ICYMI: What to Watch This Weekend
Kingpins24 Livestream Has Wrapped… But The Show Isn’t Over.
Hoping this week has been kind.
We were quite busy with the second edition of Kingpins24, which sought to bring the global denim community together for a dose of much-needing information and inspiration. A very heartfelt thank-you to our industry partners who helped us develop content and to the denim professionals who tuned in.
Also, thank you to The NPD Group, which joined as title sponsor of Kingpins24. They’re a great partner and we’re excited to announce that we will be sharing exclusive denim retail data on our website. You can read about our big plans here and see the first bit of NPD data-based editorial here.
If you missed the livestream – not to worry, the vast majority of our KP24 video content is available on our YouTube channel.
Here are some panels and interviews we would recommend:
The Future of Trade Shows
Hear directly from the chief execs of the industry’s key trade shows what the future could look like for denim sourcing.
Panelists include: our own Andrew Olah; Guglielmo Olearo, International Director and Executive Board Member, Premiere Vision; Mostafiz Uddin, Owner & Managing Director of Denim Expert Ltd. Founder & CEO of Bangladesh Apparel Exchange, Denim Expo; Olaf Schmidt, Vice President Textile and Textile Technologies, Messe Frankfurt / Texworld + Intertextile Shanghai; Sebastian Klinder, Managing Director, Munich Fabric Start / BlueZone
The Future of Denim Retail – How to Navigate Changing Channels & Marketplaces
We engaged with a top retail consultant/educator and a retail data expert for some insight into how brands and retailers can best position themselves as consumers change their shopping habits in response to COVID and more.
Panelists: Mark Cohen, Director of Retail Studies/Adjunct Professor, Columbia Business School; John Deputato, President – US Apparel, The NPD Group; Edward Hertzman, Founder & President, Sourcing Journal
Truth in Sustainable Cotton
Turns out, what we all think we know about sustainable cotton is not true. A panel conversation with an independent activist, a consultant and Andrew Olah delves into the murky world of cotton claims and misinformation.