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Jan 11, 2017

NEW YORK (January 9, 2017) INVISTA, the longtime sponsor of the Kingpins New York, Amsterdam and Hong Kong shows has signed on to sponsor Kingpins’ latest show addition – the Kingpins China City Tour – in 2017.

Kingpins China City Tour 2016

The China City Tour debuted in September 2016 with a 3-show, 5-day circuit to great acclaim from attendees and exhibitors alike. The show, which began its journey in Guangzhou on September 4, traveled to Hangzhou on September 6 and finally wrapped up on September 8 in Zhengzhou. In total, more than 224 companies and 607 buyers shopped the shows.

The 2017 edition of the China City Tour will take place September 4 / 6 / 8 with stops in Guangzhou, Hangzhou and Xiamen and will feature a significantly expanded exhibitor roster, more segments of the denim supply chain and added amenities, education and trend inspiration.

“We are pleased to have our good friends at INVISTA join us as our sponsor,” said Vivian Wang, Managing Director - Kingpins Show Asia and Global Sales Manager , “their support means a lot to us and is a great affirmation of the validity and potential of our China City Tour.”

Likewise, Ivy Shen, Commercial director for RTW business in Greater China commented, “INVISTA is pleased to sponsor the China City Tour and we look forward to expanding business opportunities with many of our customers who are taking part in this exciting initiative.”

INVISTA provides a variety of solutions for the denim industry, including LYCRA® and LYCRA® T400® fibers which bring comfortable fit and freedom of movement to jeans, LYCRA® dualFX® technology, the ultimate prevention for bag and sag, and COOLMAX® and THERMOLITE® fibers which help you stay comfortable in your jeans, under a variety of different temperatures. For more information visit

About Kingpins

The Kingpins Show is an invitation-only, boutique 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 and an annual show in Hong Kong. Kingpins China City Tour, an annual 5-day event that travels to three cities in China, debuted in 2016.

*Note that A&AT was sold on Jan, 29 2019 and is no longer part of INVISTA, we are now doing business as The LYCRA Company – You can find more information in this press release.

About THE LYCRA Company

The LYCRA Company innovates and produces fiber and technology solutions for the apparel and personal care industries, as well as specialty chemicals used in the spandex and polyurethane value chains. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, The LYCRA Company is recognized worldwide for its innovative products, technical expertise, and unmatched marketing support. The LYCRA Company owns leading consumer and trade brands:  LYCRA®, LYCRA HyFit®, LYCRA® T400®, L by LYCRA®, COOLMAX®, THERMOLITE®, ELASPAN®, SUPPLEX®, TACTEL®, and TERATHANE®. While The LYCRA Company’s name is new, its legacy stretches back to 1958 with the invention of the original spandex yarn, LYCRA® fiber. Today, The LYCRA Company is focused on adding value to its customers’ products by developing unique innovations designed to meet the consumer’s need for comfort and lasting performance. For more information, visit

LYCRA®, LYCRA® FitSense™, and LYCRA® MyFit™ are trademarks of The LYCRA Company.

* A complete up-to-date list of our current certifications can be found at