Browzwear, a specialist in 3D design and development software for the apparel industry, is to integrate YKK Corp fasteners into its digital platform.

The tie-up will enable designers to easily incorporate 3D models of YKK products into their designs, freely moving and visualising them in photo-realistic 3D as they create. The specifications for the fasteners will also be included in Browzwear's Tech Pack along with other manufacturing instructions, making the production process faster and potentially error-free. 

YKK's fastening solutions including zippers, plastic hardware, hook and loop fasteners, webbing tapes, and snaps and buttons. 

"A zipper may seem simple, but designing and manufacturing with that zipper is actually complex," explains says Sharon Lim, co-founder and CEO of Browzwear. "With YKK's products available in our platform in true-to-life 3D, we're changing that, and we feel confident that our customers will benefit from the ability to work faster and smarter."

Takashi Tsukumo, executive vice president, global marketing group, YKK Corporation, adds: "Browzwear, which shares YKK's vision for a more innovative, sustainable and efficient fashion industry, is an ideal partner for us. We look forward to working closely with the company to build pioneering solutions that will achieve those goals."