Meet the PERFORMANCE FORUM Jury

Launched in 2009, the PERFORMANCE FORUM is the first trend forum devoted to fabric categories such as BASELAYER, MIDLAYER, SOFTSHELL & 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.

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.  

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.

ALEXA DEHMEL, EXPERT IN PERFORMANCE SPORTS CLOTHING AND WORKWEAR DESIGN | INNOVATION & SUSTAINABILITY CONSULTANCY FOR MORE BRAND VITALITY | FUNCTIONAL FABRIC CURATOR | LECTURER

Expert in Performance Sports Clothing and Workwear Design with over 20 years of experience in the apparel industry and design agency, curator of functional fabrics for over 12 years for Performance Days and for over 4 years for Functional Fabric Fair, lecturer. She has an extensive network of leading experts as well as personal connections to relevant collaborators and supporters that are profitable for her clients and the textile industry.

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.

ASTRID SCHLÜCHTER
As a freelance journalist and ESMOD graduate, Astrid Schlüchter works for various B2B-, online- and print media with a focus on lifestyle, fashion, sport and retail. She has special knowhow in materials, design and new technologies. As a freelancer, she supports the Ebner Media Group with the media sport + mode, sazBike and Sportsfashion by saz. In her spare time she explores new regions by mountain bike, hiking, climbing, snowboarding or running.

 

PERFORMANCE DAYS THANKS THE FOLLOWING BRANDS FOR THEIR SUPPORT!

2022 April: Stephen McCullough + Charles Ross + Mammut Sports Group
2021 December: Stephen McCullough + Charles Ross + VAUDE
2021 May: Nora Kühner + Marc O’Polo
2020 December: Schöffel + SAZ Sport
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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Exhibitor List November 2022

Bristex Co., Ltd.
Concordia Textiles
Wasa Sweden AB
Penn Textile Solutions GmbH / Penn Italia srl
Manifatture Italiane Scudieri Srl - Mectex
Detailgreat International Co.,Ltd