The international fabric trade show MUNICH FABRIC START, the denim trade show BLUEZONE, the innovation hub KEYHOUSE and the one-stop sourcing solution THE SOURCE started today. Under the motto “each other” in the MOC and “ConneXXion” in the BLUEZONE, this week Munich is all about a wide range of collections and innovations in the textile industry, personal exchange, a sense of community and taking courage – in order to make a contribution to the entire fashion industry.

Munich, 18 July 2023. The time has come: the international trade show MUNICH FABRIC START (18 to 20 July), the denim trade show BLUEZONE, the one-stop sourcing platform THE SOURCE and the innovation hub KEYHOUSE (all 18 to 19 July) have been running since this morning. Trade visitors from the fields of purchasing, design and management can expect well-booked halls, trend information for Autumn.Winter 24/25, a packed lecture program and a wide range of networking opportunities – for the first time at an early July date.

“We live in transformative times: on the one hand, the unspeakable war in the Ukraine, persistent inflation and the spectre of a technical recession are creating uncertainty; on the other hand, technological innovations and a change in social values allow us to look to the future with hope. The picture for the textile and fashion industry is similarly double-edged. Continuing economic and temporal pressure leads to insolvencies and restructuring. But there are also signs that the common search for efficiency along the entire supply chain is showing the first success and at the same time an improvement in the high cost situation can be observed. In summary: the market environment remains challenging, but the outlook is getting better again”

 says Sebastian Klinder, Managing Director, MUNICH FABRIC START

“Relevance is the currency of our days. Bringing the right people together in the right place at the right time and presenting them the right topics, inspiration and information in a professional working atmosphere – that is what we do. Quality, reliability and continuity are worthwhile and, with the background that the willingness to innovate in sustainability in all its facets is becoming more and more important, political regulations are even increasing the significance of these issues, personal and trusting exchanges are becoming even more essential than they have always been. And last but not least: we are creating a place where people from all over the world meet – and everyone who wants to actively shape a
positive future for our industry knows how important community, communication and joy are in order to develop the therefore necessary energy. That is exactly why it is also an essential part of our ambition to bring
fun back into fashion!“

says Frank Junker, Creative Director & Partner, MUNICH FABRIC START. 

Talking Numbers: on an area of 42,500 square metres in eight areas, the events show around 1,100 collections from exhibitors from all over the world. These include Algaeing, Assyst, Cadica, CNC, KBC, Liberty, Lisa, Sorona, Takisade, Tessuti, WeNordic and Yünsa, to name a few. Under this year’s motto “each other”, the elaborately staged trend forums and sample areas will present a concentrated essence of the new colour and material trends, innovations and inspirations for the season Autumn.Winter 24/25.

The BLUEZONE denim trade show celebrates its 20th anniversary this summer. The motto “ConneXXion” is interpreted literally in the Zenithhalle – everything revolves around networking, exchange and orientation. In addition to internationally relevant and well-known exhibitors such as Calik, Denim Authority, Isko, Kurabo, Naveena Denim, NDL, Orta, Royo, Saitex and Sharabati, a total of around 100 collections from the denim, street and sportswear sectors will transform the Zenithhalle into a 360° degree denim experience park.

You will find the complete event program with all lectures and seminars in the MFS APP and on the website at