U.S. retailers, Italian ceramics companies network in Sicily

Jul 16, 2015 1006

by Susan Dickenson

The Italian Trade Agency is hosting U.S. retailers and Sicilian ceramic artisans this week for a B2B networking program in Caltagirone, Italy. Independent brick-and-mortar retailers from California, Texas, Illinois, Washington and Ohio are meeting with about two dozen studios and production facilities in and around Caltagirone, the "City of Ceramics."

The Sicilian companies are showcasing their products and craft with the goal of forging new relationships and exploring potential business opportunities. Ceramics have a long tradition in the region. For centuries, decorative arts and housewares have been made using the island's unique silicate clay blend, larger tables and architectural products strengthened with lava stone slabs from nearby Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe.

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