AzoreanHood Collection – Sustainable fashion


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AzoreanHood for kids

AzoreanHood for kids - Sustainable fashion made in the Azores

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Culture heritage as inspiration

The AzoreanHood Collection is inspired in the ‘Capote e Capelo’, a traditional Azorean garment worn up until the 1930s, which hood was shaped with baleen. Whaling in the Azores had its peak in the years of 1896 – 1949, with 12.000 whales being hunted. The last whales were hunted in the Azores in 1987. Read more about whaling in the Azores here

Handmade in the Azores

The AzoreanHood Collection is handmade in Terceira island, Azores. We are proud to partner with an atelier which is a solidarity economy project from a private institution of social solidarity. The professionals who make our high-quality products, work in safe conditions and earn fair wages and we are proud to design sustainable fashion.

Upcycled Marine Plastic

The AzoreanHood Collection is  made with SEAQUAL® YARN containing Upcycled Marine Plastic. In collaboration with NGOs, fishermen and local communities, the SEAQUAL INITIATIVE is helping to clean our oceans of marine litter. Begs & Bags is a proud member of the SEAQUAL INITIATIVE. Read more about the SEAQUAL INITIATIVE here

Designed to last

The ‘Capote e Capelo’ was an inherited garment, passing on from generation to generation and the AzoreanHood Collection was also designed to last. You don’t only wear the AzoreanHood Collection items, you fill it with memories to share with your next generation. This is sustainable fashion. Consumer care has a great impact on our products life span, read how to care for your items here.