Hall #5

Be inspired & create future - the KEYHOUSE (hall 5) is the innovation hub and competence center for the textile industry presenting future-oriented and business-related concepts with a highly innovative approach in a concentrated manner. This interactive trade fair format forms a backdrop for smart textiles, future fabrics and technologies with a high degree of integration in textile products and high fashion. Pioneering showcases, sustainability, new technologies and value creation processes are put in a spotlight in the context of cross-sector macro trends, rounded off by expert workshops and seminars on trends, technology, finishing and research.

At KEYHOUSE, everything revolves around innovation – be it the luminous jacket from MUSGO TECH, 3D printing and 3D knitting from Cocccon, the solution for a digitally networked supply chain from Lectra, or the Nebudye dyeing process using the Officina +39 nebulization system. Numerous innovative suppliers will showcase their trend defining developments for the first time at KEYHOUSE, including CLO Virtual Fashion with 3D visualisation of garments, Circular Fashion with workshops and software tools for innovative recycling management, and Recover providing accurate colour in upcycled yarns.


'The Nurture Room'


'The Nurture Room' by Pauline van Dongen - Let’s take care of fashion together”.

'The Nurture Room' is a place for reflection and for meeting like-minded people who share the desire to rethink the fashion industry. It invites to open dialogues that address the urgency of creating new relationships between people and the clothes they wear. Sessions on specific topics, such as workwear, outdoor clothing or casual wear, are led by experts and provide space for discussions on how technologies can be sensibly embedded in clothing. Visitors can learn about the latest developments that fall into this area, such as MYSA 2.0: a "relax shirt" that guides the wearer through breathing exercises that are felt through subtle vibrations along the spine. The aim of the sessions in 'The Nurture Room' is to inspire participants to expand their knowledge and connect companies throughout the value chain, so that they can take concrete action.


Due to the limited number of places available for the free individual workshops, we kindly ask you to register by mail to Chantal Gräff at cgr@munichfabricstart.com.



Tuesday, 4th February

11.00 - 11.45 am: sports & activewear

14.00 - 14.45 pm: wool & tailoring


Wednesday, 5th February

11.00 - 11.45 am: workwear 

14.00 - 14.45 pm: intimates 

16.00 - 16.45 pm: outdoor


Thursday, 6th February

12.00 - 12.45 pm: casualwear



SUSTAINABLE INNOVATIONS move between poetry and problem solving. They show inspiring developments and create a new perspective on the world of textiles: from extraordinary innovations and the combination of tradition and modernity to both attractive and frightening installations.


I call it a chain of change. Let’s thrive.”

Simon Angel, curator Sustainable Innovations MUNICH FABRIC START


Discover the following innovations:

  • UNSEAM by Karin Vlug & Bas Froon with seamless and three-dimensional textile products as new forms of production
  • CONSUMPTION OF HERITAGE by Sun Lee with a traditional Korean yet contemporary Capsule Collection
  • PRINTING WITH LIGHT by Madeleine Marquardt with a solution for rapid prototyping and innovative creation processes through sampling and printing using the latest UV laser technology
  • SEAMLINE PROJECT by Gu Qiong with the emphasis on the object character of clothing through the coloured highlighting of seams
  • SISAL, MORE THAN A ROPE by Isabella Monaco with a new interpretation of the natural fibre sisal for clothing
  • RINSE OFF by Caterina Tioli with the use of potato starch to stabilise unspun wool
  • CT DAIRY by Gal Yakobovitch with the development of a water-repellent coating for clothing made from the milk protein casein
  • FOREIGN FORAGING by Jeannette Lili Weiss with a plastic waste installation on scarcity and abundance in times of climate change


With her project Re-FREAM, Carmina Ferri, founder and CEO of Care Applications, wants to bring together designers and researchers to jointly develop innovative fashion concepts. Designers are invited to submit their proposals for '3D Manufacturing', 'Electronic & Textiles' and 'From Linear to Sustainable Circular Systems'. The winning innovative art concepts will then be developed in the three corresponding research centres.