MoOD+Indigo Out, Evolution Amsterdam In

Textile-designer fair Evolution Amsterdam meets Sept. 4-5, 2019 and May 27-29, 2020

August 23, 2019

Evolution Amsterdam 2019-2020
Evolution Amsterdam 2019-2020

AMSTERDAM – Evolution Amsterdam, a trade show where textile designers can sell to converters, wholesalers, and mills, will fill the void left with the sudden closing this year of MoOD+Indigo.

Evolution Amsterdam meets Sept. 4-5, 2019, and May 27-29, 2020.

“Just two months before opening doors of MoOD+Indigo in Brussels, Easy Fairs decided to cancel the whole event,” Chris Verbeek, owner of Verbeekdesigns and CEO of Evolution Fair, says in a statement. “All studios already paid for the show and clients were invited already. Flights and hotels were booked, so you can imagine what impact the decision of Easy Fairs had on all involving parties.”

Verbeek adds 65 studios have signed up for the September fair.

Decosit, the original version of MoOD-Indigo, will also have a fair Sept. 10-11, 2019 in Brussels. Read more about the new Decosit by clicking here or [].

Verbeek says with more time the May fair next year will be bigger.

“Regarding the future, we are also exploring the possibility to have a third hall, which would have product presentations,” Verbeek says. “Companies can showcase their latest collections (wallpaper, textiles, stationery) and we also intend to incorporate digital printing as one of the features.”

He adds: “We believe in a kind of boutique show. Not too big, so clients have time to visit all designers, also newcomers and not only the established studios.”


In 2013 and 2014, there were two editions of Evolution in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Design studios at that time were worried about MoOD-Indigo because of rumors the Brussels fair was struggling, Verbeek says.

“As Mood-Indigo was sold to several fair organizers through the years apparently all problems disappeared and so Evolution was not needed anymore,” Verbeek says.

Evolution organizers learned from the first fairs. A trade show in May seemed ideal because designers, clients, and customers would then have more time to develop products, especially for the upcoming Heimtextil in January, according to Verbeek.

On June 4-6, 2019, Evolution began at the Westergasfabriek – a renovated gas factory with an industrial vibe. More than 50 studios from 16 different countries joined for the three-day show, Verbeek says.

“We have to evaluate also this coming September edition to see if this could be a sustainable edition for the coming years,” Verbeek says. “Our plans [are to evaluate if] there is room for two shows a year. One in the period May-June and one in September.”

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