HTNK has a soft spot for Dutch fashion talent. Our NL Fashion Incubator foundation supports unique talent that deserves a spot in the fashion industry. We contribute to the backstage development of these talents by sharing our knowledge, skills and network. We would like to invite you to do the same.
If you are interested in supporting talent by sharing knowledge, facilities, network or by other means, don’t hesitate to contact us in order to discuss possibilities. There are many ways to contribute, we can help to create a win-win situation for all involved parties.

House of Denim


The Amsterdam-based House of Denim Foundation is a platform for craftsmanship, sustainability and innovation in the denim industry. Through the development of education, innovation, enterprise and networking projects, it strives to make the world of jeans dryer, cleaner and smarter.Our motto: Towards a Brighter Blue.We will connect & inspire denim professionals in all the key of our global...

Amsterdam Denim Days

13 - 18 April 2015

Amsterdam Denim Days hosts a series of denim (-related) events for fashion forward aficionados of denim. Professionals from the denim industry and all denim enthusiasts get together to celebrate all things indigo.[PUBLIC PROGRAMME]City Center  A special indigo program carried throughout downtown Amsterdam Blueprint Two-day denim festival with the best denim brands, seminars, expos,...


2014 - NOW

Denim City is Amsterdam's denim innovation campus of the future. It's currently being realized in a redeveloped old tram depot and is set to debut in April 2015. Denim City is the home of House of Denim. At it's heart will be an upcycling workshop, where worn denims will be sorted, repaired, re-used and recycled. There will also be a master workshop, an archive of denim(s &) media, Blue Lab...

Curated Store by HTNK

2012 - NOW

The Curated Store by HTNK is a bi-annual showcase of the most cutting-edge new entrepreneurs at the Amsterdam based Modefabriek and Kleinefabriek tradefair. Buyers and press are welcomed to shop for tokens of these entrepreneurs with unique stories.



DUTCH FASHION HERE & NOW aims to create awareness beyond borders of the Dutch fashion design identity - from academy to industry- by creating sustainable networks between Dutch fashion entrepreneurs and foreign countries with aspirational consumer markets and production facilities.   DUTCH FASHION HERE & NOW is an initiative of HTNK’s NL Fashion Incubator ...

Redlight Fashion Amsterdam


High-level fashion design in the Red Light district: the combination is a magnet for the international press. From Australia to the United States and Japan, articles appear all over the world about this intriguing mix in the historic area of Amsterdam. Take a walk there nowadays, and you can admire Dutch couture next doors to the well-known girls of pleasure. The Red Light district has also...

Jean School


In September 2012, House of Denim and ROCvA launched the Jean School International Course, the first of its kind anywhere in the world educating denim development specialists.The course covers the entire industry process from plant to pant; all with an emphasis on craft and sustainability. HTNK is the main content partner of the Jean School International Course, co-developing the curriculum with...


2014 - NOW

The Global Denim Awards is the first-of-its-kind runway show/competition that spotlights the latest / greatest innovations by the world’s top denim mills as imagined by six emerging designers. The result is an unprecedented collaboration between talent and industry that creates a directional platform for the future of denim design, innovation, sustainability and craftsmanship. Sponsored...



The concept of 'Lichting' is simple: the best academy graduates of one year in 1 central catwalk show. In the audience are the 700 most important people for the next step in their careers: fashion journalists and influential stylists, ready to spot the next big thing; CEO's and design managers on the look-out for talent; and the all-important players-behind-the-scenes, all eager to see what...

MOAM Collective


As the first partner of MOAM, HTNK provides MOAM collective not only with a working space in the centre of Amsterdam but coaching and support as well.MOAM was founded by Martijn Nekoui to transfer the fantastic and unique knowledge from the Dutch fashion industry to the new generation. By developing a coaching project on the level of collection design, young designers receive practical tools from...

HTNK Onedayshop


The infamous HTNK Onedayshop brings together the cream of the crop of Dutch fashion; designer labels, photographers, illustrators, accessories designers, DJ’s and much more. HTNK fashion recruitment & consultancy initiated this yearly shopping gathering in 2002 in order to provide fashion entrepreneurs with a platform for their products whilst at the same time present themselves to our...

Turning Talent Into Business


Turning Talent Into Business (TTIB) is a coaching trajectory specifically designed for a selection of high potential Dutch fashion design entrepreneurs.TTIB  is a collaboration between Syntens, Dutch Fashion Foundation Arnhem Fashion Biennale and HTNK. These partners share their knowledge, expertise and networks in a workshop trajectory covering all aspects of fashion label management....