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YKK USA Provides Sustainable Fasteners to Designers at Atlanta Sustainable Fashion Week

Updated: Sep 6, 2023

Press Release


YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. announces its collaboration with Atlanta Sustainable Fashion Week (ATLSFW) to showcase its sustainable zippers as part of designer collection pieces at the organization’s event from October 10-14, 2023. Atlanta Sustainable Fashion Week will take place at Lee + White Entertainment Complex in Atlanta’s Historic West End.

The YKK team will assist ATLSFW designers by outfitting them with sustainable zippers to feature in debut designs on the ATLSFW runway. In addition, YKK will host a workshop on September 23, 2023 called Zipper 101, introducing designers to the fundamentals of YKK® zippers including YKK’s sustainable zippers, as well as the fastening group’s sustainability initiatives. This collaboration offers emerging and established eco-friendly designers needed resources to scale their businesses.

“We are pleased to be working with ATLSFW to educate and provide designers with eco-friendly fasteners,” says YKK Senior Manager of Sustainability Brian La Plante. “Through this collaboration, ATLSFW and YKK can both play a role in helping mentor and develop the next generation of designers and create a more sustainable apparel industry.”

“Resources for emerging designers is part of the ATLSFW mission. We aim to help designers’ accessibility to resources needed to expand their brand. This amazing collaboration with YKK gets designers one step closer to leveling the playing field,” stated Tanjuria Willis, Founder of Atlanta Sustainable Fashion Week.

This press release was issued August 30, 2023. YKK is a member of SPESA.


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