As we work towards building a more sustainable fashion industry and contribute to the conservation of the environment, we’re excited to be collaborating with IDEAL Fastener Corporation, a leading supplier of premium quality zippers with a long-standing commitment to improving the planet through sustainability initiatives and innovation. In 2007, the company produced the world’s first-ever zipper created from recycled polyester, with the goal to reduce waste and create more environmentally- responsible processes.
This partnership will bring our users an exclusive library of IDEAL Earth digital zippers, the company’s eco-conscious collection that has been manufactured for over 10 years. These zippers are constructed with REPREVE® polyester, which is in fact made out of recycled water bottles and through a unique process, converted into high-quality, comfortable, and durable zippers.
Whether it’s for jackets, bottoms, or handbags, by utilizing more sustainable zippers throughout the design processes, apparel companies can effectively conserve more water, cut back on carbon emissions and greenhouse gases, and ultimately prevent millions of plastic bottles from ending up in landfills and oceans.
The IDEAL Earth 1.0 eco-friendly zipper library is available to all VStitcher users in the 2021.1.1 Edition update. Currently, the library will consist of a variety of different zippers for users to choose from and add to their garments for sustainable manufacturing.
We look forward to growing our sustainable zipper collection in the near future and see our users incorporate more eco-friendly assets into their workflow.
The updated edition also includes a new fastener library from Edicate, and of course, we have the soon-to-grow library of YKK zippers. All aimed to provide a variety of options that best suits your design needs.