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Trippin’Blue Event to Cover the Future of Denim Trade Shows, Metaverse and More

Trippin’Blue, the online denim event geared toward the Latin American market, will return April 27-29.

In its third edition, the event will bring together a global roster of speakers from the supply chain and brands. The first day will focus on R&D innovation, fibers, the use of biomaterials and new consumer trends shaping the way garments are made. The second day will be dedicated to sharing sustainable ideas and explore creators’ experiences with circular design.

The last day of the digital event will cover fashion’s role in the metaverse as well as a discussion about the future of global trade events featuring leaders from Kingpins, Denim Premiere Vision, Denim Days and Denimandjeans.

Industry veteran Adriano Goldschmied, Mud Jeans founder Bert Van Son, Outland Denim CEO James Bartle and Arianne Engelberg from the family-run textile laboratory The New Denim Project based in Guatemala are among the speakers.

The roster also includes Tejidos Royo sales director José Rafael Royo, Global Denim creative director Annat Finkler, The Lycra Company strategic marketing director of denim and ready-to-wear Ebru Ozaydin, Tencel director of global business development denim and Americas Tricia Carey, Archroma global indigo manager Umberto de Vita and more.

Online registration is open. Though the event is free, spaces are limited.

Coordinated by Ana Paula Alves de Oliveira, founder of BeDisobedient, a denim consultancy based in Argentina, Trippin’Blue debuted in April 2021 as a platform for the South and Central American denim industries.

In a recent interview with Rivet about the Latin American denim market, she said the region still needs to improve in terms of logistics and enhance the virtual and digital shopping experience: “There is a long road ahead, but also a lot of enthusiasm to travel it.”