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MUNICH FABRIC START TAKES A SHARE IN THE NEW HERITAGE

Following intense networking and jointly realised projects we bring together what belongs
together: MUNICH FABRIC START Exhibitions GmbH now takes a share in New Heritage –
the Festival for Timeless Fashion – held once a year in Munich and Düsseldorf since 2017.
The organisers of the trade fairs are now complementing each other to continue the
successful course already charted.

Both events enjoy a growing community despite the general trends towards “trade-fair tiredness”.
New Heritage has become an established event for all those on a quest for quality and
authenticity off the beaten track. Craftsmanship, quality and durability are values also considered
core by the organisers of both MUNICH FABRIC START and BLUEZONE, and enjoy
growing popularity.


With this step the two organisers generate potential, pool their competence and make
efficient use of both synergies and resources to develop further and expand the up-andcoming
event for handcrafted, small-series products.

left to right: Moritz Fuchs, Ann Sophie Meier, Frank Junker, Sebastian Klinder

New Heritage has become an established event for all those on a quest for quality and
authenticity, for brands and products off the beaten track and a new kind of customer
experience – both B2C and B2B. This area holds great further expansion potential with
additional existing exhibitors, cooperation partners and accompanying side events.


The founders and masterminds of New Heritage, Moritz Fuchs and Ann Sophie Meier, were
delighted at this decision to join forces and appreciate the commitment and longstanding
experience of the organisers of MUNICH FABRIC START and BLUEZONE in Munich.

 

“It is time to take the next step. We personally get along very well and have shared
the same vision for the direction that New Heritage should take in future from the very beginning.
This builds confi dence. I very much look forward to the future cooperation.”

Moritz Fuchs, Founder New Heritage

Ann Sophie Meier adds:”We fi rmly believe that New Heritage works as a platform for quality products
for end users and retailers as well as for agencies. Together we want to expand the concept
further and are convinced we have charted a successful course.”


In addition to the synergies and the important overlap of their communities, the organisers of
MUNICH FABRIC START see a huge potential in this event.


Sebastian Klinder: ”We were able to closely follow the two last events in Munich and Düsseldorf
and are impressed with the creative minds behind New Heritage. But we were even more thrilled
to observe that New Heritage not only works for end users but also attracts smart retailers.
New Heritage is a people-to-people trade fair! This fact and the passion, creativity and the instinct
for addressing customers the right way plus a sensitively compiled range of products is what we
all share as common denominators. By harnessing our strengths like this we will now be in a
position to successfully develop this event further.”

 

The cooperation provides an outlook on the consistent further development of today’s trade
fair and shopping concepts. The overlap of B-2-B and B-2-C events holds great potential for
a model of the future without altering the core values of the event.


Frank Junker: “It is extremely enriching for us to absorb the look & feel and the spirit of New
Heritage. In return we also have something to share and, last but not least, great expertise as well
as an extremely well-functioning structure, both in-house and externally. We are simply a great fi t,
in both personal and organisational terms.”


The next two jointly organised events of New Heritage will be held in Munich on 11 & 12 May
2019 and in Düsseldorf on 23 & 24 November 2019. There are also plans to open up further
locations.


Management of FOXnFRIENDS GmbH as an organiser of the New Heritage Events will be
taken over by Moritz Fuchs and Sebastian Klinder with immediate effect.

left to right: Sebastian Klinder, Moritz Fuchs

 

About MUNICH FABRIC START:
MUNICH FABRIC START is one of the leading international fabric and additionals trade fairs in
Europe, presenting more than 1,800 collections from over 1,000 international suppliers twice a
year. The selective portfolio attracts some 20,000 international trade visitors to Munich every
season, including the Who’s Who of the textile and apparel industry. Established in 1996 with
some 50 exhibitors, Munich Fabric Start has posted continuous growth since then and offers
over 1,000 international exhibitors the opportunity to present their portfolio to some 20,000 trade
visitors in Munich every season. The development of this organically grown business platform
with its unique atmosphere is synonymous with a success story characterised by the dynamic
development in the market.


www.munichfabricstart.com

 

About New Heritage
New Heritage is a festival dedicated to high-quality products and the stories behind them. On
one weekend some 120 exhibitors from the segments of apparel, leisure,  ner living and foods
are presented at the event where they sell their products to end users as well as retailers. Exhibitors
include global players such as BMW Motorrad, Schiesser Revival and Manufactum, but also
small, national and international ateliers. The festival is rounded off by a versatile programme of
accompanying events comprising various workshops and lectures, music and heritage culture
galore. New Heritage is held once a year in Munich and in Düsseldorf and attracts approx.
5,000 visitors to each event.


www.new-heritage.de

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