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Latest news on the apparel industry from YKK

  • YKK Announces the Launch of Easy Close Zipper  “click-TRAK®”

    YKK Announces the Launch of Easy Close Zipper “click-TRAK®”

    YKK announces the launch of click-TRAK®, a zipper that makes opening and closing operations easier by replacing the insert pin with a snap button that you press together when closing the zipper....

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  • YKK Begins Sale of GreenRise™ Plant-derived Zippers

    YKK Begins Sale of GreenRise™ Plant-derived Zippers

    YKK  announces the launch of GreenRise™, a new plant-derived zipper. The launch of this product signals YKK’s commitment to the development of environmentally friendly products aimed at...

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  • YKK Tackles Plastic Waste with Zippers Made From Recycled Bottles

    YKK Tackles Plastic Waste with Zippers Made From Recycled Bottles

    YKK is tackling the plastic waste issue with its materially recycled NATULON® zipper, which has saved millions of plastic bottles from landfills in the past five years. This is just one of the...

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  • Women Designers Series: Ndeye Gueye, “The Zipper Queen”

    Women Designers Series: Ndeye Gueye, “The Zipper Queen”

    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 Ndeye Gueye AKA The Zipper...

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  • Women Designers Series: Debora Crichton

    Women Designers Series: Debora Crichton

    Our women designers series is an on-going project to highlight innovative designers across the world that incorporate YKK products into their unique creations. We were first introduced to Debora...

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  • Popular Misconceptions About Caring for Jeans

    Popular Misconceptions About Caring for Jeans

    For decades, YKK has been supplying jeans manufacturers with zippers as well as other fasteners.  As a major supplier to this industry, we thought you would find the following articles concerning...

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  • How to prevent metal zippers from changing color and staining a garment

    How to prevent metal zippers from changing color and staining a garment

    During a garment dyeing process, different types of dyestuff and auxiliaries are used depending on the nature of the garment fabric.  For example, a sulfur dye, reactive dye or a direct dye is...

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  • 18th YKK Fastening Awards

    18th YKK Fastening Awards

    Each year, YKK hosts the YKK Fastening Awards, a fashion design contest for fashion design students studying in Japan focused on fastening products such as zippers, hook & loop fasteners, buckles,...

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  • YKK Canada carries out sustainable manufacturing practices to reduce its environmental footprint

    YKK Canada carries out sustainable manufacturing practices to reduce its environmental footprint

    The three R's, reduce, reuse and recycle, play a major role in YKK Canada's sustainable manufacturing practices as the company conserves natural resources, landfill space and energy.

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  • YKK Corporation sponsors Arts of Fashion Foundation’s International Competition

    YKK Corporation sponsors Arts of Fashion Foundation’s International Competition

    On Sunday December 16th and Monday December 17th, the Arts of Fashion Foundation, a San Francisco-based fashion education 501 (C)(3) non-profit, held the 2018 Symposium which culminated with the...

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  • YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. Snap & Button Products applies recycling practices to help preserve the environment

    YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. Snap & Button Products applies recycling practices to help preserve the environment

    YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. Snap & Button Products has an extensive recycling/reuse program, and has developed green element finishes for its snaps and buttons, which help to reduce its water usage.

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  • The YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. Anaheim, California facility runs completely on solar power

    The YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. Anaheim, California facility runs completely on solar power

    This article talks about the YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. Anaheim, California facility installing solar panels on its roof, which has resulted in a CO2 offset of 896 tons per year.

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  • The YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. National Manufacturing Center in Macon, Georgia implements sustainable manufacturing processes

    The YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. National Manufacturing Center in Macon, Georgia implements sustainable manufacturing processes

    This article talks about how YKK (U.S.A.) Inc.'s building automation system, TREND, has helped the company reduce its gas, water and electrical consumption and save money.

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  • YKK USA’s Field Technology Center takes YKK’s environmental pledge to heart

    YKK USA’s Field Technology Center takes YKK’s environmental pledge to heart

    This article talks about The YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. Field Tech Center's recycling and energy saving programs which are designed to protect the environment.

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  • YKK METALUXE® Tough0:51

    YKK METALUXE® Tough

    The new high strength metal look zipper, now available in METALUXE® product line. Special Y-ZiP® element design provides higher strength favorable for bag applications.

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  • YKK QuickFree®   Kids version1:07

    YKK QuickFree® Kids version

    QuickFree® is our new product which has both Smart Insertion & Quick Release function in one zipper.

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  • YKK (U.S.A.) Inc.’s Business Process Excellence pillar helps improve the company’s business process and employee engagement

    YKK (U.S.A.) Inc.’s Business Process Excellence pillar helps improve the company’s business process and employee engagement

    This article talks about how YKK (U.S.A.) Inc.'s Business Process Excellence pillar improves business processes and employee engagement.

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  • YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. reaches $2 million in savings through its Total Productive Maintenance program

    YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. reaches $2 million in savings through its Total Productive Maintenance program

    This article talks about how YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. saved $ 2 million through its Total Productive Maintenance program and how it improves productivity and q

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  • EXCELLA®

    The post EXCELLA® appeared first on YKK.

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  • QuickFree® receives Prime Minister’s Award, top prize in 12th Kids Design Award

    QuickFree® receives Prime Minister’s Award, top prize in 12th Kids Design Award

    In an award ceremony on September 25, 2018, YKK Corporation received the Prime Minister’s Award, the top prize in 12th Kids Design Award organized by the Kids Design Kids Design Association in...

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