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Vidal Tecidos since 1966.....


Vidal Tecidos, was founded in 1966 by José Manuel Vidal. In the beginning the core business was was to supply articles to the cleanning for the automobile industry.

During the 70’s, the company spread its activity to the distribution of materials and accessories to the upholstery and furniture industry.

Only in the 70’s, start to trade the first fabrics, at the time velvets manufactured in Portugal, what therefore made second-guess a turning point in the direction of Vidal Tecidos.

The decade of the 80’s scored a change in the company, specializing in decorative fabrics. Plain and printed chintz, velvet, gobelin, jacquard fabrics, silks, linens and cottons, began to represent a very important slice of the business.

Immediately opens the first megastore in Campo de Ourique, Lisbon. A 500m² with a display of fabrics that revolutionized the market of decoration in Portugal. 

The 90’s consolidate a name that occupies a prominent place in the world of decorative fabrics.

In the beginning of the new millennium, Vidal Tecidos opens in Porto the second megastore, an ambitious space of 900m² in the heart of Avenida da Boavista, which rapidly conquers the market at the north of Portugal. 

In 2005 Vidal Prestige is born a luxury collection with the best and more exclusive creations from the greatest international designers. As the name implies, it represents a condensation of luxury, quality and prestige, always in their products.

In 2012 Vidal Tecidos positioned itself in the global market, inaugurating in simultaneous two on-line shops, one in Portuguese for the internal market and the Portuguese speaking countries and a second in English for the rest of the world.

In 2013 the collection I love Portugal is created, in honour of the Portuguese tradition and culture. Original and exclusive patterns created by the team of designers from Vidal Tecidos, that in addiction of creating a unique success in the national market, provide the export of Portugal image for more than 50 countries in all the continents. 

In the year of 2017 and in the sequence of the success of the collection I love Portugal, it’s launched the first collection design by a Portuguese artist, Lis Gonçalves. In the following year, the experiment was repeated with the artist Xana Abreu, which achieved extraordinary success on a global scale. 

With more than five decades of existence, Vidal Tecidos is recognized in the world of decoration as a benchmark when it comes to quality fabrics.

With clients all over the world, the company has been able to follow fashion trends, preparing season to season the collections according to the trends imposed by the major world designers. 

VIDAL Tecidos is an online fabric store, specializing in high-quality fabrics for professional and home use. Our fabrics are from major quality. New items are added weekly. Be sure to sign up to our mailing list for updates on new items and promotions.