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Time flew by at the MUNICHFABRICSTART AUTUMN.WINTER 12/13 last week. We asked our visitors what they particularly like about the fair.

Manuel Decario: “This is my third time here now and I always liked it. I just like coming here to MUNICHFABRICSTART.”
Label Himalaya: “It’s great that this season the green areas have become even more interlinked. The parties are always super and the BLUEZONE is great.”
Grome Design: “In general terms I like this fair very much. I feel very at home here and always like coming back.”
Enela Mattu: “This fair gets better every year and is now comparable to Paris. I also go there regularly, too.”
Rainer Orlu: “The BLUEZONE looks great! But why only two days? I have been coming here for 15 years now as working here is fun. The Oktoberfest goes down very well and the fair is growing every year. Things are really happening!”
Hasso Schalt: “MUNICHFABRICSTART is very well organised and much more pleasant and friendly than the fairs in Milan or Paris. It has a good working environment, it is very relaxed and people are nice.”
Lutz Keller, Keller Consultant, Paris: “You often arrive at trade fairs very stressed and burnt out due to flight or train delays or whatever. But when you arrive here at MUNICHFABRICSTART you get such a warm reception you forget it all, feel at home and look forward to the coming days at the fair.”
Bruno Joly, Editor-in-Chief at “For me the BLUEZONE is a very good trade fair platform. Within two hours you have a good overview of the market and trends. People are very open and you get very good information.”

GOTS-Certified Silk

Photo: Lebenskleidung

Berlin textile agency “Lebenskleidung” is causing a stir as the first provider of GOTS-certified silk on the market. Hitherto unique, this silk from India arose out of a cooperation with an Indian fairtrade silk cooperative.

20,000 hand weavers are involved in the project producing fabrics costing between Euro 13 and 23 per metre, available in batches starting at 50 metres. These fabrics will now be on display at MUNICHFABRICSTART.

Lebenskleidung’s entire range comprises approx. 200 GOTS-certified woven and knitted fabrics from India and Turkey. Prints are also part of the portfolio. Specialities continue to delight – like shimmering, GOTS-certified vegetable dyed tassar silk and hand-woven ahimsa silk where the silk worms are not killed before hatching. It is obvious that the four founders and owners of Lebenskleidung, Jan Holzhauer, Benjamin Itter, Christoph Malkowski and Enrico Rima, are committed to a more humane and eco-friendly textile business. And they are likely to cause more of a stir in future.

Freshtex: Planet Future

Photo: Freshtex

“Planet Future” is the appropriate name for the new product family of the German textile service provider with global operations – and MUNICHFABRICSTART marks the launch of its green initiative.

Here the corporate guidelines on the firm’s ecological, social and ethical missions and visions will be presented for the first time under the heading “Freshtex Sustainability Guaranteed”. In eight steps successful implementation of sustainability for upstream textile supplies is documented; a case in point being the “Planet Future” line of products with their resource-saving and socially compatible manufacturing methods, GOTS-certified fabrics, organic cottons or the new ozone collection “Aquatree”. The centrepieces of the “Aquatree” line are “3-litre pants” requiring as little as three litres of water for their finishing. Furthermore water- and chemical-saving ozone and laser technologies replace the sand blasting that Freshtex bad banned from its production halls years ago. Now further investment earmarked for ozone bleaching at the production sites is underway. So far ozone bleaching has been used in Poland, Bulgaria and Turkey.