The denim-industry trade show Kingpins is integrating social performance requirements for companies exhibiting at their influential showcases around the world. Kingpins introduced the requirements—which include recognition of SAI’s SA8000® and Social Fingerprint®—at their show in Amsterdam April 10-11, and they expect that by 2020 all exhibiting mills will demonstrate compliance with an approved social performance program. These requirements are expected to have a significant impact on labor standards throughout the global denim manufacturing industry as Kingpins Shows in Europe and the USA attract buyers and brands accounting for an estimated 80% of all denim consumption.
SAI Founders’ Committee member Robin Cornelius and SAI Senior Advisor Edwin Koster helped introduce the new requirements at the Amsterdam show with Kingpins founder, Andrew Olah, and the president of Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP), Avedis Seferian. The seminar— “Does Your Denim Mill Have Any Social Standards?”—focused on how denim mills can attain standards by 2020 and what that means to brands and retailers. Read more.
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