By  on February 24, 2009

FLORENCE — High-end yarn spinners exhibiting at Pitti Filati braced for an anticipated decline in order writing by playing it safe with trends.

A more refined market emerged from the fair, which ended a three-day run on Feb. 1 at the Fortezza da Basso here, as classic luxury yarns coupled with tentative buying strategies and an increased reliance on stock services set the mood for the season. Italian spinners cited the euro-dollar exchange rate rather than China’s competitiveness as the major hurdle.

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