Milano Unica New York has closed its first edition successfully. The event held at Jacob Javits Center from 20 to 22 July, 2015 recalled 1,300 visitors from almost 700 companies.

The show presented 87 exhibitors offering their Made in Italy fabrics and accessories. Many of them could show their products originating from their own long-time expertise and tradition. In fact, 28 companies out of the total exhibitors (32%) were founded more than 100 years ago.

According to studies in 2014 the US represented Italy’s third most important destination generating over €175 million (USD 250 million) worth, 12.3% more than in 2013. For the first four months of 2015 Italian fabrics exported to the US another 18.8% when compared to the same period of 2014.

Due to the huge success, Milano Unica is planning how to replicate this success in New York for 2016.