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Filo at Milano Unica proposing FiloFlow

Filo participates in Milano Unica (Fiera Milano – Rho) from 9th to 11th of July, showing the sustainable yarns of the FiloFlow project. The area reserved to Filo is in hall 3, within the MUFamily trends area.

Filo takes part in Milano Unica bringing the proposals made by the companies participating in its sustainability project, since sustainability, together with traceability, represents one of the backbones of values and concrete actions shared by both Filo and Milano Unica. For years, FiloFlow has been involving most Filo’s exhibitors thanks to its ability to highlight and convey in an immediate way the sustainability path which the companies have undertaken. The proposal of FiloFlow yarns at Milano Unica enable to restore and strengthen the supply chain vision which is essential to accurately face the difficult issue of textile industry’s sustainability.

Paolo Monfermoso, responsible for Filo, has declared: “Through the participation of Filo in the 39th edition of Milano Unica, we renovate and strengthen the supply chain collaboration between two of the crucial stages of production process of textile and apparel industry. In addition, without quality, innovation, and sustainability of the yarns proposed by Filo and of the fabrics proposed by Milano Unica, it wouldn’t be possible to initiate a talk about quality, innovation, and sustainability of finished garments. The power of Made in Italy lays in the ability of Italian manufacture to offer stylistically beautiful, innovative and high-quality materials and products through responsible processes. The synergy between Filo and Milano Unica gives the possibility to see clear outcomes: our participation in MU offers the opportunity – especially to foreign buyers – to have an overall idea about the textile supply proposed by the most important Italian Exhibitions in the textile field”.

Equally rich in content, quality and beauty is the stylistic framework that forms the backdrop to the FiloFlow yarns: the creative profile of Filo is in fact conveyed through the “Ir-Reality Show” video, with the inspirations of the “Dialoghi Creativi” carried out by Gianni Bologna for Filo.

The area dedicated to Filo is located in the Trend Area of MUFamily (Hall 3). Filo is waiting for you at Milano Unica – Hall 3 at Fiera Milano Rho.

Biella, July 9, 2024

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

Online Filo•Sophy, the creative proposals for Filo62

“Filo•Sophy” – the video showing the creative proposals for the 62nd edition of Filo carried out by Gianni Bologna (responsible for creativity and style of Filo) is online starting from today. The creative proposals are available on Filo’s website (www.filo.it).

«Filo•Sophy – the concept of the creative proposals that we have developed for the 62nd edition of Filo – is divided in three parts: Street-Tease, Wiki Filo and Filo-Logic. » – Gianni Bologna explains – «They can seem discordant and discontinuous, but they have been deliberately collected in this context to stress the underlying philosophy which re-assesses the “intermediate presence” keeping together limits by marking their distance. The rhapsodic style of the representation by images is the visual representation of the concept, as we keep reflecting on the fact that images already represent a shortcut of the surrounding world and its interpretation, a kind of synthetic grammar for comprehension (and acceptance) of what we define as “reality”, or at least for what we wish and hope the reality to be. And not always it is.»

The creative proposals that pass by one another at a fast pace in the video design an idea of aesthetics which accounts for transformation and challenges which cross our world, our way of being, and consequently, our style of dress. In doing so, they always remain faithful to what distinguished Filo from the very beginning, making it a unique exhibition within the international panorama: the focus on product and production processes, to offer to textile professionals an effective inspiration for creating their collections.

This approach is reflected in the words by Paolo Monfermoso, responsible for Filo: «Filo•Sophy – the title we have chosen for the creative proposals that we launch today – has a high creative and innovative content, as occurs with each edition of Filo, thanks to the excellent work done by Gianni Bologna. Indeed, every time our product development proposals succeed in attracting and expressing the idea of “creative dialogue” which is highly appreciated by our exhibitors. By emphasising the continuous research on product, and so the philosophy of “know-how” typical of our production, the creative proposals represent the flagship of Filo since they are designed, created and produced exactly to be “used” by the exhibitors in their daily work.» Paolo Monfermoso also says: «Rightly so, dealing with a content of great value, also the “composition” of the Filo•Sophy video is particularly refined: the choice of images, their rhythm, background music, and the direction make it a little great textile show made available by Filo to national and international professionals working in the textile-clothing system.

The 62nd edition of Filo will be held on the 18th and 19th of September 2024 at Allianz MiCo Milan (via Gattamelata 5).

 

Biella, June 12, 2024

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

Positive results for the 61st edition of Filo

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The 61st edition of Filo, the International Yarns and Fibres Exhibition, closed at Allianz MiCo Milan registering highly positive results.
The lively atmosphere among the booths and the areas of the Exhibition of Yarns and Fibres rewarded high-quality collections, which incorporate innovation and search for sustainability of Italian and foreign textile manufacturers.

Buyers’ flow was n particularly intense from the first day of the exhibition, as well as during the second one. Worth underlining is the growth in foreign visitors, since it strengthens a trend that has now been recorded for several editions and also affects exhibitors from abroad. Concerning buyers, the long collaboration between Filo and ITA Agency allowed to organise the visit of a delegation made up of 27 foreign professionals coming from France, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, Turkey, China, Denmark, Tunisia, South Korea. Thanks to the cooperation between Filo and the Piedmont Region, it was possible to welcome to the fair a delegation made up of 10 buyers, coming from Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal, and the U.K., that participated in the fair thanks to Textile Integrated Supply Chain (PIF) Project of Piedmont Region, funded by P.R.FESR 2021-2027, carried out through the Regional Agency for Internationalisation. In addition, at the end of the exhibition, the group of buyers took part in a study tour in Biella district, to delve into the production excellence of Biella territory.

Paolo Monfermoso, responsible of Filo, said: “The 61st edition closed very positively. From the first opinions collected among the exhibitors, there’s satisfaction for the job done during the fair. Once more, Filo proved to be a unique working platform, totally reserved to the professionals belonging to the industry: textile professionals are aware of finding at Filo high-quality collections and services aiming at facilitating the collaborations and the match between demand and supply of yarns and materials. Speaking of collaborations, once again, the presence of dyeing mills, and associations and producers representing the world of natural and man-made fibres was particularly appreciated by all operators who participated in the fair, precisely because it fosters an effective dialogue among the companies working in the different steps of the supply chain which can lead to interesting product developments.”

The main topic of the 61st edition was the circularity in textile industry. The inauguration ceremony specifically dealt with this topic, starting from a concrete example: the pilot project of Recycling Hub of Biella district. Speakers of the round table were Elena Chiorino, Councillor of Education and Merit, Employment and Training of Piedmont Region, Sergio Tamborini, President of SMI -Sistema Moda Italia, Paolo Barberis Canonico, Vice-President of Unione Industriale Biellese, Marco Farina, Responsible for the Assessment and Development of the Projects of A2A Ambiente, and Giovanni Marchi, President of MagnoLab.

Paolo Monfermoso also underlined: “As President Tamborini said, the textile-apparel-fashion industry needs to face sustainability, also through the creation of an alternative supply chain committed in recycling materials. We are particularly pleased that the Recycling Hub in Biella has been introduced here, at Filo, by involving in the discussion the protagonists who contributed to design and implement the pilot project. The project involves the whole supply chain, and it lays its foundations on the collaboration between institutional and industrial players, and it is oriented to find effective solutions to the actual and urgent challenges for companies working in this sector, in line with the approach that Filo shares and promotes in all its activities.”

Filo would like to thank all exhibitors and visitors who, despite the difficult situation, have shown during the two days of fair a strong desire to give new impetus and a strong willingness to overcome any kind of problem, also geopolitical ones, through hard work.

The 62nd edition of Filo will be held on the 18th and the 19th of September 2024 at Allianz MiCo-Milan.

Biella, February 29, 2024

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

The opening ceremony of Filo61: circularity takes a step forward

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Important news related to sustainability and circularity in the textile industry come from the 61st edition of Filo, which has opened today at Allianz MiCo Milan. Indeed, during the opening ceremony, Elena Chiorino, councillor for Education and Merit, Employment and Training of Piedmont Region, has announced that the Ministry for Environment and Energy Security approved the Recycling Hub project in Biella district. Councillor Chiorino explains: “We are living in a world claiming for reducing waste, and Biella is ready to make available its unique knowledge related to textile industry and its excellent expertise as far as innovation is concerned. The Recycling Hub project is not just a great employment opportunity for the territory, but it also reflects the idea of a Green economy, which should be pursued: protecting the environment and fostering industrial sector are not in opposition. Quite to the contrary, these two concepts can – and must – become a stimulus for our economy. Thanks to their history and their great skills in research field, the region of Piedmont and the territory of Biella must foster one kind of environmental sustainability which is synonymous with economic and social sustainability. The Recycling Hub is paving the same way.”

The comments by Paolo Monfermoso, responsible for Filo, are positive too: “For long time, Filo has known that textile industry’s future is not possible without the strong commitment towards a kind of production process which is more sustainable in relation to environment and society, as proven by FiloFlow, the Filo’s project dedicated to sustainability. This is the reason why we are particularly pleased that Biella’s Recycling Hub is taking a step forward here, at Filo, since it is based on the collaboration between institutional and industrial players, and it is oriented to effective solutions for real and urgent challenges faced by the companies working in this field, in line with the approach pursued by Filo in all its activities.”

The inauguration ceremony of the 61st edition of Filo has also featured the round table entitled “Circular economy in textile, apparel and fashion industry: the thread of circularity”, moderated by Giusy Bettoni, CEO and founder of CLASS.

During the debate, Sergio Tamborini, President of SMI Sistema Moda Italia, has described the commitment of the Association in rethinking the industry of fashion to make it increasingly circular, explaining both vision and operational aspects of Retex.Green Consortium, also considering the most recent European and national law: “Sustainability is a paramount issue and it is related to the growing size of global consumption in textile and apparel industry, which is the first world economy in terms of workers and turnover. Building an alternative supply chain -based on recycling – is the only way forward, and the Italian consortia are waiting to be operative, provided that EPR regulations enable them to be operative. SMI has immediately started working on pre-consumer textiles with Retex.Green, the consortium of manufacturers, which is one of the first groups that started operating in Italy and chose not to have any own facility dedicated to recycling, to be totally transparent. Experiences such as the Biella Recycling Hub can represent an important support to the Consortia, waiting to become fully operational once the EU regulations have been adopted by the Italian legislator.”

Paolo Barberis Canonico, Vice President of the Unione Industriale Biellese, interpreted the point of view of the companies, by highlighting the opportunities for Recycling Hub’s development: “Our goal is creating a hub for transformation, research, collection and re-use of textile materials to create a real advantage for textile industry, in relation to both the environment and the efficiency, by using less resources and waste. To do that, we have found strategic partners in A2A and, in a broader sense, in the Biella’s district as a whole, because it represents the perfect place where to cooperate in terms of innovation for the circularity of textile industry along the supply chain, including machinery manufacturers.”.

Marco Farina, responsible for Project Assessment and Development for A2A Ambiente, said: “We have chosen to be a partner in the Recycling Hub project to make our consolidated experience in the circular economy available to the Biella area and contribute to the creation of a new recycling supply chain in the textile sector. Currently, waiting for more clarity regarding the law which regulates this topic, as A2A we are identifying the best technology available for selecting materials to recycle, with the aim of testing a pilot plant over the next 24 months.”

Giovanni Marchi, President of MagnoLab, focused on the need for cooperating in a well-organised way to develop innovation, research, and projects related to sustainability and to circular economy, stating: “MagnoLab is a supply chain R&D hub, specifically designed to share the expertise of the different steps of the supply chain to foster both research and innovation, starting from the process to develop them. Within our network, there are companies belonging to different sectors, but each can play an important part, according to its specifications. Therefore, the goal is to strengthen the network between companies and other players working for the industry’s development and the entire industrial sector, with the common aim of developing new processes for the circular economy.”

The video of the event is available here.

The 61st edition of Filo takes place on the 28th and 29th of February 2024 at Allianz MiCo – Milan Convention Centre (via Gattamelata 5).
Biella, 28 February 2024

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

The 61st edition of Filo opens today

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The 61st edition of Filo, the International Exhibition of Yarns and Fibres, opens today at Allianz MiCo – Milan (via Gattamelata 5). The show will end tomorrow, on the 29th of February 2024. Visitors and press can discover and “feel” at Filo the yarns, fibres, materials, colours, finishing processes, and high-quality products for top-of-the-range products, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (during the first day) and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (during the second one).

Totally complying with the concepts of efficiency, effectiveness, and professionalism which have always inspired Filo, the exhibition area has been organised to give great visibility to the products on show, both for the logistical setting up of booths and companies, and for the increasingly evocative installations of the Area dedicated to the “Dialoghi Creativi” – which includes the Quik Delivery Point and “Un Filo per la Maglia” – and of the Sustainability Area, comprising those yarns and materials produced through sustainable production processes carried out by the companies participating in FiloFlow. The creative and quality’s richness of companies’ proposals perfectly suit these areas, drawing their inspiration from the “Ir-reality Show” – the topic chosen by Gianni Bologna (responsible for Filo’s creativity and style) for the creative proposals of the 61st edition of Filo.

Thanks to the constant growth in foreign exhibitors and visitors’ number, Filo is an increasingly international fair. During the 61st edition, the Exhibition is hosting the delegation of foreign buyers organized in collaboration with ITA Agency – Rome and it is made up of 27 professionals working in the textile industry coming from France, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, Turkey, China, Denmark, Tunisia, South Korea. The collaboration between Filo and the Piedmont Region is paving the way to internationalisation too: the Piedmont Agency for internationalisation has indeed organised a delegation made of ten buyers coming from Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, and the U.K. In this scope, after the visit to the fair, a study tour in Biella district will take place, enabling buyers’ delegation to delve into the knowledge of production excellence distinguishing Biella textile district.

Paolo Monfermoso, responsible for Filo, states: “Opening the 61st edition of Filo, I would like to thank the companies which trust Filo from the previous edition to the next one. Thanks to the quality and the innovation of their products, Filo has been able to boost its own importance within the international fairtrade panorama. In addition, I would like to thank ICE Agency – Rome and the Piedmont Region and its Agency for Internationalisation for the contribution that they have given – and keep giving us – in making Filo increasingly a reference point within the international exhibition panorama. From our side, we are focusing on making our activity even more effective and efficient, so that Filo could keep being a working platform where to do productive and high-quality business.”

Paolo Monfermoso also adds: “The theme of the 61st edition of Filo is represented by creative and responsible innovation. We, as part of Filo, contribute to give visibility to the commitment of textile manufacturers as far as sustainability is concerned, both in relation to environment and to society, by carrying out FiloFlow project, which includes most Filo’s exhibitors. For the inauguration of the 61st edition of Filo, we decided to take a step forward, by facing the issue of circularity within textile industry. For this purpose, we have invited some leading guests who will present to Filo’s audience their concrete experiences, in line with the effective and efficient approach which has always distinguished Filo.”

Biella, February 28, 2024

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

Filo61: delegation of foreign buyers promoted by ITA Agency

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In recent years, Filo’s international profile has strengthened. Among the various factors that have made the result possible, there is certainly the fruitful collaboration with the ITA Agency.

At each edition of Filo the number of exhibitors from abroad grows and the number of foreign buyers grows. The result is also due to the close collaboration established for years with the ITA Agency, which has guaranteed excellent results for the international visibility of the Salon and for the expansion of the exhibiting companies on foreign markets.

For the 61st edition of Filo, ITA Agency – Roma has organized a delegation made up of 27 buyers from various countries: France, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, Turkey, China, Denmark, Tunisia, South Korea.

The 61st edition of Filo takes place on the 28th and 29th February 2024 at Allianz MiCo – Milano (via Gattamelata 5).

Biella, February 2024

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

Filo61: “For yarn and for art”, color according to Cittadellarte

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The 61st edition of the Filo, scheduled for the 28th and 29th of February at the MiCo Convention Center in Milan consolidates its collaboration with Cittadellarte Fashion B.E.S.T., Fondazione Pistoletto’s operational workshop dedicated to the development of sustainability in the textile sector.
Cittadellarte Fashion B.E.S.T.’s approach, which views fashion as a social responsibility, aims to promote a new balance between production and consumption. This challenge reflects the textile industry’s commitment to developing more responsible, sustainable, and circular production processes.

In the framework of the “Dialoghi di Confronto” of the 61st edition of Filo, Olga Pirazzi, head of Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto’s sustainable fashion office, together with the Accademia Unidee, will lead the talk “For yarn and for art: The philosophy of color between circularity and innovation.”

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

Thursday 29 February 2024, at 10.30am

The discussion will focus on the importance of color not only in production processes, but also in its broader meaning as an enigmatic and symbolic element that through the centuries has influenced rituals, memory, and human emotions.
Human, artistic, and cultural reactions to colors also influence technological and scientific development in textiles, and today, thanks to new developments, the industry has at its disposal natural textile dyes that offer environmentally friendly alternatives to chemical colors, promoting sustainability in the textile and fashion supply chain.

At the 61st edition of Filo Cittadellarte Fashion B.E.S.T. also renews its partnership with Lenzing Group, presenting an exhibition installation made from recycled materials, highlighting its concrete commitment to environmental sustainability.

The 61st edition of Filo takes place on 28 and 29 February 2024 at Allianz MiCo – Milano (via Gattamelata 5).

Biella, February 2024

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

Filo61: ACTIVEYARN by Suedwolle sets a new mindset

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Suedwolle Group changes perspective by introducing ACTIVEYARN®, the company’s first seasonless corporate collection: ACTIVEYARN® is composed by a selection of weaving, flat and circular knitting, hosiery, and technical yarns, with a dominance of advanced spinning technologies, wool blends and other natural, biodegradable and traceable fibres. It is a seasonless collection of yarns suitable for different occasions, that support everyone’s attitude and style.
This idea is expressed by the concept of “Get active” which is not just about using Suedwolle Group’s products in sports applications, but about a new mindset, about changing perspective: By taking a fresh look at the company’s wide offer, ACTIVEYARN® provides new opportunities and inspiration to explore Suedwolle Group’s full potential in terms of technology, sustainability, and innovations.

In the framework of the “Dialoghi di Confronto” of the 61st edition of Filo, Roberto Circelli (Product Innovation Manager Europe Südwolle Group) and Ludovico Rosazza (Area Sales Manager Südwolle Group) will explain ACTIVEYARN® potential in the talk “ACTIVEYARN® – Get Active, change prospective and explore the full potential of wool.”

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

Wednesday 28 February 2024, at 14.30am

The ACTIVEYARN® range considers with a new point of view Suedwolle Group’s collections for knitting, weaving and technical uses, creating new connections between them and offering a mosaic of new possibilities and versatile combinations.
This theme of the collection and the new mindset is visualized by the concept of a “kaleidoscope”, symbol of the active change that moves Suedwolle Group’s creativity. Everyone is asked to make new connections, to stay flexible and always adapt to new needs. Just like turning a kaleidoscope, where you encounter new shapes and facets when viewing things from a different angle. It’s an endless and timeless source of inspiration, where customers can discover the richness of patterns, yarns, colours, stitches for so many applications.

The yarns in ACTIVEYARN® collection embody the company’s strategical six pillars of innovation – sustainability, circularity, traceability, design, performance and technology – that drive the entire process of design and production.

The 61st edition of Filo takes place on 28 and 29 February 2024 at Allianz MiCo – Milano (via Gattamelata 5).

Biella, February 2024

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

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