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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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  • Protecting firefighters from common firefighter safety and health hazards

    Protecting firefighters from common firefighter safety and health hazards

    As a manufacturer of heat and fire resistant NFPA compliant fasteners, YKK understands the importance of taking preventative measures to protect firefighters.  We thought you might find the...

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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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  • YKK Canada’s Alexandre Saade volunteers with the Club Lions Laval Renaissance to benefit people in his community

    YKK Canada’s Alexandre Saade volunteers with the Club Lions Laval Renaissance to benefit people in his community

    Alexandre Saade, assistant project manager at YKK Canada, is a member of Club Lions Laval Renaissance, an organization that raises money through volunteer activities to benefit people in the Laval...

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  • YKK Mexicana and YKK Snap Fasteners Manufactura Mexico are working together to become a more sustainable manufacturing company

    YKK Mexicana and YKK Snap Fasteners Manufactura Mexico are working together to become a more sustainable manufacturing company

    Like YKK’s other manufacturing companies in the North and Central America region, YKK Mexicana, YKK’s zipper manufacturer in Mexico, and YKK Snap Fasteners Manufactura Mexico, YKK’s snap and...

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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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  • YKK Colombia implements the 3Rs:  Reduce, Reuse and Recycle as part of its environmental practices

    YKK Colombia implements the 3Rs: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle as part of its environmental practices

    By implementing the 3R's: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, YKK Colombia encourages its employees to recycle waste.

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  • YKK North and Central America region celebrates International Women’s Day

    YKK North and Central America region celebrates International Women’s Day

    Today and everyday we honor the work of our female colleagues around the world. To celebrate, we are joining the International Women’s Day organization as they explore this year’s theme...

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  • YKK (U.S.A.) Inc.’s Margaret Mimbs teaches at the company’s talent training center

    YKK (U.S.A.) Inc.’s Margaret Mimbs teaches at the company’s talent training center

    Margaret Mimbs trains new hires on fastener manufacturing at the YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. Talent Education Center in Macon, Georgia.

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  • How to protect your workers from an arc flash incident

    How to protect your workers from an arc flash incident

    Learn all of the necessary precautions to take including making your workers wear personal protective equipment to help protect them from an arc flash incident.

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  • YKK Becomes Only Zipper Manufacturer in Bangladesh to be Certified by Alliance

    YKK Becomes Only Zipper Manufacturer in Bangladesh to be Certified by Alliance

    In December 2018, YKK Bangladesh Pte Ltd became the only zipper manufacturer in Bangladesh to be certified by the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety. The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety...

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  • How to properly match a zipper color to your garment

    How to properly match a zipper color to your garment

    Matching your fabric color with the YKK Color Card for zippers under a D65 light source will minimize a difference in color between the zipper and the fabric.

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  • YKK El Salvador implements many sustainable practices to help preserve the environment

    YKK El Salvador implements many sustainable practices to help preserve the environment

    YKK El Salvador helps to educate its local community by involving students and teachers from a local school in its annual tree planting day.

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  • How to maintain and repair the zipper in your boots

    How to maintain and repair the zipper in your boots

    Properly maintaining the zippers in your boots will help to extend the life of your boots

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  • Innovation and sustainability go hand in hand at YKK

    Innovation and sustainability go hand in hand at YKK

    John Edward Holliday Jr., senior product development manager at YKK (U.S.A) Inc., shares his thoughts about the relationship between innovation and sustainability in the manufacturing sector. Why...

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  • YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. joins the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC)

    YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. joins the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC)

    We are pleased to announce that YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC). The Sustainable Apparel Coalition is an industry-wide group working to reduce the...

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  • YKK sponsors North American International Auto Show 2019 Charity Preview Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

    YKK sponsors North American International Auto Show 2019 Charity Preview Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

    You may know YKK best for the zippers in your jeans and jackets, but did you know that YKK makes many products for the transportation industry? Take a look at this video, filmed at the 2019 North...

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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 AP America Inc. is committed to protecting the natural environment where its plant is located

    YKK AP America Inc. is committed to protecting the natural environment where its plant is located

    YKK AP America's manufacturing center is located on 204 acres of land in Dublin, Georgia, and it maintains 120 acres of the land as a natural habitat.

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