The tectonic plates of fashion production have significantly shifted in the last decade and keeping in mind these changes in global policies and market developments, Munich Fabric Start adds a new leg – Munich Apparel Source – to its trade fair in Europe. The new apparel show will run concomitantly with their existing fabric show that will now host an expansive range of products, process solutions and services in the field of manufacturing and sourcing in Munich from around 200 international manufacturing firms.
The complete assortment is addressed to European brands and retailers looking for reliable production partners that put high quality first. The objective of an all-inclusive show is to present potential sourcing countries and the new solutions and services they can offer. Wolfgang Klinder, Managing Director of Munich Fabric Start explained the need for such an event saying, “Many sourcing firms today have started offering A-Z process solutions. They cover both design and the entire manufacturing process including sourcing fabrics and findings. In this respect it is logical to present these segments together in their entirety. We are in the comfortable position of being able to offer this range.”
Both the trade fair formats in conjunction with each other will serve as complementary to achieve a common end-goal in one place. Klinder also added, “The high demands of the complex and logistically elaborate production and sourcing processes in the textile and fashion sectors necessarily require the synergy of two complementary and synchronised events like Munich Fabric Start as one of the most successful international trade shows for fabrics and additions, and the new Munich Apparel Source that specializes in manufacturing and sourcing.”
To launch the all new Munich Apparel Source from September 5, a conference on “patterns x.0 – Digitalisation of the Value Added Chain” will take place. It will be a discussion on the future of the fashion spanning through topics like digital verticalization, mass customization, 3D printing as well as global market developments and megatrends for the industry.
The first Munich Apparel Source will see suppliers from North Africa, Asia along with Central and Eastern Europe and will last from 5 to 7 September, 2017.