NEW YORK — Kingpins New York has pulled the plug on its Continuum section and is integrating its message of sustainable apparel sourcing into the rest of the show.
A number of Continuum exhibitors, such as Saitex International and Monadnock Paper Mills, will be back as Kingpins exhibitors, while others that had participated in both Kingpins and Continuum, including Bossa Denim & Sportswear and Nexgen Packaging, will remain with Kingpins. The show, which is focused on denim and the supply and service needs of jeanswear marketers, runs on three floors of Center 548, at 548 West 22nd Street here, on Jan. 15 and 16.
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