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YKK zippers: Why so many designers use them. - Slate Magazine
And in the end, the secret to YKK’s success is equally uncomplicated but equally impressive: YKK makes incredibly dependable zippers, ships them on time without fail, offers a wide range of colors, materials, and styles, and never gets badly undercut on price. The feeling in the apparel industry is that you can’t go wrong with YKK.

32c for a typical 14-inch "invisible" zipper as you'd find in a sweater. Manufacturers figure it's not worth trying to save pennies when a defective zip ruins the user experience.
business  clothing 
may 2012 by gnat
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