SOURCING – THE NEW SOURCING AREA FOR PRIME MANUFACTURING SOLUTIONS & APPAREL SOURCING BY MUNICH FABRIC START

With the launch of the SOURCING Area in the newly opened Business Club Munich of new Mstaged Hall 8, MUNICH FABRIC START is realizing an adequate space for the growing demand for SOURCING services. Directly connected to the MOC and the BLUEZONE, a selected range of about 80 international clothing manufacturers and producers will present their services. The broad portfolio in Munich completes and consolidates with the offer of manufacturing services for the segments Women and Men, Accessories, Corporate, Couture and Tailored.
The location of the Business Club Munich as a high-quality refurbished, heritage-protected factory building from 1926 in the industrial Bauhaus style provides the ideal setting for a new conception of the SOURCING area.

Ideal prerequisites for expanding the existing segments of MUNICH FABRIC START with a profiled SOURCING area and thus for networking internationally established brands with high-quality clothing manufacturers. And consequently to consistently map the entire textile value chain.

‘With the new SOURCING Concept Area we are focusing on a kind of co-working space for company and product presentation. The idea behind this new format is to create an inspiring and efficient atmosphere in which we create a unique world of communication and work in a contemporary, high-quality environment. We will surprise exhibitors and visitors with a completely new format.’

Sebastian Klinder, Managing Director MUNICH FABRIC START

AEGEAN APPAREL EXPORTERS´ASSOCIATION, Turkey

Aegean Apparel Exporters’ Association is a non-governmental organization working in close collaboration with the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Trade. The Association represents approximately 1.000 member companies which are located in/or around the Aegean Region of Turkey and active in the fields of manufacturing and exporting of a wide range of top-quality apparel products. Exports realized by members of the Association total up to 1,3 billion $ per year. The Aegean Apparel Exporters’ Association works in promoting apparel exports of the Aegean Region and Turkey, expanding the range of export products as well as finding new markets. The Turkish apparel industry is listed as 7th largest exporter in the world and the 3rd largest supplier to the EU. The Aegean Region is one of the most important centers for manufacturing exclusive apparel products. To enhance the competitiveness of the members and the Turkish apparel sector, Aegean Apparel Exporters’ Association focuses on sustainability awareness projects. Being a center of production of the high quality “Aegean Cotton”, the region has established itself as a manufacturing hub of knitted and woven men’s, women’s, children’s and babies wear. Moreover, the region has specialized in the manufacturing of organic textiles and apparel.

AMITH, Morocco

AMITH, the Moroccan Association of the Textileand Apparel Industries, is the unique active association in the textile & garments sector in Morocco. For almost 60 years now, AMITH brings together players of the textile & garments industry and acts as their voice in all matters of relevance. They are also a project initiator and a driving force behind the public-private partnership. The members represent 75% of the Textile and Apparel industries in Morocco and account for more than 80% of its production and exports. The Moroccan Textile & Garment Industry is the leading industrial employer in the country, providing jobs for more than 190,000 people.

FTC – FOREIGN TRADE CHAMBER OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Foreign Trade Chamber of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FTC B&H) is a non-governmental and non-profit association with the mission to develop and improve economic relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Chamber represents the interests of more then 25.000 of its members which are organised within the sectoral branches and association. One of them is the Association of Producers of Textile, Clothing, Leather and Footwear which gathers more then 450 companies while the whole sector employs about 35.000 people. The structure of the production of the textile industry in Bosnia and Herzegovina covers various products such as men and ladies garments, sportswear, sports equipment, children’s clothes, leisure clothes, lingerie, car seat covers, protective equipment, workwear, home textile, carpets and others. This year, the FTC B&H with the assistance of SIPPO programme brought 5 Bosnian apparel manufacturers and producers to MUNICH FABRIC START Sourcing Area: Bellissima, Bontex, Kismet, Prevent Travnik and Zenko.

INVEST NORTH MACEDONIA, North Macedonia

Invest North Macedonia is an official government investment and export promotion agency responsible for attracting foreign investments and supporting the export promotion of the Republic of North Macedonia. Our mission is to encourage and support new foreign direct investments to the country, establish and enhance business cooperation with local suppliers and promote the export potential of local companies to foreign markets. With a long, rich tradition in clothing and textiles, this sector is the second largest export industry in North Macedonia. The competitive export advantages include short delivery periods, flexibility of delivery size together with exceptional value for money. In addition to garments, there is manufacturing potential for cotton thread and fabric, wool yarn, fabric and knitted fabric. The country offers potential not only for new foreign direct investment, but also for outsourcing, strategic alliances and joint ventures with many local well-established companies.

SELECTIVA MODA, Portugal

Selectiva Moda (ASM) is an association created 27 years ago to enhance Portuguese textiles in an international context. Selectiva Moda Association (ASM) is dedicated to ITV’s (Indústria Têxtil e de Vestuário – Textile and Clothing Industry) internationalization and accomplishes its mission by organizing, qualifying and making some ITV’s collective actions happen. Since 2004, Selectiva Moda has approved within the European Community founds and joint projects of internationalization of the Portuguese Textile Industry, acting in several areas of the sector all over the world. Over the years, Selectiva Moda supported more than 827 Portuguese companies in thousands of participations in fairs all over the world.

TTA – TEXTILE TRAE ASSOCIATION MACEDONIA

Textile Trade Association is a leading business support organization in the apparel production sector in Macedonia, whose primary goal is to improve companies’ competitiveness by following world trends and global developments and to promote companies export activities.

TUNISIA EXPORT CEPEX, Tunisia

With over 40 years of experience, the Tunisian Export Promotion Center (CEPEX) has developed a valuable expertise and an effective know-how in the support and guidance of the exporting companies in the international markets. Thanks to a wide range of services and an international network, CEPEX aims to upgrade its brand “Tunisia Export” and improve its position in the foreign markets. Their Vision: Enhancing the positioning of the Tunisian products and services on the international market. Boosting the diversification of products and fostering exports markets. Redoubling efforts with a view to enhancing exports of high added value products and services. Strengthening the Tunisian business-transaction network and optimizing the free-trade agreements concluded with more than 130 countries.

VIA VIET NAM INDUSTRY AGENCY, Vietnam

In addition to state-of-the-art clothing manufacturing capabilities, flexibility in minimum order quantities and high levels of social responsibility, Vietnam also offers free market access: In June 2019 the European Free Trade Agreement for Vietnam (EFTA) was signed. Ensure free movement of goods between Vietnam and the European Union. The Vietnamese Industry Agency, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (VIA, MOIT) is helping to build long-term relationships with brands, retailers and other partners in the European market.