Meet the PERFORMANCE FORUM Jury

Launched in 2009, the PERFORMANCE FORUM is the first trend forum devoted to fabric categories such as BASELAYER, MIDLAYER, OUTER MIDLAYER, 2.5 & 3LAYER, 2LAYER, LIGHTWEIGHT & DOWNPROOF, SHIRT, PANTS & TIGHTS, LIFESTYLE, AND SAFETY & DURABILITY as opposed to fashion subjects. The categories have enlarged through time and include today also many accessories - the philosophy behind the concept has not changed since the beginning. The three structural pillars are: To provide a working tool for designers, buyers, and product managers, a free and exclusive participation for all exhibitors, and finally, the selection process by a jury consisting of resident members plus seasonal industry supports by textile experts working for brands.

ALEXA DEHMEL, INNOVATIVE DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT CONSULTING - CRAFT & 3D
...has over 30 years of broad and deep expertise in the fashion industry and a high level of professional competence. In 2005 she opened Active Sports Design & Consulting and in 2019 she founded BARTENSTEIN Academy. Her work in various roles in the fashion, textile and sportswear industry with a focus on design and collection development, in teaching, as an independent entrepreneur and as a recognized contributor to the industry, makes her a valued contact.

CLAUS HABBICHT, CH COMPANY
In 2005, he founded his own garment consulting agency for Asian manufacturers. As a service provider, he works with active sports brands for skiing, outdoor, running, fitness, team sports, corporate fashion, and workwear brands. He is a founding member of PERFORMANCE DAYS and supports the PERFORMANCE FORUM Jury since 2009. His focus is on the processing of the materials.

LISA LECHNER
Lisa is in charge of exhibitor management and is responsible for generating a maximum pool of product submissions for the PERFORMANCE FORUM. She makes sure that all curated fabrics and accessories find their way into the PERFORMANCE FORUM and are digitalized for the Digital Fair. Her focus as jury member is on the material advantages to the consumer. In her free time she likes hiking, running and yoga.

LENA WEIMER
Senior Marketing Manager Lena realizes the communication to designers, buyers, product managers and press on all aspects of the fair and the product innovations presented by the exhibitors. As expert for sustainable markets, she continuously improves the fair's sustainability. Her personal interest in skiing, tennis and being outside in nature allow her a consumer perspective on functional textiles.

MARCO WEICHERT
The third-generation owner of a Munich based textile agency, has textile expertise in his DNA. After early work experience at Burlington (USA) and Pontetorto (Italy), he has developed and sold fashion, sports, and workwear fabrics, giving him more than 20 years of experience working with numerous textile, yarn, and finishing manufacturers from USA, Italy, and the Far East. His expertise includes the construction, composition, lamination, etc. of functional fabrics.  

STEFANIE SACHEROW
entered the world of fabrics and accessories in 2010. Participating in 18+ jury meetings, Stefanie knows the collections of international suppliers, their individual and national manufacturing strengths. Her main focus during the selection process is to ensure a wide range of representative materials is represented by the forum. She is a passionate horse rider and scuba diver.

THERESIA BRANDL
is the newest member in the PERFORMANCE DAYS team, starting in August 2018. With her backround in architecture she is more functional and less fabric. She is also a contact for the exhibitors and her jury focus lies on sustainability and technical developments. Her interests are climbing, skateboarding and functional training.

UTE MAUCH
With 20 years of International Experience as Designer & Creative Productmanager in the Sports-Fashion e.g for the French Brand Marithé + François Girbaud and Schöffel, Ute Mauch has a great passion & knowledge for functional fabrics. With her fine sense for Trends, Colors and Materials she knows the needs and preferences of the sports fashion market to create a desirable product.

 

PERFORMANCE DAYS THANKS THE FOLLOWING BRANDS FOR THEIR SUPPORT!

2019 November: Hess Natur + Haglöfs
2019 May: Stella McCartney + AMD München
2018 November: Helly Hansen + Tierra + HS Niederrhein
2018 April: Odlo + Puma
2017 November: Adidas Outdoor + Mammut
2017 April: VAUDE + The North Face
2016 November: Salewa/Dynafit + Development Never Stops LLC.
2016 April: Kjus + GreenRoomVoice
2015 November: VAUDE + Maloja
2015 April: Jack Wolfskin + HS Niederrhein
2014 November: Jack Wolfskin


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