MUNICH FABRIC START: SPOTLIGHT ON SUSTAINABILITY
Munich Fabric Start Review: September 2018
Gathering 1,050 leading Textile suppliers from across the globe Munich Fabric Start is a now a firm fixture in the Textile buyers diary. The 45th Edition didn’t disappoint the 18,000 visitors that attended.
Sustainability was high on the agenda as the Industry strives to improve the footprint of all resource elements of Fashion manufacturing. In recognition of this MFS hosted a series of special exhibits, talks and awards to inspire its visitors.
The ReSource section, offered a twist on traditional supply routes, bringing buyers a refreshing mix of innovative textile innovations and suppliers that offer fabrics produced in an ethical and ecological supply chain.
Driving the sustainable print agenda, Kornit who’s digital textile printing technology offered the visitor an insight into benefits of a digitally printed supply chain. Offering efficient, eco-friendly printed fabrics. The Kornit technology is unique, in that with one ink set, and in one process you can print onto any fabric, at any volume.
Featuring fabrics of the Future, the KeyHouse exhibit offered inspiration as a walk in wardrobe that showcased brands that have successfully created fashion that incorporates smart technology. A huge driver for the sportswear industry, and a glimpse of tech textiles which will be available for all in the future. Curated by the Fashion Nerd, the exhibit inspires a new generation of interactive wearables. KeyHouse also offered a curated exhibit of Trends, featuring a rich selection of print, woven fabrics and new tech fabrics and materials.
BlueZone offered a whole host of Denim suppliers where as an Industry sustainable supply is now high on the agenda. Huge strides are being made in the manufacture of efficient denim, which include innovations to reduced processing utilising cutting edge finishing and laser technology for personalisation.
With a global mix of Design Studios, the creative community gathered to offer trends and an inspiring insight into print and pattern. Florals remain a core theme for SS19 as do Organics and Natural elements, and of course Exotics, but we also crave luxury as seen in the echo’s of Historical elements, Decorative ornaments mixed with textured and deconstructed Collage.
If you didn’t get chance to visit MFS this year, be sure to add the event to your diary for next year…