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VOGUE

Toino Abel in Vogue Germany 2016 August
Toino Abel in Vogue Germany

Nuno Henriques hat das Wissen um traditionelle portugiesische Flechtkunst vor dem Vergessen bewahrt und setzt es jetzt für die kunterbunten Taschen seines Labels Toino Abel ein.

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ELLE

"Mit schlichten Bastkörben mit Lederhenkeln wie von Toino Abel wanderte schon Jane Birkin durch die französische Küstenstadt. Und initiierte mit weißen Hippie-Kleidern und Römersandalen den bis heute geliebten Boho-Chic.

Würde auch Jane Birkin begeistern: Korb von Toino Abel."

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S MODA - EL PAÍS

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THIS IS JANE WAYNE

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GINZA MAG

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BRIGITTE

Toino Abel in Brigitte 2016
Toino Abel in Brigitte

"Ein Accessoire so freundlich wie ein Sommertag: Nach alten Fotos werden bei Toino Abel portugiesische Korbtaschen aus Schilf und Weide designt und auf traditionelle Art von Hand gefertigt."

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IRMAS WORLD

  Dress by AnAnlondree, Bag by Toino Abel, Shoes by Miu Miu

Dress by AnAnlondree, Bag by Toino Abel, Shoes by Miu Miu

FIVE REASONS WHY THIS NEW, SUSTAINABLE MUST HAVE BAG BY TOINO ABEL MAKES SENSE

Every summer in Portugal besides vacationing I learn about and find new things. I am fascinated by the roughness of this country and at the same time find their innovative approach towards design and lifestyle inspiring.

Like Toino Abel’s handmade most charming bags. Find out all the reasons why this bag is a piece you will need also for winter.

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CLUÉL

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Toino Abel in Cluel Magazine Japan

PAZ HALABI RODRIGUEZ

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SOMETHING MEANINGFUL

I’ve been always kind of restless and very anxious person. Despite that, what I liked the most, when I was studying my career, was the creative process. To find out the right fabric, together with the threads and other materials…to place the pattern properly, cutting it, to sewing the pieces, and then watch how, little by little, my hands joining under the sewing machine becomes that “something” that I was expecting so anxious in order to be able to wear it. (…)

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HEY WOMAN!

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Editor’s Pick: Toino Abel

Toino Abel steht für traditionelle Handwerkskunst. Die einzigartigen Taschen aus Reet verleihen jedem Outfit einen Hauch von Urlaub

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THE SIMONE MAGAZINE

TOINO ABEL BY SIMONE MAGAZINE

Handwoven from an organic reed in Portugal, this little pretty creation deserves an art award not only for its artsy appearance but also for the sustainable materials. The handbag is adjusted with full vegetable tanned leather strap and closure, plus toxic-free metal pieces. Little ceramic handmade charm is also adorning the handbag to its finest final look. In short, Toino Abel is bringing us a top-class fashion directly from the Mother Nature. 

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FEMINA

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STRAW BAG

CUT MAGAZINE

"Das Bastkörbeflechten hat zwar eine lange Tradition, findet inzwischen aber bei den meisten Produktionsstätten nicht mehr statt, denn besonders wirtschaftlich ist es halt nicht, jeden Halm per Hand zu bleichen, zuzuschneiden, nachzufärben, zu hübschen Körben zu verarbeiten und dann auch noch aus Weidenzweigen einen Griff dranzufriemeln. Dass die Henkeltaschen von Toino Abel trotzdem mit dieser ursprünglichen Methode produziert werden, haben wir dem Portugiesen Nuno Henriques zu verdanken, dessen Urgroßvater besagte Technik entwickelt und perfektioniert hat. Ist und bleibt: schön!"


LISSOME

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"Nuno, when did you start your label "Toino Abel"?
For me it all started in 2010, on the night when my grandfather died. My family came together for dinner in the house of my great grandaunt who was running the basket business founded by my great great grandfather. At the end of the night my brother gave one of the traditional reed baskets to his new girlfriend. For me it was like a gesture. His girlfriend took the basket home as a memory, as something that was created here in the village. And this made me think that I could do the same, just on a larger scale. (…)

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AU COURANT


FUDGE

Toino Abel in FUDGE MAGAZINE JAPAN
Toino Abel in Fudge Magazine Japan
Toino Abel in Fudge Magazine

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FRANKIE

"Back in the day, Nuno Henriques‘s great-grandfather was the reed basket king of Castanheira, Portugal. His workshop employed a whole mob of makers who stuck to traditional techniques: cutting reeds by hand, dyeing them over a woodfire, then weaving everything together on a hand loom. Four generations on things are done pretty much the same with Nuno overseeing the last remaining traditional basket crafters as they go about their business of making awesome stuff."


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TELVA

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MADRID FASHION WEEK - Ailanto SS16 - COLLABORATION WITH TOINO ABEL

"No podemos dejar de nombrar los accesorios, especialmente los bolsos artesanales de mimbre trenzado en versión XL, que nos han enamorado desde el primer vistazo."  TELVA


WOMAN

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MADRID FASHION WEEK - Ailanto SS16 - COLLABORATION WITH TOINO ABEL

"Y para culminar esta colección, Ailanto nos conquista con el detalle estrella del desfile: bolsos artesanales enmimbre trenzado que completan los looks más primaverales, llenando de vida la pasarela de la MB Fashion Week Madrid." WOMAN


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HOLA! FASHION

Hola! Fashion Ailanto Toino Abel Bolsos

DEUTSCHLANDRADIO KULTUR


DEUTSCHE WELLE

The new look of tradition

The new look of tradition

Nuno Henriques embellishes the picnic baskets with a simple leather handle and his trade mark. The young entrepreneur calls his baskets ‘Toino Abel’, after his grandfather, who – more than twenty years ago – first introduced his grandson to the art of weaving baskets.

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SIC RADICAL

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URBANA

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TIME OUT - LISBOA

"DA ALDEIA PARA O MUNDO. 
Nunca as cestas de junco tiveram tanto charme como agora. 

Mauro Gonçalves conta-lhe a história de Toino Abel, a marca de um neto que homenageia o avô e recupera uma arte tradicional da aldeia onde nasceu. 

Até lhe podíamos dar as coordenadas de como chegar a Castanheira, no distrito de Leiria, mas por estes dias a melhor referencia que se pode dar desta aldeia são mesmo a cestas da Toino Abel. Reza a história, que é na verdade bem mais antiga que esta marca criada em 2002[Correcção da Toino Abel: a marca nasceu em 2010], que era por Toino Abel que todos conheciam o avô de Nuno Henriques, o criador da marca. Ao pai chamavam António do Abel, mas o facto é que era o pai da avó - José Custódio, mais conhecido como Zé Esteireiro - o verdadeiro mestre da cestaria local. Mais do que seguir um mapa para voltar à aldeia onde nasceu, Nuno precisou de subir a esta árvore genealógica para ver que, afinal, "estas cestas podiam viver no mundo", como conta o fundador, artista plástico até há pouco tempo a morar em Berlim.
Produzidas na aldeia, as cestas continuam a ser feitas por mãos que percebem do assunto. Cidália Ricardo e Emília Pimenta preparam os fios de junco a preceito para depois Lurdes Ribeiro com a sua habilidade para o tear os entrelaçar e formar os desenhos. Na linha Santa Marta, os padrões são escolhidos na hora pela própria tecedeira (mais tradicional que isto não há). Nos Santa Rita, a tradição aproxima-se do mundo moderno e o junco rende-se ao "color block". O cenário rural em que são produzidos não podia contrastar mais com o mundo cosmopolita ao qual rumam as ditas cestas. Londres, Berlim, Viena, Barcelona e Porto já têm Toino Abel, mas por enquanto Lisboa continua a ter de comprar on-line. 
Desengane-se se pensa que as cestas de Castanheira só podem ser usadas em piqueniques. Há tamanhos para todas as ocasiões e se os modelos maiores tanto levam o farnel e a toalha como o computador e a papelada os mais pequenos substituem na perfeição a mala de ombro do dia a dia. A tradição continua a ser o que era mas com uma pitada de modernidade."


in "Time Out", 27 de Agosto a 2 Setembro, 2014. (Entrevista por Mauro Gonçalves). 


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Awesome stuff.”
— Frankie Magazine
... we have fallen in love at first glance.”
— Elena López, TELVA.ES
Would also inspire Jane Birkin: Basket of Toino Abel.”
— Julian Tiefenbacher, ELLE.de
Is and remains: beautiful!”
— Cut Magazine