Fidalma Lisio never lost faith in what she considered her life mission: to hand down an ancient art to posterity as a fertile rootstock for future development.
Her iron will to safeguard and perpetuate the art of hand-weaving of silk velvets and brocades led her, in 1971, to establish Fondazione Arte della Seta Lisio. With its manufacturing, teaching and cultural activities, the foundation stands as an exemplary centre for sustaining a tradition on which modern creativity can build.
In this period, the foundation tapped new springs of energy: while the 1960s were marked by important work for the cinema, the Seventies saw Lisio again participating in textile industry events and further developing its offers for furnishings and high fashion.
In 1984, a press conference inaugurated the first weaving courses held by Scuola d'Arte Lisio art school, a touchstone for textile scholars and for companies and designers looking to perfect their skills.
The year 1989 saw the publication of the first issue of Jacquard. Pagine di cultura tessile, the quarterly magazine forum for articles by scholars of textile and costume history, news about professional textile and fashion schools, and the results of recent experimentation by stylists and designers.