MFS2018 Keyhouse, Giving The Textile Traditionalists A Taste of the Future

Munich Fabric Start's Keyhouse has been home to some fashion tech superstars for the past three days. It was the perfect combination of function and textiles which enticed attendees, including Julia Birkenstock, who admitted to us, "I like the Keyhouse because this is the place...

MICROFACTORY: The Industry is Changing, Are You?

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Set against the backdrop of MUNICH FABRIC START, is MICROFACTORY. It is the brainchild of several companies who have joined forces to form an interlocking solution. Coordinated by DITF (Deutsche Institute für Deutsche Textil- und Faserforschung), the MICROFACTORY is all about providing the garment industry with a...

The Denim Industry, At The Intersection Of People, Planet And Purpose

When I attended MUNICH FABRIC START, I was introduced to the BLUEZONE by Panos Sofianos. The BLUEZONE is an independent concept that brings together the most influential international denim community. The BLUEZONE's unique portfolio includes around 100 international companies exhibiting denim products. Some of the...

MFS2018: Connecting Innovators and Industries

While at Munich Fabric Start, I had the opportunity to conversate with various people and I noticed a common theme, the lack of communication between traditional fashion industries, and wearable technology innovators. The thing is long-standing fashion houses have yet to embrace technology implementation...

Munich Fabric Start’s Keyhouse Hosts Next Tex Curated By Sourcebook

Munich Fabric Start Keyhouse Next Tex curated by Source Book
Like any trade show those who attend always intend to visit all the stands, but the truth of the matter is that, it is not always possible when you are working against the clock. It makes no difference that Munich Fabric Start spans over...

Sanne Visser Presents A New Age of Trichology

Located directly next to the FashNerd Press Lounge, is the Sustainable Innovations which houses the Sanne Visser’s Knot display. Flexible, lightweight, high tensile strength, low-cost in production and available worldwide, this biodegradable fibre's description could be mistaken for nylon but is, in...

MFS DAY 1: “Innovation hurts,” said Erik Bang of H&M Foundation

Day one of Munich Fabric Start's KEYHOUSE was a success. It was buzzy, electric and serving industry game changers looking to quench the thirst of even the most earliest of adopters. Walking around and enjoying what was on offer, attendees were...

Sustainable Innovation: Will Clay, Fish Skin and Pine Be The Material of Choice For Designers?

While at Munich Fabric Start I met Simon Angel. He was the curator for the Sustainable Innovations space at Munich Fabric Start's KEYHOUSE. Walking onto the stand, I was amazed by the variety of eco-friendly materials on show. Curator, Simon Angel, proudly showed me...

Dyeing To Belong, Two Projects That Are Challenging Traditional Methods

Alongside Sanne Visser’s knot in the Sustainable Innovations section of Munich Fabric Start's Keyhouse sit two important projects challenging traditional textile dyeing methods and how we utilise natural materials to create vibrancy in fashion.

HighTex Award Winner’s Announced, Are You Ready To Embrace A Brave New World of Innovation?

The winners of the HighTex Award have been chosen. The innovation award of MUNICH FABRIC START was presented, for the 4th time, to companies recognised for their overall strategic commitment to resource–saving process solutions, innovative product development as well as process implementation and marketability....