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History

Avia specialises in the production of highly technical yarns for hand knitting, industrial knitting and weaving.

The Company was founded in 1975 by Piero Palladino (the father of our current President Mauro Palladino) and Antonio Viana.

For more than ten years the company collaborated with Alberto Lattuada, a fashion designer from Milan whose custom designs where developed by Avia.

These collections were presented at Pitti Filati continuously up until 1990 when Avia merged with Martex S.p.A. (also owned by Piero Palladino).

Verzoletto group (now Filivivi) bought Martex S.p.A. in 1994 when the brand Avia was taken over entirely by Palladino's Family.