Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Structure of a Zipper

Learn Apparel Merchandising, Learn Fashion design.

Zipper is the most common accessories item for Garments. Mainly it is used in Denim Pants, Jackets, Jogging suit, Bags. We used the zipper in knitted sweat shirt & sweater also.

There is several different quality of zipper in market which is used for different type of garments. We will discuss the regarding the zipper category in our next post.

Structure of a Zipper

A zipper has mainly three parts in its

1)      Slider
2)      Teeth / Elements
3)      Tape

The slider joins or separates the teeth when the zipper is opened or closed. Various types of sliders are available depending on use.

Teeth / Elements
The teeth, also known as elements, are the parts on each side of a zipper that mesh, or engage, with each other when passed through the slider. When the left and the right side teeth are engaged they are called chain.


The tape is manufactured exclusively for zippers. It is usually made of polyester, but depending on use, synthetic fiber tape, vinyl tape and cotton tape are also available.


1 comment:

  1. Its a very useful things for merchandiser who should know about detailing on zipper.


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