Attention all retailers! Mark your calendar, because this summer, Messe Frankfurt is hosting Ecostyle, its first-ever sustainable consumer goods trade fair. If you’re at all interested in energy-efficiency retail, then this is one expo you won’t want to miss.

Ecostyle, a forum for energy-efficient products

Supported by organisations like the German Consumer Initiative and the German Work Group for Environmentally Responsible Management according to Exhibition World, the trade fair will take place between August 24th and 26th and will be located in hall 10.1 of the Exhibition Centre in Frankfurt am Main.

As per the Ecostyle website, between the hours of 9am and 6pm, exhibitors will offer “green” lifestyle and designer products relevant to numerous industries including (but not limited to) health and beauty, house and garden, sports and leisure, enjoyment and gourmet, children and toys, print and multimedia, technology and communication, and fashion and accessories.

Information for visitors and exhibitors

The expo will target retailers and trade buyers who want to add green products to their portfolio, with the hopes of attracting experts, media members and opinion leaders interested in sustainable retail. Visitors to the expo can expect educational lectures and workshops centered around the theme of “Sustainability in the Retail Trade” to accompany a slew of international exhibitors.

Exhibitors will find themselves in the company of manufacturers and retailers of what Ecostyle organizers are calling “ecological, stylish, fair, innovative, energy-saving, high-quality, intelligent and beautiful products” offered by service providers, associations, NGOs, and financial institutions. The trade fair will be staged at the same time as the international Tendence consumer goods fair in order to optimize impact and attract relevant buyers.

Klaus Reinke, Vice President of New Events and Member of the Extended Board of Management of Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH, has invited “every consumer goods producer that offers sustainable product lines or an entirely sustainable product range” to take part in the event.

Sustainable products, guaranteed

One of the major attractions of Ecostyle will be the guarantee of high-quality sustainable products. According to eco fashion world, a special “Ecostyle Commitment” will have to be signed by all exhibitors that expresses their commitment to meeting specific evaluation criteria. This criteria will include minimal ecological footprint, a high level of product quality, efficient utilization of materials and energy, positive social and cultural impact, and outstanding transparency. After each exhibitor has signed the commitment, an advisory committee or panel, made up of recognized experts from around the world will assess the sustainability of all products on display.

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