The global denim calendar is filling up this fall with industry events that aim to unite the denim supply chain and spark creativity and innovation.
From Amsterdam, where mills and brands will mingle with consumers this week, to a new trade show experience in London, here’s a snapshot of three key industry events you need to know.
Denim Days: Amsterdam
Denim gurus will take over Amsterdam’s Westergasfabriek once again for Denim Days Oct. 27-28. The two-day B-2-C denim event will host denim brands, retailers, mills, vintage purveyors, food vendors and more.
This year, highlights include opportunities to purchase customized jeans from Nudie, denim art in collaboration with Bossa and Turkish artist Deniz Sağdıç, one-of-a-kind denim pieces by Atelier Reservé and a performance denim collection by NDL and Zin Motowear.
Additionally, the festival will host a schedule of seminars with speakers like Denham the Jeanmaker founder Jason Denham, Mud Jeans owner Bert van Son and Kings of Indigo founder Tony Tonnaer, with each sharing their firsthand insights on working in the jeanswear business.
Bangladesh Denim Expo
Keep it simple. That’s the message Bangladesh Denim Expo hopes attendees will take away from the upcoming edition, Nov. 7-8 in Dhaka.
The trade show will host a robust schedule of seminars and panel discussions that will focus on a different way the denim industry can be simplified to become a more efficient, sustainable and profitable sector. Panel topics include ways to streamline the production process and how to standardize the apparel industry’s standards and certifications.
Denim Première Vision
London’s calling denim heads. Denim Première Vision will debut its first roving trade show Dec. 5-6 at the Old Truman Brewery in London’s trendy Shoreditch nabe. By venturing away from its Paris home base, the show aims to introduce new markets, trends and sources of inspiration to the denim industry.
Along with 80 exhibitors, the show will highlight Spring/Summer 2020 trends for fabrics, finishes and silhouettes in seminars and workshops. London-based denim veteran Mohsin Sajid will hold four theoretical and practical workshops that will take attendees from conceptualization to creation.
Additionally, Denim Première Vision will dedicate the second day of the show to sustainable denim design. A series of “smart talks” with denim and sustainability experts will discuss eco-responsible innovations and issues in the industry’s supply chain.
And to ensure that attendees enjoy the city, and particularly the Shoreditch area, Denim Première Vision is working with local shops and concept stores to offer guests exclusive discounts and late-night shopping experiences.