24 March 2023
From NY and Milan to Verona
FIT in Milan - in MIC
From New York via Milan to Vallese d'Oppeano at Manifattura Italiana Cucirini.
Students from New York's Fashion Institute of Technology, now students at the Milan Polytechnic, touring companies in the Italian textile industry.
Manifattura Italiana Cucirini - MIC SpA continues its involvement with the younger generation in the fashion industry, opening its doors to young people from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, during their time in Italy, at the Politecnico di Milano with the FIT in Milann programme.
The third-year Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) students in Fashion Design - specialising in Sportswear (Ready-to-wear) - had the opportunity to meet the MIC SpA team at the company's headquarters in Vallese d'Oppeano (VR), where they explored the various stages of the production process and the technologies used in the company.
During the guided tour, the young people had the opportunity to discover the different types of sewing threads and technical knitting yarns produced by MIC SpA, shown through a company tour and a dedicated lecture. Thanks to the presence of industry professionals from within the company, the students were able to discuss and understand the importance of the commitment and creativity of each company within the textile supply chain for the production of quality products.
MIC SpA is aware that the new generations represent the future of fashion, which is why it is committed to promoting the education of young people and their collaboration with companies in the sector. The company has begun cultivating relations with the educational world more frequently since the pandemic, through lectures, in-person and online, company tours and support for thesis projects at many prestigious universities, including NABA (MI), LA SAPIENZA (ROME) and ISTITUTO SECOLI (MI) and HEAD (GENEVA)
The MIC SpA project for the involvement of the new generations represents a great opportunity for young people wishing to work in the fashion industry, because it allows them to get to grips with new technologies and learn about best practices in the field of responsible production. The company remains committed to supporting the training of young people, and hopes to contribute to the creation of a more sustainable and innovative future for fashion.