12 February 2012

Second Year Knit Students visit Pitti Filati Trade Fair in Florence, Italy.

Second Year Knitted Textiles students flew to Florence last weekend and Anisah reported from the show. Everyone had a wonderful four day visit.

'The trend area was an insightful highlight. ‘Futurural’ was the main theme of the show with subthemes of ‘Future Farm’, ‘Rural Scape’, ‘Sunday’, and ‘A-Mish’. The mood was futuristic and fresh. The show explored the relationship between people and the rural environment with an emphasis on natural fibres and colours. I thought it was a fitting trend due to the pressures on the design world to become more environmentally aware. A few companies were promoting natural yarns, reaffirming the idea of sustainable textiles.' 

This is the leading trade fair showcasing yarns for the knitting industry, with a careful eye on technological innovations and services for the textile industry. The Spazio Ricerca is the “laboratory” where future trends are tested and previewed. Pitti Filati is held in Florence twice a year.

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