Name: Sandra Maria Pereira Gomes
Lives in: Gilmonde- Barcelos, Portugal
Occupation: Chemical Laboratory Preparer
Professional background: 22 years in the bussines
How has the textile industry changed since you started in it, and where do you think it will be in 10 years?
The main differences that I have noticed since the beginning are the bigger demands in terms of product quality, a higher workload, and higher versatility. In 10 years, I hope to see that continuous improvements have been made along with an increase in volume, and I hope that exports have increased.
More about the factory where Sandra Maria works:
Acatel, Acabamentos Têxteis SA is a dying/printing mill that adds color to most of our clothes. They deliver high quality results and they share our convictions about environmental and social responsibility. They also have the certifications that are important for us to ensure fair production.
Location: I Gilmonde, Barcelos, Portugal
Number of employees: 178 people (40 women and 138 men)
Certifications: STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®, ISO 14001, ISO 9001, GOTS, Bluesign Partners and CTW.