YKK’s GreenRise™ zipper has received the “2019 Good Design Best 100” award from the Japan Design Promotion Association. The “Good Design Best 100” recipients are chosen from among all 2019 Good Design Award recipients based on overall product excellence in terms of aesthetics, proposals, and possibilities.
GreenRise™ reduces fossil fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in the product cycle by replacing polyester, which is derived from conventional fossil fuels and is the main material used in zippers, with plant-derived polyester made from sugarcane molasses, a by-product generated during the sugar production process.
This award recognizes YKK’s attitude towards eco-friendly product development and its influence on the subsidiary materials industry.
Details on GreenRise™ can be found here: https://ykknorthamerica.com/product/greenrise/.
GreenRise™ will be exhibited at the “GOOD DESIGN EXHIBITION 2019” (https://www.g-mark.org/gde2019/) to be held on October 31 - November 4, 2019 at TOKYO MIDTOWN.