Despite Portugal’s recent financial problems, one company forges ahead producing quality shoes. Their secret to success during the crisis? Their products are mostly for export. And they must be doing something right: demand is up 50%.
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Portugal's shoemakers have built a reputation for quality in an industry dominated by low-cost producers. As DW's Jochen Faget finds out, despite intense competition the production lines are still humming nicely.
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