Kingpins Media is a boutique production company with a focus on the denim industry. Born out of a need to produce content for Kingpins Show, our denim sourcing trade show, we found no one knew the industry better than us. So we began making our own content. Now we make content for mills, fiber-makers, and denim companies.
We make videos for the denim industry.
We produce events for the denim industry.
China City Tour
September 4 / 6 / 8
Kingpins China City Tour
Essentially, we're on a denim road trip with our denim squad.
The China City Tour debuted in September 2016 with a 3-show, 5-day circuit to great acclaim from attendees and exhibitors alike.
The 2017 edition of the China City Tour will take place September 4 / 6 / 8 with stops in Guangzhou, Shishi and Hangzhou and will feature a significantly expanded exhibitor roster, more segments of the denim supply chain and added amenities, education and trend inspiration.
Amsterdam Denim Days
For one week each spring Amsterdam turns indigo blue. Amsterdam Denim Days annually hosts a series of denim-related events for fashion-forward aficionados of denim as well as professionals from the denim industry, consumers and vintage collectors. Designers, buyers, vintage-lovers, indigo obsessives and members of the denim supply chain descend on Amsterdam for a schedule packed with Shopping, educational seminars, hands-on demonstrations, parties, in-store events and more.
New York Denim Days
New York Denim Days + Nashville Denim Days
Our US-based events in New York and Nashville, inspired by Amsterdam Denim Days, are designed to engage and unite the true-blue community of denim enthusiasts with more than 75 exhibitors, influencers, indigo addicts and prominent supporters from the fashion, denim and art worlds.
Like other editions of Denim Days, the Nashville and New York events connect casual indigo fans and full-on denim-heads alike to the industry through brand activations, hands-on workshops by artisans and denim mills, a vintage market, live entertainment, and local food and drink.features an outdoor vintage market, live music, DJ’s, inspiring speakers, demos, workshops, children’s games and activities and culinary delights by some of the top local eateries.
Stay tuned for 2019 dates!
Thank you to our travel partner American Airlines. Contact us to learn more about flight discounts.
Olah Inc. is built on expertise, evolution and innovation.
Since we opened our doors in 1959, our goal has been the same: Make beautiful and compelling textiles and apparel that consumers will want.
To achieve this level of performance we endeavor to only work with extraordinary people and companies. We love, endorse and enthusiastically participate in textile development, marketing, consulting and education.
Our company mission is to love what we do, do it exceptionally and do it in such a way that all of us have time to enjoy our lives.
Global Denim Awards
Global Denim Awards Made Possible by e3
A Co-creation between designers and denim mills.
The Global Denim Awards is a first-of-its-kind runway show and competition. This truly innovative initiative, pairs the world’s premier denim mills with emerging designers. Its aim is to connect talent and industry to create a directional platform for the future of denim design, innovation, sustainability and craftsmanship. The Global Denim Awards is an initiative of HTNK, Kingpins Show & House of Denim, made possible by e3. Global Denim Awards coincides with the Amsterdam edition of the Kingpins Show.
Kingpins Transformers, is a summit series spotlighting members of the denim community who are committed to creating, implementing and sharing the changes that need to happen in the jeans industry to make it more environmentally viable, socially responsible and financially sound by 2029. The Transformers were developed by Kingpins Show organizers in collaboration with House of Denim.
Kingpins Transformers events aim to target and engage a participating audience of denim professionals, educators and government officials with panels and presentations featuring exceptional industry transformers in each stage of the jean supply chain.
KINGPINS TRANSFORMERS: TRANSPARENCY
Amsterdam - April 17
9:30AM - 4PM
New York - June 5
9:30AM - 4PM
Transparency is the ultimate commitment by Brands and Retailers to sharing all the information they have about their products with consumers and the industry. A perennially important topic, Transformers will investigate the latest developments, issues, and newsmakers surrounding transparency along the entire supply chain. From fiber through to garments.
Kingpins Goes to D.C.
Kingpins to Host Live Expert Panel on Topics of Trump, Trade and the Future of the Global Textile Industry
The February 9, 2017 event – “Kingpins Goes to D.C.” – will be recorded and streamed live from Washington, D.C. as part of a new series of expert panels exploring the intersection of government and the textile and fashion industries.
NEW YORK // January 24, 2017 – Kingpins Goes to D.C., the first in a potential series of live-streamed expert panels hosted by Kingpins Media in Washington D.C., will debut on February 9 at 10AM EST. Designed to explore the intersection of government and the textile and fashion industries both domestically and abroad, Kingpins Goes to D.C. will be live-streamed free of charge on apparel industry news site just-style - which has signed on as the official media partner.
The inaugural panel will focus on what the current political climate has in store for the global and American denim and apparel industry.
Today, the global textile and apparel industry is valued at more than $3 trillion and accounts for more than 2 percent of global GDP. Operating out of more than 100 countries around the world, the industry employs nearly 60 million workers. Globalization, the engine of growth for much of the textile industry over the past 25 years seems to be sputtering. At the same time, the political will that has fueled the vast expansion of this global industry for a quarter century is waning.
Kingpins Goes to D.C. will explore the implications of a rapidly changing political and economic climate on our industry.
The panelists will be:
* Julia K. Hughes, President of the United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA). USFIA represents all segments of the fashion industry, from apparel brands to retailers to service companies. Hughes represents the interests of textile and apparel importers on trade policy issues to government officials, both in the United States and overseas. Hughes has testified before Congress and the Executive Branch on textile trade issues.
* Augustine Tantillo, President and Chief Executive of the National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO). Tantillo served as Executive Director of the American Manufacturing Trade Action Coalition, a trade association dedicated to furthering the interests of U.S. manufacturing; Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles & Apparel at the U.S. Department of Commerce under President George H. W. Bush; and Chief of Staff to U. S. Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina.
Robert Antoshak, managing director of Olah Inc., will moderate.
“With so much uncertainty in the political climate, we feel there needs to be a place where the industry can engage in frank, informed and open conversation about the future of the industry,” said Andrew Olah, founder of Kingpins Media and Kingpins Show and chief executive of Olah Inc. “By gathering leading experts with varied and oftentimes opposing views on issues affecting our industry and providing them with a platform to share and debate their ideas, we hope to provide a new tool for manufacturers, sourcing companies, brands, and retailers to better understand the forces shaping today’s market.”
The event will be live streamed via www.just-style.com/kingpins-goes-to-dc-live/ and a full recording of the event will be made available after the initial airing via just-style and www.kingpinsshow.com.