Lemar, a Portuguese company founded in 1939 by Leandro Magalhães d’Araújo, is based in Guimarães with around 30 employees. The company manufactures a wide range of stretch and rigid textiles in different fibres (cotton, viscose, polyamide, polyester, and recycled yarns) in both yarn-dyed and piece-died products for different uses. Lemar is active in the swimwear, beachwear, activewear, and sportswear markets with an impressive choice of digital prints as well as stripes, checks, ginghams, jacquards, and diverse weaves. Collections also include laminated fabrics and textiles with membrane applications. Additionally, the company handles several special finishing processes: antibacterial, water repellent and resistant, easy care, quick drying, and more. Two-way stretch, reversible, waterproof and breathable, reflective, and windproof textiles are also part of the product offer.
Lemar works in partnership with leading fibre manufacturers such as Nilit (Breeze, Ecocare, Heat, Fresh), Invista (Lycra, Tactel), and Nurel (Novarel). As part of its commitment to an environmentally responsible philosophy, Lemar presents several products using Newlife and Seaqual recycled yarns. The company’s strengths – creativity and innovation – ensure unique collections that stand out on the market. Short runs and capsule collections as well as large-scale series are possible thanks to Lemar’s flexibility and quickness to respond to customer requests. Lemar exports around the world: to Italy, Germany, France, Denmark, Finland, Greece, the United States, Tunisia, Spain, and other countries. Villebrequin, Hugo Boss, Orlebar Brown, Hackett, and Derek Rose are just some of the leading clients.