Since its introduction to the fashion world in the early 1900s, the zipper has become one of the most common fastening items, up there with the button. Often taking for granted, we use it every day without noticing its significance, let alone its history.
The 23rd Hong Kong FWSS (Fashion Week for SS) ended on July 7th at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. The four-day event was organized by HKTDC (Hong Kong Trade Development Council), attracting over 13 thousand buyers across 68 regions and countries.
Applied to the printing of novelty items earlier, such as T-shirts, polyester tops, etc., heat transfer printing has now enjoyed great popularity in a variety of industries, the apparel industry in particular. It can be applied to a wide range of products, including T-shirts, sports apparel, jackets, caps, swimsuits, tote bags, crystals &rhinestones, chips, ceramic tiles, displays, signage, banners, metals, wood, mugs, etc.
Zippers come in varying types and sometimes choosing one can be a daunting and confusing task with so many options available. Not only that, but also there are many ways to classify a zipper, the difference of the slider, the functionality, the material of which it’s made, etc.
The zipper pouch is a type of flexible packaging with a plastic zip installed on its opening. There are currently 2 types of zipper pouches, either transparent or semi-transparent. They are applied to a variety of fields, including food & beverages, cosmetics, etc.
Zipper has been one of the most common fastening devices out there and has been one since the early 1900s. However, ever since its invention, the problems and malfunctions have been surrounding it. Here are the most common zipper malfunctions and practical ways to get around it.