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For the very first time, MUNICH FABRIC START creates a deeper insight into textile industry 4.0 – on the basis of the MICORFACTORY, which will be showcased at KEYHOUSE during all three fair days from 5th to 7th September 2017. The MICROFACTORY makes visitors experience the completely networked and integrated production chain from design through to finishing.

Starting point is the development of the creative design in CAD. Using a 3D simulation the design is processed for cutting out and sewing. These processes are realized by Assyst GmbH, a subsidiary of the Human Solutions Group, and Printcubator by Mitwill. The TexPrint programme of the company ErgoSoft enables the design color data to be processed for digital printing. Best colour accuracy can be guaranteed due to the use of the multispectral technology by Caddon. In a next step the individual designs are printed onto transfer paper of the company Coldenhove via Mimaki sublimation printing machines. Optimum printing results are ensured through the thermal transfer on calenders of the brand Heatjet. The system partner Multi-Plot provides Turnkey Solutions for the entire process stage. Due to the identifying tags, the job is detected in a camera-assisted manner. Using the markings supplied, the system identifies the exact location and cuts the material to size fully automatically in accordance with the selected job parameters. This is done on cut systems of Zünd Systemtechnik AG. In a last step the individual elements are assembled live into a finished product with welding and tapping machines manufactured by Paff.

Altogether eleven technology partners and material sponsors have joined to make the process experienceable for visitors. The MICROFACTORY has been coordinated by DITF (Deutsche Institute für Deutsche Textil- und Faserforschung).

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VIEW Premium Selection – most successful show since its origin

With a very well planned, strong portfolio of international suppliers VIEW Premium Selection Autumn.Winter 18/19 running on 17th and 18th July 2017 ended once again on a visitor plus. 

Thus, the preview textile fair by MUNICH FABRIC START exceeded the expectations of both suppliers and organisers who, due to the rescheduling, looked with anticipation at how the date was met on the market. The rise in visitors of a further 3% at the close of the trade fair confirms the importance of VIEW as a qualitative, international preview event in Munich. The around 300 highly developed, self-contained collection ranges boasting great innovation and novelty featured once again sent out a clear statement about the high quality level that offers designers, product managers and buyers optimum collection planning. The new season already now promises many highlights (and some quite progressive ones) that are still to be refined and finalised in the run up to MUNICH FABRIC START from 5th to 7th September 2017.


In view of the current market developments and globally changing production locations 5 to 7 September 2017 will see MUNICH APPAREL SOURCE open its doors in Munich for the first time.

Running concurrently with MUNICH FABRIC START some 200 international manufacturing firms will present their range of products, process solutions and services in the field of manufacturing and sourcing in Munich.

The first MUNICH APPAREL SOURCE will see suppliers from North Africa, Asia along with Central and Eastern Europe as well as from EU member states like Portugal being invited to present their products and services at the MTC – in the immediate vicinity of MUNICH FABRIC START at the MOC as well as the BLUEZONE on the Zenith site.

This means MUNICH FABRIC START is expanding its portfolio to include the next stage in the value added chain offering with MUNICH APPAREL SOURCE a comprehensive service and product portfolio at one location. The range of services from internationally experienced sourcing offices and manufacturing companies with European designers and ready-to-wear clothing manufacturers comprises both cut-make-trim (CMT) solutions and high-end, full-range production.

On the basis of this expertise and the great response it generates among the international fashion and textile industry this expansion adding a further affiliated event is the next consistent step in a future-oriented trade fair strategy.

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