Those who made it possible


A platform for craftsmanship and innovation in the denim industry. Through the development of Education, Innovation, Enterprise and Networking projects, we strive to make the world of jeans Dryer, Cleaner and Smarter. We will connect and inspire denim professionals in all the key regions of our global industry. Motto: Towards a Brighter Blue.


HTNK is a multidisciplinary matchmaking agency for the creative industries. Established in 1997 by Mariette Hoitink, HTNK is based in Amsterdam and operates globally. HTNK functions on a regular basis as an advisory for companies, local governments, NGO’s and educational institutions.


The Kingpins Show is an invitation-only denim sourcing show featuring a highly- edited selection of vendors that include denim and sportswear fabric mills from the U.S., Japan, China, India, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, Pakistan, Thailand, Spain and Mexico; wash houses; full package manufacturers; trim providers; and makers of technology, wash chemicals and business solutions. Kingpins, which launched in 2004, produces biannual shows in New York and Amsterdam, as well as annual shows in Hong Kong and China.