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THE AREAS OF THE 39TH EDITION OF MILANO UNICA

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Milano Unica will open at Fiera Milano (Rho) from July 9 - 11, 2024 with the creative proposals presented by over 700 exhibitors.

 

The 39th edition of the trade show is already recording a significant increase in the number of participating companies and will occupy the larger halls 1-3, and 2-4, with two reception desks easily accessible from the East Gate and the M1 Rho Fieramilano subway stop. 

 

The exhibition offers a showcase of the latest Fall/Winter 2025-26 trends and the most important innovations, along with the traditional excellence in textile and fashion accessory production.

 

Discover the Milano Unica’s areas.

 

 

HALL 1

Moda In Fabrics +

Moda In Fabrics including Silky Print, the high-end Made-in-Italy selection dedicated to the sophisticated world of women; Lace & Embroidery, presenting tulle, lace and embroidery; and Knit, featuring knitted fabrics with the highest standards in quality and innovation.

Japan Observatory +

Cutting-edge innovation and an ancient spirit of craftsmanship come together in high-end Japanese productions. The observatory, organized by JFW & JETRO, consists of 41 selected Japanese companies, including 12 new exhibitors. The companies' business presence will be enhanced by a newly created area; ’JOB Next by JETRO’ presenting companies with an enriched variety of fabrics, alongside an area of trends and index; summaries of the best products from the exhibitors in attendance.

MU Designers +

Top design studios will bring a new collection full of artistic proposals to Milano Unica to offer textile and accessory professionals new creative ideas for the coming season.

Accademia Costume & Moda +

Designed in collaboration with numerous manufacturing companies of Made in Italy, the Master in Fabrics Innovation Design, now in its fifth edition, aims to train professionals in the fields of creativity, innovative research, and fabric development, preparing the experts of tomorrow in the creation of a collection and raising awareness about sustainability.
Thanks to the vision of Marco Mastroianni (Scientific Director of the Master), Erika D'Arcangelo (Master Director), and all the professionals involved in the project, the programme provides the necessary skills to engage in research and experimentation in areas such as handloom weaving, jacquard design, printing, drawing, as well as manipulations and finishes.
Therefore, the students acquire a profound combination of knowledge and skills, supported by a solid cultural background in the specific fields of fashion and art.
At the end of the Master in Fabrics Innovation Design, students are introduced to the most important fashion houses and leading textile companies, starting their professional careers with a 100% job placement rate.

LAURETANA AND SUSTAINABILITY +

Lauretana is inspired by the principles of "sustainable development" and considers the environment as a fundamental value in the process of economic and social enhancement and development of the territory. This is why Lauretana is fully committed to operating in full respect of the necessary balance between the social, economic, and environmental impacts generated, controlling quality and compliance with sustainability policies along the entire supply chain.
Sustainable development is understood as an opportunity for economic growth, and enhancement of the company and its people pursuing customer and stakeholder satisfaction.
The company constantly strives to support customers and suppliers in achieving sustainability goals, creating a virtuous circle of best practices, strengthening reputation and relationships with all stakeholders, and transparently demonstrating the quality of its actions.
This commitment is reflected in the integrated quality management system that Lauretana has implemented which complies with ISO 9001, 14001, 22000, and 45001. Ecovadis, a third-party sustainability rating agency, also certified the system and rated Lauretana with the highest award: the Platinum Medal.

MU SINTESI +

MU Sintesi Area
The exhibition route offers a MU Sintesi Area in every hall featuring a tactile catalog of the products presented by the participating companies.

Hall 1

Silky Print, Knit, Lace & Embroidery

HALL 3

Moda In Accessories +

Clothing accessory collections from Italian and European companies with a broad range of all clothing accessories such as ribbons, labels, appliqués, trimmings, profiles, buckles, buttons and zippers.

MU Tendenze Sostenibilità Area +

The MU Tendenze Sostenibilità Area represents the starting point for the visit to the trade show, welcoming visitors to a suggestive, inspiring environment unveiling the Fall/Winter 2025-26 collections. The area will display samples created and interpreted by the exhibitors according to the MU Family tendenze. The same samples will be selected by Milano Unica’s Technical Committee based on the product’s sustainability performance in line with 5 value pillars (Climate Action, Chemical Safety, Biodiversity Conservation, Circular Economy, Social Justice).

Filo Sustainability +

Filo - The International Exhibition of Yarns and Fibres - and Milano Unica are united in a close relationship marked by excellence and dictated by the very progress of the supply chain itself. In fact, in the area that Milano Unica reserves to Filo, the upstream proposals of the supply chain can be found. They are produced with yarns and materials of the highest quality, which are the basis of the high-end fabrics exhibited at MU. The aim is to enhance sustainable creativity and continuous research that combine tradition and innovation.
The relationship existing between the two Exhibitions especially results in the needs of the supply chain and by the common vision of the challenges facing the textile sector, in particularly in the area of sustainability. For several editions, Filo has been bringing to Milano Unica the yarns of its exhibiting companies that adhere to its FiloFlow sustainability project and has been shown a stylistic-creative vision full of inspirations, presented in the "Creative Dialogues" realised by Gianni Bologna.

Innovation Area +

Organized by TexClubTec, the Technical Textiles Section of SMI, the Innovation area is meant to increase the visibility of a traditional application sector, i.e. apparel textiles, traditional fashion aspects, and the fundamental role of innovation and technology. In particular, this area emphasizes that product and process innovation comes to life only with the proactive interaction between companies of the entire supply chain. This is confirmed by the presence of intermediate products and producers, such as yarns, membranes, films, padding, etc. in the area. The exhibition Forum will also feature advanced textile materials for functional apparel, sportswear, and AI technologies applicable to textiles.

MarediModa +

MarediModa, the trade show dedicated to beachwear, underwear and athleisure fabrics and accessories will involve a selection of companies in a dedicated area, where visitors can discover the high specialization and creativity of Made-in-Europe fabrics with a preview of the Summer 2026 collections.

MU Vintage +

An area dedicated to "timeless" pieces, where unique pieces - such as vintage dresses, bags, trimmings, buttons, jewelry, scarves, antique fabrics and accessories of various kinds – are on sale. Rediscovering and reusing vintage pieces not only creates unique styles but contributes to preserving the cultural heritage of fashion while concretely reducing the impact on the environment. 

MU Info & Style +

Excellence means also MU Info & Style, the area dedicated to business services, which offers season after season the possibility of consulting patterns and trend books collected in a space reserved for innovative creations for textile and fashion professionals.

MU Trade Press +

To tell the values of an entire supply chain, this space is dedicated to textile and fashion information with the industry’s most important magazines and editorial proposals.

Sistema Moda Italia +

Sistema Moda Italia, the largest Organization representing the Textile and Fashion Industry in the Western world, protects and promotes the sector's interests by fostering relations with institutions and economic/political organizations while supporting companies in their international expansion.

MU SINTESI +

MU Sintesi Area
The exhibition route offers a MU Sintesi Area in every hall featuring a tactile catalog of the products presented by the participating companies.

Hall 3

Accessories

HALL 2

Moda In Fabrics +

Moda In Fabrics includes Tecno, featuring the most high-quality technical fabrics and specialty synthetic fibers, and Cotton Woolly, the highest quality worsted and carded woolen fabrics.

MU SINTESI +

MU Sintesi Area
The exhibition route offers a MU Sintesi Area in every hall featuring a tactile catalog of the products presented by the participating companies.

Hall 2

Tecno, Cotton Woolly

HALL 4

Ideabiella +

Ideabiella features the finest creations for high-end menswear and an increasing number of sophisticated womenswear products with a continuous quest for innovation, while respecting the heritage linked to tradition, to bring to life the finest wool fabrics and noble blends such as cashmere and silk, cotton and linen.

Shirt Avenue +

Shirt Avenue features a selection of exhibitors focused on the finest fabrics for men's and women's shirting, ranging from classic to informal, always in the name of quality and style.

Korea Observatory +

30 Korean companies complete Milano Unica’s offering. Thanks to a well-established legacy and focus on continuous innovation, Korean companies present high-performance technical fabrics with applications ranging from jackets to outerwear and suits. The Korean quality is synonymous with research and innovation of the most advanced raw materials and yarns, ensuring functional and maximum comfort.

Alliance +

The Alliance for European Flax and Hemp (already CELC founded in 1951) is the only European agro-industrial organization on a global scale that groups all the players in the European Flax and Hemp value chain.
Western Europe is the world's leading producer of Flax fibers (France, Belgium and the Netherlands make for 3/4 of total production).
The Alliance aims to increase the visibility on the global scale of European Flax and Hemp, plant fibers featuring technical and environmental characteristics that inspire creativity and offer new perspectives for industrial innovation.
Fiber traceability is guaranteed through EUROPEAN FLAX™ and MASTERS OF LINEN™ certifications.

UK Fashion & Textile Association (UKTF) +

The UK Fashion & Textile Association (UKFT) is now a regular and committed exhibitor at Milano Unica, bringing together and representing the UK textile industry at this important global textile fair. Milano Unica is the leading international platform for premium textiles, showcasing the creativity, heritage and innovation of the UK textile industry, and we continue to work with international buyers agents to introduce them to some of the finest mills, manufacturers and designers the UK has to offer.
The UK has particular expertise in luxury suiting and jacketing fabrics in wool, cashmere and speciality fibres, while others are leading the way in lighter weight constructions and designs that tap into seasonal trends. The UK is at the forefront of developing ethical and sustainable supply chains.

ITS TAM +

"Trame vissute" is the title of the project carried out by the students of ITS TAM Biella, inspired by the upcycling technique that gives a second life to garments that have already been worn. The project, promoted by the Fondazione Venezia and coordinated by Upskill Venezia, was developed with Demis Marin’s Atelier Ramosalso in collaboration with ITS TAM Biella’s teachers, Andrea De Marco and Gigliola Vinci. One piece from the collection will be on display at TAM’s stand located in the IdeaBiella area, which most companies consistently collaborate with the school. Dedicated to training highly qualified technicians ready to enter the working world of Textile, Clothing, & Fashion, TAM has been operating for over 12 years in Biella’s woolen district, in close contact with the entire supply chain.
The piece to be presented started as a women's suit consisting of a jacket, skirt, and gilet, which was transformed into a trench coat. The jacket and skirt were sewn together and finished with grosgrain trimming along the edges. The gilet, shortened and turned into a double-sided cape, was applied on top of the coat.

WOOLMARK +

Woolmark presents the new edition of The Wool Lab FW 2025/26, a guide to the most innovative and performing Merino wool textiles and yarns in digital version through the The Wool Lab Digital platform.
Woolmark is the global authority of Merino wool. Through its vast network of partnerships in the textiles and fashion industry, it emphasizes the relevance of Merino wool as a natural fiber and key material for apparel.

LAURETANA AND SUSTAINABILITY +

Lauretana is inspired by the principles of "sustainable development" and considers the environment as a fundamental value in the process of economic and social enhancement and development of the territory. This is why Lauretana is fully committed to operating in full respect of the necessary balance between the social, economic, and environmental impacts generated, controlling quality and compliance with sustainability policies along the entire supply chain.
Sustainable development is understood as an opportunity for economic growth, and enhancement of the company and its people pursuing customer and stakeholder satisfaction.
The company constantly strives to support customers and suppliers in achieving sustainability goals, creating a virtuous circle of best practices, strengthening reputation and relationships with all stakeholders, and transparently demonstrating the quality of its actions.
This commitment is reflected in the integrated quality management system that Lauretana has implemented which complies with ISO 9001, 14001, 22000, and 45001. Ecovadis, a third-party sustainability rating agency, also certified the system and rated Lauretana with the highest award: the Platinum Medal.

MU SINTESI +

MU Sintesi Area
The exhibition route offers a MU Sintesi Area in every hall featuring a tactile catalog of the products presented by the participating companies.

Hall 4

Shirt Avenue

 

Updates on areas and special appearances at the event will follow.