Denim brands and mills will share their vision for denim’s future with consumers at the 4th annual Blueprint Festival. The festival will close out Amsterdam Denim Days April 21-22 at Westergasfabriek.

Here’s a look at some of must-see events:

  • Hacked designer Alexander van Slobbe and second-year students of the Willem de Kooning Academy will showcase their “hacked” deadstock collection of Kings of Indigo denim at Blueprint.
  • Dyeing For A Change, a graduation project by Karlijne Opmeer, illustrates the possibilities of grown pigments and sustainable alternative to today’s polluting textile dyeing industry. The result: microbial color library produced by bacteria in a closed system with little water and energy.
  • Pauline van Dongen presents the possibility of weaving conductive yarns into denim fabric to obtain a level of intelligence enhancing the body in relation to its daily surroundings.
  • Soorty displays its Denim Active technologies by balancing an interactive slackline.
  • A capsule collaboration by Damien Ravn and Studio Corkinho with Woolmark and Berto Mills showcases how eool, indigo and cork complement each other in an organic way.
  • Discover a new sustainable denim collection for men and women based on WGSN Future Trends for Autumn/Winter 2017-18. The collection is designed and produced using the latest sustainable innovations.
  • Check out the winning looks of the Global Denim Awards 2016 Anbasja Blanken and ITV Denim and Roosmarijn Koster and Arvind.