As part of YKK’s 2050 sustainability vision which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero by transitioning to renewable power and 100% sustainable materials, the company has stepped into the digital world with the launch of 3D zippers and other various digital assets along with immersive virtual showrooms as a way to better connect to their customers, reduce physical sampling, and promote digitization across the entire value chain.
YKK Digital Showroom – Image Courtesy of YKK
The expansion of AI and 3D design tools across YKK’s product development processes plays a major role in lowering their environmental impact and reducing sample waste throughout the approval cycle. As opposed to in-person product presentations that often require extensive travel, with the launch of the YKK digital showroom, customers will be able to leverage an entirely virtual space to discover products, visualize materials, and interact with stakeholders regardless of where they are located.
With this long-standing partnership, Browzwear users can seamlessly access a growing asset library of YKK’s eco-friendly range of digital zippers and trims directly within VStitcher. These innovative zippers are all built with climate change, material resources, water consumption, and chemical management in mind, allowing designers to create entirely eco-conscious garments.