The denim industry will gather online again next week for Kingpins 24, a four-day digital denim industry event organized by Kingpins Show. Panels and interviews that explore fiber and raw material innovations, social responsibility and creativity in denim lead the agenda for the event set for Oct. 27-30.
Each day of Kingpins 24 will center around a theme: inspiration (Oct. 27), innovation (Oct. 28), fiber and raw materials (Oct. 29) and people and social responsibility (Oct. 30). Each day will feature three hours of livestreamed content, beginning at 10 a.m. CET.
The program includes conversations on topics ranging from transparency, blockchain and vertical production, to hemp, climate commitments, ethics, legislation and gender equity.
In addition, denim buyers will be able to access Kingpins Exchange, the new online sourcing platform that digitizes denim collections from mills around the globe. The platform will be available year-round. Buyers will be able to sign up on the Kingpins Show website.
The combination of Kingpins 24’s educational component and access to Kingpins Exchange brings the industry “a bit closer to our pre-Covid Kingpins shows,” said Vivian Wang, Kingpins Show managing editor and head of global sales.
“When we started with Kingpins 24 in April, our focus was on creating community and holding space for our industry to gather and share ideas,” Wang said. “Now, with the addition of Kingpins Exchange, we are also able to offer our industry a multi-purpose tool to give denim supply chain members, brands and denim buyers a centralized online sourcing hub.”
Kingpins 24 on-demand content will be available beginning on Oct. 28.