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Three US Designers Tour Italy With Milano Unica

Textiles trade show Milano Unica recently welcomed three U.S. designers to tour some of Italy’s top mills as part of its partnership with the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).

Dubbed “The Fabric Program,” the initiative was announced in January during the second-ever U.S. edition of the Italian trade fair in an effort to remind up-and-comers why the “Made in Italy” label carries so much gravitas by giving them a chance to work with the country’s best production houses.

For the first round of the program, Milano Unica and CFDA chose knitwear specialist Ryan Roche, milliner Gigi Burris and Orley, a family-run label focused on luxury knitwear. Sourcing Journal chatted to each designer about their experiences in Italy.

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