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Congratulations to the winners of the recently launched HIGHTEX AWARD! First place went to Mectex, Manifatture Italiane Scudieri S.r.l, Italy, for an ultra-light, water-repellent, 3-layer fabric that charges up in daylight and is luminescent in darkness.

"We are very proud of this recognition," says Paolo Scudieri, Chairman of the Management Board of the Adler Group, and goes on to say: "It shows that the course of innovation we have always charted is the right one. In conjunction with research and technology it is the secret to our commercial success and also proves a perfect counterweight for fighting the crisis. This is also the reason why we invest in highly skilled staff and specific expertise."

Second and third place went to SCHOELLER TEXTIL AG Switzerland and OFFICINA +39 Italy. SCHOELLER has developed a special Double Weave fabric, which serves for extrem weather conditions found in rural and alpine areas, while being an ideal companion for the everyday life due to its elegant look and feel.

Officina+39 presents an innovation in terms of sustainable textile solutions: Thanks to a progressive process Officina+39 has come up with an innovative technology that allows textile fibres to be converted into powder dyes.

The HIGHTEX AWARD was awarded for the first time during the last MUNICH FABRIC START (30 August to 1 September 2016). Awards went to the winning product developments for Fabrics and Additionals in the categories Technology, Smart Fibres, Sustainability, Resource Efficiency, Finishing and Functionality. Location for the ceremony was the KEYHOUSE as the newly established innovative and creative hub of the trade fair.

 The next award for the latest generation of visionary Fabrics and Additionals will be organized during the next MUNICH FABRIC START, held from 31 January to 2 February 2017.

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41 MUNICH FABRIC START: Concentrated innovation meets intensive business

More exhibitors, more space, new content, and more visitors. And all this alongside a range and visitor structure of increasingly high quality and internationality. This is the verdict of the 41st MUNICH FABRIC START.

The fair saw major changes and market-relevant extensions to include themes like future fabrics, heritage, sustainability, resources and future process developments.

This was confirmed by numbers with a continual rise in visitor attendance, this time a 3% plus over the previous year. Visitors experienced an expanded exhibition area from 5 to 7 halls. For the first time, they could view over 1,000 suppliers - of these 96 first-time exhibitors - with more than 1,700 collections. Altogether, there was an increase of 2,500 square metres to 42,500 square metres' total exhibition space.

This gave rise to CATALYZER as an extension to BLUEZONE and the KEYHOUSE as an innovation and creative centre - a key impulse generator and link connecting sustainability, innovation and technology for fashion with momentum and interaction that has exceeded expectations.

Along with the high quality offer and the increased profile of the individual segments this new strategic approach of the fair went down very well with the market and will set the tone for subsequent fairs. The next MUNICH FABRIC START for the 2018 Spring.Summer season will run from 31/01 to 02/02/2017.

MUNICH FABRIC START demonstrates strength

With for, the first time, over 1,000 suppliers and more than 1,700 collections MUNICH FABRIC START underscores its position as one of the world's largest trade fairs for Fabrics and Additonals.


From 30 August to 1 September 2016 internationally renowned producers and vendors from 37 countries will kick off the season presenting a complex portfolio of the latest fabrics and findings trends for Autumn.Winter 17/18 for women's and men's wear, denim and sportswear. With this powerful demonstration boasting a comprehensive and extended collection portfolio of renowned and innovative companies MUNICH FABRIC START will be adding two new halls. With KEYHOUSE as an innovation and creativity centre and CATALYZER as an extension to the BLUEZONE, the trade fair now boasts over 2,500 square metres of additional exhibition space earmarked for pioneering segments with great development potential. At KEYHOUSE, the new Hall 5, progressive vendors and global players from various segments will stage an "epicentre of creativity and innovation". Trendsetting smart textiles, future fabrics and technologies fully incorporated into textile products and high fashion. At CATALYZER, the new Hall 6, 25 exhibitors will present their product ranges in the segments Denim Heritage and Blueprints with a focus on sustainability and innovation. This time, in hall 7 and ranging under the name ALL START MILLS, 75 brands exhibit their latest developments for denim and sportswear, making the new BLUEZONE with 100 exhibitors altogether the strongest edition ever.