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Kingpins adds fabric sourcing hub to online event

By Beth Wright 22 Oct 2020

The organisers of denim trade show Kingpins have outlined plans for the next edition of its online-only event Kingpins24, which will feature a new online sourcing platform that digitises denim collections from mills around the globe.

Set for 27-30 October, the upcoming edition expands beyond education, and, for the first time will allow attendees to review collections from denim mills via the Kingpins Exchange platform. 

Panels and conversations for the four-day event revolve around the themes of inspiration, innovation, fibre, and raw materials and people and social responsibility, with the daily livestream running from 10 am to 1 pm CET. 

“When we started with Kingpins24 in April, our focus was on creating community and holding space for our industry to gather and share ideas,” says Vivian Wang, managing director of Kingpins Show and head of global sales. “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 centralised online sourcing hub. The combination of the two – education and sourcing – brings us a bit closer to our pre-Covid Kingpins shows.”

The Kingpins Exchange platform, which launches on 27 October, will be available year-round. Buyers will be able to sign up on the Kingpins Show website.

Panels and conversations during Kingpins24 will tackle topics ranging from transparency, blockchain, and vertical production to hemp, climate commitments, ethics, legislation, and gender equity.