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Innovation and Digitalization Inform Yarn Collections at Pitti Filati


Innovation and Digitalization Inform Yarn Collections at Pitti Filati
FLORENCE — A vibrant bustle animated the hallways of the Fortezza da Basso venue during the three-day trade show, which ended here on Jan. 25.
The 84th edition of the fair, which showcased yarn collections for the spring 2020 season, drew 4,300 buyers coming from 50 countries, registering a performance in sync with last year’s January edition. In particular, key markets for the trade show were the U.K., France, the U.S., Switzerland, Russia, Spain and Turkey while the number of Japanese and German buyers slightly decreased.
The 119 exhibitors — including 14 spinners coming from abroad — sought refuge in shimmering, bold-hued lightweight yarns to offset their concerns regarding the increasing price of raw materials, the unstable situation between the U.S. and China, export duties and post-Brexit effects.
“The concern is always there, it never leaves us,” said Cristiana Cariaggi, managing director of the Cagli, Italy-based Cariaggi company. “We coexist with it and, at this point, all those global dynamics that don’t depend on us, such as politics, are elements that accompany our daily life…but we need to continue to believe in what we do, to be proactive and to risk.”
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Source: WWD
Innovation and Digitalization Inform Yarn Collections at Pitti Filati

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