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Performance Days In Munich Chooses A Fully Sustainable Fabric Pathway To The Future

Image Courtesy of HP Inc

Image Courtesy of HP Inc

A clear commitment:

Effective immediately, the PERFORMANCE FORUM on November 13-14th2019 in Munich will feature only sustainable fabrics 

A "mega-topic" of our times and extremely important for the textile industry — that subject is sustainability. For the past several seasons, PERFORMANCE DAYS has chosen FOCUS TOPICS that are deeply involved with the advances in sustainability in the sports clothing sector. Now it's time for the next step: Effective immediately, the PERFORMANCE FORUM will only feature fabrics and accessories that have proven to be sustainable. Plus, the trade fair also has a second surprise to announce.

In making this innovative decision, PERFORMANCE DAYS once again lives up to its reputation as an absolute pioneer in terms of the currents and trends in the textile industry.

The trade fair for functional fabrics and accessories for the sport and fashion sector has long been committed to sustainability.

This is evidenced by several of the recent FOCUS TOPICS, which have included subjects like recycling, biodegradability, responsible use of water in textile production, and renewable functional materials such as wool.

However, the decision to show only sustainable fabrics in the popular PERFORMANCE FORUM is a drumbeat for the future of the industry. 

General Manager Marco Weichert said: "We at PERFORMANCE DAYS have always been known for pushing the boundaries.

Our FOCUS TOPIC breaks new ground each season and is always ahead of its time and the developments in the sector.

We aim to be not just trendsetters, but also to take our responsibility to the environment and our planet very seriously and want the trade fair to reflect that."

Marketing Manager Lena Weimer added: "We see it as our chance and our mission to promote sustainable development in the industry. In the past, especially with our FOCUS TOPICS, we were clearly able to stimulate our exhibitors to create new developments.

So, with the requirement of a completely sustainable PERFORMANCE FORUM, we look forward to guiding fabric manufacturers in the right direction and inspiring yet more innovation.

We have the leverage to make a difference in the entire value chain and our decision is not seen as a hurdle for our exhibitors, but as a motivation."

In establishing the first sustainable PERFORMANCE FORUM, the exhibition relies as always on great cooperation with the exhibitors.

All participating partners will be extensively briefed on the requirements of the materials necessary for admission to the PERFORMANCE FORUM.

The nine-member jury spends two days in meetings discussing in detail the sustainability aspects of every fabric to ensure that the best fabrics are selected for the trend area.