Kicking off the fall/winter 2013/14 season, Munich Fabric Start, the international trade fair for fabric and additional suppliers, will take place in Bavarian capital’s exhibitions center M,O,C, from September 4-6. The event will host a record number of 850 exhibitors and expects 20,000 visitors, all of who are excited to discover information on the future of sustainable fashion, innovation in sourcing and the latest trends.

A new area hosted by MFS will be the Patternstudios, a special workshop located on the first floor of MOC, where artists and textile designers can showcase and market their fabric designs, artwork and one-off pieces. The creative Infopool will round out Munich Fabric Start’s wide offering of information, technical lectures and panel discussions.

Parallel to MFS, the denim-focused Blue Zone exhibition will take place on September 4-5 in the neighboring Zenith Hall. The event will host 55 exhibitors - including market leaders like Isko, Candiani, Tejidos Royo and New Bramatex - who will provide an extensive preview of the innovations and trends for the upcoming season.

Sustainable manufacturing techniques ranging from water-saving laundry and finishing processes to innovative recycling methods will be presented in the Green Zone. Making their debut at last year’s fair, the Sustainability Talks will continue with high-caliber speakers in cooperation with the Textile Exchange at the Cinema of the Trend Platform WGSN in the Blue Zone.

Save the Date and be part!
Save the Date and be part!
A special SPORTSWEAR INTERNATIONAL Get2gether will take place on September 4 at 4:30 pm. The event will bring denim, jeanswear and casualwear insiders together at the newly renovated and enlarged Sportswear International booth. The special occasion will feature a unique We Love Denim area and a Denim Library that will host the Magazine's newest publications, including the Denim Bible and a special exhibit presenting some of the most significant covers in SI history.

Another event organized by MFS includes a talk on sustainability held by Ulrike Kallee of Greenpeace Germany, who will introduce visitors to the new Detox campaign at the Eco Village on September 4 from 2:00–3:00 pm and September 5 from 11:00-12.00 pm.

Finally, the “Sourcing 2.0 – Creativity and Cost Pressure” is a panel discussion organized by MFS and TextilWirtschaft magazine that will be held on September 5 starting at 5:00 pm in the Kesselhaus venue, opposite of the Blue Zone. The beloved Munich Fabric Start Oktoberfest party will also return this year, kicking off at 6:30 pm on September 5.