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Spotlight on FiloFlow project

The 52nd edition of Filo will be focused on sustainability, as the development of the FiloFlow sustainability project continues at a fast pace.

10th April 2019

Knitting Industry
 |  Biella

Knitwear, Knitted Outerwear, Colours/​Trends

In July 2019, Filo will also be back for the fourth time at Milano Unica, focusing on matching the commitment for sustainability with hedonism. © Filo

The 52nd edition of Filo, the international yarns and fibres’ exhibition, will be focused on sustainability. The development of the FiloFlow sustainability project introduced in February 2019, continues at a fast pace, aiming at increasing the sensitivity of the companies towards the implementation of sustainable textile production processes.

“Through FiloFlow, first of all we want to highlight the strong awareness of Filo’s exhibitors in relation to sustainability, that is often already present within their companies,” commented Paolo Monfermoso, responsible for Filo.

“Secondly, we want to stress that for us sustainability is a process and implicates the entire pipeline, since this is the only way to get a sustainable product. Thirdly, when we talk about sustainability of production’s process, we mean the usage of chemicals in compliance with regulations, the care for water consumption, energy consumption and recycling. Then, to all this, it should be combined the construction and the spreading of a social sustainability model towards all the stakeholders of the territory where the companies operate, from employees to providers, from citizens to the ecosystem.”

The first phase of FiloFlow includes a sheet that all Filo’s exhibitors will receive next week. The sheet collects different information about the company (type, dimension, reports and communications with the stakeholders) and about production’s practices: raw materials that are used, supply chain’s traceability, energetic consumption, chemical management, waste management, environmental monitoring and implication for ethic and social activities. The participation of the companies in the project is voluntary and is based on self-certification.

The companies which meet the required characteristics will be distinguished with the brand FiloFlow that will be shown also within the catalogue of the 52nd edition of Filo, which takes place from 25-26 September 2019. Some of the selected products will be exhibited in the Sustainability Area of the show.

“Since the presentation of FiloFlow at the 51st Filo edition, the exhibiting companies have showed great interest for the project,” explained Mr Monfermoso. “Among our exhibitors, there is the awareness that environmental and social sustainability is a necessary choice, since the market requires it, but financial world is increasingly requiring it too. This is a choice that the companies have to make today, since it implies investments in the factory, also with a view to 4.0. This is the only way for our companies to continue to create high quality products and excel internationally.”

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