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Sustainable craftsmanship, typical sweets, wines, and the largest cork dress in the world – are some of the novelties you can discover at FIA Lisboa.
Taking place at FIL from June 25th to July 3rd, FIA Lisboa will exhibit handicrafts from more than 30 countries, in addition to workshops, live works, gastronomy, and wines. The 2022 edition marks the resumption in the full force of what is the largest handicraft fair in the Iberian Peninsula and the second largest in Europe
The biggest multicultural event in the Iberian Peninsula begins on June 25th.
On display will be handicrafts from more than 30 countries, spread over three FIL pavilions. Pavilion 1 will feature national handicrafts, the IEFP exhibition, and a display of some of the winners of the FIA Lisbon competition on the theme of traditional and contemporary handicrafts; Pavilion 2 will feature international artisans from the most diverse latitudes, and Pavilion 3 brings traditional flavors from different regions of the country to FIL.
Among the countless curiosities to discover, FIA Lisboa shows true handicraft pearls. This is the case of the largest cork dress in the world, with a total length of 17 meters, which will bring to Pavilion 1 the enormous versatility of this distinctly Portuguese material.
At the same time, FIA Lisboa will feature an extensive calendar of activities, including workshops, conferences, and live works.
The highlight is the conference on eco-design and sustainability applied to footwear, taking place on June 27, at 3:30 pm. Interested parties will be able to get to know the Marita Moreno brand, which develops sustainable products in Portugal, combining craftsmanship, industry, and technology.
For lovers of tradition, there is also no shortage of options. The famous frioleira lace will be the subject of a workshop on June 25, at 5 pm, with guidance from Cristina Reboleira. On the 28th, there will be embroidery workshops from Caldas (5 pm) and the unmistakable Valentine’s scarves from Minho (8 pm).
The event also hosts a workshop on ceramic jewelry, given by Carolina Andrade, on June 1st.
A.CERTIFICA, the only body in mainland Portugal to certify traditional artisanal productions, will also be present. A.CERTIFICA’s agenda will bring to FIA Lisboa live works with Portuguese filigree (25th and 27th of June) and bobbin lace (28th of June and 3rd of July), in addition to several moments dedicated to the promotion of certification with names such as the chef Hernâni Ermida and presenter Júlio Isidro.
The full calendar of FIA Lisbon activities can be found here.
Featured wines and gastronomy
And because traditions are also made of flavor, FIA Lisboa returns with a gastronomy pavilion not to be missed. The fair once again has the usual area of regional taverns, with typical products such as alheira de Mirandela, cheeses and hams from Serra da Estrela and sausages from Alentejo, among others.
Regional restaurants from the Alentejo and the North of Portugal will also be present, as will typical sweets from different regions of the country, such as ovo moles de Aveiro, offering an unparalleled gastronomic journey in the context of national fairs.
This year, for the first time, FIA Lisboa also has a wine area with 10 national producers from 9 regions: Algarve, Alentejo, Bairrada, Beira Interior, Dão, Douro, Lisbon, Vinho Verde Region and Trás-os-Montes.
The gastronomy pavilion (Pavilion 3) has free admission from 12:30 to 14:30.
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