Sourced from: YKK
The mining of metal for uses in zippers and studs for jeans can cause a multitude of environmental impacts that are felt for generations. Outland Denim is reducing its impact by using YKK as a supplier of zippers. It is part of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals Initiative (ZDHC), which aims to reduce the usage of hazardous chemicals and their discharge into the environment. YKK are also Standard 100 by OEKO-TEXⓇ Certified as evidence that their products and practices have been tested against harmful substances. YKK take a holistic approach to supporting their workers by providing free health examinations and various other avenues of support and benefits.
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