A Genovese native with an entrepreneurial spirit and a visionary approach, Lia was able to create a successful company that has been enduring for more than 60 years, starting with a simple sewing machine used as a hobby. Starting with elementary yarns such as mohair and wool, the choice of materials became progressively more sophisticated and qualitative, with precious materials such as cashmere and silk. Lia Gambetta’s passion was passed on over the years to her children Fiorella and Mirko Ghignone, who now head the company, and her granddaughter Giulia Marini who represents the third generation.Visit Liapull.it
Today, the company is one of the most advanced in precious yarn manufacturing and experimentation. A combination of master craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail, professionalism and transparency within the company, and a strong respect for sustainability are values that represent the true frontier of Liapull’s entrepreneurial growth and development, alongside continuous research and avantgarde innovation. The union between tradition and experimentation gave rise to the AVANT TOI brand in 1994, produced and distributed by Liapull. Mirko, with an irreverent mentality and a passion for painting, began experimenting early on with the “action painting” technique on luxury garments, transforming the company into an internationally renowned pioneer in the use and development of color.
The Liapull headquarters occupies a strategic position that boasts a spectacular view of the city, on a hill dominating the entire bay of the Port of Genoa. The factory was acquired in the 1990s and houses the creative, production and management departments. Social identity, culture and tradition are the fundamental values that characterize every single garment, cherished by each individual involved in this exclusive “Made in Italy” process.