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Fabrics Spring.Summer 23 #5

15. April 2022

Although MUNICH FABRIC START and BLUEZONE couldn’t be realised physically in the end of January, we want to give our beloved exhibitors and long-term partners the chance to present their collections for Spring.Summer 23 online. We are presenting the most inspiring developments, prints and innovations in all our areas: FABRICS, ADDITIONALS, BLUEZONE, DESIGN STUDIOS, SOURCING & KEYHOUSE.

Prints can be so unique they can even make a statement.  This is exactly why they make such a great tool for designers. Energetic and inspiring prints steal the spotlight of SS23 trends – 6dias, Innotex, Manifattura Foderami Cimmino SRL, Printstorming New Graphic Books, Seride SRL present their newest developments. 


The Spring.Summer 23 collection of 6DIAS is divided in 3 themes: RETRO RESORT, GARDEN PARTY & NEO BOHEME. Enjoy new fabrics with fresh colors (like Lime, Mint and Brown), trendy prints and creative weavings. The fabric trading company highlights summer linens, poplins, viscoses, as well as sustainable fabrics, like organic and BCI cottons, recycled polyesters, Ecovero and Lenzing fabrics. The structures range from tafetta, twill, crepe and poplin to voile, chambray, chiffon and mousseline, while the products range from printings, weaving and jacquard to embroidery, laces, pleats and quilts.


InnoTex Merkel & Rau

Innotex relies on versatility for Spring.Summer 23. Modern trend themes such as Summer of Love and Joyful Expression set highlights with eye-catching, bold designs. Fresh colors form the appetite for carefree, warm summer days and long nights. At the same time, timeless themes such as Taken Back Impressions with a reduced color palette and shapes reflect a long-lasting, elegant zeitgeist. An extra program for trouser specialists is also available this summer.


Manifattura Foderami Cimmino SRL

Cimmino offers the widest range of fabrics covering all sectors in order to meet the different needs. From classical fabrics to manufacture garments such as dresses and outerwear to contemporary and streetwear fabrics. Always attentive to the novelties, this year the fabric specialist also offers the KOREA collection, who take inspiration from the TV series Squid Game, as well as the Gobelin Contemporary’s collection.


Printstorming New Graphic Books

In the latest PRINTSTORMING collection, nautical themes are highlighted, with structures such as scales and shimmering water being imitated – as well as beach-inspired prints with shell, starfish and ocean motifs. Prints with jungle leaves and plants combined with large letter applications are ideal for beach shirts and dresses.


Seride SRL

This season’s moodboard includes sophisticated and soft pastel tones, bright and fresh herbal greens and summery watercolours as well as deep navy, dark orange and red shades. Seride’s goal? Making the collection fully sustainable through recycled and organic materials.

www.seride.itInstagram Seride


Discover more Spring.Summer 23 developments from the Fabrics manufacturers in the following blog articles:

Fabrics: The all-time Classics with a focus on respect towards nature

Summer’s best: FABRICS in pastel colours for Spring.Summer 23


Fabrics: The all-time Classics with a focus on respect towards nature

Fabrics Spring.Summer 23 #4

15. March 2022

Although MUNICH FABRIC START and BLUEZONE couldn’t be realised physically in the end of January, we want to give our beloved exhibitors and long-term partners the chance to present their collections for Spring.Summer 23 online. We are presenting the most inspiring developments, prints and innovations in all our areas: FABRICS, ADDITIONALS, BLUEZONE, DESIGN STUDIOS, SOURCING & KEYHOUSE.

These timeless, and both powerful and simple collections present the all-time classics with a focus on respect towards nature and environment. Fabrics’ specialists BORGHI 1819, Ipekis I Lane Bugella, Lanificio Roma, Pontex, Seidra Textilwerke and Yünsa Yünlu show their latest developments.


Borghi 1819, part of the TBM Group, is a 100% Italian Textile Company, specialized in cotton and linen. Dedicated to the luxury market, Borghi 1819 proposes a SS23 collection unique for variety and completeness. The offer ranges from shirting fabrics of the highest level and innovative proposals of cotton blends to clean and compact, pure linen and noble fibers respecting the environment. Certified GOTS and Oeko-Tex 100, the industrial cycle takes place entirely within the group’s factories in Italy and our fabrics are all made in compliance with ZDHC standards.



Ipekis I Lane Bugella

Spring.Summer 23 is all about nature inspirations for Ipekis: Focused on the beauty of the material which is used without adding anything to it and drawing attention to the essential, essence and simplicity. Besides, the mixed theme shows the differences between visual and tactile features and aims to be unconventional, powerful and interesting. The color palette consists of green, blue and yellow tones that make you feel safe and consistent while purple, orange and brown tones stand for excitement and optimism.

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Lanificio Roma

The GRS certified company Lanificio Roma is committed to a green path aiming at an eco-sustainable market. The Spring.Summer 23 collection is characterised by natural tones and eco-sustainable materials, the reuse of materials in order to give it new life, new shape, new color. These ECO-fashion proposals are in line with the Made in Italy know-how and quality: Lanificio Roma’s strength and pride.

www.lanificioroma.itInstagram Lanificio Roma



The Pontex palette for Spring.Summer 23 is made up of tonic and vibrant colors such as bright and intense green, golden yellow, fleshy ocher, couture pink. The choice of raw materials is inspired by the Earth and focuses on textile productions that respect nature and the environment: natural raw materials and organic and sustainable fibers, cellulosic plant fibers such as organic cotton, hemp, bamboo, linen, Tencel and ramie.


Seidra Textilwerke

The main focus of the new collection is on sustainability. In addition to highlighting linen, Seidra Textilwerke’s collection is filled with many new weavings and color interlacing. You will find an expanded selection of stretch items, as well as new developments made from hemp, organic cotton and recycled polyester. All items are produced in Austria and the possible combinations of wovens, jacquards and knits are unique.


Yünsa Yünlu

Yünsa Spring.Summer 23 collection reflects the changing dynamics of life, business and adventure with a focus on nature, sustainability and innovation.


Discover more Spring.Summer 23 developments from the ADDITIONALS manufacturers in the following blog articles:

This season’s sustainable buttons, zippers & Co. are colourful & trendy

ADDITIONALS Spring.Summer 23: certified bio materials meet the latest styles


Summer's best: FABRICS in pastel colours for Spring.Summer 23

These FABRICS are reminiscent of sea, light sunshine and fresh flowers

FABRICS Spring.Summer 23 #3

19. February 2022

Although MUNICH FABRIC START and BLUEZONE in the end of January couldn’t be realised due to the pandemic, we want to give our beloved exhibitors and long-term partners the chance to present their collections for Spring.Summer 23 online. We are presenting some of the most inspiring developments, prints and innovations in all our areas: FABRICS, ADDITIONALS, BLUEZONE, DESIGN STUDIOS, SOURCING & KEYHOUSE.

We already introduced some natural and bold FABRICS collections in these two blog articles:

– #1: Natural fabrics like linen and hemp determine the Spring.Summer 23 FABRICS

– #2: Spring.Summer 23 FABRICS are bold, colourful and environmentally friendly

In this third FABRICS article, we will introduce you to the textile collections that are reminiscent of sea, light sunshine and fresh flowers. Be prepared for the full power of pastel colours!


Brennet Fashion AG | Eugster & Huber

Brennet Fashion offers nice organic cotton woven shirting fabrics, treated from the parent company AG Cilander in Switzerland with a soft non iron finishing for an easy life, assisted by a natural stretch for days in the office and home office. The goal? To be always well dressed and comfortable. Available in different weavings and weights.



Intense and unique: the Spring.Summer 23 collection called “Ambitious” was developed by following the newest trends. CASA DA MALHA designes peculiar knits in bold structures and cheeky colors that can appeal to your senses but also be comfortable and versatile – with the intention of proving that sustainability and premium designs can go hand in hand. The fabric specialist offers innovative materials like biodegradable polyamide, natural dies, pineapple, nettle and hemp fibers in various colours.


JJR and Onset

JJR and Onset’s Spring.Summer 23 collection is a splash of colours, flowers and sustainability. Getting back to the company’s roots and understanding the importance of the environment, a range of hand-woven and hand-embroidered fabrics by artisans is presented. A collection consisting of sustainable, organic fabrics like cotton and silk, as well as beautifully embellished textiles using techniques of embroidery, print and tie-dye.


Linas AB

Linas is proud to present its newest innovation: fabrics from recycled linen. The most exciting part: it leaves no waste! Nothing. Nada. All of the textile waste used to be called left-overs from the manufacturing process is now recycled into brand new yarns. For the first time, recycled yarns are 100% made of linen in contrast to the synthetic materials usually coming from recycled yarns. Linas aims to change the view on waste by creating a new resource from recycling.



The theme for Spring.Summer 23 is REVIVAL. Yildirim Tekstil tries to express the awakening of the revival that is revealed by the freshness of the spring, the heat of the summer. A june breeze created with materials that respect nature and prioritize protection using fresh, clear and bright warm colors in the awakening of nature.



In the current pandemic, Zeynar Tekstil realized more than ever that we need to fulfill our responsibilities towards nature. Therefore, Zeynar prepared a vivid and dynamic collection for Spring.Summer 23 with the philosophy of being respectful to nature. The aim is to give importance to nature and to human health with environmentally friendly technology and sustainable fabrics.



Plan Your Visit To FABRIC DAYS


Business, inspiration and industry exchange – this is what awaits you at FABRIC DAYS from 1 – 3 September 2020 at MOC Munich. Start now to plan your safe visit at FABRIC DAYS and browse our collections ahead of the show.

We feel the need and the enthusiasm of the industry to meet face to face again and to gather new inspiration. At FABRIC DAYS, you get the chance to meet your suppliers in person and to experience fabrics and accessories in real life. Use the three fair days for collection design, exchange and inspiration!

We want to provide you and the industry with the right tools to return to business: a professional event, our selected portfolio and an inspirational trend forum. Now it’s your turn: Share the HOPETIMISM spirit and the need to take action again with us.

We are very motivated to organise the first textile trade fair after lockdown as we enter the final stages of organisation. FABRIC DAYS will present a select portfolio of around 700 collections presented by 300 significant German and European exhibitors. Novelties for Autumn.Winter 21/22 are presented across 5 sections: Fabrics, Additionals, Denim & Sportswear, Innovations and Sourcing.

Autumn.Winter 21/22 novelties from (f.l.t.r.): Pongees, Leadford & Logan, Ercea International, E. Miroglio, Bitzer u. Single

Most of the participating manufacturers at FABRIC DAYS are our established partners with sometimes decades of experience exhibiting at our MUNICH FABRIC START shows. But we also have some very exciting “new entries” this season like Vialaton Martin & Fils in the Fabrics area, Bartateks Tekstil in the Denim area, Smartfiber AG at Innovations and Le Studio Copenhagen in our Design Studios area. We are very thankful for the trust the industry has in us – be it manufacturers who have supported us over the years or exhibitors who are brave enough to participate the first time during these challenging times.


La fille

Furpile Idea

Free Time, Zoeppritex

Plan your trade fair visit now by browsing all exhibitors and get an overview of the offer in our BRAND SEARCH.

Now also available for FABRIC DAYS, you can also get additional information about exhibitors and the trade fair via our official MUNICH FABRIC START TRADE FAIR APP – available for download in all App Stores. The app launched in 2019 offers the chance to plan your visit before the show and collect exhibitor information during as well as after the fair.

Please be sure that we are well aware of the great responsibility and challenge that comes with organising an event in the current times. We have implemented extensive measures and hygiene rules, which go beyond local and international requirements, in order to minimize the risk of infection on site.

The entire planning and layout of the fair areas is designed to prevent crowding while considering the valid hygiene and safety measures. We have limited the exhibition space to the easily accessible halls 1 – 4 on the ground floor of the MOC with corresponding aisle widths throughout as well as defined entrance and exit areas. All necessary precautions are taken to ensure the minimum distance of 1.5m can be maintained at all times. We have also switched to purely digital ticketing with controlled access points by only trade professionals in order to minimise contact.

You can find our Hygiene and Safety FAQ as well as regular Covid-19 updates via the FABRIC DAYS homepage before the show as well as on site via suitable media and specially trained personnel.

Our tip: Arrange appointments with your most important partners now in advance and divide your team in the best possible way – then, alongside the measures taken regarding infection protection, there is nothing standing in the way of a safe and relaxed visit to the fair.

In addition to the select exhibitor portfolio, we were able to organise an informative trend forum under the seasonal title HOPETIMISM at FABRIC DAYS. You will have the chance to get an insight into the trend themes and be inspired for your collection design and order planning. As well as the in-depth descriptions of each of our seasonal trend themes, the trend forum also includes relevant fabrics from our exhibiting manufacturers. Detailed insights into our trend themes, their influences and seasonal colours can also be found in our TREND FORECAST for Autumn.Winter 21/22 – now available for sale.

What’s left is to organize your arrival and your stay in Munich. We are also having some tips for you about these topics – have a look at our DIRECTIONS & PARKING and our HOTEL RECOMMENDATIONS. We can’t wait to see you at FABRIC DAYS!





1 SEPTEMBER 2020 · 9.30 AM – 6.30 PM
2 SEPTEMBER 2020 · 9.30 AM – 6.30 PM
3 SEPTEMBER 2020 · 9.30 AM – 4.00 PM



MOC Munich | Halls 1 – 4 Ground floor
Lilienthalallee 40
D – 80939 Munich

Denim, Sportswear & Innovations Exhibitors at FABRIC DAYS

FABRIC DAYS will take place from 1 – 3 September 2020 at MOC Munich. In the four fully booked halls on the ground floor of the MOC, around 300 German and European exhibitors in 5 segments will present their new developments for Autumn.Winter 21/22 in around 700 collections. Among the international exhibitors who have confirmed their FABRIC DAYS participation are also many premium suppliers who will present their novelties in the Denim, Sportswear and Innovations areas.

Register today for FABRIC DAYS – your chance to meet your suppliers in person again and gather trend information and inspiration in addition to the latest developments. Discover some of the participating Denim, Sportswear & Innovations exhibitors here:


BOSSA – H1 | B 21

Bossa strives to promote responsible change in the industry. With the D-CHRONICLES concept, a collaboration between Bossa and Fibretrace, Bossa views the future of sustainability as: transparency, trust and traceability. The concept uses the blockchain based ID system by Fibretrace technology, which follows a product from farm to shelf and chronicles its history securely with blockchain. Bossa, which has transparently detailed its production figures for the last three years with “Towards Zero Waste” booklet, will continue to report its production values annually. The Turkish textile company has increased the use of recycled fibers in the raw material blend required for denim fabric and is starting to use all of its textile waste in its blends by restructuring or cleaning them which are next steps “Towards Zero Waste”.

The Autumn.Winter 21/22 collection at Bossa is divided into 5 groups: The first concept, “Heritage”, is inspired by denim origins in combination with technology innovation. The super soft and performance denims of the second concept “Workout” bridge the gap between regular denim and active wear. The “Luxury shades” concept includes premium denims with natural elegance through new fibers, clean surfaces, draping and silhouettes. Timeless jeans in dark tones are presented in the forth concept “Dark Side”. Bossa created different denim combinations with warm colours for cold days in the fifth concept “Fall in Love”.

KILIM DENIM  – H1 | C 20

The Kilim Denim Autumn.Winter 21/22 collection focuses on combining new shades and trendy finishes with functional and innovative solutions. Developing new collections involves research and challenging the boundaries of design and technology. With every season, Kilim Denim operates under high environmental and social standards. The Turkish weaving factory highlights the “Vintage Core” and “Shape Core” collections that present high elasticity with trendy looks. The “1986” and “Ageless” collections reflect the vintage and positive sense of the 80s and 90s era. The “Recreate” collection is produced from recycled yarns due to Kilim Denim’s confidence in a circular economy and acute responsibility to use resources respectfully. The newly developed Cactus process, which is certified by Intertek, also minimizes water usage.


From the makers of DRY INDIGO® comes… DRY BLACK®, the Sustainable Denim Revolution now available in black! After the development and launch of Dry Indigo® – a unique foam dyeing technology that allows to dye Indigo Yarn with zero water – Tejidos Royo decided to go one step further. After more than a year of R&D, Tejidos Royo has managed to adapt the revolutionary foam dyeing technology to Black Denim. Tejidos Royo is now able to dye denim in sulphur black with no water usage in the dyeing process, and more importantly, no need to clean the water after dyeing. The Spanish fabric manufacturer is able to control the sulfur, the intensity and the fixation of the colour. DRY BLACK® is certified by the Textile Research Institute AITEX as an eco and sustainable Black Yarn Dyeing process. The achievement of this technology: 99% less water usage in dyeing, 52% less chemical usage, 72% reduced energy usage, 0% water discharge. Tejidos Royo always bets on innovation and 360º sustainability. “Our goal is to give the market the best product without permanent harmful effects for the environment. We develop trendy, innovative and sustainable fabrics. We create fabrics with values and this pioneering and ecological technology DRY DYE is the way to revolutionize the global production of denim.” DRY BLACK® – BLACK TO THE FUTURE.



RenTec.one specialise in the renaturation of leather scraps from the tanning industry. The processes eliminate up to 95% of the received leather waste and transform the raw materials into various re-useable forms: yarns, woven fabrics or textiles for direct cutting. Due to the chemical and physiological properties of collagen in leather and the separation of remaining fat content, the RenTec.one leather yarns contain a natural sanitizing property, which notably helps to cure neuritis, neurodermitis, foot cracks and stench.

HOUSE OF U – H1 | D 05

House of U, a digital textile printing company based in the Netherlands, has been working to tackle their chemical, water, and energy consumption in addition to offering a wide range of sustainable materials to print on. The print house introduces low impact printing with the aim to achieve bold colours while phasing out harmful chemicals – and thus helps clients achieve rich and deep colours by using certified inks on a wide range of sustainable fabrics. With an online platform and digital colour management, House of U offers designers creative freedom to product their high-quality prints. Customers can upload their designs online, pick the fabric of their choice and order without any minimum order quantity. The company’s processes and methods consist of pre-treatment, printing, and the finishing of the materials. House of U’s digital printing method reduces water consumption by 70% in comparison to screen printing. All inks used in the printing process of natural fibres are GOTS certified, water-based inks. This applies to all chemicals used in the pre-treatment of the fabrics (coating) and in the post treatment (after printing).


For more than 15 years smartfiber AG offers high quality, skin-friendly natural fibers for sustainable textiles with the name SeaCell™ and smartcel™ sensitive. Thanks to the natural additives algae or zinc the fibers of smartfiber AG are the basis of numerous fashion and home textiles for international brands which consider sustainability as a matter of course. The fibers are based on cellulose. Due to the additives from algae in SeaCell™ or zinc in smartcel™ sensitive the fibers gain extraordinary properties. Thus, the fibers are particularly skin-friendly and stand for environmental friendliness and saving resources.




1 SEPTEMBER 2020 · 9.30 AM – 6.30 PM
2 SEPTEMBER 2020 · 9.30 AM – 6.30 PM
3 SEPTEMBER 2020 · 9.30 AM – 4.00 PM


MOC Munich | Halls 1 – 4 Ground Floor
Lilienthalallee 40
D – 80939 Munich


High-Quality Fabrics Portfolio at FABRIC DAYS

Experience fabrics in real life again: see and feel the unique fall, the weight, the colour intensity of the print and special characteristics. This is exactly what a physical textile fair is all about – in addition to the important personal contacts with manufacturers and other industry insiders and the wealth of inspiration and information, of course.

At FABRIC DAYS from 1 – 3 September 2020 at the MOC Munich you will have the chance to experience and source the innovations of 300 exhibitors. Discover here some of the exhibitors of the FABRICS, SOURCING and DESIGN STUDIOS Area:



Akürün Textile A.S. used its time during lockdown wisely. Taking into account global issues around sustainability, the Turkish brand offers a wide range of innovative woven fabric solutions and expanded their certified range by prioritizing sustainability. The colours and patterns of the new season will feature the following new certificates: BCI, GOTS, OCS, GRS & RCS.

ARULA GMBH – H2 | D 15

Arula GmbH are specialist in high-quality knitted fabrics with a focus on sustainability! The sustainability program of the Austrian brand features fine knitwear made of Tencel® Lyocell, Micromodal, cotton or corn fibres – with or without elastic components & now with compostable elaspan! For the Autumn.Winter 21/22 season, the range is supplemented by shimmering hemp and linen in earthly shades.


The new Autumn.Winter 21/22 collection from Hemmers Itex focuses on new qualities and trendy colour accents. In addition to mustard, terra and petrol, warm berry tones also dominate the designs and thus reflect the colour world of winter. Warm coat fabrics, pleated skirt qualities and velvet form a fashionable quality and variety. In addition, prints, fabrics and winter knitwear can be found in the collection.


KBC Fashion focuses on sustainability and creative qualities in Autumn.Winter 21/22. Minimalism meets retro vibes with exciting colour combinations. Hand painted, photographic and paisley designs contrast with graphics. The qualities offered include silk blends, viscose and polyester to cotton, recycled and environmentally friendly blends. The German company is also launching a cocktail wear collection this season.


InnoTex offers a GOTS certified multifaceted collection for the Autumn.Winter 21/22 season. Graphic prints with modern overlays, shadow effects and exciting surface compositions play important roles. The theme Nature is reflected in natural surface structures and motifs from flora and fauna. Both cold and warm colour combinations are given a pleasantly warm character for the cold winter days thanks to roughened and sanded basic goods. Flower prints on dark backgrounds printed on flowing viscose satin and silk chiffon perfectly match the new Dark Romance trend. Marbled prints allow for a luxurious and individual look in elegant colour schemes. Bohemian prints with dark contrasting tones are also suitable for the winter season, both as an all over motif and as a patchwork print.


Leadford & Logan is an Italian leader in exporting high fashion fabrics like plain wool, silk, silk blends, prints, velvets and embroideries. The Autumn.Winter 21/22 collection presents a mix of plain fabrics (100% wool, silk, polyesters) and printed qualities. Fabric blends including silk satin or silk Mikado mix and a new wool satin are printed with exclusive colours and designs.


Luxury silk specialist Pongees has launched a new website to make it even easier for designers to select and place their orders. Whether you choose to buy direct or online from the stock items, the minimum order remains at 1m.

“While nothing beats the actual opportunity to feel a fabric, look at how it drapes and easily compare one weight with another, we endeavour to be well-placed to present the collection as best we can using technology with videos and virtual meetings. This will most certainly be of major importance over the coming months,” explains managing director Nick Moore. He adds: “We are continuing to invest in the future, but with the flexibility to adapt the business to meet what will be a changing world of how fabrics are sourced by ourselves and our customers. We are currently enjoying testing new ideas and continuing to search for new supplies so we can improve our offer to customers.”

SEIDRA – H3 | E 10

The Autumn.Winter 21/22 collection at Seidra remains true to its quality standards in weaving and knitting with the highest quality wool with a focus on Sustainability. In addition to pure wool articles, Seidra also focusses on new developments in the area of cotton-wool and linen-wool blends. The exclusive developments with the wide range of colours can be used in the fashion sector as well as in traditional costume fashion.


The textile agency SundagTex will present various highlights, among them is the new colourful, GOTS certified cotton and wool collection from Sintopel. The motifs in the collection range from natural motifs to lurex effects and modern graphics. SundagTex will also be showing GOTS certified high-quality felt and wool from Textilveredlung Keller, which are knitted and finished in Germany. GOTS certified voluminous-light wool fleece from the Italian company Sidoti will be shown as well as organic embroideries and embroidered Guipure lace in GOTS certified qualities from Modespitze Plauen.



The Autumn.Winter 21/22 collection at Primus Pattern, gently ranges from mindfulness and durability to elegance and radiant expression. In terms of colour, the collection for the coming season is balanced in the lively shades of nature, such as deep blue, dark cadmium green, washed out black and sublime mud nuances. Accents are set by a lively apricot, matt copper to daring outliers such as an intense tango red or concentrated fruit tones. Formally, the new prints oscillate between noble retro ideas, structured imitations of nature and timeless geometric approaches. For a feeling of security and courage, all new textile designs have been developed with care and attention in these fragile times.


Nature is the starting point for the Autumn.Winter 21/22 novelties of Zisser Textile Design. Falling leaves, peaceful blues of the sky and natural, neutral shades… Let’s walk deeper into the forest and find its mystery! The animal kingdom is surrounded by the abundance of plants, flowers, trees. The best patterns are made swiftly by the movement of the winds, which creates geometrical shapes and unique compositions. The autumn and winter colour palette touches dramatic, with deep tones but also immersing itself in natural soft colours and introducing groups of lighter or muted colours. The range of prints from the Zisser Textile Design collection is diverse and vivid in their expression. Their designers experiment with new media, tested various brushes and are experienced with dyeing and colouring techniques. Zisser’s prints always stand for uniqueness and boldness.


D&Y EUROPE UG – H1 | E 04

D&Y Europe, the international enterprise for textile manufacturing and sales, denim fabric, woolen fabrics and woven garments for men, follows the motto “You are the roles you play” in its Autumn.Winter 21/22 collection. The first role is “Business – you are what you wear!” featuring classic suits, shirts and coats in elegant fabrics and colours. The second role is the “Commuter, a communication master with exclusive outfits”. These outfits include casual combinations in lighter colours, subtle patterns and unusual fabrics, but also very chic and modern suits. The third role is “Casual and respectful, but never random” with effortless leisure combinations: Cargo pants, chinos, t-shirts and oversized shirts in urban styles and natural colours.

UNION 3 FASHION S.A.  – H1 | E 01

Union 3’s Autumn.Winter 21/22 collection reflects the latest fashion trends: sustainability, new textures, athleisure details and a modern interpretation of nostalgic trends. The colours of the collection are rich and deep. Oriental blue, merlot red and deep violet is combined with sporty moss green, lilac and spiced coral. The new fabric developments are multidimensional with rich textures and feature double-face, knitted jacquards and sporty rib knits.

Hopetimism – What FABRIC DAYS Stand For


This year demands the highest flexibility and creativity from the whole fashion and textile industry. As a long standing partner of the industry, we have taken up the challenge to offer a creative environment for efficient work and inspiration also this season, adapted to the new circumstances: The focussed business trade fair FABRIC DAYS.

FABRIC DAYS take place from 1 – 3 September 2020 at the MOC in Munich. In the four fully booked halls on the ground floor of the MOC, around 300 German and European exhibitors will present their new developments in 5 segments for Autumn.Winter 21/22 in around 700 collections.

Visitors get the chance to meet their suppliers and partners in person again at FABRIC DAYS and use the three fair days in Munich for their collection design, exchange and inspiration. As well as the select, trend setting portfolio, FABRIC DAYS will also offer a meaningful trend forum following the seasonal theme “HOPETIMISM”.


HOPETIMISM represents a new zeitgeist in the textile and fashion industry.

A spirit which embraces hidden feelings, visionary thoughts, progressive and pragmatic action and new realities.

HOPETIMISM combines personal and global hope with individual and holistic optimism: A title for the present as well as the future which carries both strength and softness.


Get inspired by our HOPETIMISM TREND FORECAST – Order the booklet now!

Discover the 5 HOPETIMISM trend themes and colours in a new format adapted to the changed circumstances. The TREND FORECAST booklet combines a mix of fashion trends, sustainability and innovation with impressions from art, culture, architecture and design.


This HOPETIMISM spirit can only be pursued together: in the cooperation of our exhibitors, visitors and us, the organisers of FABRIC DAYS. Among the list of confirmed and “hopetimistic” exhibitors are many international premium suppliers, who will showcase a broad product range. Thanks to established partnerships with leading textile agencies such as Berner & Sohn, Max Müller, LOOMseven and Püttmann, many collections from European manufacturers will be shown exclusively at FABRIC DAYS this season.

The participating Fabric manufacturers include for example Lisa, Yünsa, Henitex and Davaris. In the Additionals area, Peter Büdel, Shindo and Varcotex will present their latest developments alongside others. Lica Design Studio, Circleline and Design Studio Fluxus are three of the exhibiting Design Studios. Lagoon, United 3 Fashion and Dimis Fashion Group are part of the Sourcing Area. For Denim & Sportswear, Tejidos Royo, Verlcorex, Van Delden and Bossa showcase their latest developments. Trend setting innovations are presented by Blue RenTec.one, House of U and Smart Fiber.

Save your personal eTicket for the first textile trade fair after lockdown: FABRIC DAYS! We are already looking forward to welcoming the industry to the MOC Munich from 1 – 3 September 2020.


Focus On Thrivability at MUNICH FABRIC START Spring.Summer 21


A new level of sustainability, digitalisation, transparency, a growing need for information and the desire to inspire - that's what the Spring.Summer 21 season stands for

The MUNICH FABRIC START with BLUEZONE, KEYHOUSE and the individual showcases presented by around 1,000 international suppliers of fabrics and additionals successfully introduced the Spring.Summer 21 season from 04 – 06 February in Munich. The approximately 18,400 international trade visitors were offered a broad spectrum of strongly positioned collections with innovative product and trend statements that demonstrated a new awareness of ecology and the increasing relevance of natural looks and resource-saving materials.

The MUNICH FABRIC START has shown very clearly that this fair format is convincing as a strong industry platform in times of changes and major challenges. Thanks to the professionalism and sovereignty of all those involved, the necessary responsibility to approach the reorientation of the market constructively and in a solution-oriented manner has been created. We have experienced this willingness in numerous discussions with exhibitors and visitors during the three intensively used days of the fair. We therefore feel confirmed in our current and future orientation.
Sebastian Klinder, Managing Director MUNICH FABRIC START

The design team of Boss Women emphasizes not only the good atmosphere but also the high-quality and quantitative offer:
We enjoy the relaxed atmosphere here in Munich. All the important suppliers are on-site, so we can work excellently. The main topic is of course sustainability and the correspondingly wide range of natural materials such as linen as one of the favourites for summer 21. There are also very innovative jerseys, bondings and neoprene knittings as new and exciting materials.

This was also confirmed by Theresa Austin, Advisor AKOJO MARKET, Co-founder Paris UIUX, LVMH Group Digital:
I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Munich Fabric Start. The Bluezone and Keyhouse, in particular, were eye-opening for me and I was very impressed at the number of suppliers working with innovative new technologies and methods to produce in more sustainable ways. It was a great showcase of sustainable innovation and it was very inspirational to speak with so many experts on such a key topic. I left both motivated and educated, with a lot to share back into my work.

Further background information on the main theme, the innovations of the season and the trade fair highlights can be found on our HOMEPAGE and in the PREVIEW PRESS RELEASE. High-resolution pictures can be found in the PRESS GALLERY.


The guiding theme THRIVABILITY met the current mood of the industry, in which future-oriented entrepreneurial spirit meets enthusiasm and a changing understanding of values.

In Munich, it became very clear that the era of sustainability is currently determining all talks and discussions in the textile industry. The tenor seems unanimous: The industry is on the right track and now it is time to take responsibility, turn information into action and create transparency.

Claudia Lanius, Lanius, highlighted the positive approach to a new form of open-mindedness:
The largest portfolio of sustainable products is on display here in Munich. Such a broad spectrum in this density cannot be found anywhere else. All major suppliers are on-site. In addition, there is an excellently staffed accompanying program of panels and discussion rounds. The acceptance of sustainable topics is increasing all the time, which is a very positive development overall. This is also reflected in the competent awards for articles in the ReSOURCE Area.

The increasing interest in sustainability, certifications and future-relevant topics confirms Franziska Dohrmann, GOTS:
Our contact to major brands is clearly increasing and the interest in certified articles is growing. Already on the first day of the fair, we recorded a strong visitor frequency with very good discussions. The increasing acceptance is also reflected in the highly attended lectures of the ReSOURCE Forum.


The different aspects, innovations, collaborations and communication concepts were also the focus of the numerous well-attended side events at KEYHOUSE, the ReSOURCE Area and BLUEZONE.

As a trade fair organiser, we also see ourselves in the role of an impulse generator that can generate a corresponding reach. Therefore, we attach particular importance to a qualitative and varied supporting programme which, thanks to international experts, offers an insight into current innovation topics, problems and solutions and thus forms the basis for transparent knowledge transfer.
Frank Junker, Creative Director MUNICH FABRIC START

Right at the start on Tuesday morning, trend forecaster David Shah addressed precisely these challenges in his enthusiastic Keynote „The 10 Design Pillars of Design“. The publisher and CEO of View Publications drew scenarios of new retreat possibilities and the search for structures and simplicity in times of digitalisation and diversification.

The panel discussion on the subject of “Future Textile Supply Chain” with international experts also provided new thought-provoking impulses on how the textile chain can be transformed through sustainable solutions and networking. In addition to transparency, intensive communication with consumers and the development of technologies, product development, quality and aesthetics should not be forgotten as indispensable criteria.

The textile value chain is currently being radically rethought. Every company has to deal with these impulses and develop individual concepts. One thing is certain: in the future, too, only those companies will be successful whose fashion fascinates and who act in an economically sensible manner. Digital processes, decentralized production, smaller batches, shorter lead times, comprehensive transparency and new circular business models – it remains exciting to see which of these developments are scalable and when. One thing is certain: now is the right time to develop principles for dealing with the new perspectives for your own company. In view of these fascinating prospects, a 90-minute expert panel on “Future Textile Supply Chain” is just enough to scratch the surface of the new possibilities.
Alexander Vogt, Kern. Consulting


Knowledge, transparency, quality, responsibility and communication influence the current multitude of product and process innovations.

Linen, both pure and blended with cotton, is the big favourite for the season Spring.Summer 21. Other material innovations were super-stretch silk, recycled polyester, Ecovero-Tencel linen, Naia and Cupro fibre blends or hemp textiles – the constant reference to natural fibres and surfaces was clearly visible.

The theme of Li Edelkoort’s exclusive trend seminar underlines this statement. In her two-hour “Green Wave” lecture, the internationally renowned trend expert presented her interpretations of Spring.Summer 21. Here, too, a rethinking of natural materials and looks was clearly evident. In her outlook on Autumn.Winter 21/22, she favours White as a global colour, on which new structures, styles and designs are based.

BLUEZONE – Reject egoism. Create ECOISM. Rewrite your future

The denim industry is facing new challenges, which the Blue Community faced as an optimistic and international community at BLUEZONE under the ECOISM theme.

The strong network of over 100 major international brands and numerous denim experts was looking for answers to a conscious consumer approach and a growing interest in ready-made solutions that offer future-oriented products, state-of-the-art technological processes and complex functionalities.

Current topics that determine the denim market were discussed in depth in lectures and international panel discussions. The Rivet 50 Talk on the topic of “2020 Vision” on the first morning of the fair gave an outlook on companies, technologies and fashion in the next decade. One of the key statements highlighted the changing demands of consumers – stationary retail can only survive with new concepts, such as offering sustainable fashion, vintage, and repair stores under one roof. This is precisely why the denim community must move closer together.

Alberto Candiani von Candiani confirms that the community spirit of the ECOISM guiding theme determines the future:
ECOISM – I love the concept, the slogan, the theme of this year’s BLUEZONE. It’s about green innovations, which must be visible and tangible, and about consumers who are better informed than ever before and are looking for a new way of consuming. We, as the Blue Community, are responsible for a massive change that will transform what is considered a “polluting” industry into a green model based on sustainable innovation and circularity. Denim can be seen as the most popular, “democratic” and perhaps “invasive” fabric ever made on the planet – and we, the Ecoists, want to change denim to become the representative flag for this revolution.


The think tank of MUNICH FABRIC START offered concrete approaches for a future-oriented textile and fashion industry. Information, transparency and interaction stand for an inspiring network of innovative projects and sustainable collaborations.

Munich Fabric Start’s advanced platform, KEYHOUSE, has been paving the way into the future for some time now, connecting innovators and the industry. The innovation space, which brings together game changers and pioneers, successfully gives traditionalists in the textile industry a glimpse of the future. KEYHOUSE provides the space for superstars of fashion technology to present new technologies, sustainable developments, expert workshops and trend seminars. I would easily describe KEYHOUSE as the “Department of Innovation” for fashion companies.
Muchaneta Kapfunde, Founding Editor-in-Chief FashNerd.com

In her keynote speech “Rethinking the business of fashion”, Muchaneta Kapfunde called for a rethinking within the fashion industry. The change is possible and necessary due to the influence of digitalisation and technology. Examples of fundamental changes are block chain transparency, compostable packaging, on-demand solutions and the production of textiles based on dairy products.

In the panel discussion of Sportswear International, international experts discussed how automation, digitalisation and localisation will change the global fashion market and what impact these new standards will have on CSR issues and sourcing structures.

Once again, the SUSTAINABLE INNOVATIONS Area at KEYHOUSE, curated by Simon Angel, received great attention. He emphasized above all the openness of the visitors to the complex topics, to new materials and material extraction. He said that particularly pleasing was the willingness to exchange ideas, form networks and thus strengthen the community of all those involved within the textile and fashion industry.

 The Keyhouse has a unique energetic atmosphere with very inspiring visitors. Especially exciting was the great interest in holistic sustainable concepts that go into depth. So the industry is definitely on the right track
Chandra Prakash, Founder & CEO Cocccon

The future of the textile industry was not only discussed in the seminars and lectures – the MUNIQUE MOODS party on the first evening of the fair also provided an opportunity to strengthen the community and exchange information. Around 1,500 guests gathered in an elaborately staged and specially built palace tent.

MUNICH FABRIC START – A Paradigm Shift Towards Holistic Sustainability

A new level of sustainability, digitalisation, transparency, a growing need for information and the desire to inspire
– that’s what the Spring.Summer 21 season stands for.

The awareness of a new ecology has become one of the strongest social movements. It challenges us to rethink, to take responsibility, to create transparency and to enter into an intensive dialogue.

The MUNICH FABRIC START with BLUEZONE, KEYHOUSE and the individual showcases presented by around 1,000 international suppliers of fabrics and additionals will introduce the Spring.Summer 21 season from 4 – 6 February in Munich. Approximately 20,000 trade visitors will have access to an extensive range of fabrics, additionals, designs, manufacturing services, supported by an informative and inspiring events programme.

The Spring.Summer 21 season is characterised by dynamism, waves and radiance – the guiding theme THRIVABILITY brings enthusiasm, creates excitement, let’s blossom and flourish. THRIVABILITY deconstructs our understanding of fashion and embeds a new, positive way of thinking: aesthetics and people see eye to eye; resources and nature are respected. This creates a new understanding of holistic sustainability and future-oriented entrepreneurial spirit. Spring.Summer 21 answers current market needs and reflects an evolved understanding of values. Knowledge, transparency, quality, responsibility and communication influence the current showcase of innovative product and processes on offer. THRIVABILITY combines the essence of this new era with a classic definition of trends and cultivates an inspiring and progressive direction for materials, fashion and design.


ASK THE EXPERT – Communication islands with THRIVABILITY experts.
Taking into account the focus on sustainability and innovation driven by THRIVABILITY, a new information concept will be integrated into the Trend Forum at the upcoming MUNICH FABRIC START. At various communication islands in the foyer of the MOC, industry experts will provide impulses and answers to current questions, from the origins of the material to exploring the diverse range of production processes and end garment recycling. Through direct discussions, you will gain valuable know-how, insights into topics and current solutions for both sustainable and innovative processes along the value chain:


In addition, MUNICH FABRIC START has implemented a newly developed icon guidance system which in the spirit of transparency, identifies the sustainable and technical aspects of all the material highlights presented in the Trend Forums. In this way, visitors can establish these respective and previously hidden properties of textiles and ingredients at a single glance.

AWARENESS AS A DRIVER OF INNOVATION. Around 700 suppliers present their creative new developments across more than 1,000 collections – based on the latest technology innovations and the conscious and conservative use of resources. The fashionable combination of natural and innovative fibres is reflected in numerous new textile qualities including: luminous surfaces, wet gloss looks, soft glazes, colour gradients, transparent qualities, abstract patterns and relief elements. This season, MUNICH FABRIC START once again unites textile producers with a huge range of state-of-the-art fabrics, presenting not only essentials such as cotton, viscose, wool, elastane, lace and linen, but also novelties such as super-stretch silk, recycled polyester, Ecovero-Tencel linen, Naia and Cupro fibre blends or hemp textiles.

TRIMS FOR FUTURE – this is the global motto which represents approximately 200 of the world’s leading international ADDITIONALS suppliers. Fashionable new developments revolve around iridescent surfaces, glowing yarns and electrifying colour applications. The focus is on recycled and sustainably produced products in natural colours. ITL Group will not only show its comprehensive range of products for the first time, but will also launch its C.A.R.E. Collection (Conscious, Affordable, Responsible, Eco-friendly labels) during the upcoming trade fair. Clic sums up these developments: “We have focused on realistic and organic articles that preserve nature both in form and texture”.

In a comprehensive forum, the ReSOURCE Area categorises and presents around 800 sustainably produced articles by exhibiting fabrics and additionals producers. “With our ground breaking DryIndigo® technology it is now possible to produce denim with 0% water consumption”, Tejidos Royo describes its latest milestone. Bornemann Etiketten sees the biggest challenge in balancing creativity, sustainability and efficiency, while Dutel focuses on timeless and durable top quality. Lanificio Roma pursues resource saving process solutions with the aim of wasting less and reusing production and consumption waste as new resources.

Natural colours based on sustainable dyeing techniques now determines the colour palettes of the inspiring designs at the internationally renowned, textile designers and trend offices in the DESIGN STUDIOS. The current change in the textile industry is leading to a revolution in the printing and dyeing industry and inspires a revival of natural dyes. Design Union and Primus Pattern also emphasize the simultaneous closeness to nature and diversity of textile prints for Spring.Summer 21.

Ready-made solutions are becoming more and more important and the interest in sourcing providers close to the market is also growing with a focus is on speed and a reduction in complexity. As globally established manufacturing companies in the SOURCING Area, numerous high-quality newcomers such as Easy Invest Solutions or Union 3 Fashion offer comprehensive insights into the entire textile production chain and its reliable procurement management. For Spring.Summer 21, Cascade Enterprises takes its inspiration from nature and returns to the basics in prints, fabrics and silhouettes. Sourcing specialist Fateks Kumas Tekstil offers and processes fabrics made from recycled PET bottles, also to conserve resources.

As the think tank for innovation, KEYHOUSE provides insights into future fabrics, new technologies, smart products & processes, sustainable innovations and alternative material resources, offering and inspiring pioneering concepts. For more information click here.

With over 100 major international brands, BLUEZONE has positioned itself as the initiator of an extraordinary, strong and innovative denim community. The answer to a conscious consumer approach and a growing interest in ready-made solutions that offer revolutionary products, state-of-the-art technological processes and complex functionalities. For more information click here.


At the upcoming MUNICH FABRIC START, there will be a premium event programme featuring impressive panel discussions, polarising keynotes and trend seminars by international experts. The KEYHOUSE in Hall 5 will feature exciting lectures on the various subjects of innovation. The diverse events on offer in the BLUEZONE area of Hall 7 will provide an in-depth insight into the developments in the denim industry, while the ReSOURCE Forum in K3 in the MOC will offer an equally relevant programme on the topics of sustainability, certification and quality seals.

David Shah about „The 10 Design Pillars” – Tuesday, 4 Feb 2020, 10.30am – 12pm
The trend forecaster and publisher of Textile View will deliver the keynote “The 10 Design Pillars”. David Shah presents new perspectives on design influences from Slowbilisation to Hopepunk, from Biophilia to Datascapes.

Fashion Revolution – Tuesday, 4 Feb 2020, 12pm – 1pm
Ariane Piper gives an insight into Fashion Revolution – how the campaign will revolutionize the fashion industry. The viral campaign “Who made my clothes” will once again feature in the trend forums as an installation for transparency in the fashion industry.

Expert panel about „Future of the Textile Value Chain” – Tuesday, 4 Feb 2020, 2pm – 3.30pm
The panel discussion with expert participants on the subject of “Future of the Textile Value Chain” will be moderated by Jana Kern and Alex Vogt from KERN Consulting. The five international experts, including Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart, Hans H. Jung, David Shah, Jan Wilmking and Lauren Zahringer, will discuss the disruption and transformation through sustainability and networking in the textile value chain.

Rivet 50‘s 2020 Vision – Tuesday, 4 Feb 2020, 3pm – 4pm
What will the new decade bring for the denim industry and community? Rivet 50 will lead a discussion between some of the world’s most influential denim characters to discuss their predictions for business, technology and fashion.

Exclusive Trend Seminar by Li Edelkoort – Tuesday, 4 Feb 2020, 4pm – 6.30pm
Arguably the most famous trend forecaster of our time holds an exclusive trend seminar. In an impressive presentation, GREEN WAVE – the Fashion Trends for Spring.Summer 21, as GREEN BOOK – the Recreationwear Trends for Spring.Summer 21, as well as STILLNESS – a Full Colour Forecast for Autumn.Winter 21/22.

„Fashion Activism” Panel by Muchaneta Kapfunde – Wednesday, 5 Feb 2020, 11am – 12pm
FashNerd founder Muchaneta Kapfunde brings together the experts Kresse Wesling, Styliani Parascha, Marta Waydel and Marina Toeters as part of the panel discussion “Fashion Activism: Creating the Fashion of the Future.”

Hessnatur Stiftung about „The way to the green button“ – Wednesday, 05 Feb 2020, 11am – 12pm
Rolf Heimann, CEO of the Hessnatur Foundation, Institute for Applied Sustainability, explores in a lecture the question “How do I prepare my company for certification?”.

„How automation will change the fashion industry” – Wednesday, 5 Feb 2020, 2pm – 3pm
The five experts in technology, David Schmelzeisen, Ralf Schneider, Dr. Thomas Fischer, Jon Zornow and Sabine Kühnl will discuss “Don’t be afraid of robots – how automation will change the fashion industry” in a panel discussion. Automation, digitalisation and localisation are the trends that are reshaping the global fashion market. Is the fashion industry ready to adapt to new standards? What consequences does this have for the current procurement structure, also in terms of social responsibility?

“The data behind today’s winning marketing strategies” – Wednesday, 5 Feb 2020, 5pm – 6pm
Gina Gulberti, VP Digital Marketing at Launchmetrics, explains in her keynote “The data behind today’s winning marketing strategies”.

All dates and the complete events programme can be found here.

04 February 2020 | 9.30am – 6.30pm
05 February 2020 | 9.30am – 6.30pm
06 February 2020 | 9.30am – 4.00pm

04 February 2020 | 9.30am – 6.30pm
05 February 2020 | 9.30am – 6.30pm

Hardwear: The Sustainable Denim Wardrobe

‘Hardwear’ The Sustainable Denim Wardrobe is the collaborative project between TENCEL™ X JEANOLOGIA® X ENDRIME®, made at BLACKHORSE LANE ATELIERS. This garment collection is the result of a unique project, whose focus was to create a true workwear wardrobe based on TENCEL™ Denim fabrics.

The TENCEL™ Denim Team and Jeanologia® Brainbox Team have worked in partnership on many previous projects. Following their attendance at a Denim History lecture at BLUEZONE by MUNICH FABRIC START, they were inspired to connect with the presenter to discuss the possibility of a collaboration. Following a subsequent visit to husband and wife team, Mohsin Sajid and Sadia Rafique from ENDRIME®, in their West Sussex design studio, the ‘Hardwear’ concept was born. Mohsin has garnered a solid reputation as a modern vintage denim designer, while Sadia has expertise in art direction and graphic design.

The brief was to design an authentic workwear collection, inspired by vintage garments from the ENDRIME® archive, using only the latest commercial TENCEL™ Lyocell fabrics, complimented by the application of the latest laundry technologies from Jeanologia®.

“This collection was a real challenge for us, but it was also great fun as we reached back into our own vintage collections and were able to apply all the learning that we amassed from our “Truth & Light” collections”, says Jeanologia® Brain Box Creative Director, Carme Santacruz Zaragozá.

Eight fabric mills were chosen to collaborate, A&A Textiles, Atlantic Mills, Blue Diamond, Kaihara, KG Denim, Orta Anadolu, Stella Blue and, last but not least Candiani, who agreed to supply their 2019 ITMA Sustainable Innovation award winning fabric which is a 50/50% blend of TENCEL™ x REFIBRA™ Lyocell and recycled cotton.

“This project was a real departure for us, because this denim category has historically been the domain of 100% cotton. We wanted to challenge that model and we did so by going to partners who are recognised for their expertise in this area” says Michael Kininmonth, Global Denim Development Manager for the Lenzing Group. “As always, we aim to work with what we believe are some of the best sustainably produced denim fabrics available in today’s market that combine the latest advancements in fibre and finish”.

The prototypes were pattern-cut and made-up at the ENDRIME® studio, using vintage machinery. Every detail was well considered and used iconic details from garments that dated from as early as the 1870s through to the 1940s. YKK manufactured and supplied custom designed period-correct inspired Carved in Blue buttons, with washer and burr rivets made in their most eco finishes. The prototypes were then reproduced at Blackhorse Lane Ateliers in East London, a maker of ready-to-wear selvedge & organic raw denim jeans renowned for their quality, community and eco-consciousness.

“Being asked to design an authentic denim collection using TENCEL™ Lyocell has been a dream project for Sadia and I. It has been a joy for us to create and has been a true collaborative project, it’s been a career highlight”, concluded Mohsin Sajid.

For more information about the HARDWEAR capsule collection from the Sustainable Denim Wardrobe, contact denim@lenzing.com