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  • YKK Mexicana S.A. de C.V Celebrates 25 Years

    YKK Mexicana S.A. de C.V Celebrates 25 Years

    YKK Mexicana S.A. de C.V. held a ceremony commemorating its 25th anniversary on November 12, 2019. YKK Mexicana was established in September 1994 as a small plant in Puebla that assembled basic...

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  • YKK Group’s Cafe Bonfino to switch to coffee straws made from plant-derived materials

    YKK Group’s Cafe Bonfino to switch to coffee straws made from plant-derived materials

    YKK Group’s Cafe Bonfino Co., Ltd. (*1) will switch from plastic straws to straws made from plant-derived materials in consideration of the environment. The coffee straw adopted by the company is...

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  • Macon-Bibb County Welcomes Kurobe City Hospital Delegation for 16th Year

    Macon-Bibb County Welcomes Kurobe City Hospital Delegation for 16th Year

    Navicent Health and Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Georgia welcomed six physicians, one nurse, and one dietitian from Kurobe City Hospital

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  • Three to Five Day Zipper Delivery Now Available from YKK in Anaheim, CA

    Three to Five Day Zipper Delivery Now Available from YKK in Anaheim, CA

    In order to meet the West Region’s (Washington, Montana, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, California, Arizona) speed to market demand, the YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. Anaheim, CA manufacturing facility is...

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  • A journey around YKK global facilities – Passive Town

    A journey around YKK global facilities – Passive Town

    In the wake of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, the YKK Group moved a portion of our headquarters’ function to Kurobe, Toyama. There, we planned a project to address energy issues and it took...

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  • Yoko Katz: Making a difference for breast cancer survivors through fashion

    Yoko Katz: Making a difference for breast cancer survivors through fashion

    Our women designers series is an on-going project to highlight innovative designers across the world that incorporate YKK® products into their unique creations. Yoko Katz, a breast cancer survivor...

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  • Brittani Bumb: Creating new designs with a touch of vintage flair

    Brittani Bumb: Creating new designs with a touch of vintage flair

    Our women designers series is an on-going project to highlight innovative designers across the world that incorporate YKK® products into their unique creations. Introducing Atlanta-based fashion...

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  • YKK’s GreenRise™ Zipper Awarded 2019 Good Design Best 100

    YKK’s GreenRise™ Zipper Awarded 2019 Good Design Best 100

    YKK’s GreenRise™ zipper has received the “2019 Good Design Best 100” award from the Japan Design Promotion Association. The “Good Design Best 100” recipients are chosen from among all 2019 Good...

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  • How to avoid slider paint chip off

    How to avoid slider paint chip off

    When a painted Slider is subjected to dry cleaning or a wet processing treatment, including washing a garment, the paint may chip off of the slider.  The reason the paint chips off of a slider is...

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  • YKK Collaborates with Ubuntu Life on New Line of Bags – 100% of profits to support mothers and children in Kenya

    YKK Collaborates with Ubuntu Life on New Line of Bags – 100% of profits to support mothers and children in Kenya

    YKK has teamed up with Ubuntu Life on its Fall 2019 line of bags handmade by their Maker Mums in the Maai Mahiu region of Kenya. One hundred percent of Ubuntu Life profits support social impact...

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  • Top 5 Outdoor Apparel Trends- YKK Experts Series

    Top 5 Outdoor Apparel Trends- YKK Experts Series

    With summer coming to an end, we thought this would be a good time to get caught up on some of the current and future trends in the outdoor apparel industry. In this installment of our “Interviews...

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  • A journey around YKK global facilities – YKK Rokko

    A journey around YKK global facilities – YKK Rokko

    In 1995, a YKK employee approached the president of YKK with a suggestion to establish a special subsidiary company. As a father to a child with Down Syndrome, he was worried that his son would...

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  • Jim Reed, president YKK Corporation of America, shares 5 things to know about YKK

    Jim Reed, president YKK Corporation of America, shares 5 things to know about YKK

    To celebrate National Manufacturing Day, we asked Jim Reed, president of YKK Corporation of America, to share with us some of the reasons why YKK is such a unique brand. 1. We are driven by...

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  • Universal Button’s Original Investor’s Family visits YKK

    Universal Button’s Original Investor’s Family visits YKK

    On September 30, 2019, William Beresford Palmer III and his daughters, Marlene Palmer Lawrence and Valerie Palmer Albright, visited YKK (U.S.A.) Inc.’s Lawrenceburg facility, the company that his...

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  • YKK and Cooperativa Girasole worked together on the ‘Let’s Work’ project

    YKK and Cooperativa Girasole worked together on the ‘Let’s Work’ project

      YKK presented its latest collection AW 20/21 at Premiere Vision between 17th and 19th September at Paris Nord Villepinte. A wide range of zippers including a selection of Excella® items in...

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  • YKK Begins Manufacturing Eco-Friendly Zippers in the USA

    YKK Begins Manufacturing Eco-Friendly Zippers in the USA

    YKK, which has saved millions of plastic bottles from landfills in the past five years with its materially recycled NATULON® zipper, announces that it will begin production of NATULON® in Macon,...

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  • Curious to learn about YKK’s latest in zipper innovation? Watch our Tech Talk to hear from YKK’s zipper experts!

    Curious to learn about YKK’s latest in zipper innovation? Watch our Tech Talk to hear from YKK’s zipper experts!

    YKK hosted a Tech Talk by John Holliday, Senior Product Development Manager, and Terry McCullough, Sales Engineering Manager at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Denver, Colorado. The experts...

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  • Women Designers Series: Mary Bashay

    Women Designers Series: Mary Bashay

    Our women designers series is an on-going project to highlight innovative designers across the world that incorporate YKK® products into their unique creations. Meet Mary Bashay! Mary is a...

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  • Meet the Interns: Summer Youth Works at YKK AP America Inc.

    Meet the Interns: Summer Youth Works at YKK AP America Inc.

    This summer YKK AP America Inc. hosted 5 interns at their Dublin manufacturing plant through the Summer Youth Works program. This initiative came together in partnership with the City of Dublin,...

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  • YKK AP Corporation’s English Language Program Participants visit YKK AP America

    YKK AP Corporation’s English Language Program Participants visit YKK AP America

    On August 19 and August 26, a total of twenty-three participants in YKK AP Corporation’s program to improve the business English competency of YKK AP employees in Japan visited YKK AP America Inc....

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  • A journey around YKK global facilities- Café Bonfino

    A journey around YKK global facilities- Café Bonfino

    YKK and coffee? You may think YKK and coffee is a strange combination. But did you know that YKK in fact grows coffee beans in Brazil? In this installment of our “A Journey around YKK global...

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  • Women Designers Series: Kate Cusack

    Women Designers Series: Kate Cusack

    Our women designers series is an on-going project to highlight innovative designers across the world that incorporate YKK® products into their unique creations. Today we’d like to introduce you to...

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  • Meet the Interns: Rosa Zavala Castillo

    Meet the Interns: Rosa Zavala Castillo

    This summer we welcomed several interns to different offices within the North and Central America region. In this installment of our “Meet the Interns” series, Rosa Zavala Castillo shares her...

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