A.Sampaio was founded in 1947 and is recognized as a leading company in the knitted fabrics market.
We base our strategy in our capacity of offer to our clients all kind of knitted fabrics produced according to the highest quality standards, supported by an organization characterized for great flexibility and innovation capacity, using the most modern technologies, based on 70 years of experience in this sector.
The company is certified according ISO 9001:2008, OEKO-TEX Standard 100, OEKO-TEX STEP and GOTS.
Foundation: 1947 as “ A Têxtil de Santo Tirso de António Oliveira Sampaio”, dedicated to the manufacture of canvases and poplins
During the 60’s the company began with the manufacture of knitted fabrics in circular knitting machines
In 1971, the company re-registered as a limited company. At this time we had already made the option for the production of knitted fabrics only.
In 1995 we became a certified company, in accordance with the reference standard NP EN ISO 9002. Now we are certified according NP EN ISO 9001:2008. We also are Oëko Tex 100 certified
In 1999 we received the MERYL AWARD prize.
In 2002, the company re-registered as an anonymous society.
In 2009, the company upgraded its quality certification to standard NP EN ISO 9001:2008.
In 2009, the company became the first textile company in the country and one of the first in the world to obtain the FSC bamboo viscose certification (currently in exclusivity for some clients).
Over the years we have chosen more innovative structures, we have used increasingly complex raw materials, taking advantage of the most modern technology and following high quality standards.