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Survey of the European yarn fairs for autumn/winter 2019/20

Survey of the European yarn fairs for autumn/winter 2019/20

The latest update in this series of reports summarises the trends which were on show at the European yarn fairs for the autumn/winter 2019/20 season. The author of the report visited Filo, Pitti Immagine Filati and Première Vision Yarns where she interviewed exhibitors and found out first-hand which trends were proving to be the most popular. The atmosphere at the European yarn fairs for the autumn/ 2019/20 season was upbeat—especially among companies serving the top end of the market—as knitwear continues to be a high fashion item. At the fairs, there was a strong focus on light and fine yarns, and several spinners presented yarns which incorporated air spinning techniques. Fancy yarns, including chenille, bouclé and tape yarns, were especially important. Environmental sustainability continues to be a strong focus, and several spinners have adapted their production processes, and have introduced yarns which are made from traceable raw materials and incorporate recycled waste materials. Natural fibres, including cashmere and mohair, were prominent and alpaca was especially important. These natural fibres were used in many creative combinations with other fibres—including polyester, polyamide, Tencel Lyocell and viscose. Several cotton spinners exhibited yarns which demonstrated their use of clever techniques and constructions for mixing cotton with a number of other fibres—including cashmere, micro-modal, silk and wool.


  • SUMMARY
  • YARN FAIRS
    • TRADING CONDITIONS
      • Table Italian yarn industrya: sales, value of production and exports, 2014-17
    • FILO
    • PITTI IMMAGINE FILATI
      • Table Pitti Immagine Filati: number of visitors from the top 15 source countries other than Italy, Jun 2017 and Jun 2018
    • PREMIÈRE VISION YARNS
      • Table Première Vision Paris: number of visitors by source country, Sep 2018
      • Table European yarn fairs for autumn/winter 2019/20 and spring/summer 2020
  • TRENDS IN KNITWEAR YARNS AT PITTI IMMAGINE FILATI
    • THEME FOR AUTUMN/WINTER 2019/20 AT THE SPAZIO RICERCA: WWW
    • FINE YARNS
    • ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
    • LUXURY WOOLS AND NOBLE FIBRES
    • COTTONS, MIXES AND FANCY YARNS
  • YARN TRENDS AT PREMIÈRE VISION YARNS
    • WOOL
    • MAN-MADE CELLULOSIC FIBRES
    • RECYCLING

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