Kingpins Amsterdam is getting ready for the next edition - the first one taking place as a physical event after the bursting of the pandemic. The next show edition is planned for April 20-21, 2022 and will take place at a new venue, Sugar City.
Some events are expected for the occasion and will be disclosed soon. There will also be a series of celebrations of special anniversaries. Among others, the German chemical specialist Rudolf Group will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its foundation as protagonist and sponsor of the show’s happy hour.
Among other novelties, Kingpins has recently announced that by 2023 the show will also host companies from Uzbekistan.
This country is on the threshold to become a key supplier of the jeanswear industry soon. Despite until 2016 it followed a forced labor policy for the cotton industry, after the election of its new president, Shavat Mirziyoyev, Uzbekistan moved away from many of his predecessor’s policies. For textiles, that meant the adoption of new labor practices and a shift from just being a cotton grower to mechanizing the industry and beginning to export yarn and full-package products.
Moreover, Uzbekistan’s spinning capacity now exceeds its cotton production and in 2023, it will begin importing cotton. The country currently has only three denim mills and four jeans factories but more might soon be established. This seems to mark the very beginning of a new Uzbek denim story.