The Pitti Filati, the biennial trade fair for yarns for the knitting sector, recorded visitor numbers like before the corona pandemic. According to initial information, the 92nd edition, which ended on January 27th, welcomed almost 3,000 buyers.
Of the 2,850 buyers present, over 1,100 were international visitors.
At the fair, 105 exhibitors presented the yarn trends for the spring/summer season 2024. 13 international companies showed their collections, which came from countries such as Japan, UK, Turkey, China, Germany, Romania, Peru and Turkey.
According to Raffaello Napoleone, Chief Executive Officer of Pitti Immagine, among the visitors were the product managers of the best international knitwear factories, the style departments of the big luxury groups and most important fashion houses, as well as the prestigious interior and home design companies and other professionals of industrial creativity.
One of the most important events of the fair was the project “Knitting the future: exploring new areas”. As part of the Fashion at Work section, the D-House Urban Laboratory, in collaboration with The Woolmark Company and Südwolle, presented this project dealing with the future of knitting.
Here the laboratory studied the use of wool and knitwear in various fields. It does this by using D-House technologies to create garments and articles with an innovative yarn called Icevit, which is made from Merino wool from The Woolmark Company and Grilon polyamide yarn from Expotex. The Icevit yarn melts when heated and blends with the wool, so there is no pilling or abrasion, just pure functionality and strength.
This translated article originally appeared on FashionUnited.uk.