentally friendly grown and processed natural raw materials such as organic cotton, recycled cotton and linen in order to reduce our environemental impact. Our fabrics and products are all made in Europe, mainly in Portugal. We are committed to long-term collaboration with our partners who adhere to social standards and pay fairly to their employees. Our products are durable in quality and timeless in design. Our shirts will accompany you for a long time and underline your individual style.

Make a change

We want to show that there are alternatives to the often inhumane and non-transparent working conditions and environmentally harmful practices in the fashion industry, and to re-raise awareness of the origin, history and quality of the clothing we wear every day, right on our skin. Our aim is to make a contribution to an economic system that respects people and the environment and offers future generations the same opportunities as we find today.

The problem of the fashion industry

Hardly any other industry depicts the evolution of our economic system, production technologies and our consumer behavior, as exemplary as the clothing and textile industry. Clothing has become a mass consumption good. Very often unsold fashion goods end up on landfills. The production of clothing today is distributed globally which often entails long transportation routes and scattered supply chains. Further, the production of clothing is enormously resource intensive. Natural fibers such as cotton and processing into fabrics require a lot of water, fertilizers and chemicals. Millions of people around the world are working day in, day out to make, design, sell, or grow the raw materials for our clothing. The high use of natural and human ressources entails various environmental and social challenges. The drying-out of the Aral lake due to the overuse of pesticides, landfills full of clothes, polluted rivers caused by contaminated waistwaters, the collapse of the Rana Plaza building, inhumane working conditions and low payments are symptoms of a unhealthy approach to fashion consumption and production.

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