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The 56th edition of Filo: story of two successful days

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The 56th edition of Filo has been characterised by many innovations: an investment in resources, ideas and work that has been rewarded by visitors’ participation which, also thanks to exhibitors, went beyond any optimistic expectation and by an enthusiasm among the booths that was possible to perceive from the opening of the fair, on Wednesday the 29th of September.

“Youth4Climate” activities, carried out near Filo’s location, saw a strong presence of young people who, with passion, are committed to the protection of our planet, and it could have caused some slowing down in accessing Filo, but the inconvenience has been limited thanks to the prompt collaboration of police, that has always ensured the entrance to our exhibiting hall.
On the other hand, the concurrence with “Youth4Climate” can be interpreted as highly significative of a commitment to sustainability that the companies participating in Filo have taken for long time.

Let’s then retrace the steps of this successful edition of Filo, ideally following the totally re-designed layout of the exhibition space.
Indeed, at the entrance, people entering Filo had the possibility to admire the show designed by the students attending the ITS-TAM in Biella: “Ricucire il future – Omaggio a Chanel”. The show combines past, present, and future, and at the same time it represents a tribute to Coco Chanel’s style and a reflection on current themes and issues. It is Filo’s hope to renew the collaboration with ITS-TAM Biella also in future editions, since the development of creativity, and more generally, the education of professionals working within the textile/apparel industry are key factors for the growth of the sector.
This is proven also by the visit to Filo of other students, coming from Tuscany, with ITS-Mita Academy: their interest has mainly focused on products, processes, and marketing aspects, often opening a dialogue already “as professionals” with the exhibitors of Filo, who were positively impressed by the skills shown by the students.

On our journey through the 56th edition of Filo, our gaze now opens on the Trend Area: totally redesigned in the lay-out, it has kept intact the characteristics that make it an indispensable working tool for buyers, but it does so now with an evocative setting up, which sees an explosion of colours and materials, in a large and welcoming area, where it is pleasant, as well as interesting, to spend time carefully studying the proposals of the companies.
The Trend Area was not the only place where it was possible to find a general overview of exhibitors’ proposals. In fact, “Un Filo per la maglia”, the new area dedicated to yarns for knitting aroused great curiosity. The area has been created to give the right visibility to the proposals that have always been present at Filo and that today they are even more in demand by the market. The same reasoning applies to the Sustainability Area, where the proposals from the companies participating in FiloFlow, the sustainability project of Filo, were set.

There was a lot of talk about sustainability during the 56th edition of Filo: in the booths, thanks to the products and the processes carried out by the exhibitors; within the area of Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto, under an evocative suspended Third Paradise, which has been realised by using the yarns from one of Biella’s companies.
Research and sustainability were discussed in particular at the stands of the leading international companies producing fibres, that took part in this edition of Filo: Asahi Kasai (with Bemberg and ROICA brands), Lenzing and The European Confederation of Flax and Hemp (Confederazione Europea del Lino e della Canapa – Celc).

Sustainability and traceability were discussed above all in the “Dialoghi di Confronto”, held in the Networking Area, one of the innovations introduced with the 56th edition of Filo.
In the short workshops during the two days of Filo, followed with attention and participation by the audience, the discussion ranged from the innovations made in the fibres field, which nowadays are making “green” even man-made materials, up to the “natural sustainability” of linen.
Sustainability within textile and fashion industry has been tackled from various perspectives: these issues were discussed by managers, product-men, entrepreneurs, creatives, and fashion designers, such as Andrea Rosso and Tiziano Guardini.

Our journey in the 56th edition ends with yet another innovation and in a space that from physical becomes digital: Filo presented “e-Filo: 365 Days of Yarns”, its marketplace platform. Simple, intuitive, easy to use, developed according to companies’ needs, “e-Filo: 365 Days of Yarns” has been greeted with enthusiasm by exhibitors and, just a few hours away from its launch, it has already stirred up the curiosity of the buyers, as shown by first data available on accesses.

The success of the 56th Filo edition was not to take for granted: we are still living a difficult economic downturn, the sector was among the most affected ones by the pandemic, the arrival of foreign exhibitors and buyers is still influenced by restrictions and uncertainties.
However, we have recorded positive results, showing that the teamwork, the will, and the investments aiming at achieving some well targeted results always bring to positive outcomes. Now, precisely because it went beyond expectations, the evaluation of the 56th edition of Filo represents a real boost to recovery and an invitation to look with greater confidence to the future of the whole textile industry with confidence.

Arrivederci to the 57th edition of Filo on the 23rd and 24th February 2022!

Biella, October 1, 2021

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

The 56th edition of Filo ends with positive results

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The 56th edition of Filo, the international yarns and fibres’ exhibition, has closed today by recording great results.

Paolo Monfermoso, responsible for Filo, states that: ‘The 56th edition of Filo has closed today with great results, which have been achieved within a context that looks at the recovery with renovated confidence. The desire of the exhibiting companies to re-start, proven by the choice of being at Filo with really innovative and high-quality products, corresponds with the enthusiasm of a massive flow of buyers who visited the fair during the two days. Totally, we have registered 75 exhibitors, with the return of some foreign companies, while the number of visitors has been far beyond expectations. There were also foreign buyers coming from France, Portugal, Turkey, Slovenia, Switzerland, Germany, the U.K. and Mozambique, also thanks to the collaboration with ITA-Agency’.
Monfermoso continues by saying that: ‘During this 56th edition of Filo, we have proposed various innovations: the opening to fibres, the area dedicated to knitwear, the concrete attention to sustainability. However, the most significant innovation is the launch of ‘e-Filo: 365 Days of Yarns”, our marketplace. The project has been specifically designed for Filo and in carrying out it, we wanted to directly listen to the companies and their needs. The result is represented by a quick platform, easy to use and with simple and immediate key research. We strongly believe in this project, that has already been highly appreciated by the companies. In our intentions, ‘e-Filo: 365 Days of Yarns’ represents an extension of the physically held fair, which enable us to exploit the possibilities offered by the digital tools to transform them into new business’ opportunities for Filo’s exhibitors and visitors. In order to orient our work for the future, important feedback also derive from the other innovations that we have introduced for the 56th edition of Filo. Therefore, ‘Un Filo per la maglia’ – the new area dedicated to knitwear, has received great interest, as well as the world leading companies in the production of fibres.
The interest in sustainability is increasingly growing, and to this theme a special trend area has been designed, with FiloFlow, Filo’s sustainability project, at the centre of it. Almost all exhibitors participate in it, and this proves the attention that they dedicate to this theme and their growing desire to convey the progress made in this field outside.
In conclusion, the two days of Filo have been very intense, animated by the passion of our companies for a re-start of this industry based on the enhancement of unique products, resulting from the experience and the processing which are unique for their quality’.
Pier Francesco Corcione, CEO of Assoservizi, in his intervention during the inauguration press conference, has talked about the ‘new Filo’, connecting it to the recovery of the whole sector: ‘During the most difficult time, by being forced to cancel February 2020 and February 2021 editions, Filo decided to invest. The result is a ‘new Filo’, with new trend areas and new thematic areas, a ‘new Filo’ that finally can totally live the new location at MiCo. Investing means focusing on a structural recovery. However, a structural recovery cannot overlook training, and then I am particularly pleased that Filo is hosting in this edition the exhibition carried out by ITS TAM Biella’s students’.
Training has also been discussed by Elena Chiorino, Councillor for Training, Education and Employment of Piedmont Region. In her intervention during the conference, Chiorino stated that: ‘The 56th edition of Filo marks a re-start made in great style. At Filo, there are the foundations for a structural recovery: training, manufacture of ‘il bello e ben fatto’ (‘beauty and well-made’), communication, also through new channels. Indeed, there is no competitivity without competence and there is no competence without training’.
The attention of Filo to training has been stressed noy only by holding the show “Ricucire il futuro” carried out by ITS-TAM Biella, but also by registering the presence in the fair of some students from ITS Mita Academy, who participated in a training session about a new role able to combine product’s technical competences and commercial ones.
Monfermoso concludes by saying that: ‘A new Filo, totally re-designed in the lay-out, from the setting up to colours’ explosion of the Trend Area, in a very evocative and welcoming environment’.
Filo will wait for you at the 57th, scheduled to be held on the 23rd and 24th of February 2022.

Elena Aravecchia
Press office Filo
Cell. 339 6473377

“e-Filo: 365 days of yarns”, Filo’s marketplace

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Captivating in its graphics, easy to use, always available, constantly updated. This is “e-Filo: 365 days of yarns” the Filo digital marketplace, which has been presented this morning to the press by Paolo Monfermoso, general manager of Filo, during the opening of the 56th edition of Filo at MiCo, Milan Convention Centre.

“e-Filo: 365 days of yarns” is an online platform aiming at keeping a constant contact between Filo”s exhibitors and visitors. It represents a concrete and decisive working tool, addressed to Filo’s exhibiting companies and their clients. It doesn’t replace the fair – which remain an unmissable event – but it represents its extension, since it is “open” 365 days a year.

“e-Filo: 365 days of yarns” consists of a showcase where Filo’s exhibiting companies insert their products, the most interesting innovations and new proposals. For buyers, the access is easy, the research for products is quick and intuitive: the search engine, expressly studied for Filo, allows the research through different specific yarns” characteristics: composition, counting, processing, certification and much more.
It enables exhibitors to reach fast and simply their clients, to keep proposing both consolidated products and new proposals, together with the innovations inserted in the collection throughout the year.

Paolo Monfermoso states: “Over the last two difficult years, we have learned that digital gives to textile fairs particularly interesting opportunities. It is obvious that it cannot replace the physically held fair: textile products need to be touched for being totally appreciated. And the face-to-face encounter between producer and buyer is an essential starting point for any kind of collaboration. However today, physical and digital spaces can integrate one another and help to build the future of textile industry. From this point of view, an online showcase – such as our “e-Filo: 365 days of yarns” – represents a useful extension of the physically held fair. Filo has caught the challenge, but also the opportunity given by new digital tools, with the intention of making them a new way for doing business for both its exhibitors and visitors. Our goal, through this new initiative, is strengthening the already existing cooperation between exhibitors and buyers and creating new possibilities of collaboration, looking for innovative products, whose point of reference is quality and sustainability”.

The 56th edition of Filo ends tomorrow, September the 30th.

Biella, September 29, 2021

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

The 56th edition of Filo opens today at MiCo

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The 56th edition of Filo, the international exhibition of yarns and fibres, opens today at MiCo – Milan Convention Centre (via Gattamelata 5). The exhibition will end tomorrow, on the 30th of September 2021.
Filo is open 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.
The products exhibited at Filo are yarns, fibres, and very high-quality materials, for the top-of-the-range industry, produced by companies whose keywords are sustainability, research and innovation.

In the 56th edition of Filo, there are many innovations. For this edition, the exhibiting hall has a different layout, designed for giving even more visibility to products.
There are two catalogues available for visitors: a general one and a “green” one, including companies participating in FiloFlow project. The Trend Area is also doubled: the classic one and the one dedicated to FiloFlow companies, at the centre of the Sustainability Area.

There’s more: during the 56th Filo edition, “Un Filo per la maglia” makes is debut, a new area exclusively dedicated to knitting, to give the right importance to the yarns addressed to this sector. More space is given to fibres too, in a supply chain’s logic, with the world leading companies in the production of natural and synthetic man-made fibres: Asahi Kasei and Lenzing. To which one of the most versatile natural fibre is added: linen, with Celc-Linen Dream Lab.

Sustainability is the fil rouge covering the whole exhibition. It is a crucial theme for today and tomorrow’s textile-apparel industry and it will be a highly discussed theme in the “Dialoghi di Confronto” scheduled on a rich programme during the two days of fair in the Networking Area, another Filo’s innovation.

Two exhibitions complete the programme for the 56th edition of Filo. The first one consists in an installation by Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto in cooperation with a company from Biella: a suspended Third Paradise, coming to life thanks to visitors’ involvement.
The second one is Ricucire il futuro – Omaggio a Chanel. This is an exhibition which has been totally created and developed by the students attending ITS TAM Biella, and it is at the same time a tribute to Coco Chanel’s style and a reflection on current issues and problems.

Paolo Monfermoso, General manager of Filo, says: “Today, we are opening the 56th edition of Filo, with the emotion of being physically here. The economic situation of the last months has been still difficult for our industry, but the willing to re-start is clearly seen among the companies and the choice of being at Filo proves it. I want to thank all exhibitors because they trusted in Filo and in particular I would like to highlight the positive sign coming from the presence of a number of foreign companies from Belgium, France, Greece, Slovenia, Egypt, Turkey, Switzerland, Japan and China. The same applies for buyers: data from pre-registrations are positive and they give us confidence. In addition, we are particularly pleased to host a delegation of foreign buyers, thanks to the collaboration with ITA-Agency, that once more proved to be a particularly valuable partner. Buyers come from France, Portugal, Turkey, Slovenia, Switzerland, the UK, and Mozambique. The past one and a half year has been particularly difficult for everybody, but we can learn some positive lessons from it. First, it proved that for products as the ones exhibited at Filo, the physically held fair is fundamental and decisive, as well as the direct contact between exhibitor and client. Then, we have learnt that digital can have an added value since, thanks to technologies, physical and digital space can complement each other so that the fair can expand all over the year. Basing on these thoughts, today we are launching “e-Filo: 365 Days of Yarns”, our marketplace: this is a project in which we believe, and we are especially pleased about the positive response that the project has received from the exhibiting companies”.

Mr. Monfermoso adds: “The participation in the fair of the Councillor for Training, Education and Employment of Piedmont Region, Elena Chiorino, makes us proud and it proves the attention that Piedmont’s institutions have for a fundamental industry in regional and national economy. In short, despite the current difficulties, we are confident of having built a 56th edition of Filo rich in innovations and that, I hope, can meet, as usual, the needs and the expectations of exhibitors and visitors.”

For the 56th edition of Filo, product development proposals carried out by Gianni Bologna, responsible for creativity and style of Filo, are entitled “In search of Authors”. Gianni Bologna explains: ‘Product development proposals for this edition reveal the search for an indermediaty, gathering and matching together different visions, combining styles and products, aesthetics and industrials projects which are normally considered to be distant.”

Biella, September 29, 2021

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

Andrea Rosso at the 56th Filo edition

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Sustainability, re-cycling of materials, circularity are central themes for textile industry, and they cover the whole 56th Filo edition as a fil rouge.
Sustainability will be at the centre of “Dialoghi di Confronto” in the Networking Area; one of the most awaited among the “Dialoghi di Confronto” is the Dialogo involving Andrea Rosso, Diesel’s sustainability ambassador.
Together with the journalist Elisabetta Invernici, Mr. Rosso will explore the state of things in the collaboration between fashion system and the upstream companies of textile supply chain to achieve really sustainable and traceable end products.
Mr. Rosso will bring to Filo his experience as entrepreneur and creative, his passion and his commitment to take actions in order to make fashion industry more sustainable, for the benefit of present and future generations.
“Dialoghi di Confronto” represent one of the most interesting initiative of the 56th edition of Filo. Please find here the whole agenda of the two days of meetings held during the fair (https://filo.it/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Dialoghi-di-confronto-2.pdf).

We wait for you at the 56th edition of Filo scheduled on the 29th and the 30th of September 2021 at MiCo – Milan Convention Centre!

Biella, September 28, 2021

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

The fibres of Filo: TENCEL ™ by Lenzing

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The 56th edition of Filo dedicates much space to fibres. This choice comes from the thought that an effective sustainability and traceability of products could be reached only in a view of supply chain. Lenzing, one of the world’s leaders in the production of cellulosic fibres, perfectly meets this concept.
During the 56thedition of Filo, Lenzing proposes TENCEL™ fibre, in its different declinations: TENCEL™ with Refibra tecnology (ry-cicling of post-industrial & consumer cotton’s pieces); TENCEL™ – Modal Indigo (dope dyeing of fibre for denim); TENCEL™ Luxe – continuous thread in lyocell to meet the needs of silk industry; and TENCEL™ Carbon Zero – Eco Clean. These materials are present in the most varied products of textile-apparel and furniture industry, which are currently employed also in agriculture and in packaging, for the fact of being biodegradable.
What makes TENCEL™ fibre really interesting for Filo is not just its quality, known and acknowledged for long time by Filo exhibiting companies, but the production process through which the fibre is obtained, that will be at the centre of interest.
Indeed, TENCEL™ is produced in Austria in a plant near Attersee, the lake that in the past had inspired the music by Gustav Mahler and the paintings by Gustav Klimt. The plant is then located in a characteristic landscape, with a natural environment to safeguard. For this reason, starting from the Seventies, Lenzing has given a great attention to the resources used and the emissions produced, by implementing sustainable strategies.
One of the ‘Dialoghi di Confronto’, held on the Networking Area of Filo during the fair, is precisely dedicated to the production process adopted by Lenzing and to its ‘bio-refinery’. The protagonist of this ‘Dialogo di Confronto’ (scheduled on the 30th of September at 3 p.m.), entitled ‘Lenzing’s biorefinery concept’ will be Carlo Covini, Lenzing – Business Development Manager Italy & Switzerland.
‘Dialoghi di Confronto’ represent one of the most interesting innovations of the 56th edition of Filo. Please find here the whole agenda of the two days of Filo’s meetings https://filo.it/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Dialoghi-di-confronto-2.pdf.
We are waiting for you at the 56th edition of Filo on the 29th and 30th of September 2021 at MiCo!
Biella, 24 settembre 2021

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

Tiziano Guardini at the 56th edition of Filo

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Sustainability, recycling of materials, circularity are central themes for textile industry, and they will cover the whole 56th edition of Filo as a fil rouge.
The ‘Dialoghi di Confronto’ of the Networking Area of Filo are particularly focused on sustainability (https://filo.it/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Dialoghi-di-confronto-2.pdf).
The ‘Dialogo di Confronto’ (scheduled on the 29th of September at noon) with Tiziano Guardini as protagonist is highly awaited, also thanks to its attracting title – “Tiziano Guardini dialoga con la natura” (‘Tiziano Guardini dialogues with nature’) – which is at the same time explicit and cryptic, especially for the innumerable interpretations that it may have.
Tiziano Guardini, independent fashion designer, has developed an innovative and deeply aware approach to fashion – ECOuture – based on the concepts of tailoring, innovation, respect, and experimentation.
Guardini’s work puts at the centre the research: research for special materials which are particularly sustainable and cruelty free, research for processing, shapes, and contents, where ethics and aesthetics represent the essential duo. Nature is then a starting point but also an arrival point; it doesn’t change its characteristics transforming itself in a luxury and contemporary product, impalpable and of matter at the same time. The creative work by Tiziano Guardini becomes then expression of a global awareness where to come back to life in harmony with nature.
During the ‘Dialoghi di Confronto’ at Filo, the approach of Guardini will be exactly this one: listening to nature and dialoguing with it, since – as the stylist states – ‘we are all connected… human being and nature, as if there was really a separation’.
‘Dialoghi di Confronto’ represent one of the most interesting innovations of the 56thedition of Filo. Please find here the whole agenda of the two days of Filo’s meetings (https://filo.it/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Dialoghi-di-confronto-2.pdf).
We are waiting for you at the 56th edition of Filo on the 29th and 30th of September 2021 at MiCo – Milan Convention Centre!

Biella September 24, 2021
Press office Filo
Elena Aravecchia
Cell. 339 6473377

The 56th edition of Filo: a fatal attraction with Cittadellarte Fashion B.E.S.T.

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Sustainability, recycling of materials, circularity are central themes for textile industry, and they cover as a fil rouge the whole 56th Filo edition.
The encounter between Filo and Cittadellarte Fashion B.E.S.T., with its last project, appears nearly unavoidable, if we consider the common roots – Biella’s territory – and the common aims – a more sustainable, eco-friendly, and focused on people textile industry, able to produce even more beautiful materials and garments. This encounter happens in two different moments.

For the 56th edition of Filo, Cittadellarte has indeed created a big installation made in collaboration with a company from Biella’s territory – Vimar 1991: a suspended Terzo Paradiso, realised by hanging the yarns of Vimar 1991. By positioning itself in the space, the installation requires the active participation and implication of the spectator. Indeed, it acquires sense only if the spectator crosses it and puts in communication the different special cells (in-out from the booth, Lenzing-Vimar 1991, Il Terzo Paradiso – collective of Fashion B.E.S.T. and the quadro capo-spalla by Tiziano Guardini). As every transition space, it comes to life thanks to spectators moving in it.
The second encounter between Filo and Cittadellarte occurs in the scope of ‘Dialoghi di Confronto’. On the 30th of September at 2 p.m., Olga Pirazzi, Responsible for Sustainable Fashion Department of Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto, will conduct a debate together with some fashion designers who are part of Cittadellarte Fashion B.E.S.T. platform – among others, Bav Tailor and Marcello Pipitone – on the themes related to Awake! project. The debate is part of ‘Dialoghi di Confronto’ (https://filo.it/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Dialoghi-di-confronto-2.pdf) which take place in the Networking Area of the Exhibition.

Awake! project is realised through a performance where fashion, design and sustainability are melted together, aiming at literally ‘waking up’ the spectator regarding the theme of environmental sustainability and fashion system, carried out in a framework of an exceptional industrial archaeology: Fondazione Pistoletto Biella.
Cittadellarte Fashion B.E.S.T. – the acronym for Better Ethical Sustainable Think-Tank – is an operational lab that, since 2009, has been dedicated to the development of bio-ethics sustainability in textile industry. The lab, attended by selected young stylists, is focused on three constituent elements: the legacy of production excellence of Biella’s territory which is acknowledged worldwide; artistic creativity, essential component of Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto; the commitment for a change in society in a responsible and sustainable sense.

We wait for you at the 56th edition of Filo on the 29th and 30th of September 2021 at MiCo – Milan Convention Centre!

At the 56th Filo edition ‘Ricucire il futuro’ by ITS TAM Biella

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Sustainability, recycling of materials, education, and training, these are central themes for textile industry, and they will cover as a fil ruge the whole 56th Filo edition. This is the contest where a special collaboration between Filo and ITS TAM – Istituto Tecnico Superiore Tessile Abbigliamento Moda Biella arises.

At the 56th Filo edition, indeed, ITS TAM Biella presents the exhibition entitled Ricucire il futuro – Omaggio a Chanel.

This is a setting up which has been totally created and developed by the students attending the ITS TAM Biella: fifty years after her death, they wanted to pay a tribute to Coco Chanel’s style, while also proposing a reflection and an interpretation on current issues and problems.
The designed garments and the story of their genesis talk about an activity of analysis, research, comprehension, and invention resulting in creations which reveal technical competences and know how learnt by the students, enhancing the beauty of fabrics and yarns which have been used. The students decided to work on three themes:

COCOONING: curling up in the cocoon to mitigate pandemic’s anxiety. Chanel’s style interpreted in comfortable clothing to wear at home but also perfect for going out.

TIMELESS: a manifesto against the squandering and the nonsense of fast fashion. The re-discovery of the beauty and the quality, of endless garment which lasts in time.

IMPERFETTI: recycling and re-use as resources for a new and sustainable fashion, interpreted by using valuable but waste materials. Imperfection as signal of uniqueness.

The exhibition set up at Filo will allow the visitor to discover the process of study, ideation, and synthesis that brought to the creation of exhibited pieces.

Silvia Moglia, Director of ITS TAM, says: ‘Ricucire il futuro was born from the collaboration between Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio Biella and ITS TAM to celebrate the excellences of our territory, and in the meantime to narrate the gaze of young people at current issues. For us, as students, it has represented a great opportunity for confrontation and reflection and the possibility to put into practice the competences acquired during the two years of the course for the creation of garments that we are proud to exhibit at Filo’.

Paolo Monfermoso, Filo General Manager, states that: ‘We are particularly happy to welcome at Filo the exhibition by ITS-TAM Biella, since through the garments on exhibition, we have a concrete prove of how the past could be a great inspiration for the future of textile-apparel industry. Moreover, high skills and technical competences acquired by the students represent a specially reassuring signal for our industry, that needs this kind of competences for keeping its identity and its role in international markets’.

The 56th Filo edition will be held on the 29th and the 30th of September at MiCo – Milan Convention Centre (via Gattamelata 5).

Biella , September 22, 2021

Elena Aravecchia
Press office Filo
Cell. 339 6473377

The fibres of Filo: Bemberg and ROICA by Asahi Kasei

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The 56th edition of Filo dedicates much space to fibres. A particular attention is given to natural and synthetic man-made fibres, able to match exceptional performances together with sustainability and traceability.
Among fibres’ producers who participate in the 56th edition of Filo, the Asahi Kasei group, world leader in this industry, stands out. Asahi Kasei brings at Filo two of its flagship products.
The first one, Bembergtm, is a fibre obtained by the smart-tech transformation of pre-consumption material of cotton linter and changed into a traceable and transparent closed-loop process. Bemberg’s story starts with the lining of high-quality garments; however, today it is possible to find this material in many other applications: couture, coats, underwear, bedlinen, and sportswear, where its unique touch and its incredible quality are particularly appreciated.
The second fibre proposed by Asahi Kasei at Filo is ROICAtm. A premium stretch fibre, ROICA distinguished itself in fashion, underwear, sportswear, hosiery, and fabrics thanks to its smart innovation.
At the 56th edition of Filo, Asahi Kasai doesn’t only present innovative materials, but it is the protagonist of three ‘Dialoghi di Confronto’ in the Networking Area of the Exhibition.
During the first ‘Dialoghi di Confronto’ (scheduled on the 29th of September at 4 p.m.), which is entitled “Il viaggio di Bemberg by Asahi Kasei verso una moda contemporanea, premium e responsabile” (‘The journey of Bemberg by Asahi Kasai towards a contemporary, premium and responsible fashion’), Ettore Pellegrini, Marketing & Sales Manager Asahi Kasei Fibers Italia, talks with Giusy Bettoni, C.L.A.S.S CEO and founder, about essential themes for textile’s future.
During the second ‘Dialoghi di Confronto’ (scheduled on the 30th of September at 11 a.m.) – The contemporary consumer: Stretch your imagination with ROICA by Asahi Kasei smart innovation” – Uwe Schmidt, Managing Director Asahi Kasei Spandex Europe, will explain ROICA’s sustainability, made of production and processes, dwelling on performance, objectives and future project, product innovations and case histories told through the fabrics of partner groups.
During the third meeting (scheduled on the 30th of September at 4 p.m.), Ettore Pellegrini and Giusy Bettoni will resume the discussion talking about quality, applications, and traceability of Bemberg fibre.
‘Dialoghi di Confronto’ represent one of the most interesting innovations of the 56th edition of Filo Please find here the whole agenda of the two days of meetings (https://filo.it/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Dialoghi-di-confronto-2.pdf).

We wait for you at the 56thedition of Filo scheduled on the 29th and the 30th of September 2021 at MiCo!

Biella, 21 settembre 2021

Filo press office
Elena Aravecchia
Via Muratori 55 – Milano
Tel.: 3396473377 – 3683087865
e-mail: press@filo.it

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