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The 58th edition of Filo closed with positive results

PRESS RELEASE

The 58th edition of Filo, the International Yarns and Fibres’ Exhibition, closed today registering great results.
Among the stands, the work has been intense during the two days, resulting from a constant flow of visitors and buyers. Foreign buyers came back to the fair, and this represented a very important element, exceeding numbers registered in 2019.

The 58th edition focused on the two main issues, sustainability and creativity. These are two essential and interconnected concepts – the two sides of the same coin – as it was highlighted during the opening ceremony, which was indeed dedicated to “Sustainability and creativity: from new textile to new fashion”. The two stylists, Massimo Crivelli and Martino Midali, who were the guests of the ceremony, talked to Filo’s audience about their vision of fashion, the importance of the constant relation with fabrics and materials’ producers in a creative dialogue along the supply chain – which is now fundamental more than ever for conveying new ideas. It indeed brings innovation and considers sustainability as the result of a continuous research.

Paolo Monfermoso, responsible for Filo, states: “The 58th edition of Filo closes with positive results. I would like to thank for this great result the exhibitors who, as always, brought to the fair very high-quality collections. But I also want to thank buyers, that once again proved to be competent and concrete interlocutors for our exhibitors”.
Mr. Monfermoso adds: “Filo is increasingly becoming a platform for business, for exchanging ideas and projects, collaborations arising and growing in our booths and in our spaces. Behind all this, there is the Area dedicated to “Dialoghi Creativi” – also including “Un Filo per la Maglia” – on one hand, and the Sustainability Area with FiloFlow on the other: they have been both designed for being a guidance and a forward-looking inspiration, but concrete enough to meet companies’ needs.
On the other hand, through “Dialoghi di Confronto”, we want to develop discussion on key issues within textile industry, such as sustainability, innovation, and the fundamental role of fibres in carrying out new products. Particularly in this edition, great interest resulted from the research on the opportunities and the challenges of textile market in the U.K., carried out by Piedmont Region and Ceipiemonte in the scope of Progetto Integrato di Filiera (PIF) ‘Tessile’ promoted by Piedmont Region and funded thanks to POR-FESR Piemonte 2014-2020 funds, that has been presented during one of the most popular “Dialoghi di Confronto”.
Confirming Filo’s international vocation, the collaboration between the Exhibition, the Piedmont Region and the Regional Agency for internationalization Ceipiemonte also made it possible to organize, again within the Project, the incoming of a delegation of 14 incoming buyers from the United Kingdom and Spain, who during the visit were able to appreciate the high quality of the collections exhibited at Filo. 36 foreign buyers arrived to the fair thanks to the great and long cooperation with Agenzia ICE, coming from 13 different countries: France, Portugal, Ireland, the U.K., Hungary, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Ethiopia, Jordan, Palestine, South Africa, Vietnam, India. Of course, we must add also many Italian and foreign buyers who reached Filo independently”.

Mr. Monfermoso concludes: “Designing textile’s future also means protecting its cultural heritage. Therefore, Filo decided to host the exhibition, curated by Elisabetta Invernici, “Estetica ’70: il genio di Brunetta dialoga con Franco”: the reach foundations laid down in the past can be a great source of inspiration for the future. The two days of the 58th edition of Filo were intense, full of meetings, professional exchanges and stylistic hints and stimuli for debate. Next Filo edition is scheduled to be held in February, with the 59th edition of Filo”.

The 59th edition of Filo will take place in February 2023, on the 22nd and the 23rd at Allianz MiCo – Milan.

Biella, September 15, 2022

Press and Communication Office
EA Team Elena Aravecchia
Via Muratori, 55 – 20135 Milano
Telefono 339 64 73 377 – 368 30 87 865
press@filo.it

The 58th edition of Filo closed with positive results

PRESS RELEASE
The 58th edition of Filo, the International Yarns and Fibres’ Exhibition, closed today registering great
results.
Among the stands, the work has been intense during the two days, resulting from a constant flow of
visitors and buyers. Foreign buyers came back to the fair, and this represented a very important
element, exceeding numbers registered in 2019.
The 58th edition focused on the two main issues, sustainability and creativity. These are two essential
and interconnected concepts – the two sides of the same coin – as it was highlighted during the
opening ceremony, which was indeed dedicated to “Sustainability and creativity: from new textile to
new fashion”. The two stylists, Massimo Crivelli and Martino Midali, who were the guests of the
ceremony, talked to Filo’s audience about their vision of fashion, the importance of the constant
relation with fabrics and materials’ producers in a creative dialogue along the supply chain – which
is now fundamental more than ever for conveying new ideas. It indeed brings innovation and
considers sustainability as the result of a continuous research.
Paolo Monfermoso, responsible for Filo, states: “The 58th edition of Filo closes with positive results.
I would like to thank for this great result the exhibitors who, as always, brought to the fair very highquality collections. But I also want to thank buyers, that once again proved to be competent and
concrete interlocutors for our exhibitors”.
Mr. Monfermoso adds: “Filo is increasingly becoming a platform for business, for exchanging ideas
and projects, collaborations arising and growing in our booths and in our spaces. Behind all this, there
is the Area dedicated to “Dialoghi Creativi” – also including “Un Filo per la Maglia” – on one hand,
and the Sustainability Area with FiloFlow on the other: they have been both designed for being a
guidance and a forward-looking inspiration, but concrete enough to meet companies’ needs.
On the other hand, through “Dialoghi di Confronto”, we want to develop discussion on key issues
within textile industry, such as sustainability, innovation, and the fundamental role of fibres in
carrying out new products. Particularly in this edition, great interest resulted from the research on the
opportunities and the challenges of textile market in the U.K., carried out by Piedmont Region and
Ceipiemonte in the scope of Progetto Integrato di Filiera (PIF) ‘Tessile’ promoted by Piedmont
Region and funded thanks to POR-FESR Piemonte 2014-2020 funds, that has been presented during
one of the most popular “Dialoghi di Confronto”.
Confirming Filo’s international vocation, the collaboration between the Exhibition, the Piedmont
Region and the Regional Agency for internationalization Ceipiemonte also made it possible to
organize, again within the Project, the incoming of a delegation of 14 incoming buyers from the
United Kingdom and Spain, who during the visit were able to appreciate the high quality of the
collections exhibited at Filo. 36 foreign buyers arrived to the fair thanks to the great and long
cooperation with Agenzia ICE, coming from 13 different countries: France, Portugal, Ireland, the
U.K., Hungary, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Ethiopia, Jordan, Palestine, South Africa, Vietnam, India. Of
course, we must add also many Italian and foreign buyers who reached Filo independently”.
Mr. Monfermoso concludes: “Designing textile’s future also means protecting its cultural heritage.
Therefore, Filo decided to host the exhibition, curated by Elisabetta Invernici, “Estetica ’70: il genio
di Brunetta dialoga con Franco”: the reach foundations laid down in the past can be a great source of
inspiration for the future. The two days of the 58th edition of Filo were intense, full of meetings,
professional exchanges and stylistic hints and stimuli for debate. Next Filo edition is scheduled to be
held in February, with the 59th edition of Filo”.
The 59th edition of Filo will take place in February 2023, on the 22nd and the 23rd at Allianz MiCo –
Milan.
Biella, September 15, 2022
Press and Communication Office
EA Team Elena Aravecchia
Via Muratori, 55 – 20135 Milano
Telefono 339 64 73 377 – 368 30 87 86

The 58th edition of Filo opens today

Today the 58th Filo edition – the International Yarns and Fibres’ Exhibition – opens at Allianz MiCo – Milan Convention Centre (via Gattamelata 5). The fair will end tomorrow, on September 15, 2022. To enter the fair it is necessary to have an entrance badge.
Today from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.at Filo you can find yarns, fibres, materials, finishing processes and high-quality production, intended for top-of-the-range products and carried out by companies focused on sustainability, research and innovation as their main goal.

Yarns, fibres, and materials are displayed in a way designed to highlight rationality and clarity, leading ideally towards the Area dedicated to “Dialoghi Creativi”, the ‘creative hearth’ of the Exhibition, where to find samples of exhibitors’ collections. The general inspiration of the “Dialoghi Creativi” Area follows the “Languages” proposed by Gianni Bologna (Responsible for Filo’s creativity and style). Focusing on the product and on its possible developments, the inspirations of the “Dialoghi Creativi” of Filo have a unique connotation in the textile fair-trade scene. At this edition, “Un Filo per la Maglia” is back. The Sustainability Area is totally dedicated to “green” proposals carried out by the exhibitors, which gives space for and importance to FiloFlow, the sustainability’s project of Filo.

The Networking Area, the space designed for fostering the encounter and the dialogue among exhibitors taking part in Filo, hosts the opening ceremony and all the “Dialoghi di Confronto”.

There is an exceptional show to welcome visitors of the 58th edition of Filo: ‘Estetica ‘70. The genius of Brunetta dialogues with Franco’s creativity’. It tells about an especially promising moment for fashion industry, and it shows five unique pieces by Francesco Fracchiolla, aka Franco, with some original sketches and releases by Brunetta Moretti Mateldi, internationally known simply as “Brunetta”. The show is curated by Elisabetta Invernici, journalist and costume historian.

Increasingly an international fair, Filo is observing the number of foreign exhibitors growing from edition to edition, as well as the one of foreign buyers. This result is achieved also thanks to the long and efficient collaboration with ICE Agenzia – the Italian Trade and Investment Agency – Agency. The delegation organised by ICE Agenzia for the 58th edition of Filo is made up of 36 buyers coming from 13 countries: France, Portugal, Ireland, UK, Hungary, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Ethiopia, Jordan, Palestine, South Africa, Vietnam, India. An other international delegation is arriving with 14 buyers from the United Kingdom and Spain: it is the result of the collaboration among Filo, the Piedmont Region and the regional agency for internationalization Ceipiemonte as part of the activities of the Progetto Integrato di Filiera (PIF) “Tessile” promoted by the Piedmont Region and financed thanks to POR-FESR Piedmont 2014-2020 funds: an educational tour in the Biella area is also planned for these operators in order to deepen their knowledge of the production excellence of the prestigious textile district among the most renowned and appreciated in the world. Furthermore, on the second day of the fair, the Piedmont Region and Ceipiemonte present a research – specifically carried out as part of the Project – on the opportunities and challenges of the UK textile market.

Paolo Monfermoso, responsible for Filo, states: “Today we open the 58th Filo edition. As always, I would like to thank those exhibitors – both Italian and foreign ones – who have confirmed their confidence in Filo for this edition too, and they have brought to the fair collections characterised by excellent value, for their quality and innovation. We are particularly satisfied to welcome two delegations of foreign buyers, that has been made possible thanks to the collaboration existing with ICE Agenzia and with Regione Piemonte- Ceipiemonte. Filo, for its nature, is certainly proposing a vision on the future of our industry. Therefore, we have decided to dedicate the opening ceremony of the 58th edition of Filo to ‘Sustainability and creativity: from new textile to new fashion’. Sustainability represents an issue on which Filo has been committed for long time through FiloFlow project; it also represents a challenge in which textile industry cannot remain uninvolved. However, it should be matched with creativity and ability to produce beautiful and ‘well-made’ garments, from all perspectives, as it is proven by the work of our exhibitors.”

Biella, September 14, 2022

Press and Communication Office
EA Team Elena Aravecchia
Via Muratori 55 – Milano
Tel.: 3396473377 – 3683087865
e-mail: press@filo.it

Filo no. 58: “Sustainability and creativity: from new textiles to new fashion”

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The opening ceremony of the 58th edition of Filo on “Sustainability and creativity: from new textiles to new fashion” takes place

Wednesday – September 14, 2022 at 10.30

Allianz MiCo-Milano, Filo Networking Area

“Sustainability and creativity: from new textiles to new fashion”: the title encompasses various issues, on which Filo has been committed for some time: first of all, sustainability but also a new vision of the textile-fashion system, which has at its core manufacturing and a supply chain capable of building a true and productive dialogue among the different steps. This enhances the intrinsic value of a centuries-old textile tradition, to be combined, however, with the most innovative research and attention to sustainability.

After the speeches by Paolo Monfermoso (Responsible of Filo), Pier Francesco Corcione (President of ITS-TAM Biella) and Elena Chiorino (Councilor for Education, Work, Vocational Training, Right to University Study of the Piedmont Region), the ceremony continues with the round table moderated by the journalist Elisabetta Invernici. The debate involves stylists from different generations, who will propose their visions of fashion to the public, also in the light of the technical developments obtained from research on materials and the necessary ever closer collaboration with textile manufacturers.

Paolo Monfermoso, Responsible of Filo, explains: “Filo’s commitment to sustainability has been consolidated and recognized for some time. Our commitment is not limited to promoting the dutiful compliance with environmental and labor protection standards, but extends to creativity, to the new style that comes from innovative textile solutions, proposed by companies that are always at the forefront of quality and research, such as those exhibiting at Filo. If today’s textile-fashion is expressed in different “Languages”, the goal remains the same as always: the “well done”, the result of creativity and passion for one’s work. To that, the exhibitors of Filo and the guests of the inauguration ceremony are witnesses of the highest level.”

The 58th edition of Filo takes place on the 14th and 15th of September 2022 at Allianz MiCo – Milano (via Gattamelata 5).

Biella, September 12, 2022

Press and Communication Office
EA Team Elena Aravecchia
Via Muratori 55 – Milano
Tel.: 3396473377 – 3683087865
e-mail: press@filo.it

Area per area ecco la 58a edizione di Filo

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Filo displays a strongly efficient layout of exhibition’s areas. Everything converges on the Area of “Dialoghi Creativi”, gathering the “highlights” of exhibitors’ products.
The Area of “Dialoghi Creativi” represents the “business card” through which each edition of Filo shows itself to the visitors: the Area is characterised by a particularly evocative setting up and it extends its dimensions in order to propose a wider range of products made by the exhibitors, so that buyers have the opportunity to plan their visit in the best possible way, by immediately detecting the exhibitors who mainly meet their needs.
Starting from this edition, the Area comprises the Quick Delivery Section, but also the one dedicated to “Un Filo per la maglia”, since knitting proposals are increasingly an integral part of companies’ collections. The general inspiration of the “Dialoghi Creativi” Area is based on the “Linguages” proposed by Gianni Bologna (Filo’s creativity and style manager). By focusing on the product and its possible developments, the inspirations of Filo’s “Dialoghi Creativi” have a unique connotation in the panorama of textile fairs.
Totally dedicated to the “green” proposals of exhibiting companies is the Sustainability Area, which gives space and prominence to Filo’s sustainability project, FiloFlow, which most of the exhibitors have now joined. To highlight its peculiarity, the Sustainability Area remains independent: it gains space and visibility, in parallel with the greater awareness on this theme shown by all operators.

Filo’s Networking Area represents a space where to foster encounter and dialogue among the professionals participating in the 58th edition of Filo.
Next to the Area dedicated to “Dialoghi Creativi”, the Networking Area of Filo hosts the opening ceremony of the 58th edition of Filo. The Networking Area also stages the “Dialoghi di Confronto”, the short talks held by some of this industry’s protagonists during the two days of fairs, designed to address highly topical subjects for textile industry.

The 58th edition of Filo takes place on September 14 and 15 at Allianz MiCo – Milan (via Gattamelata 5).

Biella, September 9 2022

Press and Communication Office
EA Team Elena Aravecchia
Via Muratori 55 – Milano
Tel.: 3396473377 – 3683087865
e-mail: press@filo.it

ZDHC Foundation at the 58th edition of Filo

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ZDHC Foundation is the protagonist of one of the “Dialoghi di Confronto” of the 58th edition of Filo, with the talk entitled: “ZDHC Roadmap to Zero: implementation and innovation”.

The appointment is at Allianz MiCo-Milano, Filo Networking Area

Thursday 15 September 2022 at 12pm

Speakers: Elisa Gavazza, ZDHC Foundation- Southern European Regional Director; Marta Simonetti, Environmental and Sustainability Manager of Albini group; Nicola Mattassoglio, Production Manager, Zegna Baruffa Lane Borgosesia.
ZDHC is a multi-stakeholder organization comprising over 170 companies from across the textile-clothing sector. Its Roadmap to Zero program is designed to guide the fashion industry in the process of eliminating harmful chemicals from its global supply chain, by building the foundation for more sustainable manufacturing to protect workers, consumers and customers, and our planet ecosystems.

ZDHC welcomes visitors at its stand in the “Service and Accessories Area” of the 58th edition of Filo.

The 58th edition of Filo takes place on the 14th and 15th of September 2022 at Allianz MiCo – Milan (via Gattamelata 5).

Biella, September 9, 2022

Press and Communication Office
EA Team Elena Aravecchia
Via Muratori 55 – Milano
Tel.: 3396473377 – 3683087865
e-mail: press@filo.it

Cittadellarte-Fashion BEST alla 58a edizione di Filo

Cittadellarte-Fashion BEST alla 58a edizione di Filo

Cittadellarte Fashion B.E.S.T., the operative laboratory of Fondazione Pistoletto which has been dedicated to the development of bio-ethical sustainability in the textile sector since 2009, is on stage at the “Dialoghi di Confronto” of the 58th edition of Filo.

The appointment is scheduled at Allianz MiCo-Milano, Filo Networking Area for

Wednesday September 14, 2022 at 2.30pm

Olga Pirazzi, head of the sustainable fashion office of Cittadellarte Fondazione Pistoletto, together with Tiziano Guardini, sustainable designer, globally recognised for his creative and environmental sensitivity, and Matteo Ward, CEO and co-founder of WRÅD, will lead the talk “Future Fashion Dialogues with Nature”.
It will be an opportunity for debate on the need for a new reconfiguration of the fashion system in relation to the environmental and social context of the near future, which is in fact the present.

The collaboration between Filo and Cittadellarte for the 58th edition does not end with the “Dialoghi di Confronto” appointment. In the central area (E12), adjacent to the Dialoghi Creativi Area, there will be an immersive installation created by Cittadellarte in collaboration with Lenzing: a re-enactment of the forest and nature, which is divided into several cylindrical entities made in a frame in which the visitor of Filo will be able to enter, finding himself surrounded by the maximum expression of the material: the yarn.

The 58th edition of Filo takes place on the 14th and 15th of September 2022 at Allianz MiCo – Milan (via Gattamelata 5).

Biella, September 8, 2022

Press and Communication Office
EA Team Elena Aravecchia
Via Muratori 55 – Milano
Tel.: 3396473377 – 3683087865
e-mail: press@filo.it

RadiciGroup at the 58th edition of Filo

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RadiciGroup is the protagonist of one of the “Dialoghi di Confronto” of the 58th edition of Filo, with the talk entitled: “RadiciGroup, sustainable solutions for a circular textile supply chain”.

The appointment is at Allianz MiCo-Milan, Filo Networking Area

Thursday September 15, 2022, at 11 am

The talk is led by Marco De Silvestri, Sales and Marketing Officer RadiciGroup – Advanced Textile Solutions.

Innovation is in RadiciGroup DNA and has enabled it, over the years, to expand into different sectors and bring competitive, cutting-edge products and solutions to the market. On the materials side, RadiciGroup works to expand its portfolio and add innovative products with a lower carbon footprint. In addition, the Group regularly measures the performances of all its production sites and transparently communicates them in its Sustainability Report.

RadiciGroup welcomes visitors at the stand E14 of the 58th edition of Filo.

The 58th edition of Filo takes place on the 14th and 15th September 2022 at Allianz MiCo – Milano (via Gattamelata 5).

Biella, September 2022

Press and Communication Office
EA Team Elena Aravecchia
Via Muratori 55 – Milano
Tel.: 3396473377 – 3683087865
e-mail: press@filo.it

Filo no. 58: Multifunctional wear for NextGen fashion

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A new generation of consumers is asking for a new fashion, attentive to sustainability and capable
of combining style with performance. In the “Dialoghi di Confronto” – which take place in the
Networking Area of the 58th edition of Filo – two leading companies in the world of textiles
interpret this need: Coatyarn e Südwolle Group.
The appointment is for 15 September at 2.45 pm with the talk “Multifunctional wear: design e
performance per una moda NextGen”. Speaker are: Gianluigi Mazzoleni, CEO Coatyarn, and
Alessandro Dalla Pozza, Product Management Team, Südwolle Group Italia.
The Multifunctional Wear project was born from the collaboration between Coatyarn, leader in the
production of high-performance coated yarns, and Suedwolle Group, world leader manufacturer of
worsted yarns for pure and mixed wool weaving, circular and flat bed knitting.
Coatyarn’s Fashion Designer Emanuela Roncalli interpreted the need to join design and
performance for multifunctional fashion by combining TPU Evolution®, Coatyarn’s 100% made in
Italy polyurethane yarn, and Caprera GRS, sustainable blend with merino wool and Coolmax
Ecomade.
TPU Evolution® guarantees excellent resistance to abrasion, wear, hydrolysis, oils, greases and
solvents, at the same time maintaining its peculiar soft touch; Caprera GRS enhances the
thermoregulatory and breathability properties of 19,3 micron merino wool processed with
Naturetexx Plasma, an eco-friendly and chemical-free treatment joined with Coolmax Ecomade
polyester fibers 100% derived from recycled plastics.
The synergy between the two products gives life to garments that combine comfort and
performance with style and aesthetics, thus adapting to the most diverse applications.
Coatyarn is present at the 58th edition of Filo at stand B11.
We look forward to welcoming you at Filo on the 14th and 15th of September 2022 at Allianz MiCo
– Milan!
Biella, September 8, 2022
Press and Communication Office
EA Team Elena Aravecchia
Via Muratori 55 – Milano
Tel.: 3396473377 – 3683087865
e-mail: press@filo.it
www.filo.i

TENCEL at the 58th edition of Filo

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TENCELTM is the protagonist of one of the “Dialoghi di Confronto” of the 58th edition of Filo, with the talk entitled: “TENCEL™ – A good “Ingredient” for Textiles”.

The appointment is at Allianz MiCo-Milano, Filo Networking Area

Thursday 15 September 2022, at 2 pm

During the talk, Carlo Covini, BD Manager Italy & Switzerland, Lenzing AG, will talk about TENCEL™ fiber as an “ingredient” perceived in different ways depending very much on the knowledge of the spinners, and then of the weavers and knitters involved in the processing of the fiber: blending it with natural fibers highlights the fiber’s botanical origin and biodegradability with comfort and softness; blending it with synthetic and elastic fibers enhances the wear comfort and moisture management; blending it with mechanically recycled fibers confers silkiness and softness thus increasing the potential applications. The use of TENCEL™ x REFIBRA™ would accentuate the content of recycled fiber.

TENCEL welcomes visitors at stand E10 of the 58th edition of Filo.

The 58th edition of Filo takes place on the 14th and 15th of September 2022 at Allianz MiCo – Milan (via Gattamelata 5).

Biella, September 2022

Press and Communication Office
EA Team Elena Aravecchia
Via Muratori 55 – Milano
Tel.: 3396473377 – 3683087865
e-mail: press@filo.it

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