56th Filo: innovation and sustainability

56th Filo
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From 29 to 30 September at MiCo – Milan Convention Center the 56th Filo presented itself full of news.
An investment in resources, ideas and work that also thanks to the exhibitors was rewarded by the participation of visitors – including foreigners – which went beyond expectations with an enthusiasm among the stands perceived since the inauguration.

Among the most significant stages of this 2021 edition, the exhibition “Mending the future-Tribute to Chanel”, located at the entrance and created by the students of ITS-TAM in Biella. An exhibition that united past, present and future, but at the same time celebrated Coco Chanel’s style by reflecting on current issues and problems.
The hope of the organizers is to renew the collaboration with ITS-TAM Biella also in the next editions because the development of creativity and, more generally, the training of professionals working in the textile-clothing sector are determining factors for the growth of the sector. .

In the Trends Area of ​​the 56th Filo, completely redesigned in the layout, the characteristics that make it an indispensable work tool for buyers have been kept intact. All reinterpreted by an exhibition, which saw an explosion of colors and materials in a large and welcoming space where you can study the proposals of the companies.
Great interest also aroused “Un Filo per la Maglia”, a new area reserved for knitwear yarns, created to give the right visibility to proposals that have always been present at Filo and today are even more in demand by the market.
Just as much attention attracted the Sustainability area, at the center of which were the proposals of the companies that adhere to the FiloFlow sustainability project.

Focus on sustainability

Because in this edition there has been a lot of talk about sustainability. Starting from the stands, thanks to the products and workmanship of the exhibitors, without forgetting the space of Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto, under a suggestive suspended Terzo Paradiso, made with the yarns of a Biella company.
Research and sustainability were discussed in particular in the stands of the large international fiber manufacturers present at the fair. Such as Asahi Kasai (with the Bemberg and ROICA brands), Lenzing and the European Confederation of Linen and Hemp (Celc).
Sustainability and traceability were discussed in the “Confrontation Dialogues” held in the Networking Area, another novelty of the 56th Filo.

In the short workshops that took place over the two days, the discussion ranged from the innovations made in the world of fibers, which today also make man-made materials “green”, up to the “natural sustainability” of linen. The theme of sustainability in textiles and fashion was addressed here from different angles: managers and product men discussed it, together with entrepreneurs, creatives and fashion designers, such as Andrea Rosso and Tiziano Guardini.