Portuguese textile companies Lemar and MMRA are in the Autumn-Winter 2024-25 highlights of Munich Fabric Start in the Fabrics Highlights category. Throughout the publication, the organization emphasizes the sustainable nature of national fabrics. The presence of Portuguese companies in this showcase of trends is considered a remarkable highlight. At the same time, it is also a way of globally promoting the sustainability of the national textile industry.
Lemar transforms “waste into opportunity”. The Guimarães company presents fabrics made with recycled tire threads. “By converting this waste into surprising materials, Lemar can protect the environment, increase resource efficiency and provide economic benefits”.
The circular knits of MMRA, which rely on more than 40 years of know-how, also caught the Munich Fabric Start team’s attention – more specifically – the mixtures of nettle, printed yarn, linen, Tencel, and banana with pineapple. MMRA “exports to several international markets and offers a wide range of natural, organic, recycled and synthetic products”, says the publication, listing some certifications that the company holds: Oeko-Tex, Gots, GRS, and OCS.
The AW 2024-25 trends presentation happened on the 13th and 14th of September. More than 300 suppliers were present at the ‘Inaugural ReView’, from the most diverse sectors of activity. A remarkable networking promotion event that once again emphasized the importance of circularity, of competing for the quality and exclusivity of products, a strategy that the Portuguese ITV has been able to lead.