To support young and innovative regional start-ups from the fashion-and design fields in their business development is the aim of the recently-opened eighth business incubator center in Mannheim called Textilerei.

Textilerei will serve as a platform for support ranging from a company’s first steps to foundation and assistance to do networking within the branch up to measures for sales and promotion. Located at a beautiful renovated Baroque house in Mannheim’s city center, Textilerei is home to ateliers with various furnishing possibilities, workshops with cutting-edge industrial machinery and offices. Besides, there’s a store and a webshop where the local creations will be available for sale.

The director of the center is Nico Hoffmeister, a graduate in business administration with eleven years of experience in fashion working for the Sixty Group in Germany: first in distribution and sales but during the last nine years he acted as head of marketing and public relations in all German-speaking markets and the Netherlands.

The project was founded by the city of Mannheim (€1.6 million) and the EU together with the Baden-Württemberg federal state (€1.34 million). Altogether, the eight business incubator centers have a rentable surface available of 28,000sqm and room for over 1,000 jobs. Young fashion labels working at Textilerei are Michelle Huhn, Hetje, Carokissen and Kalaika.

Workshop
Workshop


Offices area
Offices area


Textilerei store that sells some of the center-based labels
Textilerei store that sells some of the center-based labels