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.




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.