Survey of the European Yarn Fairs for Autumn/Winter 2017/18

Date: November 1, 2016
Pages: 23
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Publisher: Textiles Intelligence Ltd
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Survey of the European Yarn Fairs for Autumn/Winter 2017/18
This latest update in our series of reports summarises the trends which were on show at the European yarn fairs for the autumn/winter 2017/18 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. There was a positive atmosphere at the fairs, due largely to the continuing popularity of knitwear as a high fashion item. Natural fibres were important, and there was much use of wool and the precious fibres alpaca, cashmere and mohair. Overall, yarns were more finely spun, and had a smoother and cleaner look compared with those on show at the fairs for the autumn/winter 2016/17 season. However, there was also evidence of big, bulky yarns which had been loosely spun, or made from rovings which had been brushed or felted. Fancy yarns were prominent including bouclé yarns, tape yarns and chainette yarns and many incorporated mixes of colour. Sparkling details were evident, and several spinners had incorporated glossy threads, Lurex or even Swarovski crystals into their yarns


Trading conditions
Pitti Immagine Filati
Première Vision Yarns (formerly Expofil)


Luxury fibres and wool
Performance wool


Sustainable fibres and practices


Table 1: Italian yarn industry: sales, value of production and exports, 2012-15
Table 2: Pitti Immagine Filati: number of visitors fromthe top 15 source countries other than Italy, Jul 2015 and Jun-Jul 2016
Table 3: Première Vision Paris: number of visitors by source country, Sep 2016
Table 4: European yarn fairs for autumn/winter 2017/18 and spring/summer 2018


Figure 1: Display at Spazio Ricerca: H24 — twenty-four hours in knit
Figure 2: Display at Spazio Ricerca: H24 — twenty-four hours in knit
Figure 3: E.Miroglio: wool knitted coat with fringed effects
Figure 4: Mohair South Africa: promoting mohair in display of knits in mohair yarns
Figure 5: Filpucci: woven sample in merino wool/polyamide/elastane blend yarn
Figure 6: Biella Yarn by Südwolle: knitted dress in “Auriga” 70% cashmere/30% silk yarn
Figure 7: E.Miroglio: felted wool jacquard knitted coat
Figure 8: Filpucci: knitted sample with needle felted mohair blend yarn
Figure 9: E.Miroglio: knitted coat with brushed mohair fringed overcheck
Figure 10: Mill: knitwear samples in various yarns including fancy knop yarns
Figure 11: New Mill: knitwear samples in various yarns including brushed mohair bouclé
Figure 12: Millefili: jacquard knit samples in various yarns including metallic
Figure 13: Millefili: knitted samples in lace knits
Figure 14: Millefili: graphic patterned knit in double jersey
Figure 15: Todd & Duncan: knitted samples in cashmere yarn
Figure 16: Botto Giuseppe: knitted jacquard patterned samples in cashmere yarn
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