Exclusive Trade Event Showcases High-End Italian Fashion to Local Market

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CNA Federmoda continues its commitment to support and promote Italian SMEs in the fashion sector with the launch of “WeLoveModainItaly Toronto”. The event was held in the Arta Gallery spaces in Toronto’s Distillery District.

The CNA Fashion Union’s companies, in partnership with Consorzio Moda in Italy and with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation as well as the Italian Trade Agency, showcased a selection of Fall-Winter 2020/2021 collections to the local market.

The event brought together Italian manufacturers and brands, fashion buyers, and industry professionals for an exclusive opportunity to network and start possible commercial relationships in Canada. A wide selection of “Made in Italy” Fall-Winter 2020/2021 collections were on display, including men and women’s apparel, fine leather goods, jewellery and accessories.

“International markets are increasingly asking for products that combine quality and design,” explained Mr. Marco Landi, President of CNA Federmoda. “WeLoveModainItaly” highlights the exquisite craftsmanship, quality and unique production and manufacturing processes with which Italian companies are globally renowned for,” he continued.

A keynote presentation on the principles of “Made in Italy” and its close connection to sustainability will be held in January with opening remarks by Antonio Franceschini, CNA Federmoda National Manager. President of Consorzio Moda in Italy, Mr. Roberto Corbelli, who is a specialist in research and analysis of trends, will lead further discussion on agenda topics.

The Italian Government was represented by Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ivan Scalfarotto, accompanied by the Italian Ambassador to Canada, H.E. Claudio Taffuri and the Italian Trade Commissioner to Canada, Matteo Picariello. During his mission to Canada for “WeLoveModainItaly Toronto,” Mr. Scalfarotto assessed the CETA agreement impact on trade exchange.

“With the free trade agreements, it is not necessary to have an ideological approach, but to look at the results,” said Scalfarotto – “For example, since the start of the provisional CETA implementation, Italy has exported 438 million Euros more to Canada. This shows how the national interest of a country like Italy, seventh in the world for exports and fifth for commercial surplus, is closely linked to markets and commercial exchanges opening.”

The event was open to trade professionals and media. To register next year, RSVP to rsvp.itacanada@ice.it

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