A new SOURCING area will be presented as part of the MUNICH FABRIC START trade show from 3 – 5 September 2019. The SOURCING area will be hosted in the newly integrated section of the fair in Hall 8 directly opposite the MOC venue. Here, the formerly designated APPAREL SOURCING area will be relaunched as SOURCING. This pooling of a both condensed and yet extensive portfolio is a decisive step for the strategic focus of the trade fair at destination Munich.

With SOURCING, MUNICH FABRIC START offers a platform dedicated to international manufacturing and sourcing solutions to meet the demand of buyers in the fashion sectors who are looking for full package, private label and bespoke sourcing solutions. The first MANUFACTURING edition will host a selection about approximately 70 international apparel manufacturers that meet our strict requirements regarding quality, production capacity, professional references, as well as their CSR strategy.

The idea underpinning this new format is to create both an inviting and effective setting for realizing unique communication as well as a working environment in a zeitgeist-inspiring, high-end environment.
Sebastian Klinder, Managing Director MUNICH FABRIC START

SOURCING in Hall 8 offers professional networking in a unique setting. Staged in a former industrial site for railway maintenance, this site has recently undergone extensive restoration work while maintaining the original industrial Bauhaus architecture dating from 1926. This unique venue offers the perfect setting for brands, retailers and intermediaries to meet and exchange. These are ideal prerequisites for MUNICH FABRIC START. The aim of SOURCING is to create a business platform with an enhanced atmosphere for future oriented networking.

Previous apparel sourcing editions at MUNICH FABRIC START presented manufacturers from Portugal, Germany, Lithuania, Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Tunisia, and Egypt. Effectively demonstrating the focus of the exhibition, namely to present apparel manufactures neighbouring the European market, ensuring swift delivery times, flexible volumes and free market access.

The following product categories will be presented in the upcoming SOURCING edition: Accessories, Corporate, Couture, Lingerie, Leisurewear, Outdoor, Sportswear, Tailored, and Ready to Wear for Womenswear, Menswear and Kidswear.