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Munich show informs, entertains

Munich Fabric Start was held from January 31 to February 2, 2017. The fair communicated great energy to visitors and insiders with a series of seminars and events and a pool of innovative ideas and products. The Bluezone area -- with refreshed trend areas and booths – registered a lively attendance. The Catalyst and Keyhouse – confirming their focus on high-quality manufacturers, mostly from Europe – also attracted attention from denim and fashion insiders.

Stability, reliability and continuity again proved guarantors for Munich Fabric Start’s steady growth. A major trend the show focused on was sustainability. Jeanologia presented a selection of new products clearly focused on preserving the environment, while increasing productivity without raising costs. It has developed new jeans processing technologies that can save up to 95 per cent chemical use thanks to laser, ozone and e-flow technologies. This way rather than employing about 70 liters of water a garment – as normally required – it’s possible to use a glass of water per pair of jeans. Jeanologia has also developed interesting laser treating techniques, creating effects that are very similar to real creases, stitching, pockets and ribs.

Among other trends seen at the show were great new surface treatments. Among them were double strata denims and superfine rib corduroys.