WHO WE ARE
Airosa was born from the passion of creating accessories that are beautiful inside out, respecting the environment and the animals. All our products are locally handmade using vegan materials and conscious design - zero waste production ~ that’s why we are so geometrical ~ and timeless shapes ~ in opposition to fast fashion's planned obsolescence. We look for inspiration in simplicity and the good vibes we get from Lisbon’s sunshine. All our bags are made in a family run business, near Lisbon. Working with a small factory allows us to produce small batches each time. That way we can avoid dead stock and guarantee tight quality control. It only takes us 30 minutes from our studio to the factory, which makes communication very easy. For us it is very rewarding to have built trusty relationships while supporting local businesses.
At Airosa, we believe that products made with quality and time are more likely to have a longer life, thus having a lower environmental impact. That is why we are called “airosa”, which means graceful.
HOW IT STARTED
Airosa was founded in 2012 by fashion designer Inês Vicente. After returning from a 3 year experience in London, where she studied and worked within the emerging sustainable fashion industry, Ines decided to start her own project back home. It all happened very organically, one Christmas Inês made a backpack as a gift for her sister Carolina so she could carry her laptop comfortably and still look cool while cycling to work. The bag was a hit and the two sisters decided to start producing and selling them online and on summer markets.