Munich Fabric Start, September 4-6, 2012
24 May. 2012
MUNICH FABRIC START FULLY BOOKEDFour months before the launch of the show and Munich Fabric Start is already fully booked. The international fabrics and accessories fair, taking place in Munich from September 4-6, has already confirmed over 800 exhibitors ranging from textile- and material-makers, outfitters and full package service providers in the medium and upscale segments. Blue Zone, the denim platform, also recorded a positive response.
Organizers Sebastian and Wolfgang Klinder and their team reported satisfaction with the show’s line-up and national and international popularity. “A strong home market is key for the success of a fair,“ said Sebastian Klinder. ”Germany remains the strongest and most important market in Europe. This is one of the main reasons for the great demand for Munich Fabric Start.” Another reason is the informal and service-oriented atmosphere and the active and creative design of new and progressive areas and platforms that reflect the interests and needs of the industry. Additionally, in September, the pattern studios will welcome fashion design and printing providers with completely new presentation modules.
Ready Made Solutions (R.M.S. Department), another segment that debuted at the previous MFS, will now be expanded. At January's edition, various providers presented their full service offerings at the R.M.S. Dept., to be continued this September. “This development is not unique in the denim area, which is why we have carried this idea of bundling packages selectively over the entire fair,“ added Klinder. More and more brands are in turn looking at how to simplify their design and procurement processes with complete solutions.
Sustainability remains a strong pillar of the event as well. Each season, the organic selection area presents over 500 certified organic fabrics and continues to grow, complemented by ECO Village, a forum serving as a meeting point for international organizations and companies coming from sustainability, ecology and certification. The first Sustainability Talks will take place in cooperation with Textile Exchange in September at the Green Zone, the sustainable section of the Blue Zone denim show.
MFS trend scout Joachim Baumgartner had a positive outlook overall. “It will be a great season for the fabrics industry,” he said. “The wealth of the industry remains and there will be an unbelievable glut of topics and patterns.”
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