The Filo roadshow is under the banner of sustainability
After Paris’ preview, the first Italian stage of the roadshow for the presentation of the 52nd edition of Filo – the yarns and fibres’ Exhibition – is scheduled for today in Biella. The meeting is planned at 10.30 a.m. in the Sala Valetto of the Unione Industriale Biellese (Via Torino 56).
The roadshow will continue tomorrow Tuesday the 18th of June 2019 in Milan, and will end on Wednesday the 19th of June in Prato.
From the organisers’ point of view, the roadshow for the presentation of Filo is a crucial opportunity to meet and to dialogue with the exhibiting companies. In the view to the 52nd, the most important novelty introduced to operators is FiloFlow, the sustainability project of Filo. Paolo Monfermoso, general manager of Filo explains: “Filoflow is a tracking project of the supply chain. Its aim is to highlight and to enhance sustainable production’s processes and products implemented by our exhibitors. We look at it as a long-term process, since we think that environmental and social sustainability is an unavoidable choice for companies in the textile-apparel industry – especially the high-range ones – that want to remain internationally competitive. It is not by chance that Filo’s exhibitors have embraced the project with enthusiasm”. Mr. Monfermoso continues: “In our view, sustainability is carried out in a supply chain’s context, since that’s the only way to garantee a complete traceability of products. Of course, when we talk about supply chain and production processes, we also talk about textile machinery: indeed, we are studying synergies and initiatives together with Acimit, the Association of Textile Machinery Italian Producers. On the other hand, working in synergy with other institutions of the textile-apparel supply chain is a guideline that Filo has been following for several years. This is confirmed by the long and increasingly close collaborations with ITA-Agency, Sistema Moda Italia and Milano Unica. As far as the latest is concerned, Filo will be back to the edition held on the 9th-11th of July: in a special space within the Area Trend of Milano Unica, Filo will show trends themes and yarns exhibited in its February edition. The participation of Filo in Milano Unica is an initiative we had launched for some editions and it enables us to promote the excellence of our exhibitors’ yarns to a wider public of international buyers, highlighting in the meantime the power of Made in Italy supply chain”.
The second part of the roadshow meetings for the presentation of the 52nd edition of Filo is reserved to the explanation of product development proposals, carried out by Gianni Bologna, manager of Filo for creativity and style. According to Gianni Bologna, “We could talk about ‘empathy’ to represent the detachment from a past marked by the separation between the human being and his environment towards a modernity and a future that change direction toward the ecosophy experienced as foundations (or hope, or aspiration) for a real harmony of humanity with its environment. Today we are not living is not an age of change but, as it is stressed by many, it is rather a change of age, pace and parameters. For these reasons, we dedicate these product development proposals to the theme of ‘Metamorphosis’ (which is possibly the highest rate of harmony), in order to highlight the idea of permeation and interaction among beings and things”’. The 52nd edition of Filo will be held on the 25th and 26th of September 2019 at Palazzo delle Stelline in Milan