13/07/2021 – International textile and denim fair in Munich — auf Deutsch lesen

Munich Fabric Start und Bluezone with new concepts

Around 800 international suppliers have registered for Munich Fabric Start and Bluezone in the new format, from August 31 to September 2, 2021.


Munich Fabric Start and Bluezone reunite around 800 international textile, denim and accessory manufacturers in Munich. © Munich Fabric Start


International visitors can expect the usual broad collection portfolio at Munich Fabric Start and Bluezone. In addition to the urgently needed personal exchange with the industry, the show will also offer a large pool of inspiration: The trend forums give unique insights for developing Autumn.Winter 22/23 collections; a Covid-19 compliant event program consisting of keynotes from leading trend researchers, panel discussions and expert rounds reveal industry information, innovations and future-oriented topics relating to circular economy, digital tools and production processes.

  • In order to ensure our physical trade shows are Covid-19 compliant and in their usual professional form, there are newly devised spaces, some areas have been restructured and catering has been relocated outside.

New hall layout

The modified hall layout of Munich Fabric Start plans to showcase the Fabrics, Additionals, Design Studios and Sourcing areas across four halls and two atriums in the MOC Munich.

  • Almost 300 international exhibitors will present their textile innovations in the Fabrics Area – including brands such as Lisa, Yünsa, Lenzing or Thermore; the premium collections from well-known agencies such as Berner & Sohn, LOOMseven or Tex-Reseach; as well as exciting new exhibitors such as Delegant, Ecomax or Belinac.

  • In the Additionals area almost 90 manufacturers of buttons, ribbons, labels & Co. such as Frameless, The Button Maker, Shindo, Panama Trimmings or Deko Graphics and Packtato will be exhibiting.

  • The latest print developments will be presented by long-term partners such as Lica Design Studio, Circleline Design Studio and Zisser Textile Design. New among the 25 Design Studios exhibitors are Eleonora Clerici, Studio 33 and DG Print Mosaidis.

  • Due to some ongoing traveling restrictions, especially affecting our Asian suppliers, the Sourcing area has a significant European presence, with a broad scope of strong manufacturers from Portugal as well as suppliers from Greece, Italy, Turkey and Romania. Lagoon, Teijin Frontier, Top Trends or Calvelex and TMR Fashion will be among the 26 exhibitors featured there.

Also in the MOC, holistic sustainable materials are presented, which can be found in the newly formed Resource and Sustainable Innovations area. The close interaction of these two innovation platforms offers orientation, depth of information and specialist sourcing solution for futuristic textiles.

Main theme “Rise”

The main theme and focus of Munich Fabric Start Autumn.Winter 22/23 celebrates holistic and transparent concepts under the seasonal title “Rise”: from fiction to reality, it guides the way to the circularm economy and creates new perspectives for inspiring collection development. Visitors can discover five trending topics relating to the key topic “Rise” in the forums of the MOC Munich.

Bluezone in a new format

The Bluezone will be staged in the Zenith Hall in a renewed format: a fusion of the proven spectrum of international denim weavers and mills combined with a newly approached Keyhouse area as an innovation hub. A total of around 65 exhibitors such as Tejidos Royo, Prosperity, Calik Denim, Berto, Officina +39 or Montega will present their latest developments. Advance Denim, Tat Fung, Weko and Dinghui Fashion qualitatively expand the BLUEZONE repertoire. The neighboring coal bunker will become a modern and inspiring new meeting place for lectures, panel discussions and networking as well as hosting a catering area with access to the outdoor space.

Main theme “Back to the future”

The main theme of the Bluezone offers all denim enthusiasts a path “Back to the future” – back to the tactile experience of textiles and surfaces and a reunion with the denim community. “Back to the future“ propagates a future full of longing for novelties, blue denim, true sustainability and the feeling of freedom.

Sebastian Klinder, Managing Director Munich Fabric Start:

“We are super happy to finally be able to reunite the global textile and fashion industry here in Munich in just about two months again. The great feedback from the industry spurs us on: We can offer around 800 high-quality suppliers a secure, physical presentation area at Munich Fabric Start and Bluezone. The available stand space is already fully booked. In addition to our long-term partners, we are also welcoming outstanding new exhibitors in autumn. The industry can look forward to a grandiose, Covid-19 compliant reunion and three days of the fair full of inspiration, information and new impulses.“