The Transformers Foundation hosted it’s first-ever summit as a non-profit organization after splitting from the Kingpins denim trade shows. Titled ‘Catalysts’, the digital event focused on actively addressing and facilitating change in key areas of the denim supply chain to increase sustainability. It reprised the theme of the summit of the same name staged as part of Kingpins in Amsterdam in October 2019.
Catalyst also introduced the audience of denim industry professionals to makers of new ways of 'growing' fibers, clever traceability systems, new pigments, visionary brands, and more. The event was live-streamed via Zoom and featured a series of panels and presentations. Speakers included: Jenny Fredricsdotter, Re:newcell; Luciano Bueno, Galy; Shannon Mercer, Fibertrace; John Condilis, Nobody Denim; Sedef Uncu Aki, Orta; Jane Palmer, Nature Coatings; Darren Glenister, Material Exchange; Jorgen Sevild, Inqova; Jordan Nodarse, Boyish; Anna Foster, ELV Denim; and Tony Tonnaer, Kings of Indigo.