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Kingpins joins as Conscious Fashion Campaign partner

Feb '20
Pic: Conscious Fashion Campaign
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The Kingpins Show, which has made sustainable development and social responsibility central themes of its shows globally, has been named the official partner of the Conscious Fashion Campaign, in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Partnerships. The seminal denim supply chain event was founded by Andrew Olah, a denim industry veteran, in 2004.

In 2014, Kingpins introduced Kingpins Transformers, a summit series that spotlights 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. The 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, according to a press release on the show.

To achieve the 2030 agenda, the Conscious Fashion Campaign urges industry event leaders to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into their business models, incorporate circular production solutions, highlight key innovations and facilitate knowledge share. The initiative champions fashion as an influential sector to address the world’s most pressing issues and lead a future that leaves no one behind. The campaign is dedicated to driving change through advocacy, education and engagement of industry stakeholders to create a sustainable future for all.

In collaboration with the Conscious Fashion Campaign and the United Nations Office for Partnership, Kingpins is committing to promoting and supporting the SDGs within the denim industry at its events, globally. Kingpins produces events, both Kingpins Shows and Kingpins Transformers summits, in New York, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Hangzhou and London, and has plans to expand.

“The concepts of sustainability and transparency are key to how we approach our events. It informs everything from the exhibitors we select and the requirements we make of them, the speakers we present, the production of our shows – all of it. And we’re always looking to expand not only our own commitment to cleaner denim, but to engage with the industry and give them the tools to do better. This is why we are so excited to collaborate with the Conscious Fashion Campaign and the United Nations Office for Partnerships. We are on the same page and having their voice join ours, having their team members come and speak directly with our audience and learn our industry and help us find ways to employ the SDGs – it only helps make the message that much more clear,” Andrew Olah, founder of Kingpins Show said.

“From our initial conversations it was evident that Olah is leading his team with the SDGs at the forefront of their global vision. For us to be able to integrate this framework from impact marketing to sustainable operations is a vital step in guiding the denim sector to create concrete strategies for action,” Kerry Bannigan, founder of the Conscious Fashion Campaign said.

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