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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Women Designers Series: Angela Luna

    Women Designers Series: Angela Luna

    Our women designers series is an on-going project to highlight innovative designers across the world that incorporate YKK® products into their unique creations. Angela Luna is the creative force...

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  • A journey around YKK global facilities- Trend Cafe – A Coruña

    A journey around YKK global facilities- Trend Cafe – A Coruña

    Summer season is travel season! As a global company operating in 72 countries, we take pride in working alongside our local communities as we fulfill our founder’s philosophy of The Cycle of...

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  • A journey around YKK global facilities- Fastening Experience® Indonesia

    A journey around YKK global facilities- Fastening Experience® Indonesia

    Summer season is travel season! As a global company operating in 72 countries, we take pride in working alongside our local communities as we fulfill our founder’s philosophy of The Cycle of...

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  • Top 5 Luggage Trends for 2019- YKK Experts Series

    Top 5 Luggage Trends for 2019- YKK Experts Series

    Finding the right suitcase is an essential part of a successful travel experience.  When you are traveling, the last thing you want to worry about is a broken zipper or not meeting the airlines’...

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  • National Intern Day- Our summer interns interview Jim Reed, president of YKK Corporation of America

    National Intern Day- Our summer interns interview Jim Reed, president of YKK Corporation of America

    In honor of National Intern Day, Jim Reed, president of YKK Corporation of America, answers questions from our summer interns. This summer we had the pleasure of welcoming three summer interns to...

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