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Munich Fabric Start pushes new event format

Munich Fabric Start kicks off the new trade fair cycle for Autumn.Winter 18/19 with even greater impact.

7th August 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Munich

Clothing/​Footwear

Munich Fabric Start kicks off the new trade fair cycle for Autumn.Winter 18/19 with even greater impact, extending existing areas, and with a launch of a new trade fair format Munich Apparel Source. Held concurrently it extends the ranges to include the next step in the value chain, the organisers report.

This means Munich Fabric Start will offer a comprehensive portfolio of services and products for the fashion industry in one location. The spectrum of services offered by these over 200 multi-national sourcing offices and manufacturing companies with European designers and ready-to-wear producers includes both Cut-Make-Trim (CMT) solutions and high-end finished goods production.

Munich Fabric Start with over 1,000 suppliers and more than 1,700 collections in the Fabrics and Additionals segments is fully booked once again. © Munich Fabric Start

“The expectations linked to the complex and logistically demanding manufacturing and sourcing processes in the textile and fashion industry necessitate the synergy of two complementary and synched events such as Munich Fabric Start – one of the most successful trade fair for Fabrics and Additionals – and the new Munich Apparel Source – the format specialised in manufacturing and sourcing,” said Wolfgang Klinder, Managing Director Munich Fabric Start.

New elements

Providing insights into Textile Industry 4.0 is the MicroFactory that presents a completely connected, integrated production chain experience from design to finishing. Selected partners will be given an opportunity here to test the production of one of their individual designs in a so-called design slot specifically reserved for them.

Due to popular demand, the high need for information and the strengthened position of Bluezone as the biggest European denim show with over 100 brands the coming event in September will be extended to three days thereby aligning with the duration of Munich Fabric Start.

With Munich Apparel Source, Munich Fabric Start will offer a comprehensive portfolio of services and products for the fashion industry in one location. © Munich Fabric Start

Keyhouse, the innovative hub for new technologies, future fabrics, bionomics and macro trends, will also be open over the entire three trade fair days for the first time now. On display will be the latest developments in new high-tech fibres, fabrics and accessories alongside value chain processes and sustainable innovations. The highlights at Keyhouse include an exclusive trend seminar by Li Edelkoort. The internationally renowned trend expert will share the key trends for the Autumn.Winter 18/19 season and conclude with an exclusive preview of the tendencies for Spring.Summer 19 in Munich.

Conference

A multi-facetted conference and seminar programme provides additional information on forward-looking aspects related to sourcing and the imminent revolutions in the fashion sector. To kick off Munich Apparel Source on 5 September 2017, the Conference patterns X.0 – Digitalisation of the Value Chain will shed some light on the future of the fashion industry – from design through production to merchandise management at the PoS.

A multi-facetted conference and seminar programme provides additional information on forward-looking aspects related to sourcing. © Munich Fabric Start

Hosted by Holger Knapp, the General Manager of Deutscher Fachverlag, innovative concepts and case studies will be presented by international players followed by an open discussion and question and answer session with participants.

Munich Fabric Start

Munich Fabric Start with over 1,000 suppliers – of whom some 90 are international first-time exhibitors – and more than 1,700 collections in the Fabrics and Additionals segments is fully booked once again.

A total of more than 800 Fabrics and 280 Additionals suppliers from 36 countries will showcase their collections, complemented by companies from the Far East at Asia Salon plus the stimulating Design Studios with proprietary prints as well as creative design solutions.

“The complex and synchronised event format comprising Munich Fabric Start as one of the leading international trade fairs for fabrics and additionals, Munich Apparel Source Fair as the 'service centre' for manufacturing and sourcing processes, Bluezone as one of the most important and complete denim shows, and the Keyhouse as a creative and innovation lab make a clear statement in favour of a modern and progressive corporate strategy towards the future. And all of this supported by a comprehensive service package and partnership-based cooperations,” said Sebastian Klinder, Managing Director Munich Fabric Start.

www.munichfabricstart.com

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