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Kingpins’ Amsterdam show focuses on sustainability

Kingpins Amsterdam held from October 25 to 26, 2017 focused on sustainability. The first steps toward a cleaner denim industry took place where mills, fiber companies, trim suppliers and industry influencers shared a common theme: sustainability. Trims supplier Metalbottoni introduced a revolutionary jeans button entirely made in copper. The no impact, no chemical button uses copper for all three pieces which can then be recycled.

Brazilian mill Canatiba introduced a new line of fabrics called Kinder Dye, which reacts differently to chemical and physical treatments, allowing brands to purchase one fabric and achieve a multitude of effects. The cost-effective product line’s name takes inspiration from the chocolate egg with a surprise inside.

Naveena has partnered with sustainability technology firm Jeanologia to produce thirst-free H2NO denim. The sustainable technology uses air to reproduce ozone gas conditions to give fabric a worn-in, authentic appearance. This is the first time ozone is being used on the garment side of the denim process.

More people than ever asked about Lenzing’s sustainable products at the show. Lenzing saw more garment makers and laundries stop by its booth for sustainable design inspiration. The company’s latest capsule collection showcases Lenzing’s new product Refibra. In April 2018, Kingpins Amsterdam will dedicate a larger space for six to ten companies that are doing something exceptional with sustainability.