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YKK conducts conservation activities to preserve Kurobe, Japan’s natural groundwater
13 Nov 2017
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YKK Corporation has just released a new video entitled “The Relationship Between the Groundwater of Kurobe and YKK,” which is about conservation activities conducted by YKK to preserve Kurobe, Japan’s natural groundwater.  Kurobe City, Toyama Prefecture is the technological hub and main manufacturing and development center for YKK, and it is also blessed with an […]

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How to choose the correct zipper for your handbag
07 Nov 2017
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    When you say “handbag” there can be many different interpretations, including backpack, baguette, handbag, cross body bag, tote bag, clutch bag and bucket bag, and in some instances, handbags are referred to as a purse or shoulder bag. The history of bags and purses goes back to the earliest stages of civilization when […]

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YKK Honduras renovates Dr. Leonardo Martinez V. public school
20 Oct 2017
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In February of 2017, YKK Honduras began remodeling the Dr. Leonardo Martinez V public school.  The company made the decision to do this after receiving a letter in October of 2016 from the principal of the school asking for help in remodeling the school.  This project involved remodeling five toilets and placing ceramic tile on […]

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What are the advantages to having a zippered mattress cover?
05 Oct 2017
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For decades, consumers have been purchasing spring mattresses. However, recently consumers have been switching to foam mattresses because they can be ordered online in what is known as a bed-in-a-box, and they mold to the contours of your body offering individualized pressure relief.  The foam mattresses also come with a soft removable cover known as […]

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YKK’s Product Preview for the IFAI Expo 2017
22 Sep 2017
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YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. and Tape Craft Corporation will be exhibiting at booth # 2129 at the  IFAI (Industrial Fabrics Association International) Expo in New Orleans from Sep. 27 – Sep. 29.  YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. and Tape Craft Corporation are a part of the Show Stopper program featuring innovative YKK® and Tape Craft® brand products. YKK’s […]

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YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. in Marietta, Georgia collects eye glasses for National Vision Month
21 Sep 2017
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Since 1949, the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation’s vision has been “building a better tomorrow by bringing individuals into a world of sight and sound.” One Georgia Lions Lighthouse goal is to close the gap on 2 million Georgians who are uninsured. The foundation provides access to low-cost vision and hearing services. In May of 2016, […]

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Join YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. and Tape Craft Corporation at the IFAI Expo!
13 Sep 2017
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Join YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. and Tape Craft Corporation at the IFAI (Industrial Fabrics Association International) Expo in New Orleans on September 27-29, 2017. The IFAI Expo is a dynamic textile tradeshow, featuring three show floor areas; specialty fabrics, advanced textiles and shade & weather protection.  The show will host traditional market suppliers from fabric, equipment and hardware to services needed to […]

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YKK releases new animated short “Fastening Days 3”
07 Sep 2017
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YKK has released the third video in the “Fastening Days” trilogy, which thus far have had a total of 13 million views from around the world. In FASTENING DAYS 3, Yoji, Kei and Kelly, rescue the endangered city using zippers and once again feel a connection with the surrounding world. The animation is directed by […]

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YKK North & Central America Group plant trees in honor of World Environment Day
05 Sep 2017
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In 1972, World Environment Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly to raise global awareness concerning protecting nature and the planet Earth.  Every year on June 5th, YKK Group offices around the world plant trees to recognize this special day.

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Austrian footwear designer, Carolin Holzuber, exhibits in YKK Europe’s London Showroom
16 Aug 2017
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We are sharing the following article from the YKK London Showroom from Anna Stefaniak with YKK Europe.   Carolin Holzuber , (UN) COVER exhibition     aniastefaniak Our new exhibition started this week.  The Austrian footwear designer, Carolin Holzuber presents her latest, (UN) COVER, collection at the YKK London Showroom. The exhibition will be on display […]

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YKK Introduces “The Craftsmanship of YKK,” a webpage designed to educate children about YKK’s zipper making technology
02 Aug 2017
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Have you ever wondered how a zipper works?  Well, YKK has created a new web page called “The Craftsmanship of YKK,” which seeks to educate people, especially kids, about YKK’s zipper making technology. This nifty cartoon-like web page features interesting facts about how zippers open and close, as well as information on YKK’s die casting […]

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How to purchase a great pair of jeans for men
14 Jul 2017
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[View the story “How to purchase a great pair of jeans for men” on Storify]

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Organic Cotton is kinder to you and to the environment
30 Jun 2017
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Zipper Dress Designer wins YKK® photo contest
12 Jun 2017
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This year to celebrate National Zipper Day on April 29th, YKK had a photo contest, and we asked people to submit any unique photos of YKK® zippers on our Instagram page.  The winner of the contest was Autumn Lin Kietponglert, a fashion designer and dress maker from Pennsylvania.  Autumn submitted these photos featuring some of her designs […]

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Colombia is now the fashion capital of Latin America
29 May 2017
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YKK Develops ECO-DYE®, a waterless dyeing technology for zippers
08 May 2017
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As a leading company in the manufacture of fastening products, YKK is concerned with protecting the world’s water resources and eliminating substance that are harmful to the environment.  To address these concerns, YKK has developed a waterless dyeing process for dyeing zippers at its factory in Kurobe, Japan where it is currently testing this new […]

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YKK Congratulates Winners of the MFA Fabrication Excellence Awards
17 Apr 2017
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YKK congratulates the following winners of the Marine Fabricator Association’s Fabrication Excellence Awards.  The Fabrication Excellence Awards contest is designed to recognize excellence in Marine Fabrication, and two different awards are given out including an Award of Excellence and Outstanding Achievement.  YKK was really excited to have our products used in these innovative marine designs. […]

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Young Designer uses YKK® zippers in a unique way to design a leather clutch purse
04 Apr 2017
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by Beth Whelchel, YKK Corporation of America Bianca Chong is a fashion design student who won the YKK Fastening Award at the International Talent Support 2015 contest in Trieste, Italy. She won this award for her clever use of YKK’s VISLON® flat zipper with a mirror-like finish in designing a leather clutch purse. Here is […]

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The Industrial Fabrics Association Offers a Student Competition
20 Mar 2017
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For any students who are interested in a textile industry career, the IFAI (Industrial Fabrics Association International) is having Student Design Competitions.  Students have until Monday, May 15, 2017 to submit projects for this competition.  Each project must use textiles as a major component, and any project completed within the last year is eligible. The […]

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Denim is coming back as athleisure wear plateaus
14 Mar 2017
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[View the story “Athleisure wear sales are slowing as denim sales pick up.” on Storify]

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Durable Luggage Contains Quality Zippers
06 Mar 2017
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[View the story “How does the quality of a zipper affect your luggage overall?” on Storify]

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How to Maintain an Excellent Safety Culture
21 Feb 2017
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By Jerod Gandy, Safety Manager, Tape Craft Corporation, Oxford, Alabama Maintaining a Culture of Safety Awareness Has its Rewards At Tape Craft Corporation, the safety of our employees is very important to us.  Tape Craft’s management and employees work tirelessly to maintain a culture of safety awareness and looking out for each other!  Having an excellent safety […]

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FAQ: Removing Stains from Denim Garments
07 Feb 2017
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 How to Remove Stains from Denim Garments Removing stains from denim garments caused by metal dust particles from a zipper is easy.  Since the stains appear on the surface of the fabric, you can simply wash the garment with an organic solvent. The Causes of Stains on Denim Garments These stains are caused by manufacturers stone […]

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YKK, Mad Water Debut ‘Made in USA’ Waterproof Zippers
24 Jan 2017
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Great Hunting Gear Requires Near Perfect Camo
10 Jan 2017
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by Tim Russell, Tape Craft Corporation, Oxford, Alabama At one time hunting wild game was a necessity for survival. Its roots run deep in both tradition and ancestry.  In fact hunting, fishing and even gardening are considered fun activities for a great number of people. These activities that people do for fun now have their […]

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Design for a difference
20 Dec 2016
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Welcome – John Smith, President, YKK (U.S.A.) Inc.
09 Aug 2016
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It is my great pleasure to introduce to you the new YKK North & Central America Group fastening website, www.ykknorthamerica.com, which has been designed to replace our current fastening websites within the North and Central America region.  With this new website, we hope to demonstrate our Cycle of Goodness philosophy which states, “No one prospers […]

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YKK releases new animated short “Fastening Days 2”
02 Aug 2016
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YKK has released the second episode in our video series “Fastening Days.” This is the sequel to our first animated film, which was released in Oct 2014. Please check it out!

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The YKK 80 Building Becomes the First Office Building in Japan to Obtain Top LEED-BD+C (Core and Shell) Certification (Platinum)
29 May 2016
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YKK Fudosan (Real Estate) Co., Ltd. (Head office: 1, Kanda Izumi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) obtained top LEED-BD+C (Core and Shell) certification (Platinum) for its YKK80 Building. It was the first such certification for a new office building in Japan. In LEED* certification, the site, water efficiency, materials, indoor environment and energy are among the areas that […]

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