Consumer Denim Festival
KP2C, a new consumer-facing denim festival, includes immersive installations and indigo-themed entertainment. The event runs alongside Kingpins China City Tour’s Hangzhou stop, bringing the denim industry and consumers together under one roof.
It features an, live music and entertainment, DJ’s, inspiring speakers, demos, workshops, children’s games and activities and culinary delights by some of the top local eateries.
KP2C – September 4, 2020.
KINGPINS' MOST SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS
In response to buyers and brands seeking guidance on sustainable resources at Kingpins Shows, show organizers have announced “Kingpins’ Most Sustainable Products” – a new initiative that will objectively vet and identify the top sustainable offerings on the show floor and act as a guide for buyers and brands searching for valuable, reliable information regarding sustainable products.
Interest in sustainable fashion has permeated the fashion industry from the supply chain through to consumers. A recent study shows that consumers are increasingly interested in fashion brands’ eco-friendly efforts – with 75% of consumers indicating they view sustainability as either extremely or very important to them. But designers and brands have little real-time guidance when they are developing their collections for future seasons about sustainable, transparent and environmentally-conscious products, new technologies and fabrications, and important developments made at the mill level.
Kingpins’ Most Sustainable Products (MSP) is Kingpins’ answer to the need for objective, reliable information that will allow brands and designers to develop truly sustainable offerings.
RAVENSBOURNE X KINGPINS
Ravensbourne’s Denim Innovation project is now in its fifth year and is once again partnering with Kingpins Show. This groundbreaking university project tasks Year 2 students from three courses to collaborate and create a denim brand from start to finish in ten weeks from concept through to finished garments and branding.
This year the focus is on sustainability and denim mills from around the globe have sponsored the project with their most sustainable fabric. Key project highlights have been an edition of Transformers ED which was hosted by Ravensbourne, a trip to Valencia to research Jeanologia’s innovative finishing techniques, specially woven jacquard fabric from 496 Fabric Lab in Taiwan and branded trims from YKK.
The industry private view will take place at Ravensbourne on Friday January 17th, 2020 6pm – 9pm. The winning collections will be featured at Kingpins Amsterdam and Kingpins New York.