Pioneer in Portugal in the manufacture of buttons
At the forefront of technology
A reference in fashion accessories
At the forefront of technology, without neglecting the demands of the markets, and carefully following international standards.
- We have a design, development and custom manufacturing team.
- OEKO-TEX® Certification
- Sustainable development and production policies.
Manuel Sousa Lopes SA
Manuel de Sousa Lopes, S.A., a company with a family structure founded in 1927, better known as SEPOL, was a pioneer in the manufacture of buttons in Portugal. The quality of materials and products have been since then the grounds for the success and reliability achieved in the market. Sepol benefits from an excellent geographical localization in the north of Portugal, one of the main textile production region in Europe.
A continuous engagement with quality and innovation , a permanent adaptation to the fashion trends and the commitment with clients’ demands and deadlines have been the driving force supporting the company’s leading performance. A dynamic and highly trained staff team with 80 members, allied to the vast expertise provided by almost 100 years in this industry allow the development and production of tailored solutions for all customers. A wide range of accessories for garment and shoe industry, include buttons, buckles, stoppers, jeans buttons, D-rings, rivets, eyelets, tag pins and many others, using raw materials like brass, stainless steel, zamak, nylon and polyester or natural materials like mother-of-pearl, wood, corozo, coconut, etc.
Ever since the foundation Sepol has been concerned about the nature conservation and environment, surrounding the company by trees, perfectly inserting into the landscape. Waste reduction by reusing and recycling the raw materials whenever technically viable has always been a practice. Brass, zamak, stainless steel , are re-melt and re-introduced in the productivity chain without losing the qualities. Natural products such as wood, mother-of-pearl, coconut, corozo, are used in a sustainable way, to minimize the nature damage. The use of paper has been reduced significantly. Bags and packaging are made from recycled cardboard and plastic. Recycling is our motto!
Our wastewater treatment plant, built more than 20 yeas ago, allows the purification of the water used in our production, removing all the impurities , turning it appropriate for reuse.
The brand in the name of sustainable policies
The resources that nature offers us should be used rationally in order to maintain sustainability, that is, to use them in a way that ensures their renewal, so that they never run out. Nature conservation focuses on maintaining the environment that surrounds us in good condition; therefore, since 1927 Sepol has been investing in planting trees and landscaping the land surrounding the company.
Sepol has been reducing waste by trying its best to reuse raw materials. For many years we have been using recyclable products such as stainless steel, zamac, brass and nylon. We bet on natural raw materials such as wood, corozo, mother-of-pearl, coconut, etc.. Everything is done in a thoughtful way and with the maximum precaution in order to harm nature as little as possible.
We have implemented the use of recycled paper for administrative use, we have managed to decrease the amount of paper by avoiding printouts that are not absolutely necessary. And of course, our bags and packaging are made from recycled plastic and cardboard. Of course, we always recycle!
For more than 20 years Sepol has invested in the construction of a wastewater treatment plant to be able to treat its own wastewater and return it to nature free of any type of impurity, being also able to reuse it.