The next edition of the Performance Days is just around the corner. On November 13-14, everything at the Munich Exhibition Centre in Hall C1 will once again revolve around functional fabrics, membranes, coatings, laminates, padding, finishes and accessories such as yarns, tapes, prints, buttons and zippers.
Some innovations are also on the agenda for the Performance Days. For the first time, the Performance Forum will be exhibiting only sustainable fabrics. Some highlights of the Performance Forum are:
- Denim made from paper cloth
- New plant-based fabrics with Himalayan nettle fibers, ginger fibers or banana hemp
- New natural materials, undyed or dyed with vegetable dyes (wool or plant-based fabrics)
- A variety of synthetic fabrics dyed without the use of water (spin-dye, dope-dye)
- Fabrics with recycled natural fibers, such as recycled wool or cotton
- Polyamide from natural raw materials such as castor oil
- Recycled polyamide or polyester produced from marine waste
In general, much space is given to the topic of sustainability. The second day will be devoted entirely to this subject. Under the title “Sustain & Innovate” the fair will present the first conference for sustainability in the functional textile sector. Performance Days exhibitors PrimaLoft, Polartec and ISKO are the program’s sponsors. Key speakers and topics include Vaude managing director and sustainability specialist Antje von Dewitz, Karin Ekberg explaining the importance of the HIGG Index for production, Nicholas Allen from Patagonia interviewed by Charles Ross, sustainability expert Anna Rodewald from the GreenroomVoice agency talking to international guests about the latest developments in sustainability and journalist Sophie Bramel chairing another interesting round of discussions entitled “Designing for Recycling” and the consideration of mono materials in the development of functional clothing.
The conference will take place in the exhibition area of Performance Days. The entire Expert Talks Area of Hall C1 at Munich’s fairgrounds will be reserved on November 14 for this format.