Kingpins Show Presents: One Denim
WHAT IS ONE DENIM?
ONE DENIM seeks to address excess waste of money, time, energy and water in the denim industry. The project demonstrates how much variety and variation can be achieved with a single fabrication.
“If we consider how many new denim qualities are developed every season by all the mills, we have a picture of what it means “waste”. It seems that most of the new qualities are developed just to make something new. Without a real reason. This means wasting money, time, energy, water. At any Kingpins show we have thousands of denim qualities but nobody needs them. Just few of them are bringing to our world something new, useful and interesting.
Brands are using a lot of different denims for different styles and different washes. This also means a lot of waste. My dream is having one denim (or just few) that can be used for years for unlimited number of style and washes. Denim mills should be focused in that direction instead of developing useless qualities.
So ONE DENIM should show to everybody, mills and brands, that with just one quality you can make (almost) everything. You don’t need to use many different denims to develop new ideas and have variety in a collection.” – Piero Turk
This is the message: be focused in what is really useful.
About the added value for the show:
- 1. Giving a clear direction/suggestion to mills and visitors.
- 2. Having beautiful washes to enjoy looking at them and take as inspiration.
About Kingpins The Kingpins Show is an invitation-only, boutique denim sourcing show featuring a highly-edited selection of vendors that include denim and sportswear fabric mills from the U.S., Japan, China, India, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, Pakistan, Thailand, Spain and Mexico; wash houses; full package manufacturers; trim providers; and makers of technology, wash chemicals and business solutions. Kingpins, which launched in 2004, produces biannual shows in New York and Amsterdam, as well as annual shows in Hong Kong and China.