Giuseppe Polli founds Manifattura di Domodossola and starts to produce cables and ropes for ships. The company survives through both World Wars and, in order to keep abreast with the times, shifts towards the production of “light textiles”: small braided items, trimmings, and cords. Giuseppe Polli, the founder's namesake grandson joins the company and, with him, Manifattura di Domodossola takes on a new course. After a careful research activity on the field and major investments in technology and machinery (many installations are designed in-house by its engineers), the company produces the first machine-braided belts in the world.
Manifattura di Domodossola becomes world leader in the industry of “100% Made in Italy” braided items. The current female leadership has conceived and created two new brands: Athison and Oxilla specializing in luxury furniture. Athison bags are unique in the world for technology, history, quality of raw materials used and type of processes developed.
Models designed and manufactured with sophisticated looms capable of weaving vegetable leather with thin copper threads.
The Athison collection represents one of the highest expressions of Made in Italy as well as something totally new and never seen before in the world of leather goods.