Are you a designer, product, purchasing or material manager interested in the latest trends and innovations in the textile industry?
Then PERFORMANCE DAYS is the perfect place for you to source sustainable fabrics & accessories for sportswear, workwear, sportive fashion and athleisure collections! Why? Read on!
PERFORMANCE DAYS always coincides with the April/May and October/November seasonal sourcing schedules. This is the perfect time to start sourcing fabrics and accessories for the next summer and winter collections!
Over 280 major international manufacturers from around 29 countries come to present their materials for apparel collections. Meet the suppliers personally, feel the fabrics & accessories and see for yourself the product demonstrations. Talk to the manufacturers one-on-one and start or renew the business relationships.
Unlike most large and often stressful trade fairs, PERFORMANCE DAYS offers a relaxed and focused working atmosphere – a platform for productive business meetings with current and new producers alike. You can plan in advance and also request appointments easily and quickly online!
Trends and innovations
Find tomorrow’s trends already displayed today at PERFORMANCE DAYS! The latest trends and innovations in the world of textiles, yarns, finishes, and accessories for functional sportswear, workwear, sports fashion and athleisure are introduced here. PERFORMANCE COLORS by Nora Kühner presents the color trends 2 years in advance.
This is where the latest developments and newest innovations covering all components of the layering system, from baselayer to 3-layer materials, from outer midlayers to lightweights, plus all kinds of accessories are presented. The fluocarbon free, bluesign and recycled products are tagged and so easily to be found. Moreover, the entire PERFORMANCE FORUM is online in the Digital Fair, which makes ordering the items very convenient, simply by using the sample requests function!
Every fair features a new Focus Topic to inform, inspire, and promote the core trend in functional clothing. PERFORMANCE DAYS brings together experts, researchers, and speakers to present the results at the Focus Topic Wall and to provide product samples for the PERFORMANCE FORUM. Additionally, the second day of the fair is devoted to the program with expert talks and discussions.
Come experience the full variety of the two-day event, which consists of guided tours, workshops, and expert talks by internationally recognized orators. To perfectly plan the time at the fair, use the customizable program to organize and print in advance – all for free!
Free entry for trade fair visitors
The admission to the fair is free! Participation is also free for the complete program, wardrobe service, shuttle between the metro and the fair location in addition to the the copy of the fair catalog.
ABOUT THE FAIR
THE WORLD’S FIRST ADDRESS FOR SUSTAINABLE INNOVATIONS, TRENDS, AND SOURCING OF FABRICS AND ACCESSORIES IN FUNCTIONAL SPORTSWEAR, ATHLEISURE, SAFETY & DURABILITY
PERFORMANCE DAYS – functional fabric fair is the place to be twice a year for the sourcing of high performance functional fabrics and accessories. With 297 exhibitors from 31 nations, PERFORMANCE DAYS shows the latest trends in fabric development for the functional textile industry. Being the only exhibition to link seasonal sourcing schedules (April/May and November), the fair offers visitors everything from textiles, to yarns, finishes and accessories. Besides manufacturers PERFORMANCE DAYS always features different partners offering services from color trends to certification systems. In addition to the unique guided tours (plus), workshops and expert talks by internationally respected orators, the PERFORMANCE FORUM is the core of the exhibition. The trend forum highlights the newest innovations and presents all of the current developments –with the PERFORMANCE (ECO) AWARD handed to the most innovative/sustainable product of the fair.
The functional fabric fair attracts the major international manufacturers and nearly all of the well-known sportswear and active clothing brands as well as sportive fashion collection industry with its complete selection of high quality materials. Check out our Exhibitor List online for a complete overview of the exhibitors at the upcoming fair.
PERFORMANCE DAYS IS PROUD OF BEING DIFFERENT
Other than the bigger, often stressful trade fairs, PERFORMANCE DAYS is the ideal venue for manufacturers and decision makers in the functional fabrics industry to meet in a concentrated and focused atmosphere. Since 2008, the semi-annual event has become a must for designers, product, purchasing and material managers. PERFORMANCE DAYS, with its expertise and timing, offers manufacturers and buyers a calm workshop-like atmosphere and the tools to start their new collections.
The exhibition is the place where tomorrow’s textile trends are on display today. At the PERFORMANCE FORUM, visitors can touch the latest fabrics, accessories, trends, and innovations in one of the most comprehensive and inspiring exhibits in the world. Organized in nine main categories, the PERFORMANCE FORUM TABLES cover the whole range of sports and outdoor applications with: Baselayer, Midlayer, Outer Midlayer, 2.5 & 3-Layer, 2-Layer, Lightweight & Downproof, Shirt, Pants& Tights, Lifestyle and Safety & Durability. The tenth category at the trend forum serves to highlight the Jury’s Pick – with changing topics depending on the latest tendencies in the industry. Besides the PERFORMANCE FORUM for fabrics, the PERFORMANCE FORUM WALL presents the latest innovations in high performance accessories. The participation is free for all exhibitors, which means the forum represents the broadest possible selection of state of the art textile innovations.
With the "DIGITAL FAIR" area on the website, the fair is available all around the year. PERFORMANCE DAYS has digitalized its PERFORMANCE FORUM so that buyers can search not only for potential suppliers, but also for products in a database of 3.600 fabrics and accessories. Technical datasheets are available together with images, composition and information on the supplier - even samples can be requested directly with the suppliers!