Company name:  Missoni

Website: missoni.com

Year founded: 1953

Headquarters: Italy

Parent: Independent

Missoni is a high-end Italian fashion house based in Varese, and known for its colorful knitwear designs. The company was founded by Ottavio (“Tai”) and Rosita Missoni in 1953. Missoni brands include Missoni Sport, which was initially licensed out, brought in-house in January 2002, and is now discontinued;[ and M Missoni, a less expensive line introduced in 1998, manufactured and distributed by Marzotto. Missoni Home has its roots in furnishing fabrics produced in 1981 in collaboration with Rosita’s family firm. They launched their first perfume in 1982, although the license is now held by Estée Lauder.

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