In-house and local production since the very beginning.
In 1965, Joan Pera, the father of the two current CEOs, started a humble textile business that, without him even knowing, would become a life-long family tradition. The two kids were born and raised within the textile world, learning all about the techniques, materials and processes, and that shaped their DNA.
Years after, a world full of possibilities opened when they discovered the digital printing technique. Thus, the siblings combined their contrasting personalities, the analyst and the creative, and dove into the challenge. And what a great challenge! They were the first in the country to use and promote digital printing and to launch the first collection of textile promotional items with sustainable certification. It wasn’t easy, but it was worth it.
Eager to grow and innovate, they navigated a lot of uncertainties and unknowns.
The pandemic arrived and they knew it was time to take on another challenge: to expand to the digital world. As a business, digitalization was inevitable, the future, and they wanted to be a part of it. They knew they were not only creating sustainable promotional textile products, but also promoting a lifestyle. A conscious, respectful and sustainable way of seeing, living and treating the world and the people in it. A mindset they believed and believe in. And here is when Arpe Shop came to life.
There are ways to consume without consuming ourselves. It is just a matter of doing it consciously.
At Arpe, we strive to promote a conscious and local consumption, as well as a 360 sustainability. This is why we create, produce and manufacture locally. We want to maintain our textile experience acquired generation after generation, guarantee the quality of the processes and value the manual work. Our products are intimately connected to the place, the origin and the people behind them. And that’s what makes them special.
We have been creating and manufacturing unique gifts for three decades and, most importantly, rooting for a change. And we want you to be a part of it.