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Kingpins Transformers Is Free to Attend Once Again, Thanks to Saitex

Saitex International is stepping up to keep the denim industry focused on positive change.

The LEED-certified B Corp. factory in Vietnam that has played a crucial role in some of the most buzzed about sustainable denim collections as of late, has purchased all the tickets for the upcoming Kingpins Transformers: Innovation summits, making the event free to attend once again.

For the first time since its debut in 2015, Kingpins Transformers charged a fee to attend its upcoming events in Amsterdam (Oct. 23) and New York (June 4, 2019). The introduction of a ticket price is to help cover the cost of producing Kingpins Transformers, a cost organizers have previously absorbed.

Thanks to Saitex’s generosity, attendees of Kingpins Transformers can now learn more about the latest innovations in the denim supply chain free of charge.

“Something as educational as Kingpins Transformers should not charge any fee,” said Sanjeev Bahl, owner of Saitex. “Learning and educating is a gift for anyone, with or without a budget.”

Kingpins Transformers was created to spotlight innovative companies and to spark conversations that could ultimately lead the jeans industry to make it sustainable progress. The next event in Amsterdam will tackle of the topic of innovation and feature speakers like Roian Atwood, director of sustainability for Wrangler at VF Jeanswear, and Adriana Galijasevic, G-Star Raw’s denim and sustainability expert.

Previous editions focused on the denim sector’s road to transparency, water usage and industry waste.

“We believe in the value of Transformers with our entire soul and our attendees and speakers do as well,” said Andrew Olah, Kingpins Transformers founder. “We are thrilled that Saitex International, a leader in sustainable manufacturing practices, has decided to pay for our visitors tickets to the upcoming editions of Kingpins Transformers.”