PITTI FILATI 81: EXHIBITORS' POINT OF VIEW

Federico Gualtieri, President of Filpucci:
Pitti Filati is in our company’s DNA; we have been coming here since its first editions and it is an not-to-be-missed appointment in our calendar. We have met all of our key clients and we are very satisfied.

Alessandro Bastagli, CEO of Lineapiù:
A really busy edition! On just the first day we registered an increase of 9% on the winter edition last year. Pitti Filati is a guarantee: it’s a fair where work is done, it’s not just a showcase, and the target is always of a high level.
 
Renato Cotto, director of Business Unit Filati Divisione Tessile di Loro Piana:
A positive edition with major attendance, up 20% on last year. Pitti Filati is the only fair of reference in this sector, as well as being an international one. Excellent organisation as always.

Enzo Scalabrino, CEO of Filatura di Crosa:
Our company works in needle-punching and when we decided to enter the world of knitwear, we chose Pitti Filati, as the best opportunity to make ourselves known. This edition went very well, and we are very pleased. We’ll be here again in January to present the summer collection!
 
Chiara Bianchi Maiocchi, President of Lanecardate:
In this edition of the fair, I saw a more specific target clientele, high level brands and clear ideas. We registered a major attendance at our stand: the figures are in line with those of last year, and they were quality ones, more focused. Compliments to Angelo Figus for Spazio Ricerca, which was really inspirational. I have always liked his cultured yet clear research, The Human Edition is always well defined, like this year. Really brilliant!
 
Stefano Borsini, owner of Igea:
This edition went very well, in the first two days we had a queue of clients at our stand. We met lots of American buyers, the Russians were back and leading Italian companies were there too. Compliments for Spazio Ricerca, always original and never repetitive!
 
Francesco Magri, Country Manager & Director of The Woolmark Company:
Natural, sustainable and performance were the watchwords of this edition. The main trend that emerged this time was increasing attention to natural and sustainable fabrics. It’s the one that has had the most success among professionals since we discovered that natural fabrics perform better than synthetic ones, especially in the sports field. We registered a considerable increase in attendance compared to recent years, so we are really pleased!
 
Monica Lasagni, marketing director of Stoll:
Despite the changes in the location of the different sections, there was major interest in us, so I am happy! It was a more than positive edition.  

James Tincknell of Mohair South Africa:
Pitti Filati is definitely the most important event in the knitwear world. I’m glad we took part in it, the edition went well and we will definitely be back again in January.
 
Giancarlo Peruzzi, national account of Miele Professional:
Our business is milling yarn, so the winter edition is the most important for us. The fair went well, we registered good attendance, especially from the Italian market, which we work with most. We succeeded in finding just the right wavelength with the Fashion at Work section, so I am very satisfied!
 

Tommaso Bilancioni, owner of Maglificio Gente di Mare:
It was our first time at Pitti Filati. We wanted to present our patent for double colour and reversible knitwear, 100% Made in Italy, and the fair gave us major visibility among leading companies in the sector. I would say that we definitely achieved our goal!