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FiloFow, sustainability according to Filo

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In 2019, Filo launched the FiloFlow project with a specific goal: making the commitment of its exhibiting companies for sustainable products, production processes, and their ethical and social attitude clear to the general public. According to Filo, the commitment can be made explicit only with a global view to the textile supply chain to achieve truly sustainable and traceable products. The results reached by FiloFlow prove that the companies really appreciated this kind of approach.

FiloFlow is a long-term project, it is a “Project for supply chain’s traceability” – as Mr. Paolo Monfermoso, Responsible for Filo, has defined it – “In our approach the concept of sustainability immediately merges with traceability and synergies along the production pipeline”.

Filo’s nine criteria of sustainability refer to the use of chemicals, water and energy consumption, recycling, combined with others related to social sustainability’s model towards the stakeholders and the ecosystem.

The very positive results achieved by Filo exhibiting companies are summed up in a number of diagrams, which you can find on Filo website. Just a few examples are enough to understand the commitment of FiloFlow companies to increasingly proper production solutions from an environmental and ethical point of view. In fact, 87% of companies use raw materials originating from pre and post-consumer recycling, while 97% use certified raw materials. 85% have developed a traceability program for their supply chain. 70% internally recycle their processing waste. 81% of FiloFlow companies have a certification relating to chemical management.

Biella, April 20, 2022

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

“Dialoghi Creativi” for the 58th edition of Filo

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“A conversation between two or more people”, or “an exchange of ideas or opinions on a particular
issue, with a view to reaching an amicable agreement or settlement”: here are the definitions of the
word ‘dialogue’ according to the Oxford Dictionary. Meanwhile from ancient philosophy comes the
concept of dialogue where interlocutors achieve a truth which, however, is never definitive, but
always renewable through further dialogues.
These definitions help to explain why Gianni Bologna has chosen for Filo the expression “Dialoghi
Creativi” to indicate textile themes proposed as an inspiration for the collections that will be shown
at the 58th edition of Filo, to be held on the 14
th and the 15th of September 2022.
Textile themes proposed by Filo, in fact, are clearly different from the ones normally defined as
‘trends’ within the international fair-trade panorama; on the contrary, they represent continuous
research on products, in a constant and enriching ‘dialogue’ with the companies, which have to
concretely develop the materials.
That is also why, for many editions, Filo has already launched the Quick Delivery section, and it has
abandoned the concept of seasonality of the proposals, while suggesting textile materials that the
companies can then get back to and develop according to their sensitivities and needs, beyond a
scheduled time plan which has been overcome by increasingly international and integrated markets.
In other words, in Filo’s “Dialoghi Creativi” the focus is on raw materials, products, and processes,
which will turn into yarns – the ones exhibited at Filo – in an open and continuous ‘dialogue’ with
the companies and product-managers, enhancing their creativity, trials and research capacities.
In this way, like in a Socratic dialogue, Filo’s “Dialoghi Creativi” change and renovate at each edition,
while the final goal is always the same: the search for beauty and the well-made, beyond any
conceptual limitation, already meaningless, but according to the style of the best Italian manufacture.
Biella, April the 1st, 2022
Press and Communication Office
EA Team Elena Aravecchia
Via Muratori 55 – Milano
Tel.: 3396473377 – 3683087865

The 57th Filo edition has closed with positive results

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Today, the 57th edition of Filo, the International Exhibition of Yarns and Fibres, has
closed positively registering great results.
The premises for an edition rich in creativity were already clear starting from the
entrance built for the 57th edition of Filo, through the installation carried out by
Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto, representing a suspended Third Paradise coming
alive by involving the visitor.
Young people, education, and sustainability were at the centre of the 57th edition of
Filo: Filo, the International Exhibition of Yarns and Fibres, which represents the first
step in textile and apparel supply chain – is then shifting its gaze towards the future of
this manufacturing industry which is fundamental for the economy and the life of the
country.
Paolo Monfermoso, Responsible for Filo, said that: ‘The 57th edition of Filo has closed
positively. In relation to this success, I would like to thank all exhibitors, who had
continued to believe in Filo also during difficult times. I also want to thank the buyers
who crowded into the booths: a concrete sign of the intention of this industry to return
to a growth path. This result also derives from the collaboration with ITA-Agency in
organising the visits arriving from France, the UK, Belgium, Holland, Chile, Peru, South
Africa, Romania, Mexico, Angola, Ukraine, Saudi Arabia. The round table ‘We believe in
young people’, which officially opened the 57th edition, stirred up a lot of curiosity. I
personally believe that during the debates we have managed to deal with education in a
deep way, giving the floor to the protagonists, young entrepreneurs, and managers. Filo
has always worked with a view to a supply chain system, that’s why I really appreciated
the presence of Alessandro Barberis Canonico, President of Milano Unica, Massimo
Mosiello, General Director of MU, and Gianfranco Di Natale, General Director of Sistema
Moda Italia at the inauguration ceremony of this edition. I want to thank them for their
constant interest and friendship with Filo.
In addition, the interesting and concrete intervention by Elena Chiorino, Piedmont
Region’s Councillor for Education, Employment and Vocational Training proved the
interest of the Region for the issues linked to manufacture and textile industry
especially’.
‘During the fair, we have gone through two intense days, rich in inspiration and debate.
Our Trend Areas – from the general one to ‘Un figlio per la maglia’, to the Sustainabiliy
Area with FiloFlow – represented the focus for buyers’ visits, while ‘Dialoghi di
Confronto’ dealt with essential issues for this industry, as for example the centrality of
fibres, the recycle of raw materials, and sustainability’.
The protagonist of the first ‘Dialoghi di Confronto’ was Tomaso Trussardi. Together
with the journalist Elisabetta Invernici, he went through his long carrier – despite his
young age – as entrepreneurs, pondering over sustainability: ‘The sustainability is
something I really care for – he said. In the natural altering of things, the companies
belonging to this industry are really committed in reducing their impact on the
environment. However, it is clear that this commitment should consider the economic
factor: the products with sustainability and circular elements have a cost, that should
reflect on the final price. Unfortunately, today, very often the final consumer is not
ready to pay a premium price and the companies must deal with real market. And we
also must take into account that the problem today is not polluting less, but the waste:
we should find a way to make production processes, but also end products – being
circular. And in the meantime, raising the awareness of final consumer in relation to this
theme’.
‘We believe in young people’ for Filo also means leaving space for the institutes working
for their education, as ITS-TAM in Biella, which brought to Filo “Il mare sulla pelle”, a
capsule collection totally carried out by the students.
In conclusion, Paolo Monfermoso highlighted that: ‘Today the 57th edition of Filo has
closed, but there is room for exchange and confrontation among exhibitors and buyers
through the virtual space of “e-Filo: 365 Days of Yarns”, our marketplace. It is a digital
platform, fast and easy to use, through simple and immediate key research. For the
physically held fair, we wait for you in September, for the 58th
edition of Filo.
Filo will meet you on the 58th edition of Filo, scheduled to be held on the 14th and the 15th
of September 2022 at MiCo – Milan.
Biella, 24 febbraio 2022
Ufficio stampa e comunicazione
EA Team Elena Aravecchia
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Telefono 339 64 73 377 – 368 30 87 86

The 57th Filo edition opens today at MiCo

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Today the 57th Filo edition – the International Exhibition of Yarns and Fibres – opens at Mi.Co – Milan Convention Centre (via Gattamelata 5). The fair will end tomorrow, on February the 24th, 2022. Filo is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the first day and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the second one.

The products shown at Filo consist in yarns, fibres, materials, finishing and high-quality treatments for top-of-the-range products’ industry produced by the companies focused on sustainability, research, and innovation.
Yarns, fibres, and materials are shown in an exhibiting area designed to highlight its functionalities and clarity, strengthened by the presence of two Trend Areas.
Alongside the general Trend Area, where all exhibiting paths merge, the Sustainability Area arises, reserved to ‘green’ proposals by the exhibitors participating in FiloFlow project, the sustainability project of Filo.
‘Un Filo per la maglia’ comes back in a larger and more strategic area, the one exclusively dedicated to knitwear, to give prominence to yarns for knitting. Already in September, the exhibitors really appreciated this initiative. Now ‘Un Filo per la maglia’ comes back through a wider and more structured area, thanks to the great variety in creative and stimulating materials, proposed by the exhibitors.
The floor is also given to fibres, in a supply chain model, with the participation of the world leading companies in the production of man-made natural and synthetic fibres: Asahi Kasei, RadiciGroup and Lenzing, alongside with the nobler and more versatile fibres: wool with Woolmark and the Italian Wool Trade Association, and linen with Celc-Linen Dream Lab.

Education and sustainability represent the fil rouge along the whole fair.
Education is essential for current and future’s textile industry. The issue is faced in an extensive way through the round table ‘Believe in young people’, which opens the 57th edition of Filo (at 10.30 a.m., Trend Area) with the participation of the real protagonists: young entrepreneurs and managers.

Another fundamental issue for textile and apparel industry is sustainability: we will discuss about it and under different perspectives during the ‘Dialoghi di Confronto’ which will be held in the Networking Area with a rich agenda.
Being aware that believing in young people is necessary, for this edition too, Filo hosts ITS-TAM Biella, which brings ‘Il mare sulla pelle’ (‘The sea on the skin’), a capsule collection totally carried out by the students.
At the entrance, to welcome visitors, there is the prestigious installation by Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto in collaboration with a company from Biella: a suspended Third Paradise, which comes alive through visitor’s engagement.

Paolo Monfermoso, Responsible for Filo, states: «Today we start with the 57th Filo edition, that after two years is physically held, as February’s edition. I would like to thank all exhibitors – both Italian and foreign – for trusting Filo, which had remained bound to its mission, even during difficult and uncertain times. Figures about buyers’ pre-registration are positive and enable us to look to these two days of fair with confidence.
We are particularly satisfied for welcoming a numerous delegation of foreign buyers, coming from France, the U.K., Belgium, Ukraine, Romania, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Indonesia, Chile, Peru, and Mexico, which has been made possible thanks to the strong collaboration with ITA-Agency.
The experience resulting from last two years, proved that for the products such as the ones exhibited at Filo, the physically held fair is paramount and decisive for understanding the value of our companies’ products, as well as the direct and personal meetings between exhibitor and customer. Today, however, thanks to technology, the fair can rely on a prolongation throughout the year. The success of “e-Filo: 365 Days of Yarns”, our marketplace, really appreciated by exhibitors and buyers, has further confirmed it.

Digital marketplace does not represent just the way Filo is looking to the future of our industry; we have decided to dedicate the round table for the inauguration of the 57th Filo edition to young people and education. ‘Believe in young people’ gives the floor to young entrepreneurs and managers who decided to work within textile-apparel-fashion and accessories industry. It is a new entrepreneurial generation that addresses to younger people to explain them the satisfaction coming from a job that in each season finds out new stimuli, where craftmanship, a well-done job, creativity and passion still play a fundamental role.

We are then taking up again the issue we are really caring for: dexterity, touch, feeling the quality of our textile products first-hand. This is a theme on which Filo had already focused its attention last year, through the series of video interviews ‘Con le mani’.»

Monfermoso concludes: «We are confident that we have built the 57th edition of Filo rich in high-quality proposals, and I wish that they can meet, as usual, the needs and the expectations of exhibitors and visitors. »
For the 57th Filo edition of Filo, product development proposals carried out by Gianni Bologna, responsible for Filo’s creativity and style, are entitled ‘Alternatives’. As explained by Gianni Bologna, «We talk about Alternatives, by meaning a merge of intents looking for a new tradition, able to protect a part of non-homologation, a crucial aspect for textile industry’s creativity, where the variety of expressive ways is a crucial characteristic.»

Biella, February 23, 2022

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

Tomaso Trussardi at the 57th edition of Filo

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Tomaso Trussardi is the speaker of the first “Dialoghi di Confronto” carried out during the 57th
edition of Filo (on the 23rd and 24th of February 2022).
The talk is scheduled to be held at MiCo – Milan, in the Exhibition’s Networking Area
Wednesday, February the 23rd 2022, at 12 pm
In dialoguing with the journalist Elisabetta Invernici, Tomaso Trussardi will talk to Filo’s audience
about his experience as an entrepreneur.
Of course, the story will start from his role in family-run Trussardi company, the one that had
contributed to make ‘Made in Italy’ famous worldwide, by proposing a true lifestyle, before even
proposing fashion collections. In 2013, Tomaso Trussardi took on the role of CEO, he defined the
new structure of the Group, shifting from a multi-label model to a one brand-one label model, he
promoted the internationalisation hub of the company towards Asia, and he repositioned the
greyhound’s brand within Advance Contemporary Arena.
However, a crucial step during his work as entrepreneur took place in 2007, when he funded the
company’s Food Department opening Trussardi Restaurant and Trussardi Café at La Scala, by
creating a new business model based on lifestyle.
Today, the interest of Tomaso Trussardi is focused on “Fast Cars Slow Food TT”, the company
through which he organises and manages events involving those who are passionate about cars and
lovers of good food. At Filo, he will also talk about these passions.
The 57th edition of Filo takes place on the 23rd and 24th of February 2022 at MiCo – Milan (via
Gattamelata 5).

Biella, February 21, 2022

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

Filo no. 57: the Trend Areas as business cards

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The 57th edition of Filo proposes an extremely functional exhibition area’s layout, with ‘specialised’ trend areas, together with the general Trend Area, enriching Filo’s offer.

The general Trend Area is the “business card” through which Filo presents itself to the visitors: through a particular evocative setting up it represents the centre of gravity towards which the whole exhibition area converges. On the other hand, the Sustainability Area – including the FiloFlow project – gains space and visibility, together with the raising awareness of the operators towards this theme.

After the great success in September edition, “Un Filo per la maglia” – the trend area reserved to knitting, from an idea by Gianni Bologna – comes back with larger spaces and a refurbished design. Mr. Bologna explains: “The positive feedback by exhibitors and visitors led us to imagine for the 57th edition a more complex and articulated knitting area that will host a much greater number of samples and creative suggestions of this type of product, with proposals that are even more creative and stimulating.”

To be highlighted is also the presence at the exhibition of the organisations for the promotion of the noblest fibres, and the presence of some leading groups in man-made fibres’ production. At Filo, they exhibit high-performance materials, perfectly suitable for creating a sustainable end-product. Opening the exhibition first to dyeing mills and then to fibres’ producers, Filo continues to propose a supply chain vision to visitors and exhibitors, able to offer new potentialities and opportunities in looking for increasingly innovative yarns.

We remind all visitors that online pre-registration is mandatory: ask your badge at filo.it.

We are waiting for you at the 57 edition of Filo on the 23rd and 24th of February 2022 at MiCo (via Gattamelata 5, Milano)!

Biella, February 16, 2022

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

Noble fibres at Filo: IWTA, National Wool Trade Association

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Fibres, especially the noble ones, resume their leading role at the 57th edition of Filo. The organisers’ choice results from considering that products’ effective sustainability and traceability can be reached only through a supply chain’s perspective.
Obviously, if we talk about noble fibres, the fibre par excellence is wool. This is why the IWTA, National Wool Trade Association will be present at the 57th Filo edition.

Founded on April 16, 1920, IWTA, The National Wool Trade Association, celebrated its centenary in 2020. The IWTA has always closely intertwined its history with all the political, bellicose, economic and cultural events of Italy. For more than a century, it has been able to play the important role of spreading the culture of the Italian textile industry, promoting and encouraging international trade throughout the supply chain.
To this day, it groups together and represents a large part of the Italian and foreign operators of the trade in textile raw materials present in Italy, with the idea of reopening to industry, as has already happened in the past, welcoming representatives of the various stages of the textile industry, from spinning to dyeing, from weavers to retailers.
On the occasion of the Centenary, the Association wanted to celebrate the event by publishing the book “The World of Textiles”, a work aimed to disseminate and deepen the knowledge of the entire textile supply chain.

As for the theme of sustainability, in all its meanings, and often associated with traceability, the Association is taking on a whole series of initiatives aimed at promoting the sustainability of natural raw materials.
These initiatives will go in two different directions: to favour clarity and transparency in the confusion of the various protocols and standards now proliferating and adopted by the various brands; to intervene in the various institutional bodies, where decisions are taken, to verify the criteria adopted when allocating the various degrees of sustainability

At Filo no. 57, IWTA will also be the protagonist of one of the “Dialoghi di Confronto” held in the Networking Area of Filo during the two days of the fair.

The IWTA talk (February 24, 12 pm) – “Sostenibilità delle materie prime naturali. Presentazione del libro del centenario” – will be led by Claudio Lacchio (President of the IWTA, National Wool Trade Association).

The full programme of the 57th edition “Dialoghi di Confronto” can be found here.

We are waiting for you at the 57th edition of Filo on February 23 and 24, 2022 at MiCo (via Gattamelata 5, Milano)!

Biella, February 16, 2022

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

From Filo no. 57 “Believe in Young People”

“Believe in Young People” is the title Filo has chosen for the opening ceremony of the 57th edition.
The opening will take place in the
Trends Area of the Salon at 10.30 on Wednesday February 23, 2022.

“Believe in Young People” refer to a multiplicity of crucial issues for Italian manufacture, and especially textile industry: education and training, generational change in companies, intrinsic values of craftmanship to matched with more innovative research and care for sustainability.

The opening speeches will be by:
Paolo Monfermoso (manager of Filo) e Pier Francesco Corcione (President of ITS-TAM Biella)

The round table will be introduced and led by
Francesco Ferraris (President of Young Entrepreneurs – Sistema Moda Italia)

Speakers will be:
Marco Cardinalini (Cardinalini & C.)
Alessia Crivelli (Crivelli Gioielli; Vice President of Confindustria Federorafi)
Chiara Marconi and Federica Tirani (Chité Milano)
Silvia Moglia (Director of ITS-TAM Biella)
Roberto Circelli (former ITS-TAM student; PM Suedwolle Group)

Paolo Monfermoso, Responsible for Filo, explains: “With the title ‘Believe in young people’ Filo gives the floor to young entrepreneurs and managers who decided to work in textile-apparel-fashion and accessories’ industry. They are best suited to explain to other young people the great opportunities of our industry, and, moreover, the satisfaction resulting from a job that finds new stimuli at any new season, and where education, craftmanship, excellence, creativity, passion have still a fundamental role.”

The 57th edition of Filo takes place on the 23rd and 24th of February 2022 at MiCo – Milan (via Gattamelata 5).

Biella, February 16, 2022

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

Filo no. 57 hosts Telethon in the name of research

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Research is one of the keywords on which Filo’s action is based. In a completely different context, research is the mission of Fondazione Telethon.

It is therefore on the basis of a shared awareness that only by believing and investing in research the well-being of people can be improved that the paths of Filo and Fondazione Telethon meet at the 57th edition of the Yarns and Fibers Salon.

For over 30 years the mission of Fondazione Telethon has been to put the word cure next to the name of every rare genetic disease.
At the 57th edition of Filo the Telethon staff will be ready to explain:
• the problems the Fondazione is concerned with, namely rare genetic diseases
• highlight the activities and projects that the Fondazione carries out
• show the path of research from the first explorations, up to the cure
• present stories of some beneficiaries successfully treated with gene therapy
There is no particular story on which Telethon staff will focus: some will tell about Leukodystrophy, others about research on genetic diseases in general, others still about gene therapy, the common thread that runs through everything.

The 57th edition of Filo will take place on the 23rd and 24th of February 2022 at MiCo – Milano Convention Center (via Gattamelata 5).

We are waiting for you!

Biella, February 16, 2022

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

Noble fibres at Filo: The Woolmark Company

Noble fibres at Filo: The Woolmark Company

Fibres, especially the noble ones, resume their leading role at the 57th edition of Filo. The organisers’ choice results from considering that products’ effective sustainability and traceability can be reached only through a supply chain’s perspective.
Obviously, if we talk about noble fibres, the fibre par excellence is wool. This is why the Woolmark Company will be present at the 57th edition of Filo.

The Woolmark Company promotes Australian Merino wool worldwide, apart from carrying out a rich and intense R&D activity. Together with Filo, it shares the care for sustainability: Australian Merino wool is indeed a 100% natural fibre; therefore, it is sustainable by definition, since it is renewable and biodegradable.
The presence of The Woolmark Company at Filo offers visitors and exhibitors the opportunity to delve into the versality and the characteristics of this noble fibre: it is soft, resistant, breathable, able to absorb humidity and to be resistant to smells. All these qualities facilitate the use of this fibre for many purposes and scopes, from haute couture to luxury, sportswear and high-performance garments.

The Woolmark Company also brings to Filo its vision about wool’s future and the strategies to put into action in favour of all players belonging to textile supply chain and about the new opportunities developing in global markets’ changes occurring today. In doing this, it will be the protagonist of one of ‘Dialoghi di Confronto’, held in Filo’s Networking Area during the two days of fair.

Woolmark Company at the “Dialoghi di Confronto” (February the 23rd at 2 p.m.) goes under an emblematic title “Wool: the future”, and the talk is led by Francesco Magri, Woolmark – Regional Manager, Central & Eastern Europe and Fabrizio Servente, Woolmark – Global Strategic Advisor.

The full programme of the 57th edition “Dialoghi di Confronto” can be found here.

We are waiting for you at the 57th Filo edition on the 23rd and 24th of February 2022 at MiCo (via Gattamelata 5, Milan)!

Biella, February the 14th, 2022

Ufficio stampa e comunicazione
EA Team Elena Aravecchia
Via Muratori 55 – Milano
Tel.: 3396473377 – 3683087865
e-mail: press@filo.it
www.filo.it

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