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Els Ports has been a land with a rich artisanal tradition. The textile industry dates back several centuries, and even today, some companies continue to craft various products by hand. Throughout history, this region has produced high-quality garments that have been sold in various parts of the country and even internationally. Espadrilles, blankets, saddlebags, and sashes are some examples that can still be found in this area today.

The textile industry shaped the destiny of many people in Els Ports. In the early 20th century, the lack of a railway connection to the region led to a loss of competitiveness and caused a severe economic crisis. This resulted in the closure of factories, such as the Giner Factory in Morella, and the migration of many residents to other places, such as the Vallès in Catalonia, in search of opportunities. Today, the Giner Factory can be visited, offering insight into an industrial heritage of great importance in this area.



The 'faixero' is recognized as a local profession in Cinctorres. The 'faixero' carried sashes and blankets on their shoulders, traveling through the Castilian lands to sell these artisanal products from Els Ports. At the entrance of the town, there is a statue representing this figure, paying homage to the many men who valued this artisanal industry in Cinctorres. Additionally, in the 'Museo de la Faixa' (Sash Museum), you can learn about the entire process of crafting these products.


The espadrilles, known as 'espardenyes' in the Els Ports region, have been the traditional footwear of the area. Made with hemp in the soles and fabric in the upper part, featuring long laces that tie around the ankle. Even today, it is possible to find companies producing them in La Mata and people working on their crafting in the streets of Todolella. In Villores, the factory in the square closed, but even so, today it is still possible to find neighbors sewing daily at the entrance of the town.


Blankets are known for their vibrancy, warmth, and quality. They are a highly traditional artisanal item in the region with a rich history. Even today, in Morella, you can explore this process in some shops, and in certain towns like Herbés, there is an ethnological museum that explains this tradition.


It is very interesting to learn about how the ancient looms, used to make blankets, were. Observing the manufacturing process, one realizes the significant number of hours required to craft one of these artisanal products.

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