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Filo at Milano Unica under the sign of sustainability

On the 6th and the 7th of July, Filo is present at Milano Unica (Fiera Milano – Rho) with its dedicated area within the Trend Area of the Textile and Accessories Exhibition.

Despite Filo has been present at Milano Unica for many years, its participation in July’s edition 2021 is particularly important since it represents one of the first textile fairs to be physically held.
This is then the date which allows Filo to resume direct contact with its visitors – Milano Unica’s exhibitors in this case – in a kind of preview to its 56th edition.

Along the difficult time of pandemic, Filo has constantly kept open communication’s channels with its exhibitors and visitors, aiming at being ready for the re-opening of trade-fairs, which are absolutely necessary for textile companies and for their products’ development and promotion.

Digital channels alone cannot account for the complexity and the quality of products as the yarns exhibited at Filo, or the know-how of the companies producing them, built from generation to generation, over decades of experience. Nor can we account through an online meeting of the link, that all-Italian uniqueness constituted by the districts the between companies and territories, that uniqueness made up of Italian districts.

Filo is then proud to catch this opportunity and come back to Milano Unica to show the yarns proposed by its exhibiting companies in the scope of FiloFlow, the sustainability’s project that Filo has launched for some editions. Filo and Milano Unica have built over the years an active synergy which totally reflects markets’ dynamics, and which develops itself under sustainability, the topic which best represents both a challenge and an opportunity for textile industry.

The 56th Filo edition is held at MiCo – Milan Convention Centre on the 29th and the 30th of September.

Biella, July 6, 2021

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

“In search of Authors”: product development proposals of Filo are online

“In search of Authors”: product development proposals of Filo are online

Filo has always been convinced upholder of the key role of live fairs and of direct meetings between exhibitors and buyers. On the other hand, the choice for the presentation of product development proposals is different: for the first time, those created for the 56th edition of Filo – entitled “In Search of Authors” – are offered to the professional public exclusively online, through a digital event available on Filo’s website starting from 10.30 on Tuesday June 22, 2021 (https://filo.it/en/trends/56th-edition/).
In fact, for the presentation of product development proposals, the digital format proves to be an added value since the formula allows to reach all interested professionals in Italy and abroad in a simple, effective and rapid way.

“In search of Authors” is declined along three textile themes – Post-Contemporary, Neo-Antique, No Expiry Date – and organised according to sets of yarn types which are not divided by fibres, but more generally by “aspects”. In fact, Filo’s product development proposals have a unique connotation in the panorama of textile proposals: they focus on the product, with the proposal of yarns that can develop into many textile solutions. The yarns showed in “In Search of Authors” represent a rich source of inspiration for each company, which can then create and customize the products according to their needs and sensibilities. The result is a real “technical-stylistic handbook” for product managers, a “book of proposals” which Filo publishes online and which remains available to exhibitors throughout the reference period.

Gianni Bologna (creativity and style manager of Filo) thus explains the inspiration behind the product development proposals of Filo’s edition no. 56 explains: “After disorienting and alienating times such as the ones we have experienced, sophisticated materials, shapes, sophisticated technologies, or re-arrangement of ancient ideas should try to reach an innovation which is neither simply backward nor gratuitously disorienting.” The search is for a form of “intermediaty, which gathers distances and matches together different visions, combining styles and products, aesthetics and industrials projects which are normally thought as distant.”

Paolo Monfermoso, general manager di Filo, adds: “The presentation of product development proposals is one of Filo’s most awaited and appreciated events by exhibitors and professionals, a flagship of Filo where the emotion of the images is never separated from the concreteness of the aspects and technical processes, as Filo’s mission command.”

The 56th edition of Filo is scheduled for 29 and 30 September 2021 at MiCo in Milan.

Biella, June 22, 2021

Press and Communication Office
EA Team Elena Aravecchia
Via Muratori 55 – Milano

Save the date Filo product development proposals online on the 22nd of June

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On Tuesday the 22nd of June 2021 at 10.30 am product development proposals designed by Gianni Bologna for the 56th edition of Filo will be published online at Filo website (www.filo.it).

The presentation of product development proposals is one of Filo’s most anticipated event, greatly appreciated by both exhibitors and professionals.

Paolo Monfermoso, general manager of Filo, explains “In Italy the health situation is clearly improving, and the possibility of moving is nearly getting back to normality. Nevertheless, we have decided to keep the digital format for the presentation of product development proposals carried out for the 56th edition of Filo, since in this case, the digital format represents an added value to our exhibition. It enables us to reach in just one meeting and in an easy, efficient, and fast way all those people who are interested, ranging from exhibitors to style and press office’s operators, both in Italy and abroad. Figures related to the participation rate during the two previous Filo digital meetings, that we have organised in July and in December 2020, show how this channel made us dialogue with a wider audience compared to the one that has normally attended our meeting in Biella, Milan and Prato.”

The 56th edition of Filo will take place on the 29th and the 30th of September at MiCo – Milan Convention Centre.

Biella, May 19, 2021

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

IloveFilo, a new initiative “with” Filo’s exhibitors

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IloveFilo, a new initiative “with” Filo’s
exhibitors
A new initiative carried out by Filo is starting today:
IloveFilo. It is a new column dedicated to exhibitors and it
is implemented in partnering with them.
The aim is to give voice to Filo’s protagonists – the exhibitors – so that through their own words, they
can explain to other potential protagonists of the Exhibition what’s Filo is, its features and its
uniqueness within the international trade fair scene.
“IloveFilo” allows then Filo to present itself to the public through a direct dialogue among
professionals – from entrepreneur to entrepreneur – conveying a message which is perfectly
consistent with the Exhibition’s features, making the concreteness one of its strong points and
working for being increasingly efficient in promoting the meeting between demand and supply.
The first IloveFilo interview is already online on Filo website and the protagonist is Chihiro
Uchiyama, sales representative in Moririn, a Japanese company which has been exhibiting at Filo
since 2019 (https://filo.it/video/).
Mr. Chihiro Uchiyama’s words offer us a perspective of a manager who comes from a country far
away from ours, not just geographically speaking, and who has chosen to exhibit at Filo because “Filo
is the starting point of fashion”.
The 56th Filo edition is scheduled on the 29th and 30th of September 2021 at MiCo in Milan.

Filo: staying together for restarting

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“The series of video-interviews “Con le mani” has allowed Filo to keep alive contacts with its exhibitors and visitors at a time when physical fairs were impossible. I find it rather symbolic that the round of video ends just when the official news of the reopening of the fairs arrives: the date is July 1 (and June 15, if they are held in “yellow” areas) – says Paolo Monefermoso, general manager of Filo – Of course, we welcome the reopening of international fairs from July 1: it gives us the opportunity to prepare the 56th edition of Filo, scheduled at MiCo on September 29 and 30, in the best way and with no more uncertainty. As stressed several times, physical fairs are key for the upstream sectors of the textile supply chain because touching a yarn firsthand is crucial to fully appreciate its quality. The physical fair is also an opportunity for entrepreneurs to meet and exchange opinions: in a difficult moment like the current one, it gives greater awareness of the strength of our industry and therefore allows us to look to the future with more confidence.”

Not surprisingly, the final video of “Con le mani” is a celebration of touch, under the significant title of “A matter of touch” (https://filo.it/questione-di-tatto-con-le-mani/). Through the images of the video, Filo has underlined the role that “hands” (and manufacturing) and “touch” have in the textile industry, as confirmed by all the testimonials we met during our interviews.

“However, another element emerges strongly from the interviews – Monfermoso underlines – It is the desire, or rather the need, to stick together, to work as a team. The people interviewed by Filo consider it the only way to face the future, so as not to lose the Made in Italy heritage of know-how, which today is the basis for the restart of the sector. The 56th edition of Filo, in September, will be an opportunity to give concrete evidence of this.”

The 56a edition of Filo will take place on September 29 e 30, 2021 at MiCo-Milano Convention Centre in Milan.

Filo: A Matter of Touch, “Con le mani” last Episode

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With Episode 8, online from today, “Con le mani”, the cycle of interviews with outstanding
testimonials in the textile sector promoted by Filo, ends.
The last episode of the series was produced by Gianni Bologna, creativity and style manager of
Filo, and can be defined as the due celebration of the “hands”, as the first and indispensable work
tool for the textile industry.
In a few significant images, the video traces the entire manufacturing process that leads to the yarn,
underlining – at every stage – the fundamental role that touch plays in it, from the choice of the
finest raw material to quality control.
“A Matter of Touch” video is online and available on website. (https://filo.it/questione-di-tatto-con-lemani/).
The video interview is also released through YouTube and the Salon’s social networks (Facebook,
Twitter, Instagram).
The seven 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/), Alberto Paccanelli
(https://filo.it/con-le-mani-episodio-6-alberto-paccanelli/), president of Euratex, Francesco Ferraris
(https://filo.it/con-le-mani-episodio-7-francesco-ferraris/), vice-president with responsibility for
Education of Unione Industriale Biellese, 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

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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.

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