The excellent results of the 50th edition of Filo were confirmed in the comments of the exhibitors.
Vincenzo Caneparo from Davifil said: “The evaluation on these two days at Filo is positive. An exhibition that have lasted for 50 editions and 25 years is clearly a success. However, we are experiencing a period of strong changes, that ask for Filo to adequate to the new requests of the market. But to do this, we should continue to focus on the high quality of exhibited products, since proposing products of high quality is the essential characteristic of Filo”.
Roberta Barba from Tollegno 1900 stated: “Filo is an important meeting for our company. Here you find the greatest names of textile industry, that is why Filo is an integral part of our corporate strategy. For this edition too, that proposes summer collections, we have registered many interesting contacts in various ways”.
Francesco Della Porta from Pozzi Electa said: “We have been present at Filo since the first edition and we are very satisfied for the achieved results during the 50th edition. During these years, Filo has reflected the evolution of textile industry since innovating and renovating is what allows companies to stay on the market successfully. For example, today our company is living a turning point: we have introduced new eco-friendly products as bamboo and ramie, and it has been possible only thanks to research and study of new solutions”.
Stefano Aglietta from Italfil: “This edition of Filo confirms the positive trend that has been already registered in past editions. There is a recovery in the request for high-quality’s products, that are strongly demanded by customers, both Italian and foreign ones. In the past editions, our company has created new products, in particular a line of high-quality technical yarns, which is gaining particular success especially among foreign clients”.
Marco Bardelle from Tintoria Finissaggio 2000: “During this edition of Filo, the interest of operators has been especially focused on technical products’ processing. Filo is indeed an exhibition that offers great opportunities, high interest especially because it is a real B2B fair, where it is possible to raise a dialogue with a targeted and expert clientele”.
Alessandro Catani from Filatura C4: “We have registered a clients’ flow in line with expectations, considering that summer collection is not the core one for our company. However, in each case, we have met potential customers: a first approach to allow us developing an interesting dialogue. As far as products are concerned, melange yarns, wool blends and natural fibres are the ones which drew the highest interest of clients”.
Davide Marcante from Südwolle Group: “Summer collection is less representative for our company, but Filo is certainly a fair where we have to be present, since it represents a precise meeting point with clients. This is an opportunity to dialogue together, where we not only present collections, but we can also discuss with customers about the main problems of our industry: in this period, for example, the high cost of wool”.
Francesco Ongetta from Ongetta remarked: “We have been exhibiting at Filo for long time, therefore we were particularly happy to be present at the 50th edition. Our company is specialised in silk’s production, but during this edition we have proposed some new blended yarns that widen the possibilities of products’ development’. For us, this has been a successful edition, that enabled us to meet new buyers, both Italian and foreign ones, some of which were part of the delegation hosted by Filo in cooperation with ITA-Agency”.
Francesco Ferraris from Finissaggio e Tintoria Ferraris: “The 50th edition of Filo has been very positive for us. This is a fair where you can find already acquired customers with which it is possible to discuss about the continuation of the season. At the same time there is the opportunity to meet also new potential clients, as Russian buyers from the delegation promoted by Filo together with Sistema Moda Italia. Filo is a chance to understand the trends of the market and create network. In just one word: Filo is a chance to grow”.
Roberto Rimoldi from Filatura Luisa said: “25 years of Filo represent a reason of pride and emotion for our company and for me personally. Filo is a niche’s B2B fair and must remain so, since it is the reason of its success. As far as our company is concerned, we are satisfied with this edition, that has been in line with the expectation related to a season that is not ours. Among visitors, we have registered many foreign people, especially from Northern Europe, also thanks to the delegation of foreign buyers organised by Filo and ITA-Agency”.
Gian Maurizio Caucino from Zegna Baruffa Lane Borgosesia: “Our opinion about these two days at Filo is positive, as usual. Summer is not the leading season for us. We have received a clients’ flow, both Italian and European ones, in line with expectations. In summary, we can say that we have registered an increased interest for Made in Italy products”.
Vittoria Marchi di Marchi e Fildi: “This edition has been positive for our firm. We have seen many clients, both consolidated and new ones. The visits of most well-known textile brands were very interesting. In the market, there is interest for yarns addressed to a higher market range. And there is always a real interest of clients for Ecotec products: this means that eco-sustainability has become a true competitive factor for downstream firms”.
Gabriele Cecchi from AZ Filati: “We have received the visit of many clients, especially from Northern Europe among the foreign ones. Buyers have really appreciated the proposals of our collection for furniture, produced with excellent yarns. We have also received some requests for the study of tailor-made collections for the customer”.
Adolfo Marchetti from Iride: “A good edition, the flow has been higher during the second day. We have received both new and consolidated clients: this shows the growing interest for natural colouring”.
The appointment with the 51st edition of Filo is scheduled on February 2019.
Biella, 10 october 2018