ReSOURCE

ReSOURCE: Sustainable Leather & Alternatives

Here’s what to look for in Leather Alternatives at ReSOURCE

17. June 2021

Whatever has led you here, you are already thinking about the reasons a brand has for choosing between the seemingly massive range of leathers and leather alternatives available. This decision usually begins with a basic understanding of the manufacturing processes in order to decide, does the final material reflect brand values, share brand beliefs and share the same innovative approach? To help choose the best option for you, we provide material highlights from our recent showcase on ReSOURCE to directly connect you with industry partners who can support in your next steps.

There are over 50 kinds of sustainable textile and material certifications used across our materials showcased online and at our shows with ReSOURCE. Get to know which 4 you should be familiar with when it comes to sourcing sustainable leathers and leather alternative materials:

Leather Standard by Oeko-Tex

Specifically tailored to leather articles which have been tested for harmful substances. Certification can be awarded for leather semi-finished products, finished leather, leather fibre materials up to finished articles and accessories.

Look for Leather Standard by Oeko-Tex certified materials if you are interested in:

  • using real leather materials
  • materials which are committed to reducing their chemical use and using safer alternatives
  • ensuring your products are harmless to health

Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex

All types of textiles that have been tested for harmful substances, from yarns to the finished product, may bear the STANDARD 100 product label.

Look for Oeko-Tex 100 certified materials if you are interested in:

  • certified materials with an innovative approach
  • materials which are committed to reducing their chemical use and using safer alternatives
  • ensuring your products are harmless to health

V-Label by European Vegetarian Union (EVU)

The only requirement of this certificate is that the product is vegan/vegetarian, meaning the product must not contains products of animal origin; no animal auxiliaries may be used during the production process.

Look for V-Label certified materials:

  • to ensure materials which are vegan, cruelty free and animal friendly
  • to include in brand marketing, communication and raise brand awareness
  • support the development of further innovative textile and accessories vegan alternatives

Cradle to Cradle by Cradle to Cradle (C2C)

Cradle to cradle (C2C) is an approach to a continuous and consistent recycling management. “Cradle-to-cradle products” are therefore those that can either be returned to biological cycles as biological nutrients or can be continuously kept in technical cycles as “technical nutrients”.

Look for Cradle to Cradle certified materials if you are interested in:

  • ensuring production is focused on reducing water wastage and usage, fostering a closed loop system using wet processes
  • materials which are committed to reducing their chemical use and using safer alternatives
  • materials which use reduced energy in the supply chain, with use of renewable energy with minimal reliance on petro-chemicals
  • materials which reduce and recycle waste throughout the textile supply chain

Other sustainable certifications to get to know when sourcing sustainable leathers & alternatives include: IVN Naturleder, Recycled Claim Standard (RCS) + Global Recycled Stand (GRS)

Real Leather

Real leather materials which are responsibly made and certified

100 % Real Leather
Certified: Leather Standard Oeko-Tex
Stitch & Trim
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100 % Real Leather, tanned using olives leaves
Certified: Leather Standard Oeko-Tex
Turteks Tekstil

Turtex Tekstil
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100 % Real Leather, water ink printed
Certified: Standard 100 Oeko-Tex
Texcart
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100 % Real Leather, natural and chrome free tanning
Certified: Standard 100 Oeko-Tex
Medike Landes
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100% Recycled Leather
Certified: RCS Blended
We Nordic
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100 % Recycled Leather
Certified: Oeko-Tex 100
Nilorn
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Natural Alternatives to Leather

Leather alternatives which are responsibly made, cruelty free using natural food produce and certified

100% Apple Leather
Certified: Standard 100 Oeko-Tex
Stitch & Trim
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100% Jacron Leather from sustainable wood sources
Certified: Cradle to Cradle, FSC
Nilorn
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100% Jacron Leather
Certified: Oeko-Tex 100
We Nordic
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100% Pinatex®
Certificates: none
We Nordic
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100 % Cork
Certificates: none
Medike Landes
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50% Cork, 50% Tencel
Certified: Oeko-Tex 100, FSC
Nilorn
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Part Synthetic Alternatives to Leather

Leather alternatives which are responsibly made, using recycled or reclaimed materials made up in part of synthetic materials

90% Microfiber, 10% Polyurethane
Certified: Oeko-Tex 100, V-Label
Piovese Fashion
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72% Pinatex®, 18% Polyactic Acid, 10% Polyurethane
Certified: Oeko-Tex 100
Medike Landes
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70% Polyurethane, 30% REC Cotton
Certified: FSC, GRS, V-Label
Piovese Fashion
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52% Waterbased Polyurethane, 34% Recycled PES, 14% Polyester
Certified: GRS
BLUE RENTEX.ONE
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61% Recycled Leather, 30% Polyurethane, 1% Polyester
Certified: RCS Blended
BLUE RENTEX.ONE
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90% Organic Material, 10% Other Fibres
Certified: Oeko-Tex 100
Medike Landes
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25% Polyurethane, 25% Organic Material including Apple Skin, backing process 50%
Certified: Oeko-Tex 100
Medike Landes
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25% Polyurethane, 25% Organic Material including Apple Skin, backing process 50%
Certified: Oeko-Tex 100
Medike Landes
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As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting sustainability in fashion, we want to improve our online sourcing platform ReSOURCE. Therefore, we want to hear from you! What products do you wish you could find on ReSOURCE? What information are we missing that could your fashion brand enter the next stage of responsible sourcing? Share your thoughts with us via mail to info@munichfabricstart.com

Look forward to new products featured on the ReSOURCE sustainable sourcing platform, coming soon for Autumn.Winter 22/23.

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ReSOURCE: The Branding Edit

A Closer Look at Sustainable Branding Solutions on ReSOURCE

31. May 2021

The search is on to find timeless, responsible and luxury labelling, hangtags and branding solutions that are representative of your values as a conscious clothing brand. With our online sourcing platform for sustainable materials, ReSOURCE, we can now offer practical sourcing solutions all year round. Showcasing the latest materials and innovations, including newly launched products for Spring.Summer 22 by leading manufacturers and suppliers of fabrics, additional, denim as well as an extensive range of branding solutions.

While the fashion industry is notorious as being one of the world’s largest contributors to global carbon emissions, it is important to focus on the lesser celebrated narrative: In fact, the fashion industry is currently undergoing the greatest overhaul any one sector has faced in such a short space of time. Over the past decade, we have witnessed a shift from fast fashion and trend led consumerism to quality made, responsible production and ethical manufacturing as one of the most important factors influencing consumers behaviour. The framework of the fashion industry is going through unprecedented change and your sustainable sourcing choices make a positive impact in the accelerated growth of sustainable fashion.

With ReSOURCE, we partner with leading international suppliers committed to producing high quality, ethical branding solutions who are ready to make your brand look good as well as do good. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights showcased on ReSOURCE.

Bio PU; Biodegradable in 180 days; Cellulose Based; PVC Free
Bornemann
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Biodegradable Bioplastics; PVC Free; Certified by TÜV
Cadica Group
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Biodegradable; PVC Free; PEFC + INDA-EDANA Certified
Cadica Group
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PVC Free; 40% REC Paper; Organic materials; Bleached without chlorine
Cadica Group
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Recycled Felt
Dienpi
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Recycled PES; PVC Free
Escher Textiles
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recycled; leather alternatives; natural tanning, residual humidity
Estro
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recycled; eco finish; rec. zinc casting; PVS free; no electroplating process; SGS cert
Frameless Asia Pacific
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recycled; rec. post-consumer yarn; PVC free
Harmanci Etiket
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sustainable/natural; PVC free; NOS
ITL Group
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organic/natural; PVC free; NOS
Mainetti
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organic/natural; PVC free; NOS
Mainetti
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tracing paper; sugarcane paper; vegetable oil based ink, String: rec. PET; PVC free
Nilorn
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biodegradable; pollution-free; Digital Heat Transfer; 100% recyclable & compostable; 30% less ink; PVC free; NOS

Nilorn
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pure stainless steel; low impact; 100% recyclable; PVC free
Nilorn
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recycled; PVC free; 20% Cellulosics, 80% rec fibres
Olimpias Labels
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recycled; rec. PET bottles; PVC free
Reca Group
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recycled; PVC free; Oeko Tex PK 1; NOS
Reca Group
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recycled; natural printing ink; PVC free; NOS
Reca Group
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recycled; PVC free, Oeko Tex PK 1
Reca Group
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biodegradable; PVC free; NOS
Reca Group
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leather alternative, PVC free, NOS
Stitch and Trim
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organic/natural; blended & regenerated CO; PVC free; PK 1, NOS
Texcart
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organic/natural, biodegradable cellulosics; eco print; 15% apples content; PVC free
Varcotex
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biodegradable, recycled; 100% low-density Polyethylene; rec. pre consumer waste into plastic bags; PVC free
Weavabel
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sustainable/natural, biodegradable, regen. from Bagasse (sugar ground remains); PVC free; Carvajal Pulp & Paper; NOS
We Nordic
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organic/natural, PVC free, printed with soya ink, NOS
We Nordic
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organic/natural; blended & regenerated CO; PVC free; PK 1, NOS
Weavabel
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As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting sustainability in fashion, we want to improve our online sourcing platform ReSOURCE. Therefore, we want to hear from you! What products do you wish you could find on ReSOURCE? What information are we missing that could your fashion brand enter the next stage of responsible sourcing? Share your thoughts with us via mail to info@munichfabricstart.com

Look forward to new products featured on the ReSOURCE sustainable sourcing platform, coming soon for Autumn.Winter 22/23.

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ReSOURCE: The Recyled Edit

ReSOURCE: A CLOSER LOOK AT RECYCLED MATERIALS

29. April 2021

Conscious fashion can mean many different things, but for you as an ethical fashion brand it means starting at the very foundations to ensure your garments are part of the solution and not adding to the problems caused by fast fashion and over consumption.

While virgin fibres and organic naturals are certainly the first fabrics which come to mind, there is not one fabric which is inherently without fault. Therefore, when thinking of which fabrics to feature in your new collections, why not consider that recycled fabrics offer diverse and innovative solutions to one of the fashion industry’s biggest pollutant problems; reusing and repurposing materials which already exist.

With each new season, more innovative materials and processes are launched with ReSOURCE. Directly supporting the growth of textile recycling as a way to ensure more materials are diverted from landfills.Let’s take a look at the diverse performance, functions and blends of recycled fabrics which are showcased on our sustainable sourcing platform, ReSOURCE.

NATURALS

RECYCLED COTTON BLENDS

100% Recycled Cotton
By: Nilorn Germany GmbH
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Recycled Cotton & Recycled Polyester
Agency Hornung
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Cotton, Recycled Polyester & Recycled PET Bottles
Sundag Heinrich
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Recycled Cotton & REFIBRA™
Tintex Textiles
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Cotton, Recycled Cotton, Recycled Polyester, Spandex
Naveena Denim
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Cotton, Recycled Polyester, Recycled Cotton & Recycled PET Bottles
Recover
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Cotton, Recycled Polyester & Recycled PET Bottles
Somelos Tecidos
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Sorona & REFIBRA™
Bartucu Tekstil
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ECOVERO™, Polyamid, Spandex
Bloomati
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Cotton, Recycled Cotton, Recycled Polyester, Spandex
Evlox Denim
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Recycled Cotton
KG Denim
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Cotton & Recycled Cotton
Bossa
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Vegan Cupro Regenerated Cellulosics
Ipeker
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RECYCLED WOOLENS

Wool & Recycled Polyester
Texapel
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Nylon & Recycled Wool
Strähle Textiles
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Post-Consumer Wool
Lebenskleidung
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RECYCLED PAPERS

Recycled Paper & Soy Based Dyes
Nilorn Germany GmbH
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Recycled Pre-Consumer Waste
ITL Northen Europe
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Recycled Paper
Weaveabel
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Biodegrable Recycled Paper
Mainetti
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INNOVATIVE MATERIALS

Recylced Leather & Latex
Estro
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Recycled Organics made of Rice Husks
Kahage – Butonia
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Biodegradable 25% Recycled Leather and Cellulose
Varcotex
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Viscose, Linen, TENCEL®, Recycled Fibers
Linas
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Recycled Horn & Urea
Peter Büdel
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Recycled Leather, Leather Alternative & Water
Piovese Fashion
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SYNTHETICS

RECYCLED POLYESTER BLENDS

100% Recycled Polyester
KBC Fashion
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100% Recycled Polyester
Escher Textiles
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100% Recycled Polyester
RDD Textiles
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100% Recycled Polyester
Muehlmeier
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100% Recycled Polyester
Thermore
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100% Recycled Polyester Post-Consumer Waste
SBS Zipper
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Recycled Polyester & Spandex
Segovin Tekstil
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Recycled Polyester, Polyester, Viscose & Spandex
Ipekis Mensucat
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Polyester & Recycled Polyester
ATT Concorde
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Polyester & Recycled Polyester
A Gratacos
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Recycled Post-Consumer Polyester
Bornemann Etiketten
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Recycled Seaqual Polyester Yarns
A Sampaio & Filhos
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Polyester & Recycled Polyester
La Teks
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Polyester & Recycled Polyester
Ismir Brode Tekstil
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RECYCLED PET BLENDS

100% Recycled PET Bottles
Thermore
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Spandex & Recycled PET Bottles
Borgini Jersey 
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REPREVE®, Polyester & Spandex
Lukas Frankengerger
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100% Recycled PET Bottles
Reca Group
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100% Recycled PET Bottles
Crafil Thread Solutions
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100% Recycled PET Bottles
Reca Group
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Look forward to new products featured on the ReSOURCE sustainable sourcing platform, coming soon for Spring.Summer 22.


Source ReSource SS22 Materials Now Online

Discover the newest sustainable materials on resource-textiles.com

3. March 2021

New sustainable materials for Spring.Summer 22 are online on resource-textiles.com now! Discover the leading developments and take this opportunity to source them digitally on our ReSOURCE page.

We don’t want to reveal too much, but the top 3 Spring.Summer 22 materials you can discover on ReSOURCE are organic cotton, recycled fibers (especially polyester or cotton) as well as regenerated fibers like TENCEL, Ecovero or Acetate. Material highlights like Paptic®, the bio-based packaging material made of wood fibres used by We Nordic Label Studios Ltd, Amni® Soul Eco, the compostable nylon used by Nextil Group and Supreme Green Cotton, the project of our former Keyhouse exhibitor Varvaressos, which combines sustainability, transparency, traceability and quality from seed to yarn are ready to be spotted as well.

Our sustainability and innovation platform ReSOURCE offers focused, detailed information and concrete applications in sustainable and innovative textile and accessories materials. We invite you to discover new solutions towards a more sustainable textile industry, to collect inspiration for sourcing new trend setting developments and source them digitally online.

You can also look forward to ReSOURCE Autumn.Winter 22/23: We are currently organising VIEW Premium Selection from 29 – 30 June 2021 as well as MUNICH FABRIC START from 31 August – 2 September 2021 where you can experience the ReSOURCE materials live and in colour!

Don’t miss out to discover the updates on the ReSOURCE Page, take a look at our DIGITAL TREND SPACE with the Spring.Summer 22 trend forecast, plus our new BLUEZONE Living Page.

Please feel free to contact us with your questions regarding ReSOURCE via mail to info@munichfabricstart.com. We look forward to seeing you in Munich again soon!

Best regards and stay healthy,
Your MUNICH FABRIC START Team


Sustainable Sourcing with ReSOURCE

SUSTAINABLE SOURCING WITH RESOURCE

21. December 2020

Every season we see new sustainable novelties and extended eco ranges popping up among many of the collections showcased at our shows. As the majority of manufacturers who join us for any given season will say, if they hope to satisfy the global urgency for sustainable products, it is crucial to focus on sustainability along the whole supply chain.

Of course, we wouldn’t leave it to our visitors to find all the sustainable components they require among some 1000 manufacturers across all four halls in the MOC, Munich. This is why we established ReSOURCE in 2018 as the follower of the previous Organic Selection area to provide our guests with a convenient and efficient selection of responsible fabrics and trims. Making it possible to discover a diverse and fresh showcase of sustainable products all in one inspiring location. Our area for sustainable sourcing has grown into a space where teams discover new possibilities in the world of responsible fashion and textiles.

At each edition of ReSOURCE, visitors can meet with our experts from international certification organisations, IVN, GOTS and OEKO-TEX. The certification seals offered by the independent certifications ensure credibility and build consumer confidence that they are supporting sustainable textile production among many other things. Discover their most frequently asked questions here.

As well as offering textile solutions for a circular economy, visitors can also discover the latest innovations created with resource saving technologies, environmentally friendly processes as well as non-harmful technologies for wet processing. With further developments in vegan leathers and accessories and plastic free packaging solutions also on showcase with ReSOURCE.

With approximately 800 articles, ReSOURCE presents the latest in sustainable fabric, leather, packaging, threads and accessory solutions in recycled, organic, GOTS, regenerated cellulosics, bioplastics and leather alternatives among many more sustainable qualities. The established collection features more than 40 unique certificates to certify their sustainable qualities with new showcases including a biobased PA stretch fabrics by Brugnoli Giovanni, leathers made of reclaimed and recycled leathers by Raus S., a new range of cupro fabrics by Ipeker in varying weights and colours plus a broad selection in certified organics by Life Clothes, Marzotto Wool and Hornung and many more.

Brugnoli Giovanni
Raus S.
Ipeker
Life Clothes
Marzotto Wool
Cocccon
Hornung Textile Agency

Trims, accessories and labelling solutions come with a range of certifications, often showcasing the latest novelty such as biodegradable labels infused with sunflower seeds by Könen Additionals which can be planted and used to grow your own flowers after use. The vegan leather made of pineapple by We Nordic who also produce labels made of Bagasse, the waste product in sugar refinement processes. With many suppliers many suppliers including, Estro, Union Knopf and Nilorn offering a range of buttons made of natural materials such as shell, horn, wood, coconut and plants.

Nilon
We Nordic
Estro
Union Knopf
Könen Additionals

Many exciting updates coming soon to the ReSOURCE online sourcing platform.


Focus On Thrivability at MUNICH FABRIC START Spring.Summer 21

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 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.

FOCUS ON THRIVABILITY

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.

INFORMATION, RESPONSIBILITY AND TRANSPARENCY IN DISCUSSION

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

INNOVATIONS, FUTURE MATERIALS & NEW TRENDS

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.

KEYHOUSE – A STRONG NETWORK OF CREATIVE MINDS

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.

MUNICH FABRIC START HIGHLIGHTS

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:

CIRCULARITY | FIBERS & MATERIALS | MARKETING & COMMUNICATION | RECYCLING | SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

NEW ICON GUIDANCE SYSTEM
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.

FABRICS
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.

ADDITIONALS
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”.

ReSOURCE
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.

DESIGN STUDIOS
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.

SOURCING
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.

KEYNOTES & SEMINARS

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.

MUNICH FABRIC START & KEYHOUSE & SOURCING
04 February 2020 | 9.30am – 6.30pm
05 February 2020 | 9.30am – 6.30pm
06 February 2020 | 9.30am – 4.00pm

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


Sustainable Standards Guaranteed at ReSOURCE

With increasing importance placed on sustainability, the need to guarantee truly sustainable standards is in greater demand by buyers and brands. Ahead of their showcase at ReSOURCE at the next edition of MUNICH FABRIC START, we interviewed representatives Heike Hess of the International Association of Natural Textiles (IVN) and Franziska Dormann of Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS).

Briefly, IVN awards two quality seals for ecologically produced products: NATURTEXTIL and NATURLEDER. For both seals, the association has defined parameters that have become a standard in the industry. The association is co-owner of GOTS, the worldwide standard for the production of sustainable textiles on an industrial scale.

What is the most frequently asked question at the beginning of a consultation?

GOTS: Often it begins with a general introduction to the Global Organic Textile Standard, i.e. What is covered by the standard? How is this ensured? By reviewing the strict social and environmental criteria throughout the entire textile supply chain – from the fields to the wardrobe – GOTS guarantees safety and transparency for the consumer. The independent certification ensures credibility compared to mere self-explanatory statements.
IVN: Most visitors ask us for certifications and seals. How to get certified, which fabrics and accessories must be sourced to reach IVN BEST or GOTS requirements or how do our seals differ from others founds in ReSOURCE, register here.

What changes do you want brands to make in the next 5 – 10 years to bring about and anchor sustainable aspects of the textile industry?

GOTS: I think most people have recognized the importance and urgency of this because no one can fly under the radar for long. Sustainability interests those who have to justify themselves the most. For us, these are the brands that sell. Everyone involved is interested, the question is which actions follow? In industry, the spectrum ranges from greenwashing to genuinely practiced sustainability. Consumers range from lip service to showing a real willingness to spend more on sustainable products.
IVN: Many buyers, especially brands, are looking for certified fabrics. The selection of certified fabrics made with natural fibres in ReSOURCE is quite large, but for synthetic and regenerated fibres there is a lack of products that have been awarded truly sustainable seals. I would like to see more interest from the brands here, which would result in a stronger commitment on the part of the fabric suppliers.

How has the brands’ approach to research and purchasing changed over the last seasons?

GOTS: The trade fairs, as well as specific enquiries by e-mail, have resulted in more and more brands wanting to find out which suppliers are already GOTS-certified. Here I refer to the public database with almost 6,000 certified companies. Many companies that are interested in GOTS want to continue working with their existing suppliers and therefore jointly go the way of gaining certification of their entire supply chain.
IVN: You can clearly see that the topic of sustainability is becoming increasingly important for brands. Visitors at ReSOURCE are better prepared and ask more concrete questions. Many are looking for specific products and have clear expectations about what a fabric should be like. The typical length of time brands exhibit in the ReSOURCE area has definitely increased. More and more buyers who do not explicitly belong to sustainable companies are also showing interest in the products exhibited at ReSOURCE.

What are the specific challenges facing a future-oriented fashion industry?

IVN: The challenges vary depending on the size and orientation of the fashion companies. Smaller brands – especially in the sustainable segment – have problems finding certified suppliers who also supply small quantities. Larger companies use many different materials and accordingly many different suppliers. It is difficult to have an overview of the entire supply chain up to your own company, especially if you attach importance to a certain level of sustainability held by suppliers and sub-suppliers. It is still a challenge to reconcile certification and sustainability with the profitability of products. For particularly fashionable brands, it is still challenging to find exclusive or unique fabrics and additionals in sustainable qualities. There are certainly some other challenges, but overall it is more important that today means making sustainable fashion easier and more profitable than it was a few seasons ago.


View Expands on Sustainability

From the 3rd – 4th December 2019VIEW Premium Selection will showcase the first material developments, qualities and colour tendencies for the new SPRING.SUMMER 2021 season a few weeks prior to MUNICH FABRIC START. TEXCART, TEJIDOS ROYO, LANIFICIO ROMA, DUTEL CREATION and BORNEMANN ETIKETTEN are among our exhibitors who will join the expanded presentation of sustainable fabrics and accessories showcased at VIEW:

Texcart|Stand A28

What does it mean to your company to take more responsibility in terms of micro plastic and overconsumption?

TEXCART: It has been our focus for the last 5 years, starting with the materials we use on a daily basis; boxes, envelopes, general use paper, collection boards, stickers, where possible these are made in recycled paper and recycled material. In terms of over consumption, we care about enacting change and so we typically produce our articles on demand to reduce leftovers.

TEJIDOS ROYO: With the pioneering DryIndigo® technology developed by Spanish manufacturer Tejidos Royo, it is now possible to use 0% water in the denim production process. This is a real milestone in the textile industry. It also reduces energy consumption by 65% during manufacture, uses 89% less chemical products, and completely eliminates waste water discharge. As a result of implementing DryIndigo® technology in 2019, Tejidos Royo has saved more than 1 million litres of water used in denim dyeing. The economic contribution from the first million litters saved has been donated to UNICEF for its water and sanitation programmes which improve the lives of thousands of children around the world.

DUTEL: For the last 2 years, Dutel has been developing a sustainable range called ‘PURE’ which uses recycled polyester warp and organic cotton weft yarns. We plan to swap all our polyester warps into recycled ones. The challenge is to make an entirely sustainable collection and to source the serious reliable suppliers with traceability. For years we have collected and recycled any waste in our factory. As well, a new air conditioning system has considerably reduced our electricity consumption.

BORNEMANN: Besides providing sustainable labelling solutions for our customers, we aim to optimize our internal processes as well. By digitalizing our documentation, working on rapid prototyping and investing an increasing amount of time and effort in digital sampling we are reducing input of resources on various levels.

Bornemann-Etiketten|Stand A29

Tell us about the latest collection you are exhibiting at VIEW?

TEXCART: Our collection, as usual, will be complex and composed of several articles produced in a variety of materials, techniques and designs. We have prepared different themes which follow the tendencies but also in sustainable and recycled materials and as always we will feature a range of denim accessories. We are continuously updated in terms of tendencies, new techniques and materials, especially in sustainable and eco-friendly news through our large network of professional partners.

LANIFICIO ROMA: At Lanificio Roma we are sensitive to the use of recycled yarns, many fabrics of the latest collection are eco-sustainable. The qualities in our eco-cotton and viscose ECOVERO are made with sustainable yarns.

DUTEL: Summer 2021 by this jacquard specialist makes the most of shiny effects on vibrant, crunchy surfaces. Taffeta and voile grounds are enriched with transparent shines with a cellophane crunch. The colour palette is built on whites and pearly whites. Surfaces are covered with iridescent yarns to create hairy effects. Lightweight, cotton-like jacquards are lit up with a pearly sheen, patterns resonate thanks to colourfully iridescent yarns. Filigree or bold florals paired with bright stripes are enhanced with a colourful gleam.

BORNEMANN: We present our latest developments for Women/Menswear Denim, Modern Casual and Workwear. The challenge of workwear lies in combining fashion and function, materials need to fulfil certain standard specifications. Among other items, we are showing several flame-retardant products, woven, printed and silicon that stand up to current norms.

Dutel Creation|Stand B09

Shop less, waste less, produce less. What are the biggest challenges for you to continue to be successful and sustainable?

TEJIDOS ROYO: In the textile industry, we need to rework our processes to become a much more sustainable industry. DryIndigo is a major milestone in this area, and we hope that it inspires both the sector and the brands to develop more technologies that contribute to making our industry a much more responsible one towards our surroundings. We are facing the sustainable denim revolution and, with One Million Liters, we want everyone to take part in it so that, together, we can meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals before 2030.

LANIFICIO ROMA: We produce recycled raw material fabrics to offer significant benefits to our planet. We have created a new product with reduced water consumption, in order to fight the effects of the increase in pollution and excessive consumption. Our aim is to waste less and re-use production and consumer waste as new resources.

DUTEL: Our target is to offer top quality which is lasting over the years, especially for our ‘ALLURE‘ range which offer timeless, subtle textures and enlarges our offer for different customers types such as accessories, scarves, shoes, hats, but also kidswear. Produce less? No! To guarantee our business’ survival, we cannot produce less, but more instead offer more variety. Not to produce less, but produce better!

BORNEMANN: Balancing creativity, sustainability and efficiency seems to be the biggest challenge. In our day to day, this means we have to cooperate closely with our customers to understand their priorities. And, in the long run, work towards a situation where none of the three aspects are in conflict with each other. Digitalisation has a big impact on this, so mastering the challenges of digitalisation is our priority as a company.

Lanificio Roma, Agentur Hornung|Stand C19

Certification Bodies in the Sustainability Area ReSOURCE

With ReSOURCE, MUNICH FABRIC START has established an advanced sourcing platform that demonstrates new dimensions of sustainability for innovative and future-oriented production processes. And created a forum, initiated and supported by experts that provides real solutions for sustainability.
With approximately 800 articles, ReSOURCE has presented the latest sustainable fabric and ingredient developments as well as innovations in the categories during the three days of the fair:

GOTS
RECYCLED
ORGANIC/NATURAL
DENIM
BIOLOGISCH ABBAUBAR
SCHADSTOFFFREI
REGENERATED CELLULOSICS
INNOVATIVE (HYBRIDS & BIOPLASTICS)
LEATHER & ALTERNATIVES
DENIM

Among the innovations presented are sustainable developments in cotton, wool and hemp in the ORGANIC/NATURAL category. The category RECYCLED shows recycled products from pre-consumer waste, recycled bottles and yarns, but also SEAQUAL-certified goods made from recycled plastic waste. REGENERATED offers vegan fabrics that are certified with the V-LABEL. INNOVATIVE presents innovative materials such as biobased polyamide fabrics or bio plastics.

Right from the start, experts from international certification organisations have accompanied the development of today’s ReSOURCE sustainability area at MUNICH FABRIC START. We introduce our long-standing partners:

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION IVN

Protecting our environment and its people, animals and plants is no longer simply a trendy topic. For the member companies of the International Association of Natural Textile Industry (IVN), sustainability, respect, and responsibility for people and the environment are fundamental values, and the commitment is to implement this attitude in every stage of production and to communicate it to as many people as possible. As a pioneer association, IVN is a trendsetter for natural textiles and natural leather for the press, the public, politics and business. As an industry association, it represents and promotes the specific players in the areas of skilled crafts, industry, retail and service. The focal points of the association’s services are press and public relations work, consulting, education, networks and lobbying. In addition, IVN is the standard setter for two quality symbols for ecologically manufactured products: NATURTEXTIL (Natural Textile) and NATURLEDER (Natural Leather). Both labels are based on implementation requirements set forth by the association, which have meanwhile become industry standards. Moreover, IVN is co-owner of the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), an internationally recognized standard for the manufacture of natural textiles on the industrial level. The member list covers the entire production chain, from suppliers and pre-production facilities to producers and brands to retailers and service providers, thus creating a comprehensive network of “green” industry expertise.
IVN provides consultancy service to members and external textile companies on their way to certification.

www.naturtextil.de

GLOBAL ORGANIC TEXTILE STANDARD (GOTS)

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the world’s leading standard for processing of textiles from certified organic natural fibers. In 2017, the number of GOTS certified companies increased to 5,024 certified facilities, which gives brands and companies the chance to source from suppliers in 63 countries. The GOTS certification requires IFOAM’s Family of Standards Organic Production Standards for the raw fiber and sets stringent criteria along the entire textile value chain (including chemical input and ILO social criteria) from field to finished product. Even B2B resellers need to get certified in order to make reference to GOTS in their marketing. More information on www.global-standard.org Visit www.cottonedon.org for a campaign explaining the benefits of organic natural fibres such as organic cotton.

www.global-standard.org

MADE IN GREEN BY OEKO-TEX®

Clear facts, safe feeling. A label for transparency & trust. Consumers worldwide are looking for high-quality textile and leather products with diverse functions. Important factors for their purchase decision: The product should not harm their health, the environment or the workers who made it. A MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® product fulfils the demanding criteria of two OEKO-TEX® system modules: STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® (ensures that the product has been tested for harmful substances) and STeP by OEKO-TEX® (certifies the product was produced sustainably under socially responsible work practices).

SUSTAINABILITY MADE VISIBLE
• Made with materials tested for harmful substances.
• Made in environmentally friendly facilities.
• Made in safe and socially responsible workplaces.

MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® also creates unprecedented transparency with an individual product ID. When consumers scan the QR code or enter the product ID at madeingreen.com, the supply chain of the MADE IN GREEN article can be traced – transparently, globally, precisely. MADE IN GREEN enables companies to credibly communicate their responsible practices — and supports the consumers in making sustainable purchasing decisions.

www.oeko-tex.com