In 1965, Pietro Santini founded Santini Maglificio Sportivo after taking over a knitwear factory from his sisters. Initially, Santini were an artisan firm producing clothing for third parties but, fuelled by a deep passion for cycling and racing, Pietro began specialising in cycling clothing.
Right at the start, Pietro made a crucial decision: “To design and produce all of our products exclusively in Italy”.
Today, we manufacture more than 3000 items a day – and export around 75% of our output beyond Italy. Someone once called us ‘purists’, and maybe we are – what motivates us are not numbers but a real, overpowering passion that makes us proud every time our athletes win. To help them do this, we are constantly researching innovative materials and new production methods, and working hard to refine and improve our creations.