YKK

YKK, founded in Japan in 1934, offers total fastening solutions.

Summary

YKK was founded in Japan in 1934 and now operating in 71 countries around the world, YKK develops and produces a range of fastening solutions, including zippers, snaps and buttons, plastic products, hook-and-loop fasteners and webbings.

As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of fastening products, YKK cares deeply about our environmental footprint. Since the introduction in 1994 of our first zipper made from recycled material, we have focused on creating sustainable products that minimise their impact on the environment. With commitments to important industry initiatives and organisations, such as the UN Fashion Charter, the Science-based Targets for CO2 emissions reduction, and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation for the advancement of circular fashion, YKK is dedicated to creating products beneficial to people and the planet.

News

    BSR ON RESPECTFUL AND SECURE WORK ENVIRONMENTS

    The fashion value chain employs around 65 million people, the majority being female, many of whom are exposed to occupational hazards, ranging from exposure to dangerous work conditions to discrimination.1 Today, gender-based violence remains a leadi

    BETTER WORK ON BETTER WAGE SYSTEMS

    Promoting the industry-wide implementation of wages and working conditions that meet the basic needs of workers presents an opportunity for fashion brands to enhance the prosperity of the economies and people that interact with the value chain.1  

    APPAREL IMPACT INSTITUTE ON EFFICIENT USE OF RESOURCES

    Today, we see consumer industries continue to exploit Earth’s natural resources threatening biodiversity, while planetary resources, such as water and land, are limited. Optimising resource efficiency and minimising the use of natural resources are c

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