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Latest news on the apparel industry from YKK

  • YKK NATULON® Ocean Sourced™ collection of zippers1:52

    YKK NATULON® Ocean Sourced™ collection of zippers

    An environmental crisis is occurring in our oceans. Each year millions of metric tons of plastic enter the ocean where it harms marine life. NATULON® Ocean Sourced™ helps address the problem by offeri

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  • YKK NATULON® Mechanically Recycled Zippers1:43

    YKK NATULON® Mechanically Recycled Zippers

    NATULON® product lines are designed for customers who want to increase the recycled content of their products. They are made from recycled materials such as PET bottles using materials recycling techn

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  • YKK EXCELLA® zipper0:38

    YKK EXCELLA® zipper

    YKK's EXCELLA® zipper is its highest quality metal zipper with fully polished elements. This beautiful, shiny zipper gives clothes and baggage a luxurious appearance. This zipper is available in a var

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  • YKK Partners with Browzwear 3D Design Solutions to Bring Digital Innovation to the Fashion Industry

    YKK Partners with Browzwear 3D Design Solutions to Bring Digital Innovation to the Fashion Industry

    Digital platform allows designers to create new designs incorporating YKK® fasteners and send error-free instructions to production, reducing waste and time to market Browzwear and YKK Corporation...

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  • A new line of nursingwear for moms on the go! Introducing Alia White of Ashe and Irys

    A new line of nursingwear for moms on the go! Introducing Alia White of Ashe and Irys

    Our women designers series is an on-going project to highlight innovative designers across the world that incorporate YKK® products into their unique creations. In this installment, we introduce...

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  • YKK sponsoring San Francisco-based Arts of Fashion Foundation to Host 18th Annual International Fashion Showcase at the Asian Art Museum

    YKK sponsoring San Francisco-based Arts of Fashion Foundation to Host 18th Annual International Fashion Showcase at the Asian Art Museum

    The Arts of Fashion Foundation will welcome guests to the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco on Monday, December 16, 2019 to view the grand finale of the annual Symposium, the International Fashion...

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  • YKK Begins Manufacturing Eco-Friendly Zippers in the USA1:46

    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, Georg

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  • Three to Five Day Zipper Delivery Now Available from YKK in Anaheim, CA0:46

    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 now of

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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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  • 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 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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