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.
„The organisers have managed to create an inspiring setting at KEYHOUSE that links two mega trends. One driver is sportswear and the other technology. Both together sketch out the future path for the fashion and textile industry. The participative and interactive concept of this new unique hall gives these developments a further push.”
Pierre-Henry Servajean, Bolid'ster
What might the future of the textile sector look like? Where could new material innovations, dyeing methods, circular processes and a collaborative business approach take us? For four seasons now the forward-looking Sustainable Innovations Showcases have been presenting pioneering concepts with a highly innovative feel in a gallery-like setting. And again for this edition: the Showcases “Re:alive”, “Re:colour” and “Re:define” inspire and motivate material experts to think and act sustainably. Think about Ceramics that become textiles, pine bark being transformed into an alternative to leather, dyeing processes with bacteria or organic materials as by-products from food production that are given a second life.
„What I have observed is that more and more designers are taking a holistic approach rather than focusing on just one small area. They are starting to ask questions about the value chain and as a result develop ideas on how the system behind the products can be made smarter, more efficient and more environmentally friendly. I think we have entered an era where it is important and increasingly possible to link different disciplines – regardless of whether it is architecture, automotive, outdoor or healthcare sectors.“
Simon Angel, Curator SUSTAINABLE INNOVATIONS
„I called my project „The Meat Factory“ hinting at the massive food and especially meat industry that constructs and deconstructs living beings, recoloring meat and do selective breeding.“
Shahar Livne, The Meat Factory
Product innovations of the latest generation come care of the forum of the HighTex Award, MUNICH FARBIC START’s innovation prize, presenting a selection of currently the most innovative fabrics and additionals at Keyhouse. The HighTex Award Forum makes it possible in the Here and Now to experience a part of the future with innovations in the following categories: High-Tex, Technology, Smart Fibres, Sustainability, Resource Efficiency, Finishing, Special Finishes, Functionality, Health and Circular Processes. Other criteria involved here look at process feasibility and marketability.
„This proves how MUNICH FABRIC START supports and honours the great and often cost-intensive commitment of innovative and creative companies in cooperation with innovative brands to trigger new and future-oriented product impulses. “
Sebastian Klinder, Managing Director MUNICH FABRIC START