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    Italian exports down 26% in 2020


    The Covid-19 pandemic put the Italian eyewear industry back seven years, as 2020 production and exports’ values dropped back to 2013 levels, according to data presented yesterday by Giovanni Vitaloni , president of ANFAO , the Italian industry association, and the MIDO trade show. Commenting on ...

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    Mido 2021 goes digital


    In a live online conference followed by exhibitors, visitors, journalists and other stakeholders earlier today, Giovanni Vitaloni , president of the Italian industry association Anfao , announced that the 2021 edition of Mido , the international eyewear trade show scheduled for next June 5 to 7, would ...

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    Italian fashion industry still expects sharp declines in H1


    The Italian fashion industry still expects sharp declines in sales during the first two quarters of 2021, after falling by 26 percent in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a survey released by Confindustria Moda , the umbrella association which comprises Anfao , the trade association representing eyewear ...

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    Italy’s Anfao and unions reach labor contract agreement


    The Italian eyewear trade association Anfao reached an agreement with trade union representatives on the terms of a new contract affecting the roughly 18,000 workers in Italy’s eyewear industry, including those at Luxottica , which exited Anfao in 2019. Due to the economic crisis that has hit the ...

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    ​Cirillo Marcolin takes over presidency of Confindustria Moda


    As planned, Cirillo Marcolin has taken over the rotating presidency of Confindustria Moda , the umbrella organization of the Italian fashion industry, replacing Claudio Marenzi . Confindustria Moda comprises Sistema Moda Italia (SMI), which groups the textile and apparel firms operating in the country; Assocalzaturifici , the ...

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    Italian eyewear exports seen down 25% in 2020


    Exports of Italian eyewear are expected to fall by 25 percent, or nearly €1 billion, this year after dropping an estimated 41 percent, or over €850 million, in the first half and are forecast to drop by 7 percent, or some €130 million, in the second part of the year ...