A arte da Passamanaria | The art of Trimmings
Martinho & Almeida is like a museum store in the art of ornamental trimming. Founded in 1957 by Sr. Mario Martinho, the store sold ornamental trimmings that he himself produced. He is still remembered like a kind person to his clients as well as a good dancer and singer.
In 2011 the store changed the owners. They bought the entire stock of trimmings that Sr. Mario Martinho created throughout his life. And now, all of those things (gallons, tassels and cords), almost produced in a manual way and only with natural materials (cotton, wool, gold and silver), can be found at Martinho & Almeida new owners.
Sought by designers, stylists and other entities, Martinho & Almeida has contributed with his ornamental trimmings to the success of some national and international events as in the case of Joana Vasconcelos, at Versailles exhibition.