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DESIGN DISCOVERIES by Innatex // Apply now

INNATEX, the international trade fair for orders for sustainable textiles, is continuing its "DesignDiscoveries" funding program this season: Young, innovative labels and first-time exhibitors can still apply for one of the coveted places in the community area as part of the 52. Apply for INNATEX.

The DesignDiscoveries funding program is entering the next round with the 52nd INNATEX from July 29th to 31st, 2023. With a greatly reduced stand rent and integration into the community area, the INNATEX organizers support innovative and sustainable fashion designers as well as newcomer brands in their entry into the market. Young, innovative labels and first-time exhibitors can apply until June 1, 2023.

Expert panel by Hesse Trade Association ©INNATEX_Anna Voelske

Say hi to DesignDiscoveries // January 2023:

At the beginning of the year, these six brands had the opportunity to present their collections to trade visitors and the press at INNATEX. Alexandra Svendsen, Christiane Strobel, LEV’01, Lotta Ludwigson, WAYZ and Wellicious. On site, they were integrated together with certifiers, associations and seal providers in the newly created community area and in the lounge talk panels (moderated by Mirjam Smend/GREENSTYLE).
More information about the DesignDiscoveries that took part in January 2023 can be found here >>>

Lotta Ludwigson ©INNATEX_Anna Voelske

The selected DesignDiscoveries can look forward to these advantages in July 2023:

Prominent placement in a specially marked
special area
Intensive communication on social media and classic media both before and during the trade fair
Entry & highlighting in the exhibition catalogue
The organizer subsidizes the stand (9 sqm) with equipment, construction and all other costs
An inspiring, engaged community

Participation fee all inclusive: 599 euros (+ VAT)

Further information and application form >>>
Application deadline: June 1, 2023

The final selection is made by a jury of textile and marketing experts who examine the applications for sustainability and design aspects.

Christiane Strobel ©INNATEX_Anna Voelske

Suitable for whom? Labels with the vision to make the fashion world a bit fairer and more environmentally friendly. Ladies’ or men’s wear made from natural textiles, bags or shoes made from innovative materials, jewelry made from recycled materials or projects that support traditional craftsmanship. New discoveries enrich the entire industry.


INNATEX, with currently over 200 exhibitors, is the international trade fair for sustainable textiles, which presents other product groups such as accessories, shoes, home textiles, fabrics and toys in addition to the classic clothing sector. The platform has been held twice a year in Hofheim-Wallau near Frankfurt am Main since 1997. Since autumn 2014, showrooms in Bern (Switzerland) and in Salzburg (Austria) have been added to the portfolio of the trade fair organizer MUVEO GmbH.