RUFEL, a bag and accessories manufacturing company for men and women, was born in S. João da Madeira in 1975.
Rufino Santos when he was 15 years old, decided with the little money he had to buy a sewing machine, making bags for men. Those were very fashionable in the 70s. He began alone in his parents' home. Being a real entrepreneur, he did it all by himself, from cutting to sewing the bag. Only later he began to hire people.
Since then RUFEL hasn’t stopped growing.
RUFEL products are distinguished by the leather quality and other materials they apply.
All RUFEL bags are manufactured in a semi-artisan way.
Currently 90% of the production is for international market. Germany, Holland, Spain, Angola and Mozambique are currently the major markets.