The Milanese conference highlighted the efforts of leading companies such as Eurojersey stretch fabrics, Herno outerwear, Canepa precious fabrics, Albini cotton and Candiani denim.
Gucci’s license is coming to a close in December, two years earlier than originally foreseen, as Kering prepares to internalize control over all of its eyewear.
Caovilla reckons the company’s sales will rise to nearly 50 million euros this year, but must reach a minimum of 100 million euros before it can start the IPO process.
Italian eyewear manufacturing is on the rise with domestic production and exports each growing more than 12 percent.
Matteo Renzo helped lay the “first stone” for the 100,000-square-foot expansion.
The next edition of the show will be held Feb. 27 to 29.
The exhibit, mounted by the Turkish Leather Council, was for one day only and aimed at boosting the profile of the country’s leather industry.
Pitti Filati yarn fair is counting on improved exports.
Strife in the Ukraine and the continuing plunge of the Russian ruble loomed over fur operators at the Mifur trade fair in Milan last week for the second winter season in a row.