Kingpins Amsterdam 2017

Carolyn Son
Mar 09, 2017

Date: April 19th-20th

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Kingpins started out in 2004 as a tiny denim supply chain show for folks tired of the mad scramble and soul-deadening crush of handshakes and “who are you’s?” and badge-checking at the huge, impersonal sourcing shows that dominate the industry.

The idea was: keep the exhibitor list tight, invite only the best brands, serve tasty food, treat everyone like family and create an atmosphere that’s conducive for networking and relationship-building. It worked out pretty well.

We are still small, but we’ve gone global. You can now find Kingpins shows in New York, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.

But we haven’t let that go to our heads.

We’re still invitation-only and our exhibitor list is still a highly-edited selection of vendors that include denim and sportswear fabric mills from the U.S., Japan, China, India, Morocco, Mexico and Europe, wash houses, full package manufacturers, trim providers and business solutions.

Featured Speaker: Emily Robertson-Hood

Topic: Denim Fit: Can a Solution be Found?

Your customers’ wearing need and fit preference is evolving: Come and learn what a brand can do to meet their needs and how technology and data can help achieve a better fit.
We’ll discuss:

  • What to know about customer fit preference
  • Why we hear ‘I can’t find jeans that fit’
  • The impact of different fibers and washes on fit
  • The impact of poor fit on a brand
  • Q&A with Alvanon expert: Emily Robertson-Hood, Senior Consultant


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