Within this blog we aim to highlight the different types of Zips available from Calico Laine and also there different intended uses.
At Fabric-World we stock vast range of colours and sizes in different types of zips. Listed below are the zips with a description for their uses:
Bulk Buy Trebla Zips: These zips are dress weight closed end zip. These are ideal to be used in dresses; cushion covers or when a light weight closed end zip is required. Available in sizes from 10’’ up to 22’’ and in over 50 different colours, these zips represent excellent choice and value for money.
YKK Basque Zips: Open ended light weight concealed zips. These Zips get used mainly in dresses, corsets and clothes that require a light weight open end zip. These are available in sizes 10’’ up to 16’’. Available only in Black, Ivory and White.
YKK Brass Zips: An open end ended jacket weight zip. These zips are designed to be used in jackets, cardigans or coats. A truly versatile zip that we have sold for many years with excellent results. Available in 22’’-30’’ in size and in 5 colours.
YKK Concealed Zips: This range of zips are designed to be used in bridal dresses, evening dresses or wherever an invisible zip is required. The excellent thing about concealed (invisible zips) is that once in the garment, the only part f the zip you can see is the pull. This finishing touch really helps keep the clean lines looking smart on bridal dresses or evening dresses. These zips only come in certain sizes, but worry not. If you are requiring an exact length concealed zips can be cut down to fit your requirements.
YKK Dress Zips: These dress zips have the same uses as the Trebla Bulk Buy zips but are available to buy individually. The YKK Dress Zips also start at 4’’ as well offering more choice of sizes. Both products work exceptionally well; it’s a matter of personal choice and quantity requirements.
YKK Heavy Duty Metal Zips: Our range of heavy duty zips are YKK size number 8 and ideal to be used in motorcycle leathers, leather jackets or whenever a robust extra strong zip is needed. Available in sizes 14’’- 30’’. Available in black only.
YKK Jeans Zips: Heavy, short zips designed to be used in jeans or with denim. Available in 4’’ up to 8’’, in selected colours. The choice of colours available varies according to colour.
YKK Metal Open End Zips: This selection of zips are a mid weight zip designed for use in jackets, coats or even cardigans. These are YKK number 5 in width. Available in sizes 10’’ up to 36’’ and in 8 colours these zips offer a great choice. Recently theses zips have been seen on dresses, bags and also shoes as an extra fashion addition.
YKK Nickel Trouser Zips: These zips are used in trousers or smart formal pants. Available in 7’’ through to 10’’ and in 9 colours. These zips are closed end.
YKK Nylon Open End Zips: These zips are open ended and ideal for use in jackets and coats. The YKK Nylon Open End Zips offer an excellent choice in both colour and sizes. The sizes start at 4’’ and go through to 36’’ (30’’-36’’ selected colours only). These zips represent great value for money starting from as little as £1.59.
YKK Plastic Open End Zips: A very similar zip to the Nylon Open End but a slightly heavier duty zip. The intended uses are the same and often it’s a matter of personal choice between the Plastic Open End and the Nylon Open end. Available in 10’’ up to 36’’ and in over 15 colours.
YKK Reversible Zips: Reversible zips are open ended zips that can be used when both sides of the zip need to be used. An example of this would be in jacket that is reversible. The zip pull needs to be used on both sides and this is just what this zip does. Only available in selected sizes and colours. Black and Navy only and 22’’ -30’’ sizes only.
YKK Two Way Zips: These zips are open ended and can be opened from both ends. As with the reversible zips the Two Way Zips are only available in selected sizes and colours. Black and Navy only and 22’’ -30’’ sizes only.
YKK Tent Zips: These zips are extra long. The available sizes are 72’’, 96’’ and 120’’. These are an opened zip and can be used in tents or sleeping bags. In 72’’ the tent zips are available in Beige and Black. Above 72’’ they are only available in Beige. These are YKK size number 5.
I hope this blog has helped with your choice of zip. There really is so much available it can sometimes be a little confusing. If you do require help or advice please call us on 0151 336 3939 and one of the Calico Laine team will be happy to help.
As always any comments or suggestions on this blog are welcome,
Until next time,