Held in Sugarcity Amsterdam October 19-20, Kingpins showed that its core strength is to bring together a denim community that is motivated in fostering and driving the industry.
The location, first presented for its April show in 2022, was better received after changes were done in terms of exhibitor location. Thereby visitors were distributed throughout the show. On three floors Kingpins presented yet again the denim industry’s finest. Bossa, Artistic Milliners, Kassim, Orta, and Calik presented their latest fabric collections alongside supply chain companies such as LAB102, the new denim focussed subsidiary of CHT, SOKO, DyStar, Wiser Wash, Sei Laser, etc. Of course, ingredient brands such as YKK were also present as well as Ribbontex or Lycra. Noteworthy was the attention to also smaller artisanal mills from Japan and other Asian countries such as Rainbow Textiles, Nien Hsing Textile, Kurabo Industries, and Japan Blue Collect.
On the top floor, multiple seminars took place with special attention on industry-relevant topics and trends. Underlining the show’s efforts to be a trend-setting destination.
Mills took extra care to present alternate fibers and tried to offer as many sustainability options as possible.
Mostly, however, it was visible that the attendance was higher than expected and that this event served as a community get-together, a trend service and a supporter of the entire industry.
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