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The 51st edition of Filo starts today

The 51st edition of Filo starts today
The 51st edition of Filo – the International Exhibition of Yarns and Fibres – opens today at Palazzo delle Stelline in Milan (Corso Magenta 61). The fair will close tomorrow – on the 28th of February 2019. Filo”s opening time: from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the first day and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the second one.
Filo exhibits high quality yarns, intended for top-of-the-range products, made carried out by companies whose watchwords are sustainability, research and innovation.
Paolo Monfermoso, general manager of Filo, declares: “The main theme of the 51st edition of Filo is sustainability. This is a theme on which our Exhibition has been focused on for several years, but on this occasion, we wanted to make it clear since we are convinced that it represents a significant challenge that the companies belonging to textile-apparel industry should face in our era. Of course, for companies upstream of the production chain, sustainability can only be a process sustainability and can only unfold along the stages of production. This means that it should be a supply chain-based approach and it should implicate international entities too. Of that, the presence of Mauro Scalia, Director Sustainable Businesses of Euratex at the round table of inauguration represents a clear example. On the other hand, thanks to this kind of approach, over the last years, Filo has enlarged collaborations which contributed to its growth, both in terms of visitors and exhibitors’ numbers and in terms of its role, that has become even more precise within the international trade fair panorama. I am mainly talking about our systematic and productive cooperation together with ITA-Agency, Sistema Moda Italia and Milano Unica, which continue to perform high results: this is shown by the increasing interest in the presence of Filo in the Milano Unica Trend Area. Really, this is also shown by the delegation of foreign buyers attending each Filo edition thanks to the partnership with ITA-Agency. The delegation for the 51st edition of Filo is made of buyers coming from United Kingdom, Turkey, Spain, France, Belgium, Portugal: they have been detected and invited through a formula closer to the needs of our exhibiting companies.
Finally, since the sustainability of production processes is also an assumption of responsibility towards the territory where companies are located, Filo dedicates in this edition an area to food excellences, great wines and beers of Biella” territory: manufacturing industry, valorization of territory and its culture, tourism are, today united in pursuing the same goals of sustainable growth.”
For the 51st Filo edition, products development proposals, carried out by Gianni Bologna, responsible for creativity and style of the Exhibition, are inspired to “Dissonance”. Gianni Bologna explains: “Products development proposals of the 51st edition of Filo start from a contrast that is increasingly present in our daily life: from one side, the need for strength and from the other, the growing desire to calm, the desire of taking a step backwards. As far as textile materials are concerned, both themes have been developed according to dissonance, to the juxtaposition referred to hereinabove and to huge contrasts, within the search for hybrids, overlapping, different depths in aesthetic contents, in materials and colours.”

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