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A bright green future on the horizon

Janet Prescott

Janet Prescott reports from Pitti Immagine Filati 91 in Florence.

11th July 2022

Janet Prescott
 |  Florence, Italy


Knitting is a strong as ever and Pitti Filati is still the go-to European show for yarns aimed at the middle to high end fashion, majoring on ingenuity and the current emphasis on eco matters.

After the International setbacks of the pandemic, the issues of responsible production, circular systems or demonstrable disposable are now central as a focus. For this and also aesthetic reasons, natural fibres are still to the fore, but many more are now married up with synthetics and polyesters which have themselves been endowed with attributes for disposal, re-use or fitting into an avowed system of minimising environmental harm.

’The real revolution today is letting yourself being guided by sustainability’ according to Manifattura Sesia who have made intensive moves in this area. Animal welfare was addressed at a workshop initiated by Confindustria Toscana Nord inspired by areas of current interest, involving experts from the wool, alpaca, mohair and cashmere areas of production in terms of traceability, certification and animal welfare.

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