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Munich Fabric Start: 900 suppliers to show latest range

Munich Fabric Start for Spring/Summer 2016 season to held from February 2 to 4, 2015, will see over 900 international suppliers from 35 countries presenting their portfolio of 1,500 collections. On display will be the latest developments and innovations in apparel fabrics, dressing, finishing and technology from well-established manufacturers, weavers, printers and textile service providers.

The ‘Fabrics’ segment will feature latest fabric developments and innovations from some 600 suppliers and the Additionals area will showcase latest accessories from about 180 manufacturers. Rounding off the line-up of ranges at the fair will be the comprehensive ‘Colour Forum’ and the ‘Trend Areas’, providing every bit of information and all the components the fashion industry needs for a successful launch into the new season. Nearly 20,000 international trade visitors are expected, including buyers, designers and product managers representing famous brands to source everything they need to design their women’s and men’s collections.

The latest in denim and sportswear developments and finishes will be on display at the Bluezone, a show-in-show at Munich Fabric Start. Titled Denim Extremes, the Spring/Summer 16 Bluzone will feature a line-up of about 80 international denim weavers, finishers and washers. Leading brands such as Candiani, Isko, Orta Anadolu, Tejidos Royo, Calik and Lanifi cio Europa SNC will be joined by Denim Authority, Industrias Morera Unitin, DNM Textile, Fashion Point and Suryalakshmi Cotton Mills.

Paris-based trend and design studio Monsieur-T will present a creative and inspiring think thank on the Blue Stage at the Bluezone to highlight the company’s specialised knowledge of denim trends. Monsieur-T operates internationally as a brand design and market evaluation consultancy and delivers tailored analyses on seasonal design and sourcing trends to renowned brands. The denim art exhibit staged by ‘Nadel & Pen’ will present pure inspiration and creativity tailored, hand-crafted and made in France. Completing the portfolio would be denim-related products such as flats, corduroy, mill-washed fabrics, accessories and the latest innovations for resource-friendly finishes.

The event has put a particular emphasis on textile industry sustainability for years and built a presentation and exchange platform that is unique in both form and scope: the Eco Village and the organic selection presented inside it. The forthcoming show will once again draw well-known NGOs, certification bodies and experts to the Eco Village, where they will present the latest developments and innovations revolving around sustainable textile production and sourcing. GOTS, IVN, IMO, OEKO-TEX, Fair Wear Foundation, Ceres, bluesign technologies and bioRe will be joined by Fairtrade, WRAP and Cotton made in Africa at the dedicated area on sustainability.

In addition to latest developments in fabrics and findings, Munich Fabric Start will offer a comprehensive supporting program consisting of information-packed seminars, trend lectures and eco talks.