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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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
YKK QuickFree® Kids version
QuickFree® is our new product which has both Smart Insertion & Quick Release function in one zipper.
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.
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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QuickFree® receives Prime Minister’s Award, top prize in 12th Kids Design Award