AVL Looms is a global manufacturer and marketer of looms, software and weaving accessories. We are widely known for our innovation in the handwoven equipment marketplace. Our customers include professionals, designers, fiber and fabric manufacturers, and hobby weavers.
AVL began as a provider of mechanical dobby and treadle looms nearly three decades ago. The invention of the Compu-Dobby, innovative warp management systems, and state-of-the-art design software catapulted AVL to the top choice for professional weavers. It could be argued that the looms provided by AVL made a new way of life possible for many weavers around the world.
Did you know, for example, that AVLs are found in over 80 countries? Or that AVL looms have been chosen by UNIDO, ILO and the World Bank for projects in distant areas like Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Jamaica and Laos? Or that AVL looms are also used by some of the most advanced weaving learning institutions? Some of these far flung places are the Ann Sutton Foundation in the UK; North Carolina State University College of Textiles; Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, Philadelphia University; South Africa's Tshwane University of Technology; Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology; and Hong Kong Polytechnic.