22 April 2022, Mumbai:
About the Ellen MacArthur Foundation
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is an international charity that develops and promotes the circular economy in order to tackle some of the biggest challenges of our time, such as climate change, biodiversity loss, waste, and pollution.
YKK solves the most complex fastening and attaching challenges. Since the company’s founding in Tokyo in 1934, YKK has continuously set industry standards for quality, innovation, and sustainability in the production of zippers, plastic hardware, hook and loop fasteners, webbing tapes, and snap and buttons.
YKK Corporation has joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation Network to further demonstrate the company’s commitment to advancing the circular economy.
As YKK has long been a partner to many fashion brands that engage with the Foundation to drive circularity in the fashion industry, becoming a member of the Foundation's Network was a logical step to enable deeper collaboration among various stakeholders.
With the release of the A New Textiles Economy report in 2017, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation brought the impact of the fashion industry into the spotlight and prompted many industry stakeholders to take action in order to unlock the environmental and economic benefits that a circular economy for fashion can bring to the economy, the environment, and society.
YKK has long been working to protect the planet through its products and processes and is further committed to actions and developments that are aligned with the Foundation's circular economy principles.
The circular economy is based on three key principles: eliminate waste and pollution, circulate products and materials, and regenerate nature.
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