Good results for the 59th Filo Milano, from 22 to 23 February at Allianz MiCo in Milan. Satisfaction was recorded among the stands of the international yarn and fiber exhibition for the two days of intense work and with a constant flow of Italian and foreign buyers.
The common thread of the 59th edition is sustainability, traceability, supply chain, interconnected themes that represent a challenge and an opportunity for today’s and tomorrow’s textiles. Topics which were discussed in particular during the inauguration ceremony, with the protagonist Alan Garosi, co-owner of the Fulgar Group and Pompea.
59th Filo Milano: success for the 2023 novelties
Paolo Monfermoso, manager of the event: “The fair continues to grow in terms of numbers and content, in a process that increasingly makes the event a work platform for visitors and exhibitors, a place for the exchange of ideas and projects, collaborations that are born and strengthened here. This growth is primarily due to the trust that the exhibiting companies continue to renew, to the quality and innovative capacity of the collections on display. On the other hand, the constant increase in the number and quality of buyers present at the 59th Filo Milano www.filo.it contributes, and a particular increase regards foreign buyers”.
On the subject of collaborations, in his comment on the success of the event, Monfermoso signaled the launch of the new service for companies “Sustainability from A to Z” in collaboration with C.L.AS.S. by Giusy Bettoni. The other novelty was represented by the ZDHC Award, recognition to the exhibiting textile companies that distinguished themselves in the management of “chemicals”.
Space and importance for collaborations
Sustainability was also discussed in the talks of the “Confrontation Dialogues”, some of which made it possible to learn more about the experiences of unprecedented collaborations between different players in the supply chain, involving start-ups and consolidated companies, in a unified vision of the future of textiles.
For the success of the 59th Filo Milano, the historic collaboration with the ICE Rome agency is fundamental, which for this edition has organized a delegation of around 50 operators from 16 European and non-European countries.
Monfermoso concluded: “The two days of the 59th edition were full of meetings and professional exchanges, stylistic ideas and discussions. Starting tomorrow we will start working on the September edition, which will mark an important milestone: the 60th edition”.
The next fair is scheduled from 20 to 21 September at Allianz MiCo-Milan.