From April 13 to 18 this year, Amsterdam will become the world’s capital of denim for the second time, hosting the Denim Days, an initiative that englobes industry-only trade show Kingpins with open-to-consumers event Blueprint and numerous activities in the city center of the Dutch capital.

Fabric trade show Kingpins is taking place in the Gashouder building at the Westergasfabriek on April 15-16, welcoming fashion professionals of the denim industry. As previously reported a new conference concept called Kingpins 2029, The Transformers, will report on topics like fibers, fabrics and finishing. Participating companies include Invista, Candiani Denim and Jeanologia, among others.

The consumer-open two-day denim festival Blueprint (17-18 April) is going to welcome visitors with inspiring exhibitions, workshops, live music, food and drinks. Denim key players like G-Star, Denham, Scotch & Soda and Kings of Indigo will participate once again. Advance tickets cost 15€ and can be bought via Facebook or the Amsterdam Denim Days website.
Finally, the city center of the Dutch capital will also get indigo dyed, embracing product and collection presentations and happenings. The brands, shops, initiatives and locations participating in the public program will be announced in March.