(Source: Performance Days)
Despite the pandemic-related cancellation at short notice of the winter edition of Performance Days, on December 1-2, 2021, at Messe München exhibition center, the digital fair provided 2 days of expert talks, background information as well as panel discussions. Furthermore, a platform for the exchange of information, The Loop, remains available all-year round.
Within the framework of The Loop, it is possible to view online the fabric innovations and news relating in particular to the winter 23/24 season, the fabric highlights of this year’s Focus Topic as well as the latest color trends. In the Marketplace, visitors will find numerous products from around 265 exhibitors, including the curated, sustainable fabric highlights from the Performance Forum. Within the winter season, there have been well over 16.000 sample requests from interested parties.
The fabrics are presented in digital form as realistically as possible in terms of feel, design and structure. The Performance Forum was partly equipped with the latest 3D technology, including innovative tools such as 3D images, video animations and U3M files for download.
Climate neutrality is one of the latest key words in terms of sustainability. In relation to the manufacturing of products – the energy, raw materials and logistics involved – the task of reducing the CO2 impact to zero seems a rather difficult one. What exactly is CO2 neutrality and how is it measured? What kind of opportunities do factories, brands and retailers have, to reduce their carbon footprint? Experts provided answers and worked together on finding solutions. On December 2, at the sustainability conference, participants and experts were looking on the question, which type of circular business models will be needed for such practices in the future and how far have we come so far?