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Kingpins Transformers: learn more about the cost of sustainability on April 21st!

Transformers summit
Kingpins Transformers is a biannual sustainability summit spotlighting members of the denim community who are committed to creating, implementing and sharing the changes that need to occur in the jeans industry in order 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 & HTNK. 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.

This year's panelists
The speakers, representing all the different points in the denim supply chain, will give short 10-minute presentations offering real-life situations, the latest research and progress the denim industry has made toward sustainability.
After the presentations are given, the panelists and attendees will all participate in an open and candid discussion of the solutions that have been proposed.

The participating panelists this year are:
Tom Flicker Ph.D. Principal, Sustainable Product Development at Target
Kristin Kimm 
Sr. Designer of Denim at Target

Miguel Sanchez 
Head of Global Business Development, Denim + Casual Wear at Archroma
Damien Sanfilippo Director of Standards and Assurance at Better Cotton Initiative
Brent Crossland Head of Fiber Development for Seeds at Bayer CropScience, e3 Cotton
Kurt Schlaepfer 
Head Customer Relation Management at Bluesign

Dr. Alberto di Conti 
Chief Marketing Officer at Garmon
Enrique Silla 
CEO at Jeanologia

Andreas Dorner 
Commercial Director, Europe and Americas at Lenzing
Dr. Sedef Uncuaki Deputy General Manager at Orta
Paulina Szmydke 
Writer and Researcher

Sanjeev Bahl President at Saitex

The summit kicks off at 9am on the 21st of April with coffee and refreshments.
From 9:30am - 2:30pm talks will be held. The morning session will consist of 10-minute presentations from each of the speakers and the afternoon session is open to the audience for questions and discussions.
Kingpins Transformers has a capacity of 200 guests. RSVPs and seating are first-come, first-serve. 

Klonneplein 4-61014 DD

Get in touch

Interested in attending the event on the 21st? Let us know by e-mailing More info on the summit can be found at

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