The recent Milano Unica held from February 1 to 3, 2017 had 427 textile companies showcasing their products, of which 300 were from Italy, 65 from elsewhere in Europe, 40 from Japan and 22 from Korea. The benchmark trade show for Italian textiles and accessories showcased collections for Spring/Summer 2018. The event marked a major comeback of companies from the Russian Federation, whose numbers went up by 34 per cent. Equally remarkable were the increase in number of buyers from Canada and a rise in companies from China as and the UK and US.
But there was a decrease in visitors from France, Japan and Turkey besides a diminished German presence. Milano Unica has been created through the tradition of five Italian exhibitions, Ideabiella, Ideacomo, Moda In, Prato Expo, Shirt Avenue. The project is held twice a year and presents the finest quality products from both Italian and European textile manufacturers. The name Milano Unica represents the three essential characteristics of the textile fair, singular, exclusive, united.
Milano Unica has changed the date of the winter show. It will be held in July instead of September. One reason for the change is the show had lost some ground in the last few years. So this decision means it will be held earlier than other textile events.