Only one week to go until MUNICH FABRIC START AW 22/23 & BLUEZONE

24. August 2021

The time has come: for months we have been working towards welcoming the textile industry back to a physical show in Munich again. We are all the more grateful to be able to realise MUNICH FABRIC START from 31/08 – 02/09/2021 in the MOC Munich and BLUEZONE from 31/08 – 01/09/2021 on the newly designed Zenith area with an international portfolio of around 1,000 collections.

In keeping with the seasonal title of MUNICH FABRIC START – RISE – you are invited to get inspired, meet long-term partners and finally discover materials live again in their diversity and depth.

“We couldn’t be happier at the moment, because in a few days we will finally bring the textile industry back together in Munich! As organisers, we have literally turned every stone in order to create a safe, creative environment for the industry for efficient work and inspiration. In addition to the high-quality supplier portfolio, we are very proud to be able to offer known and valued services such as free lunch and coffee bars despite the situation, as well as numerous innovations: for example, a newly designed sustainability area ReSOURCE X SUSTAINABLE INNOVATIONS for sourcing of future-oriented materials, an event program with panel discussions and keynotes with international experts and a BLUEZONE with an 80’s atmosphere which is fusioning with the innovation hub KEYHOUSE.”

Sebastian Klinder, Managing Director Munich Fabric Start

Our priority: your health & safety!

We are aware of our great responsibility and have done everything to ensure that the entire event area is Covid-19 compliant. Of course, our extensive hygiene concept meets the official requirements and even goes a few steps further.

Please pay particular attention to the following 3 points for your carefree, safe visit to the trade fair:


Please inform yourself proactively about the travel information for your country to and from Germany as well as about the exceptions for trade show visitors.


Please have a valid Covid-19 test, a recovered certificate or a vaccination certificate to hand upon arrival at the show. Compliance with the „3 Screening Rules“ will be checked daily at screening stations.


On the entire exhibition grounds, visitors are required to wear a FFP2 mask.

We have summarised further detailed information for you here, e.g. on the validity of the evidence and travel information:

>> Hygiene Concept

>> Reise-Informationspaket

Now online for you: Brand Search, Hall Plans, Trend Book Sale & Event Program

Our new homepage offers complete information: Under THE SHOW, you can now use the brand search and detailed hall plans to research all exhibiting suppliers and showcased collections and plan your show visit. Under VISIT you will find helpful tips on travel, parking and hotels.

The new Trend Book presenting the 5 trend topics of MUNICH FABRIC START as well as the 4 denim trend topics of BLUEZONE is already available for purchase online, the Colour Code will also be available soon after the trade show.


The coal bunker on the Zenith area will be a Covid-19 compliant meeting point for live speeches, panel discussions and networking. The complete overview of the trend presentations, expert talks, panel discussions and keynotes can be found in the event program.

Some highlights are:

  • Tuesday, 31/08/21, 30am: NEWTOPIA OR DYSTOPIA – How to design and inspire such a polarised world? Keynote by David Shah, Publisher & CEO View Publications
  • Tuesday, 31/08/21, 2.00pm: CLOSING THE LOOP – How circular can the supply chain be? Panel discussion with Adriana Galijasevic, Tricia Carey, Shahar Livne and moderator Sabine Kühnl
  • Tuesday, 31/08/21, 3.30pm: THE VISION OF A NEW TEXTILES ECONOMY. Mini lecture by Muchaneta Kapfunde, Founding Editor-in-Chief
  • Wednesday, 01/09/21, 10.30am: DIVING INTO THE BLUEZONE DENIM TRENDS. Trend presentation by Tilmann Wröbel, Creative Director & Founder Monsieur-T. Denim Lifestyle Studio
  • Wednesday, 01/09/21, 12.00pm: MATERIAL CHALLENGES – How to make fabrics functional, fashionable and sustainable. Innovations panel by Sabine Kühnl, Executive Editor THE SPIN OFF

Tue, 31/08, 9.30am – 6.30pm

Wed, 01/09, 9.30am – 6.30pm

Thu, 02/09, 9.30am – 4.00pm

MOC Munich

Lilienthalallee 40
80939 Munich


Tue, 31/08, 9.30am – 6.30pm

Wed, 01/09, 9.30am – 6.30pm

Zenith Area
Lilienthalallee 29
80939 Munich




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