Testimonials

Here you can see what others think of us! Reviews from our exhibitors and visitors of PERFORMANCE DAYS functional fabric fair. Want to say something about PERFORMANCE DAYS and be added to the list of reviewers? Write an E-Mail to info@performancedays.com and the Team will get in contact with you.

Exhibitor Testimonials

May 2019: What we like about the show, is that it is really focused on fabric and garment sourcing at the right timing: for most of our clients the kick-off for their sourcing discussions just starts at that moment.


Safidah Ullmann
Toray

May 2019: We find that PERFORMANCE DAYS is the best place to connect with our customers for the sports, lifestyle and outdoor trade. PERFORMANCE DAYS has become a destination for brands and suppliers to tackle issues such as sustainability. For us the fair is the best place to tell the “sustainability meets performance”-story.


James McKay
Sympatex

November 2018: We enjoy coming to PERFORMANCE DAYS because it’s a close community. We can meet our customers in a quiet and productive environment where we can actually spend time discussing developments. We are very much enjoying the new venue, the layout is much more spacious, more professional and increases the traffic flow substantially. We are looking forward to coming back again next time!


Huw Williams
LYCRA Sport

November 2018: PERFORMANCE DAYS is a great opportunity for us… because it is a very intimate show. Here in Munich it starts where we bring concepts to life, so it’s a very good, productive show for us. In the end it’s a show made from the functional fabrics experts for the industry experts and we are very happy to be part of this wonderful community.


Philipp Boening
3M Scotchlite

April 2018: The PERFORMANCE DAYS workshops are a great way to express all your technology because it gives you an hour to explain the technology and get questions. Each year we love coming to PERFORMANCE DAYS…People are very interested in learning about your technology, test methods and different fabrics. We look forward to seeing more people and coming back in the future years!


Gregory Haggquist
37.5 / Cocona

April 2018: PERFORMANCE DAYS for us is very interesting, because it’s a smaller fair than the typical sports fairs...the people that are coming here are looking for very specific stuff, so that for us as a fabric supplier is more interesting and makes our work easy.


Mathieu Liebaert
NV Marcel Liebaert

November 2017: The reason why we are here at PERFORMANCE DAYS is that we can see the number of visitors – also seeing our seminar here at this show – growing…. Our mill partners and also visitors tell us that it’s easy to access this show and also to see their customers within a very short time. We look very much forward to attend this show again!


Andreas Gürtler
Lenzing AG

April 2017: We have been exhibiting at PERFORMANCE DAYS since the beginning because we believe the fair is absolutely a good way to meet existing customers and consolidate existing business, but also to meet new potential customers in an environment … which makes it possible to create excellent face-to- face contact with new customers.


Giorgio Cavallini
Carvico Spa

November 2016: It is our second time at PERFORMANCE DAYS - we had a very nice experience here. It’s an intimate trade show, where you are not overwhelmed by the size, by the number of people. People seem to have time. It gives you a good chance to connect with existing and potential new customers. We are going to come back next year.


Frank Bruwer
Prym Fashion Asia Pacific, China

November 2016: We have been at PERFORMANCE DAYS for the last 4 years. PERFORMANCE DAYS has been an ideal setting for us where we cannot just meet our customers and build our present and future business but also have an opportunity to meet our supply chain partners, fabric mills and garment manufacturers.


Ashwin Jaju
Drirelease, United States

April 2016: We think this fair is quite nice, because the focus is on the product, the focus is on the fabric. So all the visitors that come here are very focused - compared to other big fairs, too many people but not focused. That's why I love PERFORMANCE DAYS.


Tony Wang
Singtex, Taiwan

April 2016: It is a great oportunity to be here with the fabric community and have intimite conversations with our customers. This show, intimite by definition, it's small, it's great to sit down with folks outside the hussle of the big trade fairs which are all about beauty peagents. It's juts a great oportunity to meet folks in a really concentated setting.


Gary Smith
Polartec, USA

April 2016: We are able to talk to designers across Europe and across the world bringing the innovation of reflectives to their design. Very exciting to be a part of this organization!


Mike Parson
Safe Reflections, USA

May 2014: We are attending the PERFORMANCE DAYS for years (since November 2012), which is for us very interesting because special customers are here to make new developments for the next season. For us it is very important that customers from all around the world are coming here.


Urs Wicki
Schoeller Textil, Switzerland

May 2014: We are here at PERFORMANCE DAYS displaying our range of high performance fabrics for outdoor sports and leisure. We have attended PERFORMANCE DAYS for the past two years (since May 2013) and we found it very useful for meeting our existing customers and also presenting our fabrics to new clients.


Steve Laylock
Pertex, UK/Japan

May 2014: The start of PERFORMANCE DAYS was a decision, an idea, by Marco Weichert to have a little, concentrated exhibition for outdoor customers especially here in Germany in the right time not very close the normal or important exhibitions worldwide. We are very happy to be here, so thank you!


Enrico Banci
Pontetorto, Italy

May 2014: It's really interesting for us to see how the show has been growing over the last years. It’s getting more and more international, more and more exhibitors are participating so it’s getting more relevant for our customers. So it’s really growing. It’s still an efficiency tool but it’s more and more becoming an acquisition and brand management tool.


Jochen Lagemann
PrimaLoft, Germany/USA

May 2014: We are here at the PERFORMANCE DAYS as we like it very much. It’s a nice, small fair and you have direct contact to your customers. It’s very international and we’re here for more than three years now and as well next year!


Martin Clauss
YKK Europe, Germany

May 2014: We have been visiting PERFORMANCE DAYS since November last year (November 2013) which we found very successful and now we’ve come back. We have been very pleased with the reception we had. We see it as a good venue and mainly we are able to make appointments with good customers. We have enjoyed it!


David Carter
Designer Textiles International, New Zealand

May 2014: We prefer the PERFORMANCE DAYS because we meet a lot of interesting customers here, there are very good and well-known brands visiting the show. We enjoy the atmosphere, which is calm giving us enough time and space talk with our customers, and have good meetings.


Verena Keller
Südwolle Group, Germany

May 2014: PERFORMANCE DAYS has been a fantastic fair for us-we’ve been here since the start (joined in November 2010). We meet the brand owners, we meet the producers, we meet the garment factors and we meet the trim suppliers. So all in all: fantastic fair, good organized, good show!


Gustav Lundström
ACG Accent AB, Sweden

Visitor Testimonials

Nov 2018: It's THE fair for functional fabric sourcing, exploring innovations&trends in fabric developments. The choice of exhibitors, the organization&the program are very professional. In a familiar working atmosphere you meet contacts from the outdoor&sports industry from the entire world. I’m happy about the relocation to Messe München which reflects the size&the high level of professionalism the fair has reached.


Ralf Bärwald, Fabric Manager
Helly Hansen

November 2018: This changing of PERFORMANCE DAYS to Munich Fair is absolutely perfect. You kept the concept and structure very clear. The dimension still offers perfect and easy working and fortunately you did not lose the nearly familiar atmosphere!

 


Heidrun Sander, Leitung Qualitätssicherung
Löffler GmbH

November 2018: This is our second time at PERFORMANCE DAYS and we are very satisfied with our visit not just because we have found nice fabrics and trimmings to develop our product but also because the organization and people involved in this trade fair are very kind and professional. This is a small but very well focused event with very good infrastructure and exhibitors - we will come back.


David Monserrat Calopa, Sales & Product Manager
JeansTrack

November 2018: Since many years I am visiting PERFORMANCE DAYS and always keep this important meeting as one of the best trend reference for fabrics and technologies. I usually attend both editions, spring and winter to be sure to never loose any issue about what is innovative and save. It is very important for a technical brand to ensure to our customers the best solutions we can find in the market.


Barbara Laganà, Product Manager
Jaked

April 2018: PERFORMANCE DAYS convinced from the first trade show with the familiar atmosphere and the incredible commitment. Whether at the festival hall in Aschheim or the ski jump hall in Stockholm, the early venues were not designed to host such fairs, but, the fairs were always successful and acknowledged as a highlight for the industry. PERFORMANCE DAYS provides a personal atmosphere and an outstanding work platform.


Sven Köhler, Head of Production
Maloja

April 2018: I like the PERFORMANCE DAYS because the fair is very focused and not that big. We find a good selection of interesting suppliers for the outdoor segment. It is a good working atmosphere!


Daniela Schürmann, Material-, Productmanagement
R'ADYS

April 2018: PERORMANCE DAYS is absolutely the most important show of the year for me. A brilliant mix of inspiration, education, and quality performance sourcing in a relaxed setting.


Graeme Raeburn, Performance Director
Christopher Raeburn

April 2018: I have participated in PERFORMANCE DAYS the last 3 years. The fair is a perfect place to meet both brands & suppliers in one location. The timing is great for seasonal planning and close follow up. It is a good atmosphere for maintaining existing and creating new contacts. There is a good atmosphere for working and the fair is well arranged. I always look forward to spending these days in Munich to attend PERFORMANCE DAYS!


Kenneth Rønne Jensen, Supply Chain Director
Spectre A/S

April 2018: We are visitors of PERFORMANCE DAYS since the very beginning and are always very satisfied about the focusing we are able to achieve. The fair has the right size to be visited in two days, most of the exhibitors are our suppliers, the atmosphere is familiar and makes you feel part of a big community of friends. The timing is perfect to define our choices and to source what fits to “last moment ideas".


Anna Barni
COLMAR

April 2018: We are visitors of PERFORMANCE DAYS since a lot of years. Every time we are fascinated about the innovative exhibitors and the news. For us, our brand and our products, PERFORMANCE DAYS is very important. 90 % of our products are made by fabrics and accessories that we found and ordered at PERFORMANCE DAYS.


Giacomo Casale, CEO / Product Manager
Alpex GmbH and Alvivo

November 2017: I joined this fair 10 years ago right from the beginning and it is a solid part of my business life to visit 2 times a year. The place is convenient and compact sized what feels like coming home each time. That the owners of the fair have a lot of supplier and textile knowledge makes me feel in good hands where I can learn and get good hints about the industry news. Also a good chance to meet people from all over the world.


Baris Araz, Fabric Manager Apparel
Jack Wolfskin

November 2017: PERFORMANCE DAYS is definitely the go to show for performance fabrics. It provides us with a great opportunity to meet existing and new suppliers in a focused environment. We also value the ability to receive updates on new performance trends and sustainability issues through the PERFORMANCE FORUM, presentations and workshops.


Julie Gretton, Director Business Transformation I OUTDOOR
adidas

November 2017: PERFORMANCE DAYS is a great opportunity to see the right partners in one place at the same time. It’s a nice and compact fair and because of only two days, everybody tries to be as efficient as possible. As a new start-up brand in the outerwear market, it is great to meet new suppliers and talk about future opportunities. Looking forward to next year!


Chris Westen, Product - Co-Founder
Open Wear

November 2017: PERFORMANCE DAYS is a great possibility to see our worldwide producers. It is the perfect time as we start conceptualizing the new season and the exhibitors can show us their innovations. Another highlight is meeting new manufacturers with their barnd-new fabric technologies. Even though there are loads of exhibitors, it's not an overcrowded fair – the atmosphere is familiar which makes it worth an annual visit!


Carina Gailler, Product Design and Development
ion

November 2017: For me, it was the first time I visited PERFORMANCE DAYS. It is very interesting and focused. Wide selection of suppliers. I especially liked the Forum. It gives a quick look on new stuff, and it was displayed very nicely.


Efrat Michman, Creative Director
Koala-Gear

November 2017: I think PERFORMANCE DAYS is a great sourcing fair, the size and the number of exhibitors make it easy to move in a relaxed and professional atmosphere, finding innovative fabrics and trimmings. For me, it suits very good on our requirements and expectations and also the dates are perfect according to our collections schedule.


Sara Soler, Senior Apparel Designer
Compressport

April 2017: Performance Days is the best organized fabric/outdoor trade show I've ever attended - everything from the website, to the Store Check Guide, to the Performance Forum made it easy to get the most out of my time in Munich and to quickly identify key trends and fabrics. The timing, size of the show, and range of exhibitors also made it easy to connect with both existing and new suppliers. Extremely well put together and I look forward to returning!


Jon Beane, Product Manager
L.L.Bean

April 2017: We have been visiting Performance Days for many times, and love the well-curated and industry focussed atmosphere, with the presence of a wide range of suppliers. Fortunately, also the aspect of eco-sustainability gains relevance, which is a core focus for our brand.


Arendt van Deyk, Co-Founder & Managing Director
AEANCE

April 2017: April 2017 was our first visit to Performance Days, and it will be a integral part of our sourcing moving forward.  The show pairs an intimate atmosphere with the best suppliers in the world.  The pure product focus and relaxed atmosphere make for perfect interactions between brands and suppliers. 


Will Watters, Founder
Western Rise

April 2017: PERFORMANCE DAYS is absolutely resourceful in terms of locating the newest tech fabrics and latest innovations for technical apparel. Its main advantage, comparing to the other fairs, is its focus and practicality. The choice of exhibitors and the allocation of spaces enables to use the time in the most efficient way possible, within the 2 days. We always come out of the show with new suppliers and lots of inspiration!


Yasemin Ors, Designer
Yorstruly

April 2017: Performance Days has a fantastic range of innovations within sustainability. Especially in the fields of natural tech and new sustainable materials.


Nicole Zethelius, Innovation & Sustainability Lead
GANT AB

April 2017: Perfomance Days stands for an easygoing and concentrated working atmosphere combined with a perfect time schedule for fabric developments. A good platform to meet well-known and new suppliers.


Martina Jorritsma, Product Manager Apparel
TATONKA GmbH

November 2016: The dates of the Performance Days fair suits our development and production schedule far better then the other fairs. I find Performance Days an excellent fair, and it has developed nicely the last years into an important meeting place for texile professionals. Performance Days is a fair you must not miss.


Thomas Moe, Head of Mountainwear
ORTOVOX Sportartikel GmbH

November 2016: Performance Days is a great show that we enjoy coming to every season as it is small, but much focused, and gives us the possibility to meet up with many vendors in a short time. The timing is also perfect and well aligned with our seasonal calendar. The presentations at the show are very good and pass on valuable information and create good opportunities for healthy discussions.


Ellen Andersen, Fabric Manager
Helly Hansen AS

November 2016: Performance days is now a “Must Visit” calendar event for the technical clothing industry! We at Blackyak value this platform as a perfect working and development tool. This informative trade fair allows our team to check colour trend's, textile and trim developments.


David Randall, European Design Director
Blackyak Co Ltd

November 2016: We found the exhibitors, products and technologies on show at Performance Days to be refined and concise, perfect for our industry. A great fair to meet suppliers, discuss capabilities and opportunitites for development.


Adele Walters, Head of Design & Product Development
ADA Pty Ltd

November 2016: Performance Days is the one outstanding platform for functional fabric. This fair allows us to interact with suppliers and customer likewise effectively and focused.


Marcel Geser, founder, co-owner
development never stops llc.

November 2016: I think Performance Days is a fantastic platform for innovative fabrics and components. I love this fair because it allows the brands to meet very specialized suppliers in a relaxed and professional atmosphere. Its size is perfect to stay concentrate in a few meetings and get fruitful results.


Francesco Taboga, Senior Fabrics R&D
OberAlp S.p.a. - Italy

April 2016: Performance Days brings the important suppliers in sports textiles together on one place. The timing is perfect for sourcing regarding earlier development timelines and enables proactive interactions between brands and suppliers. Also the good atmosphere contributes to professional and effcient meetings.


René Bethmann, Head of Materials
VAUDE Sport GmbH & Co. KG

April 2016: Performance Days presents an excellent platform for Chervò because it is focused, technical and fits perfectly in the rhythm of the development of our collections


Katrin Wiechmann
Chervò

April 2016: We love that show because of the very good timing, the efficient working atmosphere and as a more hardware focused company that more and more non-apparel suppliers are joining the show. Great chance to meet people, build networks and make decisions!


Jan Loschinski, Senior Product Manager
TATONKA GmbH

April 2016: It’s a perfect platform for connecting to our business partners. For Völkl Performance Wear, the Performance Days open up a perfect chance to trace the latest trend in functional fabrics and to connect with exhibitors and visitors in a very relaxed but concentrated atmosphere at the same time.


Robert Schlagenhauf, Division Manager Völkl Apparel and Accessories
Völkl Sports GmbH & Co. KG


Exhibitor List May 2019

Tessile Fiorentina Company Srl
Craftevo / V&A Japan Corp.
Shanghai Huiliang Textile  Accessories Co., Ltd.
Outlast Technologies GmbH
lavalan / Baur Vliesstoffe GmbH
Michael Feller Textilagentur