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Survey of the European Yarn Fairs for Autumn/Winter 2010/11 - Product Image

Survey of the European Yarn Fairs for Autumn/Winter 2010/11

  • Published: November 2009
  • Region: Europe
  • 11 Pages
  • Textiles Intelligence

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European spinners now have their eyes fixed on winter 2011, when they hope that the beginning of a return to normal demand for the fashion industry’s products will trickle down to producers of high quality yarns. Although the number of visitors to European yarn fairs continues to fall, the mood at Pitti Filati in Florence, Italy, and Expofil in Paris, France, has been described as “positive”, and solid business was done. Fabric manufacturers want to be sure of having enough yarn of the right quality when the upturn comes.

Italian yarn sales in 2008 were down by 10% on the year before. But spinners have not allowed the difficult economic situation to interrupt their drive to offer ever finer and more luxurious products.

The accent for autumn/winter 2010/11 has been on noble fibres, with alpaca now challenging cashmere as the noble fibre of choice. Ingenious blending of fibres has added to the soft, luxurious feel. New spinning techniques are being deployed to produce yarns which are lighter, airier and softer. Thailand’s Lucky Spinning and three European spinners are producing cotton yarn using the new air vortex technology. Todd & Duncan has READ MORE >

SUMMARY
RESTRUCTURING IN THE EUROPEAN SPINNING SECTOR
YARN FAIRS
Expofil
Pitti Immagine Filati
YARN TRENDS
Pitti Immagine Filati
Eco and ethical production
Fancy yarns for hand knitting
Expofil
Innovation and advanced technology
Silk
Linen

List of tables
Table 1: Pitti Immagine Filati: foreign visitors by country, July 2009
Table 2: European yarn fairs for autumn/winter 2010-11

- Expofil
- Pitti Immagine Filati

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