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After two trade fair days, both of them well attended and with a great atmosphere, Wolfgang and Sebastian Klinder, the Managing Directors of MUNICH FABRIC START, explained the further strategy and orientation of the trade fair at a press conference. The organisers explained that the focus had already been placed on greater internationalism at last year’s event, in September – a strategy which is continuing to bear fruit.

It was encouraging, they said, to see the event attended by increasingly more high-calibre visitors from other European countries, including major market players such as Zara, Stefanel, Benetton and Tommy Hilfiger.

Nevertheless, internationalism and growth should not be stepped up too emphatically. “We’d much rather be selective and continue to make sure we attract high-quality visitors,” said Wolfgang Klinder. It is better to grow organically and to focus on our own strengths. 

The organisers of MFS seem to be very good at it, as the latest trade fair clearly turned out to be a complete success again. With 950 exhibitors and 76 additional exhibitors in BLUEZONE, the denim and sportswear area, the trade fair had experienced another boost in growth on the exhibitors’ side, although visitors’ figures seemed equally promising. Alex Vogt, the MFS eco-expert, even speaks of the “biggest influx of visitors for years” at the newly designed organic selection, the sustainability forum of the trade fair. Also, a large number of well-known companies were recorded as well as an ever-increasing range of high fashion textiles.

Moreover, the organisers of MUNICH FABRIC START see it as one of their core functions to provide consolidated information and inspiration. This is why there was a special emphasis on certain successful exhibition formats such as organic selection and the Design Studios, the exhibition area for customised design solutions, as well as on the thematic areas and presentations of the Colour Forum and the various trend forums.




High-quality Visitors confirm the Fair Concept

The latest MUNICH FABRIC START (3.-5. Sept. 2013) presented itself very successfully with record participation of 950 international exhibitors and thus an increase of about 10% compared to last year. The 35th edition has been a magnate for a striking number of international customers alongside the large majority of German visitors who used the early date of the fair as a kick-off into the new season and as a platform to view the latest collections for Autumn.Winter 14/15.

 At the close of the fair organisers were able to post some 18,500 trade visitors. This continues MUNICH FABRIC START’s ongoing positive trend of the past few years as a kick-off event for the new season – despite the turbulent climate affecting the clothing sector in past seasons. Relaxed optimism also prevailed at the latest trade fair – which can be attributed both to the strong domestic market and the wide range of collections from strong market stakeholders from Europe, Turkey and China.

Fulminant season's kick-off with 35th MUNICH FABRIC START

3rd September, first trade fair day. Almost complaisant the warm late summer weather is welcoming the international visitors who will be in Munich for the next three days to source the latest fabric and additionals collections of the upcoming Autumn.Winter season.

Not only is there a productive working atmosphere with crowded floors in the early morning, also the comprehensive side events such as trend seminars or workshops are frequented very well.