Filo no. 51: the sustainable beauty of good taste
For the edition no. 51 focused on sustainability – and not only – of textile processes, Filo (February 27-28, 2019 at the Palazzo delle Stelline in Milan) shows once more how the excellence of products derives from respect for the territory, its traditions and its culture; products which are able to reach the further away markets just because of these characteristics. This is shown, of course, by the international nature of the Exhibition, with very high quality yarns produced by Italian and foreign innovative companies which meet the needs of buyers worldwide. But it is also shown by all those companies that support Filo in ensuring the organisation and services made available to exhibitors and visitors during the two days of fair.
The first is of course Fondazione Stelline. Palazzo delle Stelline is indeed the historical Filo headquarters, always much appreciated by exhibitors and visitors for its position in the centre of Milan and for the charm of a location rich in art and history. To all this, a unique characteristic should be added, that it is not common to all exhibition sites and that represents an advantage for textile professionals: the natural light that radiates from the cloister to the whole exhibiting area.
V2, that for the first time in this edition supports Filo, is a company from Biella working on apparel industry, young for both vocation and year of foundation. For Filo, V2 has expressly designed the sweatshirts worn by the hostesses and the stewards of the 51st edition. In the elegant simplicity of the garments, white and with the Filo logo, we recognize the company’s philosophy, which rewards made in Italy and according to which “the classic is moulded, renewed, becomes unique”.
Once more, at the 51st edition of Filo, the two light-lunches and the buffet for the Filo-cocktail, reserved to exhibitors and press, are handled by Ramella Banqueting. Proposals by chef Ivan Ramella represent a delight for the palate and combine attention to food tradition of Biella territory with the research for more and more new recipes. Since 1946, Ramella family has made quality catering an art which gathers professionalism, passion and style of hospitality. As it is shown, in addition to the banqueting activity, by the various restaurants and activities animated by Ramella family within Biella area.
For the 51st Filo edition, wines and sparkles are proposed by Cantina Orsolani, an historical sparkling wines maker from North Piedmont. In a pioneer way, in 1968, it started to produce the sparkling Erbaluce. Since then more than 50 years have passed, marking a continuous spread of the company, in a successful history based on four words: seriousness, respect, work and territory.
At the 51st edition of Filo, the appointment with taste is located on the first floor of the Palazzo delle Stelline. There the FiloLounge is set, the area reserved to exhibitors and the press, where the organisation makes available the light-lunches of the two days of Filo, and a continual cafeteria service. At the first floor there is also “The taste of sustainability”, the area of the 51st edition of Filo involving ten companies of Biella territory: Birra Menabrea, Biscottificio Cervo, Botalla Formaggi, Carni Botalla, Caseificio Pier Luigi Rosso, Centovigne, Gabba Salumi, Lauretana, Pasticceria Massera Gino, Proprietà Sperino, members of the section ‘Food and Beverages’ of the Unione Industriale Biellese. The initiative is sponsored by Atl Biella, the agency for tourism of Biella territory.