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Hosiery supply chain meets online at FIMAST CONNECT

Billy Hunter

‘Road to FIMAST’ - the countdown to the FIMAST international legwear and footwear show, gets underway on 22 July.

16th July 2021

Billy Hunter
 |  Brescia, Italy


Technological excellence, responsible innovation, sustainable production will be on view on Thursday 22nd July, when the hosiery, sportswear, lingerie, seamless and 3D footwear supply chain will be meeting online to analyse the sector’s global development trends and opportunities. The online event will mark the start of the countdown to FIMAST 2021, Italian Exhibition Group’s (IEG) much-awaited B2B trade show event scheduled to take place, with physical attendance, at the Brixia Forum in Brescia from 19-22 October 2021.

According to IEG, FIMAST is setting off on a new development route for the trade show which will focus on responsible and sustainable innovation along the supply chain. The first steps in this direction include activating a top-level partnership with the ecohub C.L.A.S.S. (Creativity Lifestyle and Sustainable Synergy) and constant dialogue with the sector’s global players.

‘Road to FIMAST’ is the first in a series of training and business events that will take place during the months preceding the show on the digital platform, FIMAST CONNECT. It will offer Italian and international traders the chance to discuss the most challenging and decisive topics for the sector’s future by directly dialoguing with the main players from all the supply chain’s segments, from machinery to thread, from services and hosiery companies to brands.

The event will consist of two online talks, coordinated and moderated by C.L.A.S.S. The first, entitled ‘Smart-tech visions to meet responsible innovation values’, will be held in English and start at 11.00 am, with focus on responsible and sustainable innovation for hosiery, lingerie, sportswear and fashion supply chains.

The Lonati Group, Karl Mayer Group, Fulgar and ROICA by Asahi Kasei, are the companies that will take part by putting their international experience into play to explore the supply chain’s different technological aspects, from cutting- edge textile machinery to new generation fibres.

FIMAST, the international tradeshow dedicated to the entire hosiery industry is a biennial B2B event now in its fifth edition. © FIMAST.

The second talk, ‘Conversations about sustainability journeys’, scheduled for 4.00 pm, will highlight sustainability among the current and future challenges for companies operating in the fashion and accessory industry in order to meet the needs of an increasingly more global market and consumers who are increasingly aware and responsible. Two international brands of reference, both inspirational companies in the sector, will share their views - Calzedonia Group and Wolford.

Additionally, as of 10.00 am on 22 July, professional profiled visitors visiting the event and companies on the FIMAS CONNECT platform will have the chance to meet and do business. An opportunity to explore services, products and the latest ideas from companies in the sector.

 For the full programme of initiatives, please visit

FIMAST, the international tradeshow dedicated to the entire hosiery industry is a biennial B2B event now in its fifth edition. It will be held in the Brixia Forum Expo Center in Brescia (Italy). Opening hours: from Tuesday October 19th, 2021 to Thursday October 21st, 2021 from 9am to 6pm; Friday October 22d, 2021 from 9am to 2 pm.

Unique in Italy for the sector, it offers the latest world news on textile machines for socks. Thanks to the presence of large hosiery factories in the region, it opens scenarios for the major yarn producers in the key districts of this sector in Italy: in Brescia, the headquarters of the main machinery district for this type of article, and in Mantua for the finished product.

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