Collaboration, sustainability and innovation were key themes at Munich Fabric Start, where a global contingent of fabric, fiber, trims and technology companies met with attendees mainly from Germany and Northern Europe.

Held at the Munich Order Center (MOC) from Aug. 30-Sept. 1, exhibitors primarily presented Autumn/Winter 2017-18 collections with an emphasis on performance, softness and stretch. Dobby and jacquard weaves from Pakistan mill Kassim, and 496 from Taiwan compensated for the lack of coatings that are normally found in fall collections. However, Italian specialist finisher, Intex, wowed with interesting 3-D printed coatings.

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This article is one of a series on Rivet from Lenzing’s Carved in Blue denim blog. From conversations with the experts behind the mills that make some of the world’s most-wanted denim to the global brands bringing novel denim made with TENCEL® and Lenzing Modal® to the market, Carved in Blue shares the stories of those whose roots run deep with denim. Visit www.carvedinblue.lenzing-fibers.com.

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