Kingpins New York 2017

Carolyn Son
Apr 12, 2017

Date: May 10th-11th

Location: New York, NY

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: Don Howard

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: Don Howard, Executive Director

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