May 22, 2019 written by
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The world’s first address for innovations, trends, and sourcing of fabrics and accessories in functional sportswear, athleisure, safety, and durability.

PERFORMANCE DAYS – The 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 29 nations, PERFORMANCE DAYS shows the latest trends in fabric development for the functional textile industry.

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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 colour 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 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.


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.

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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.

Organised in nine main categories, the PERFORMANCE FORUM TABLES cover all the important areas in the field of functional fabrics. The clear and comprehensive classification provided by the TABLES offers a great opportunity to get a first look at current trends and textile innovations.

It covers the whole range of sports and outdoor applications with: Baselayer, Midlayer, Softshell, 2.5 & 3-Layer, 2-Layer, High density & Lightweight, Shirt & Pants, Athleisure and Safety & Durability. The tenth table at the trend forum was introduced in November 2014 and serves to highlight the Jury’s Pick – with changing topics depending on the latest news in the industry.

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Next to the TABLES the PERFORMANCE FORUM WALL gives an overview of the highlights in the world of accessories and additionals. Divided into nine categories and equipped with detail information, the WALL complements the sourcing overview provided by the PERFORMANCE FORUM. It 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.

To assist the sourcing process, PERFORMANCE DAYS offers codes for all products – making it easier to find the right product for the desired application. The PERFORMANCE CODES can be found below and when visiting the PERFORMANCE FORUM, today’s top designers, purchasing managers, and product managers can either search for specific features or get a general picture of what manufacturers are working on today.

PERFORMANCE DAYS has digitalised 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.

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