All about the trade fair at a Glance


  • a rigorously pre-selected, highly competitive range of textiles, accessories and denim, street- and sportswear
  • an international product portfolio for all apparel categories across eight exhibition spaces
  • a comprehensive pool of information and inspiration to ring in the new season
  • a wide event program including expert talks and trend lectures
  • an efficient business platform in a working environment designed to make your product stand out.

Facts & Figures

  • two trade shows per year
  • more than 1,000 suppliers from 35 countries
  • textiles and accessories for all relevant apparel categories
  • more than 20,000 international visitors
  • eight distinct exhibition spaces across five halls, spread over two adjacent locations
  • extensive marketing activities and services


Our product portfolio spans womenswear, menswear and childrenswear collections as well as denim, street- and sportswear.

  • FABRICS – Fabric collections ranging from plains to haute couture
  • ADDITIONALS – Accessories & components for the fashion industry
  • BLUEZONE – Denim, street- & sportswear suppliers
  • KEYHOUSE - Innovation hub for future textiles & technologies 
  • DESIGN STUDIOS – Fashion prints and patterns
  • ReSOURCE - Sustainable fabrics and accessories 
  • SOURCING – Prime Manufacturing Solutions

Detailed information around individual sections is available here:




Munich Fabric Start | Keyhouse | Bluezone:

MOC MÜNCHEN & Zenith Area
Lilienthalallee 40 & 29
80939 Munich

Opening Hours


13 JULY 2021 · 9.30 AM – 6.30 PM
14 JULY 2021 · 9.30 AM – 5.00 PM

31 AUG 2021 · 9.30 AM – 6.30 PM
01 SEPT 2021 · 9.30 AM – 6.30 PM
02 SEPT 2021 · 9.30 AM – 4.00 PM


Thomas-Wimmer-Ring 17
80539 München

+49 (0) 89 45 22 47-0
+49 (0) 89 4522 47-22


MUNICHFABRICSTART – a history of success.


In September MUNICH FABRIC START Exhibitions launches the new trade fair format MUNICH APPAREL SOURCE. Running concurrently with MUNICH FABRIC START some 200 international manufacturing firms present their range of products, process solutions and services in the field of manufacturing and sourcing in Munich.


MUNICH FABRIC START opens two new areas: With KEYHOUSE as an innovation and creativity centre and CATALYZER as an extension to the BLUEZONE, the trade fair now boasts over 2,500 square metres of additional exhibition space earmarked for pioneering segments with great development potential. This means total exhibition space has grown to 42,500 square metres

The HIGH TEX AWARD is presented for the first time, which honours the most innovative and forward-looking highlights in fabrics and Additionals from vendors exhibiting at MUNICH FABRIC START.

In February, the anniversary edition proved itself to be the strongest trade fair since the inception of this event.The 40th edition of MUNICH FABRIC START boasted a clear trend towards greater international flair both in terms of exhibitors and visitors. More than 950 suppliers presented over 1,500 collections for the 2017 Spring.Summer season. 


The September edition of MUNICH FABRIC START shows a new record of exhibitors with almost 1,000 international suppliers from 36 countries showcasing an extended portfolio of fabrics and additionals for the season’s start. Furthermore, the additionals segment of the sustainable sourcing area organicselection is extended by lace, braids and motivs using GOTS-certified cotton for the first time.

In February 2015 the percentage of international visitors could be slightly increased again by 3%, which underlines the continuous positive development for the fair to gain more and more international importance.

Both, VIEW Premium Selection as preview textile fair and MUNICH FABRIC START, focus on textile innovations, novel material blends and technological developments that ensured a high appeal in all exhibition segments.


For Premium Order Munich in August, the two owner-operated trade show companies PREMIUM Exhibitions II GmbH and MUNICH FABRIC START Exhibitions GmbH join forces for a new cooperative endeavor in the city of Munich.

VIEW Premium Selection, the exclusive preview fair by MUNICH FABRIC START, debutes at the Munich Transport Museum (MVG Museum) and enables the presentation of an expanded portfolio with more than 300 collections to start off the season.

In May, MUNICH FABRIC START is awarded with the coveted “forum prize” by B2B magazine TextilWirtschaft for its steady willingness for development and change as well as its high innovative approach.

A very special thank you to our exhibitors, visitors, our team and partners for the continuous support, ongoing enthusiasm, and the long-time confidence. We are extremely excited and pleased to be awarded with the TW Forumpreis!


The September edition of MUNICH FABRIC START sets a new record with 950 exhibitors from 33 nations.

Additionals go organicselection: from now on the sustainability platform also presents certified sustainable accessories and findings.

organicselection goes online: the entire portfolio of sustainable and ecologically certified fabrics is now also available online under the link:


BLUEZONE extents portfolio by a creative complete offer: R.M.S dpt. - Ready Made Solutions is the creative one-stop-shopping range to simplify the sourcing process.

organicselection and ECO VILLAGE together form the sustainability forum of MUNICH FABRIC START in a dedicated exhibition area.

Premiere for the DESIGN STUDIOS as a stand-alone own exhibition area for individual print and pattern designs on the first floor of the MOC.


News in the BLUEZONE! Under the slogan “Tomorrow is Today“ or “TisT“ for short, exhibitors also present initial ideas and developments for the next season


ECO Village is initiated as a service center for trade and business professionals centered around the issue of sustainability. 


A new division „organicselection“ is launched by MUNICHFABRICSTART” for ecologically friendly and sustainable fabrics. 


In September more than 750 exhibitors from 30 countries present about 1,200 collections.


Realisation of the ASIA SALON in Atrium 4 of the MOC as an area place for first-class Asian suppliers.


Launching of the BLUEZONE area in the Zenith-Halle as a stand-alone concept for the denim and sportswear industry with leading international manufacturers of denim, sports and streetwear, along with textile finishing companies.


MUNICHFABRICSTART Veranstaltungen GmbH is founded as a proprietary company by Wolfgang Klinder, Florian von Obernitz and Klaus Pannier. The fair started off with 50 exhibitors each on 18 sqm booths.