50th Munich Fabric Start is Ready to Create an Extraordinary State of Excitement on 30.08.22

Stronger than over MUNICH FABRIC START is growing and moving forward with progressive content, innovative formats and new areas and partnership.

This season Far Furore is also the name of the game for Munich Fabric Start.

Now is the time to think big. Now is the time to move forward with courage, to exploit potential and to grow beyond limits.

With almost 900 exhibitors and 1,500 collections on a total exhibition area of around 45,000 square metres, “We are stronger than ever,“ says Sebastian Klinder, Managing Director of Munich Fabric Start Exhibitions GmbH.

MUNICH FABRIC START now comprises eight areas: Fabrics and Additionals with international material innovations for all apparel segments, ReSOURCE and innovative no- velties for Sustainable Innovations, Design Studios with fabric designs and new developments for prints on an enlarged area, the KEYHOUSE innovation hub, the BLUEZONE denim power- house and the new THE SOURCE sourcing area for international vertical integration.

THE SOURCE is the new European One Stop Solution for ho- listic fashion sourcing. 65 selected international manufacturing companies present their offers from cut-make-trim (CMT) to high-end production. A cluster of the most important sourcing countries, such as Portugal, Turkey, Morocco, Tunisia, Bosnia and Vietnam, creates a business- relevant mix for risk diversification, independent of genre and price level. MUNICH FABRIC START has developed the new Hall 8 with around 2,500 square metres of additional space for this purpose. The Lokhalle, a listed building that has recently been restored and is directly ad- jacent to the former MUNICH FABRIC START site, is the perfect location for this and, with its gi- gantic dimensions and spectacular architecture, is one of the largest cantilevered historic steel halls in Europe. The result is a unique new venue for flexible sourcing services and rethought value chains.

Halls 1 to 4 as well as the atriums and studios at the MOC are also fully booked. With a broad and deep range of products – from internationally important fabric and ingredient exhibitors to renowned agencies and top European weavers to selected textile designers – MUNICH FABRIC START underpins its claim to be one of the most important European textile fairs. ReSOURCE, the sourcing platform for sustainable material developments, offers bio-certified, bio-based, recycled, recyclable or regeneratively sourced fabrics and ingredients and continues to gain in importance.

The KEYHOUSE is made up of more than 1,000 square metres the spotlight will be on trend-setting show cases alongside sustainable in- novations – be it on sustainability, digitalisation, traceability, technology or finishing. The main lecture forum of MUNICH FABRIC START with exclusive keynotes is also located here, panel discussions, trend presenta- tions, Q&A sessions & expert talks by international industry insiders.

The BLUEZONE in Hall 6 & 7 will be the place to be for the blue community on 30 and 31 August. As a global key event for the denim industry, around 100 international denim mills, weavers, manufacturers and finishing companies will be showing their latest innovations and trends in the Zenith Hall and the coal bunker.

At the upcoming BLUEZONE, two new projects that could not be more different will show how the process steps of denim production are optimally interlinked in a way that conserves re- sources: Denim finishing on a next level. Right at the entrance to BLUEZONE, an automated high-tech machine park awaits the visitors. Wiser Tech presents how cloud- and AI-based solutions can revolutionise denim finishing. The result: fully traceable and sustainably optimised finishing processes.

Made in Italy: From creation to fabric production, denim laundry to ingredients – the new project „The Italian Luster“, shown for the first time at BLUEZONE in Munich, depicts a fully integrated value chain of Italian denim production. The participating companies include ACM Trims, Berto Industria Tessile, the Elleti Group, Fashion Art and Olimpias. The Italian Luster alliance stands for the highest quality, flexibility in production capacities and sustainable innovations.

Impulses for positive change – as part of the first cooperation between BLUEZONE and Trans- formers, lectures on the core topic of sustainability will be held on two consecutive days. On 30 August, the focus will be on energy and decarbonisation. On the following day, the focus will be on the review and exchange of the Transformer Reports on Unethical Behaviour and Cotton.

The trade show will commence on 30 August until 1 September 2022. Note that the BLUEZONE will only run for today, ending on 31 August 2022.