Italian spinners leveraged the Pitti Connect digital platform to press on and keep their businesses going — in spite of it all.
Sustainability also took center stage at the Florentine textile trade show.
Domestic and international uncertainties are hampering the business of Italian spinners, which continue to invest in innovation and sustainability.
Knitters, weavers, knitwear and yarn producers met domestic and international buyers at the 33rd session of SpinExpo Shanghai.
Italian spinners were inspired by the digital world to elevate their service and collections, which featured blends of synthetic and natural fibers embellished with metallic, iridescent and plastic effects.
The price of raw materials, the unstable situation between the U.S. and China, export duties and post-Brexit effects concern yarn makers headed to Pitti Filati.
The show was a presentation of more than 100 looks using cashmere and fine yarns.
For many Italian spinners, 2018 kicked off on a high note, boosted by exportations that overall grew 5.5 percent in the first quarter.
The increasing cost of raw fibers, currency fluctuations and U.S. import tariffs won’t stop spinners’ positive approach to the textile trade show.
Propelled by the increasing cost of raw fibers, yarn makers are opting for innovative blends and treatments to beat the competition.
Yarn makers are approaching the 82nd edition of the Florence-based trade show with a renovated sensibility toward the planet, which inspires sustainable processes, earthy color palettes and multiseasonal features.
The textile company is looking to amp up its sustainable yarn business.