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Pitti Filati sees an increase in number of visitors

The 78th edition of Pitti Filati that took place on Florence, Italy from January 27 to 29, got a huge response. Final attendance figures show a two per cent increase in the number of buyers with compared to last year, bringing the total to 4.250. The number of foreign buyers exceeded 1,800, slightly more than last year. The number of companies from Japan was up five per cent. There was a great rebound comeback from Russia with the number of buyers up 50 per cent. China, Hong Kong and Turkey also maintained good turnouts. “This has been a definitely positive and energetic edition of Pitti Filati. Our exhibitors confirmed not only excellent results in terms of attendance, but also huge satisfaction for the high quality of the visitors which translated into three intense days of work at the stands with orders and samples for next season booked by designers and representatives from the style bureaus of the world’s major names in fashion,” said Raffaello Napoleone, Pitti Immagine CEO

The Italian market enjoyed a 3.5 per cent increase – an excellent result for the entire industry after a few seasons with low numbers of Italian buyers. Exhibitors confirmed not only excellent results in terms of attendance but also huge satisfaction for the high quality of the visitors which translated into three intense days of work at the stands with orders and samples for the next season booked by designers and representatives from the style bureaus of the world’s major names in fashion.

Pitti Filati revolved around the high end of the market. The event gives the yarn industry great hopes for this year. A section that launched trends and provided inspiration for knitwear research got a great response.

www.pittimmagine.com/en/corporate/fairs/filati.html

 
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