Students & Schools

The YKK London Showroom supports students in many different ways: offering a specialised student workshop that gives students technical knowledge and understanding about the different parts and functions of a zip or snap and buttons. 

We offer advice about zips, snap and buttons; demonstrating their functionality, where they should be attached, and showcasing specific machinery required for attaching them.
Zip samples are provided during our workshop and students will also receive a discount if they wish to place a bespoke order.

Special project collaboration with University of Northampton


YKK has always been a dedicated supporter of emerging design talent, not only through its workshops for students and exhibition displays at the Showroom but also historically supporting students and graduates through various projects, and in recent years as a sponsor and partner of Graduate Fashion Week. YKK London Showroom is and has been the sponsor of the Graduate Fashion Week Accessories award for many years in a row, looking for students that show creativity and originality in their designs, have used YKK products to create their work and push the boundaries creating potential for the future of the fashion industry. Students who have a modern directional approach to the accessories arena, whether that is with millinery, shoes, bags, belts or jewellery.

You can find out more here.

Past Winners of the GFW x yKK accessories award

How-to videos

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How To Measure A Zip

Not sure where to start and finish measuring to find the zip length you need? 

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Zip Talk

New to zips or you just need some help understanding zip chat? 

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How To Attach A Button

Ever wondered how to attach a button? 

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Image 1: GFW 2019 x YKK WINDOW DISPLAY  (Left to right) Hannah Stote, Katherine Jayne Watts, and Mariah Esa Image 2: YKK Booth at GFW 2018 Image 3: Ravensbourne University in collaboration with King Pins competition judging  Image 4: Ken Xu /Qingjun Han

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