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  • Fasteners for face shields and PPE to fight COVID-19

    Fasteners for face shields and PPE to fight COVID-19

    YKK can assist our valued partners in the medical community with key fastening components for medical devices and personal protective equipment (PPE) to fight COVID-19.

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  • COVID-19 – Letter to our customers

    COVID-19 – Letter to our customers

    We want to provide you with an update on our situation today. On April 2, 2020 Georgia Governor Brian Kemp issued an executive order requiring Georgians to...

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  • YKK Partners with Customers to Manufacture Products for COVID-19 Relief

    YKK Partners with Customers to Manufacture Products for COVID-19 Relief

    As COVID-19 strains the healthcare and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) industries in the United States, YKK is proactively partnering with existing customers as well as reaching out to new...

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  • COVID-19 – Letter to our customers

    COVID-19 – Letter to our customers

    We want to thank you for your patience during this very challenging situation and provide you with an update on our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Women Designers working to meet critical needs

    Women Designers working to meet critical needs

    We’re inspired by the work of many companies and independent designers that have come together during these difficult times to help their community members, especially those in the healthcare...

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  • From paper drawings to real problem-solving products- Chuck Lacompte discusses his latest inventions

    From paper drawings to real problem-solving products- Chuck Lacompte discusses his latest inventions

    Chuck Lacompte, manager of new product development engineering at YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. Snap and Button Products, has been working at YKK 36 years. His love for sketching/drawing and working on...

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  • Thanh Nguyen talks about his passion for innovation

    Thanh Nguyen talks about his passion for innovation

    Meet Thanh Nguyen, director, Transportation Fastening Group at YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. Thanh has been working at YKK for 13 years and is one of the recipients of the 2020 YKK Patent Awards. He’s also...

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  • Easy to Sew ® Face Mask with Filter Pocket (Pleated Version)*

    Here at YKK, we are guided by our founder’s Philosophy of the “Cycle of Goodness,” the idea that no one prospers without rendering benefit to others. We are tirelessly working alongside our...

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  • Ways to give back amidst Coronavirus Pandemic- A letter from Tim Harvey

    Ways to give back amidst Coronavirus Pandemic- A letter from Tim Harvey

    Tim Harvey, director of finance at Tape Craft Corporation, shares a heartfelt message about the importance of giving back in times of crisis. I have the privilege of writing about YKK Fundamental...

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  • One Conversation at a Time- Paige Plaskonos

    One Conversation at a Time- Paige Plaskonos

    Meet Paige Plaskonos, dye lab supervisor at YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. in Macon, GA. She’s been working at YKK since August 2019. We asked Paige to talk about her experience as a recent graduate and about...

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  • YKK Colombia S.A.S. donates beds and kitchen stove to Vira, a foundation supporting homeless seniors

    YKK Colombia S.A.S. donates beds and kitchen stove to Vira, a foundation supporting homeless seniors

    Generosity is not an act of charity; it is a mutual aid between forces that fight for a common good, which is why YKK Colombia S.A.S. is proud to partner with Vira, a local non-profit organization...

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  • YKK Mexicana S.A. de C.V. joins the #UnDiaSinMujeres (A Day Without Women) national strike, to end violence against women across the country

    YKK Mexicana S.A. de C.V. joins the #UnDiaSinMujeres (A Day Without Women) national strike, to end violence against women across the country

      At YKK Mexicana S.A. de C.V., we promote our Core Values ​​every day and we believe in the Cycle of Goodness, the idea that “No one prospers without rendering the benefit of the others.” That is...

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  • YKK Signs Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action

    YKK Signs Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action

    YKK Corporation, a global leader in the manufacturing of zippers and other fastening products, today announced that it has become a signatory to the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action.

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  • Yoshida Scholarship Foundation – Carter Center Internship application now open

    Yoshida Scholarship Foundation – Carter Center Internship application now open

    YKK Corporation’s educational foundation, The Yoshida Scholarship Foundation, is currently seeking Japanese nationals to participate in a 9-12 month paid internship at The Carter Center in Atlanta.

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  • YKK Develops New Magnet Zipper

    YKK Develops New Magnet Zipper

    YKK has developed a new zipper that closes using magnetic force. We aim to begin mass production in fiscal year 2021. Magnet zippers are open-end zippers[1] designed to be closed easily using...

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  • Toni Maney has been setting a positive example for women to succeed in their careers for forty years

    Toni Maney has been setting a positive example for women to succeed in their careers for forty years

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  • YKK Mexicana S.A. de C.V. team facilitates workshops for fashion students in Mexico1:14

    YKK Mexicana S.A. de C.V. team facilitates workshops for fashion students in Mexico

    Here at YKK, we believe in supporting the next generation of fashion designers. Last week, our colleagues from YKK Mexicana S.A. de C.V. spoke to a group of students at Universidad de Londres and Univ

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  • Meet Shadé Olabisi, the designer keeping inclusivity at the forefront of her fashion line

    Meet Shadé Olabisi, the designer keeping inclusivity at the forefront of her fashion line

    Meet Shadé Olabisi, the designer keeping inclusivity at the forefront of her fashion line The post Meet Shadé Olabisi, the designer keeping inclusivity at the forefront of her fashion line...

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  • 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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