FLORENCE — Yarn manufacturers exhibiting at the Pitti Filati textile show said they feared an increasingly difficult six months ahead as they struggle in a shaky economic climate.
Spinners presented fall and winter yarn collections at the show that ended a three-day run July 4 at the Fortezza da Basso here. Although many executives reported stabilized sales for the first half of 2008, figures from the Italian textile and fashion consortium SMI-ATI indicate the Italian yarn industry has hit a rough patch.
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