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Upcoming Raw Denim Events: May 17 – May 24

Raw denim culture may exist in large part online:  in forums, tumblrs, instagram feeds, webshops, and news sites like this one, but there’s still a lot to be said for meeting with the people who make and sell the stuff we love. This is our weekly post to tell you all about the happenings in the world of raw denim so you can go out and be a part of them.

If you’re hosting an event and would like it featured on an upcoming post, please let us know at [email protected].

North America


Guild Kansas City
May 15-16, Thurs Noon-7pm, Fri Noon-9pm
1621 Locust St.; Kansas City, MO

baldwin sample sale

Kansas City denim crew Baldwin are having a massive sample sale this Thursday and Friday, massive enough to fill 20,000 square feet of The Guild’s event space. Expect major markdowns with everything–including denim–priced at 25 bucks or less.

Norman Porter Co. at Trenton Ave Arts Festival

Saturday, May 17, 12pm-5pm
Trenton Avenue and E Susquehanna; Philadelphia, PA

norman porter tote
Philadelphia’s family run denim company, Norman Porter, is presenting their wares the Trenton Avenue Arts Festival. Come on down to say hi to Mike and Dave or to snatch up one of the tote bags (above) they made specifically for the show.

Winter Session First Anniversary Party

Winter Session Outpost
Saturday, May 17, 12-10pm
2952 Welton Street; Denver, CO

winter session event

Colorado based bag company, Winter Session, is celebrating their first anniversary of their time in Denver. Come on out to see founders Roy and Tanya, they’ll be hosting a variety of food and drink from local makers as well as debuting a few exclusive anniversary products. Find more info on their Facebook page.

Baldwin Denim SS ’14 Preview Party at Brooklyn Denim Co.

Brooklyn Denim Co.

Wednesday, May 21, 5-8pm

85 N 3rd St.; New York, NY
brooklyn denim co baldwin
Williamsburg’s denim outfitters Brooklyn Denim Co. will be hosting a preview of Baldwin Denim’s new Spring/Summer 14 collection. Stop on by for drinks, snacks, and a giveaways.


Denim by Premiere Vision

Wednesday-Thursday, May 21-22
Fira Montjuic, Hall 8; Barcelona, Spain

denim by premiere vision featured logoDenim by Première Vision brings together denim’s top designers with over a hundred of the world’s best mills, manufacturers, and launderers to shape their next season’s collection. The festivities have been in Paris since the show’s inception in 2007, but this year they’re changing it up and holding it in the Fira Montjuic Hall in the heart of Barcelona, Spain. Founding Editor Nick Coe and I will be attending and covering the event from Barcelona on May 21-22, so look forward to seeing everything that’s coming in the denim world for Autumn/Winter 15-16.

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