New zipper collection made from ocean plastic
YKK’s collection of sustainable trims is aimed at reducing carbon emissions, toxic chemicals, and water use. In addition to Natulon Ocean Sourced, the collection features the GreenRise zipper, the first in the industry to use plant-based polyester, thereby achieving a 30% reduction in petroleum usage, organic cotton zippers, and the original Natulon zipper, which recycles approx. 3,600 plastic bottles (29 g/bottle) per 10,000 zippers (60 cm length).
Also included in the collection are zippers made using the company’s Eco-Dye dyeing technology, which has completely eliminated the usage of water in the dyeing process, and environmentally friendly snaps and buttons made using Acro-Plating, a new plating technology that uses fewer resources to manufacture and does not use harmful plating chemicals.
The Natulon Ocean Sourced collection will debut at Ispo Munich from January 26-29, 2020 in Munich/Germany and The Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show from January 29-31, 2020 in Denver, CO/USA.