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PERFORMANCE DAYS® Functional Fabric Fair is the internationally renowned platform to source high performance functional fabrics and accessories. Synchronized with the industry’s deadlines, the event is timely for the upcoming summer and winter collections in April/May and October/November, offering the entire functional range of products – from yarns to fabrics, finishes, and accessories.

The Functional Fabric Fair powered by PERFORMANCE DAYS® takes place in the US in cooperation with Reed Exhibitions. Located in the Javits Center in New York City, the sourcing fair exhibits the latest industry trends analogous to the event in Munich and is the platform in the USA for sourcing functional fabrics and accessories. The event includes exhibits, workshops, industry lectures, and a program for professional networking. In 2019, there will be for the very first time a Functional Fabric Fair powered by PERFORMANCE DAYS® on the west coast of the US, in the Oregon Convention Center in Portland! The 2019 dates are:

MUNICH:                May 08-09th, 2019

NEW YORK CITY:    July 22-23rd, 2019

PORTLAND:            Oct. 22-23rd, 2019

MUNICH:                Nov. 13-14th, 2019

In Munich, the relocation to Messe München proved a great success. At the upcoming PERFORMANCE DAYS® for the KickOff Summer 2021 and Update Winter 2020/21 collections, attendees can again expect the latest innovations and trends in the world of functional textiles. In Hall C6, the exhibition area is lightened up once more into the four large Boulevards FOCUS TOPIC & GUIDED TOURS, EXPERT TALKS, PERFORMANCE FORUM and FOOD COURT. While almost 300 exhibitors from around 30 countries await the visitors to showcase their latest developments in fabrics and accessories.

There are well known fabric suppliers like A. Sampaio, Burlington, Concept III, Craftevo, drirelease, Everest, Global Merino, H One, Jou Jou Fish, Kingwhale, LMA, Pepwing, Pertex, Polartec, Pontetorto, Schoeller Textile, Singtex, Sympatex, Texet, Toray, Toyota Tsusho and Treré Innovation.The entire exhibitor list is online at www.performancedays.com

THE UNIQUE PERFORMANCE FORUM

Within the PERFORMANCE FORUM, the core of the Functional Fabric Fair, the jury’s best-of selection provides a perfect overview of the innovations and trends of tomorrow. The (ECO) PERFORMANCE AWARD recognises the most sustainable and/or innovative product.

PERFORMANCE DAYS® has digitalized the entire PERFORMANCE FORUM items since November 2012 which are all available online throughout the year. With the PRODUCT SEARCH tool, interesting products can be found in a database of over 3,600 fabrics and accessories. There is also the PRODUCER SEARCH to find potential new suppliers with the possibility to submit an “appointment request” or “sample request” to promote work efficiency.

All EXPERT TALKS from previous fairs are available as audio or pdf file within the 24/7 SOURCING area, too. Plus, all FOCUS TOPICS with the entire detailed information to review.

FOCUS TOPIC MAY 2019: THE BEAUTY OF FUNCTION

For the upcoming fair, the Focus Topic is “The Beauty of Function” which demonstrates that beauty is also applicable to functional fabrics, making them a "must have" in the textile industry. Functional fabrics, especially those that perform even under extreme conditions are predestined to show their beauty and permit the expression of joy and individuality. Designs that are functional while at the same time beautiful in a fashion sense enjoy a particularly long life cycle and because they are worn as “favorites,” they also contribute to sustainability.

The FOCUS TOPIC WALL in the respective BOULEVARD will provide details to this theme as well as to the exhibitors innovations shown over there and, all Expert Talks on the second fair day are dedicated to this major topic for the future: Beauty and Function go hand in hand.

All previous Focus Topics are online in the LIBRARY available: “Wool – A Responsible Approach”, “Athleisure - Rethinking Performance Knits”, “Recycled? Challenges & Opportunities”, “Hybrids - Engineered Through All Layers”, “Biodegradable – Back to Nature”, “Thermal Technologies – From Fibre to Smart Textiles” and “Cooling Technologies – Beat the Heat” and “Water – Our Responsibility”.

Register now for your free entrance ticket to become part of the growing Functional Fabric Fair! Follow PERFORMANCE DAYS on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay updated. Next Fair: May 08-09th, 2019 at Messe München, Munich.

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