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Filo: the “Con le mani” project continues – Episode VII” is online Interview with Francesco Ferraris

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“Skills are the basis of our past and our present, but they are also the only real way we have to continue to excel in the textile world, as Italy and as Made in Italy”.
In Episode 7 of “Con le mani” Francesco Ferraris, vice-president with responsibility for Education of Unione Industriale Biellese, insists on the role of education, linking it with the concept of sustainability.

In Ferraris’s opinion, companies in the sector must include among their long-term objectives the need to bring the three factors – economic, environmental and social – that make up true sustainability back into balance. This will allow to transfer to the new generations the inestimable heritage of Made in Italy know how. And at the same time, it will allow young people to rediscover the attractiveness of working in the textile sector.

The video of the interview with Francesco Ferraris is online and available on the Filo (https://filo.it/con-le-mani-episodio-7-francesco-ferraris/).
The video interview is also released through YouTube and the Salon’s social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).

The six previous interviews of the series “Con le mani” hosted Mr. Franco Ferraris (https://filo.it/con-le-mani-episodio-2/), CEO of Lanificio Ermenegildo Zegna, Mr. Gianfranco Di Natale (https://filo.it/con-le-mani-episodio-3/), general manager of Sistema Moda Italia e director of Confindustria Moda, Mr. Alessandro Barberis Canonico website (https://filo.it/con-le-mani-episodio-4-alessandro-barberis-canonico/), president of Milano Unica, Michelangeo Pistoletto (https://filo.it/con-le-mani-episodio-5-michelangelo-pistoletto/), Alberto Paccanelli (https://filo.it/con-le-mani-episodio-6-alberto-paccanelli/), president of Euratex, and Mr. Paolo Monfermoso (https://filo.it/24-febbraio-2021-filo-guarda-avanti/), general manager of Filo.

The 56th edition of Filo will take place on the September 29-30, 2021 at MiCo – Milan.

Filo: the “Con le mani” project continues – Episode VII” is online Interview with Francesco Ferraris

PRESS RELEASE

“Skills are the basis of our past and our present, but they are also the only real way we have to continue to excel in the textile world, as Italy and as Made in Italy”.
In Episode 7 of “Con le mani” Francesco Ferraris, vice-president with responsibility for Education of Unione Industriale Biellese, insists on the role of education, linking it with the concept of sustainability.

In Ferraris’s opinion, companies in the sector must include among their long-term objectives the need to bring the three factors – economic, environmental and social – that make up true sustainability back into balance. This will allow to transfer to the new generations the inestimable heritage of Made in Italy know how.

The video of the interview with Alberto Paccanelli is online and available on the Filo (https://filo.it/con-le-mani-episodio-7-francesco-ferraris/).
The video interview is also released through YouTube and the Salon’s social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).

The six previous interviews of the series “Con le mani” hosted Mr. Franco Ferraris (https://filo.it/con-le-mani-episodio-2/), CEO of Lanificio Ermenegildo Zegna, Mr. Gianfranco Di Natale (https://filo.it/con-le-mani-episodio-3/), general manager of Sistema Moda Italia e director of Confindustria Moda, Mr. Alessandro Barberis Canonico website (https://filo.it/con-le-mani-episodio-4-alessandro-barberis-canonico/), president of Milano Unica, Michelangeo Pistoletto (https://filo.it/con-le-mani-episodio-5-michelangelo-pistoletto/), Alberto Paccanelli (https://filo.it/con-le-mani-episodio-6-alberto-paccanelli/), president of Euratex, and Mr. Paolo Monfermoso (https://filo.it/24-febbraio-2021-filo-guarda-avanti/), general manager of Filo.

The 56th edition of Filo will take place on the September 29-30, 2021 at MiCo – Milan.

Filo: the “Con le mani” project continues – Episode VI” is online Interview with Alberto Paccanelli

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Alberto Paccanelli, president of Euratex and CEO of Martinelli Ginetto, tackles many crucial issues
during his interview for Episode 6 of “Con le mani”, the series of meetings with some eminent
testimonials from the textile world organized by Filo.
The president of Euratex focuses on the measures taken in the European context to support workers
and textile-clothing companies during the pandemic. But Mr. Paccanelli also looks to the future, to
the concrete opportunities for recovery in the sector, with particular attention to SMEs, the
“backbone” of the excellence of the Made in Italy supply chain.
The video of the interview with Alberto Paccanelli is online and available on the Filo
(https://filo.it/con-le-mani-episodio-6-alberto-paccanelli/).
The video interview is also released through YouTube and the Salon’s social networks (Facebook,
Twitter, Instagram).
The five previous interviews of the series “Con le mani” hosted Mr. Franco Ferraris
(https://filo.it/con-le-mani-episodio-2/), CEO of Lanificio Ermenegildo Zegna, Mr. Gianfranco Di
Natale (https://filo.it/con-le-mani-episodio-3/), general manager of Sistema Moda Italia e director of
Confindustria Moda, Mr. Alessandro Barberis Canonico website (https://filo.it/con-le-maniepisodio-4-alessandro-barberis-canonico/), president of Milano Unica, Michelangeo Pistoletto
(https://filo.it/con-le-mani-episodio-5-michelangelo-pistoletto/). and Mr. Paolo Monfermoso
(https://filo.it/24-febbraio-2021-filo-guarda-avanti/), general manager di Filo.
The 56th edition of Filo will take place on the September 29-30, 2021 at MiCo – Milan

Filo: the “Con le mani” project continues – Episode V” is online Interview with Michelangelo Pistoletto

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A great artist is capable of anticipating sensibilities and awareness, of producing works that continue to keep their message and meaning intact even many years after their creation.

This is what happens with the works of Michelangelo Pistoletto: the Apple Made Whole Again, the Venus of the Rags, the Third Paradise speak to us of highly topical themes.
In Episode 5 of “Con le mani”, the series of interviews organized by Filo with some important testimonials of the textile world, maestro Pistoletto focuses on the relationship between human beings and Nature, between what is one with nature and what is artificial instead. And he dwells on how to recompose the fracture that has taken place between the two worlds.

The video of the interview with Michelangeo Pistoletto is online and available on the Filo (https://filo.it/con-le-mani-episodio-5-michelangelo-pistoletto/).
The video interview is also released through YouTube and the Salon’s social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).

The three previous interviews of the cycle “Con le mani” hosted Mr. Franco Ferraris (https://filo.it/con-le-mani-episodio-2/), CEO of Lanificio Ermenegildo Zegna, Mr. Gianfranco Di Natale (https://filo.it/con-le-mani-episodio-3/), general manager of Sistema Moda Italia e director of Confindustria Moda, Mr. Alessandro Barberis Canonico website (https://filo.it/con-le-mani-episodio-4-alessandro-barberis-canonico/), president of Milano Unica and Mr. Paolo Monfermoso (https://filo.it/24-febbraio-2021-filo-guarda-avanti/), general manager di Filo.

The 56th edition of Filo will take place on the September 29-30, 2021 at MiCo – Milan.

Filo: the “Con le mani” project continues – Episode V” is online Interview with Michelangelo Pistoletto

PRESS RELEASE

A great artist is capable of anticipating sensibilities and awareness, of producing works that continue to keep their message and meaning intact even many years after their creation.

This is what happens with the works of Michelangelo Pistoletto: the Apple Made Whole Again, the Venus of the Rags, the Third Paradise speak to us of highly topical themes.
In Episode 5 of “Con le mani”, the series of interviews organized by Filo with some important testimonials of the textile world, maestro Pistoletto focuses on the relationship between human beings and Nature, between what is one with nature and what is artificial instead. And he dwells on how to recompose the fracture that has taken place between the two worlds.

The video of the interview with Michelangeo Pistoletto is online and available on the Filo https://youtu.be/iRqwqHyijFw

The video interview is also released through YouTube and the Salon’s social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).

The three previous interviews of the cycle “Con le mani” hosted Mr. Franco Ferraris (https://filo.it/con-le-mani-episodio-2/), CEO of Lanificio Ermenegildo Zegna, Mr. Gianfranco Di Natale (https://filo.it/con-le-mani-episodio-3/), general manager of Sistema Moda Italia e director of Confindustria Moda, Mr. Alessandro Barberis Canonico website (https://filo.it/con-le-mani-episodio-4-alessandro-barberis-canonico/), president of Milano Unica and Mr. Paolo Monfermoso (https://filo.it/24-febbraio-2021-filo-guarda-avanti/), general manager di Filo.

The 56th edition of Filo will take place on the September 29-30, 2021 at MiCo – Milan.

Filo: the “Con le mani” project continues – Episode IV” is online Interview with Alessandro Barberis Canonico – President of Milano Unica

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Alessandro Barberis Canonico – President of Milano Unica and CEO of Vitale Barberis Canonico – opens the doors of his own company to illustrate the role of the supply chain both in terms of production and in terms of trade-fairs, where those products are presented.

In Episode 4 of “Con le mani”, the series of meetings organized by Filo with some outstanding testimonials from the textile world, Mr. Barberis Canonico explains how the synergy develops between the companies exhibiting at Filo and those exhibiting at Milano Unica, companies that represent concrete evidence of the completeness of the textile supply chain.

During the interview, Mr. Barberis Canonico identifies in the presence of Filo in the Trend Area of Milano Unica the moment that summarizes and enhances the uniqueness of the Made in Italy supply chain, which is the basis of the success of Italian textile-clothing in the world.

The video of the interview with Alessandro Barberis Canonico is online and available on the Filo website (https://filo.it/con-le-mani-episodio-4-alessandro-barberis-canonico/).
The video interview is also released through YouTube and the Salon’s social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).

The three previous interviews of the cycle “Con le mani” hosted Mr. Franco Ferraris (https://filo.it/con-le-mani-episodio-2/), CEO of Lanificio Ermenegildo Zegna, Mr. Gianfranco Di Natale (https://filo.it/con-le-mani-episodio-3/), general manager of Sistema Moda Italia e director of Confindustria Moda, and Mr. Paolo Monfermoso (https://filo.it/24-febbraio-2021-filo-guarda-avanti/), general manager di Filo.

The 56th edition of Filo will take place on the September 29-30, 2021 at MiCo – Milan.

“Pronto? Filo!” presents “The bulky ones”

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The first newflash of “Pronto? Filo!” proposes qualities to be developed on soft and bulky yarns for warm fabrics, characterised by rich yarn-dyed designs and surface weaves and reliefs which increase their warmth and comfort’s sensation.
They represent some suggestions which are almost entirely regarding wool with some exceptions for textured bulky ones and the ones made with high-quality fleeces as alpaca, mohair and angora.

These are the yarns chosen by Gianni Bologna (creativity and style manager for Filo) for the debut of the new section “Pronto? Filo!” dedicated to yarns and fabrics addressed to short-term market.
This is a new Filo’s initiative aiming at offering to Filo’s exhibitors and visitors some sparks built on inputs and qualities which can be produced in short time, for a market that keeps evolving towards speed.

Gianni Bologna explains: “The idea of “Pronto? Filo!” comes from the need to keep in touch for staying in contact with the audience that could not participate in February’s edition, due to the impossibility of carrying out the 55th edition of Filo. I thought it was useful to periodically integrate some pieces of information with what we absorb through the images from runway shows, but also from streets, from an easier fashion”.

The video about “the bulky ones” is available on Filo’s website https://filo.it/i-voluminosi/.

“Pronto? Filo!” is one of the initiatives which Filo implements in order to strengthen the dialogue with both exhibitors and visitors along the path towards the 56th edition of Filo scheduled for the 29th and 30th of September 2021 at Mi.Co in Milan.

Filo: “Con le mani – Episode III” is online Interview with Gianfranco Di Natale – SMI e Confindustria Moda

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The recovery of the Italian textile-clothing system? In 2022” says Mr. Gianfranco Di Natale, general manager of Sistema Moda Italia and director of Confindustria Moda, in Episode 3 of “Con le mani”, the series of meetings organized by Filo with some important testimonials from the textile world.
In the interview, Filo has asked Mr. Gianfranco Di Natale about the economic situation of the Italian textile-clothing sector and the key-role played by the Made in Italy supply chain.

The video is online and available on the Filo website (https://filo.it/con-le-mani-episodio-3/).
The video interview is also released through YouTube and the Salon’s social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).

During his interview Mr. Di Natale says that, according to SMI and Confindustria Moda forecasts, it will be possible to speak of a real recovery starting from 2022.
As for sustainability and treacebility, Mr. Di Natale underlines: “many of our companies are already sustainable. The path to sustainability started several years ago.”

The first two interviews of the cycle “Con le mani” hosted Mr. Franco Ferraris (https://filo.it/con-le-mani-episodio-2/), CEO of Lanificio Ermenegildo Zegna, and Mr. Paolo Monfermoso (https://filo.it/24-febbraio-2021-filo-guarda-avanti/), general manager of Filo.

The 56th edition of Filo will take place on the September 29-30, 2021 at MiCo – Milan.

Filo: “Con le mani – Episode II” is online Interview with Franco Ferraris – Lanificio Ermenegildo Zegna

PRESS RELEASE

“Con le mani – Episodio 2” is online, the series of interviews with outstanding testimonials from the textile world, who have always been close to Filo.
In this second appointment, the interviewee is Franco Ferraris, CEO of the Lanificio Ermenegildo Zegna. The topic is the recovery in the textile-clothing sector.

The video is available on the Filo website (https://filo.it/con-le-mani-episodio-2/).

The video interview is also released through YouTube (https://youtu.be/AyICjWXNKU8) and the Salone’s social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).

During the interview Mr. Franco Ferraris focuses on the factors essential to the restart of the companies and identifies the key to recovery in the short term in the export incentives and mass vaccination for the population.
For the long term, Ferraris, on the other hand, underlines the need to focus on training, at local and national level, in order to have the professional figures of tomorrow, technicians capable of tackling increasingly complex problems with rapid solutions.

Filo looks ahead after cancellation of the 55th edition

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The 55th edition of Filo, scheduled for February 24-25, 2021 at MiCo – Milano Convention Centre, has been canceled. The decision was compelled by the decree of the Italian Prime Minister, published on the 14th of January 2021, which suspends – throughout Italy – trade-fairs, events and congresses at least until March 5, 2021.

Mr. Paolo Monfermoso, general manager of Filo, states: “The decision to cancel the 55th edition of Filo has been taken for force majeure, but with great sorrow too. Filo is aware of the problems deriving from the cancellation of trade shows such as Filo. The lack of physical fairs penalises the exhibiting companies, that miss the opportunity to meet many customers in just one place and in a short period of time. The same applies to the buyers, because during the fairs they have the chance to meet many suppliers and appreciate the stylistic and technical quality of the products; this is much more complex – nearly impossible – to be carried out in a digital fair. Anyway for all operators involved in the exhibition, ranging from organisers to exhibitors and buyers, it is difficult to re-schedule the show, which requires several months of work and preparation.”

Mr. Monfermoso concludes: “The regret is even deeper since during a difficult situation as the one we are living trough, the 55th edition of Filo would have allowed us to give continuity to the results reached in October during the 54th edition. The textile sector needs a physical exhibition, as shown by the fact that the great part of our exhibitors had already booked the exhibiting space for February 2021 edition of Filo for some time. This is why we are studying new initiatives to continue to support the actions of our exhibitors.”

Biella, January 27, 2021

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