09/09/2021 – A successful start to physical trade fairs — auf Deutsch lesen

Munich Fabric Start: Expectations exceeded

Last week the physical fairs Munich Fabric Start and Bluezone took place for the textile industry in Munich. We were there too!


Around 13,400 international trade visitors were on site in Munich this season. © Meisenbach Verlag


A whole year without physical trade fairs, long month without personal exchange: The textile industry was happy to finally meet again live at a trade show. Visitors and exhibitors were grateful for the opportunity to experience a few hours of ‘business as usual’.

Number of visitors better than expected

In keeping with the season’s title “Rise”, the visitors were greeted by inspiring, colourful trend forums with unique highlights for Autumn.Winter 22/23 collection development. More than 600 international suppliers presented their new collections and developments for Autumn.Winter 22/23 in around 1000 collections in the Fabrics, Additionals, Design Studios, Sourcing, ReSource and Sustainable Innovations areas at Munich Fabric Start as well as denim, sportswear and Keyhouse at Bluezone. Compared to September 2019 – the last Autumn/Winter fair before the pandemic – this equals an exhibitor frequency of 60%. Compared to previous editions, the fashion brand teams present on site were somewhat smaller.

At the same time, around 13,400 international trade visitors were on site in Munich this season. This corresponds to a visitor frequency of 66% compared to the edition in September 2019 and, measured by the number of suppliers, represents a slight increase in visiting fashion brands. The organisers are more than satisfied with this result.

  • textile network was on site at the Munich Fabric Start and Bluezone. Find our impressions in the picture gallery!