“Sustainability, traceability, supply chain. The right connection between raw material and finished product” was the title chosen for the opening ceremony of the 59th edition of Filo.
Sustainability, traceability, supply chain were the concepts at the center of the inauguration ceremony, addressed by the speakers from different points of view. Paolo Monfermoso, responsible of Filo, recalled Filo’s commitment to sustainability and traceability highlighted by the FiloFlow project. Pier Francesco Corcione, president of ITS TAM Biella, underlined: “sustainability, traceability and the supply chain are keywords for the textile industry because they refer to the need to work all together, without parochialism of any kind. And they refer to the need to put people first, to intercept talents. And finally, they refer to the need for the big companies to be a driving force for the little ones, who may have innovative skills, but not the resources to develop them.”
Elena Chiorino, Councilor for Education, Employment, Vocational training, University study of the Piedmont Region, focused on the know-how of the area: “Deep knowledge, tradition, quality: these are the peculiarities of our textile masters who have made Biellese area a pole of excellence at an international level for the production of fine yarns, attracting the biggest fashion houses in the world. But if you don’t invest in training, there can’t be the generational turnover necessary to inherit that precious knowledge, which is essential for keeping our textile industry in full health and making it evolve. This is why Piedmont has bet on the model of the supply chain Academies. In this way we create a connection between the world of business and higher professional training.”
Alan Garosi, co-owner of the Fulgar Group and Pompea, brought the testimony of an entrepreneur who deals with these issues every day in his companies. in a dialogue with Giusy Bettoni, CEO of C.L.A.S.S, Garosi underlined some key points for responsible production: the need for continuous investments, combining aesthetics and product performance, the need to create synergies between suppliers and customers based on shared values, research of well-being understood as wellbeing, or capable of understanding respect; eco-design because “thinking about products from a recycling point of view is now an essential choice, which will bring a competitive advantage, also because it allows you to give clear and simple communication to consumers.”
Biella, March 8 2023