This September Munich will see the debut of a new trade fair: Munich Apparel Source. Running concurrently with Munich Fabric Start on September 5-7, around 200 international manufacturing firms will present their range of products, process solutions and services in the field of manufacturing and sourcing.
The new format targets European brands and retailers presenting new sourcing countries and their potential, solutions and services.
"Many sourcing firms today have started offering A-Z process solutions. They cover both design and the entire manufacturing process including sourcing fabrics and findings. In this respect it is logical to present these segments together in their entirety. We are in the comfortable position of being able to offer this range,” commented Wolfgang Klinder, managing Director of Munich Fabric Start.
A conference and seminar program will be part of the concept. The kick-off edition will see holding of the conference "Patterns x.0 – Digitalization of the Value Added Chain" shedding light on the future of the fashion industry. Moderated by Holger Knapp, Managing Director of the publishing house Deutscher Fachverlag, international experts and global players in the sourcing industry will provide a strategic outlook on global market developments and megatrends for the industry.
As the fair announced the first edition will see suppliers from North Africa, Asia along with Central and Eastern Europe as well as from EU member states like Portugal.