The YKK London Showroom is a unique resource for designers, students and customers, based in the heart of Shoreditch at 154 Commercial Street.
Visitors can get advice on their project or design needs from experts, be inspired by examples of fastening possibilities, and see first-hand the extensive YKK product range: including zippers, snap and buttons, fabric tapes, plastic products, and other fasteners that are ideal for use across fashion design. The showroom holds a vast range of products and samples as well as inspiring exhibitions, displays and events.
Showcasing and celebrating creativity is at the heart of the YKK London Showroom activities. The large window facing onto Shoreditch High Street has hosted many exhibitions of emerging designers and students’ work to inspire visitors and passers-by.
Inside there are dedicated areas for various activities such as exhibiting and championing students and young designers’ work, collaborative projects with designers and artists, as well as special fastening product displays.
There are more than ten trend collections of fastening catalogues that are on permanent display allowing designers to be inspired by the latest innovations and the most technical and interesting possibilities.
Rather than showing any standard products, the exhibitions present a wide range of zippers with a strong fashion appeal and unique designs, helping to turn creative visions into a reality.
We have a unique range of zippers in stock in various specifications so that customers can immediately buy items that suit their needs. Within our Excella stock, we have special element shapes, sizes and colours. Customers may choose their desired pull-tab from a range of standard designs and have it attached to a zipper on the spot. Customers can also place production orders directly with the showroom for small bespoke or sample orders as well as larger bulk production orders.
The YKK London Showroom supports students in many different ways: offering a specialised student workshop that gives the students technical knowledge and understanding about the different parts and functions of a zip or snap and buttons.
We also offer advice about zips and snaps regarding the design and functionality, where we can demonstrate how the zip works, where it should be stitched into a garment and how a snap is attached, showcasing the specific machinery needed for attaching them. We provide examples of zips during the workshop and if students would like to place a bespoke order, they can receive a discount.
The YKK London Showroom is a partner of the Graduate Fashion Foundation and each year the YKK Accessories Award at Graduate Fashion Week sees a new talented student win a cash prize as well as their work being displayed in the dedicated student exhibition area of the showroom.
To contact us please call or send an email:
020 7448 1331
Location – 154 Commercial Street Shoreditch
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