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Buying Guides

Zip Fasteners

Our website is unique, providing a bespoke service to purchase any zipper that customer requires in any specification in any quantity.

Please follow simple step by step specification and ordering procedure to order exact zippers that you require.

Please allow for the lead times as clearly stated, don’t forget your zipper order will be made to your exact specification. We supply the whole range of zip fasteners, for every kind of application. As there is such a wide range, if there is anything that you do not see on our site please contact us.

 

All zippers that we supply are YKK brand. YKK is the world leading manufacturer of the best quality zip fasteners.

 

FAQ

How do you measure the width of teeth?

The width required is in MM, measuring across the complete width of teeth when zip is closed

 

How do you measure the Length of the Zip?

Please refer to our zip measurement guide. The length required is in Centimetres (CM). Length A only is required.measuring the function of the zip end to end not the tape.

 

What is the difference between the various zipper functions?

One way closed end

Fixed at the bottom end with a bottom stopper so the zip does not completely separate like on a trouser fly or pocket etc.

 
 

One way open end

A box and insert pin at the bottom end allowing zip to completely separate like on the front of a jacket etc.

 
 

Two way open end

One slider on the top and one slider on the bottom and the zip can completely separate like on the front of a long coat etc.

 
 

Two way closed end O-type head to head

Fixed at both ends with bottom stoppers each end and the two sliders meet in the middle and zip is closed like on a bag or a suitcase

 
 

Two way closed end X-type bottom to bottom

One slider on the top and one slider on the bottom and the zip is closed, zip cannot completely separate like on workwear or an overall

 
 

Lead Times

All zips are bespoke – made to your exact specification in any quantity that you require. There are so many variations, combination possibilities a customer can order on our site. You must allow for lead times as stated. The zipper will all have to go through production process to give you the exact zipper that you require.

Threads

All threads that we supply are Coats brand. Coats is the world leading manufacturer of the best quality of threads. We offer the whole range of threads available, for each and every kind of application. As there is such a wide range, if there is anything that you do not see on our site please contact us.

 

Velcro® Brand

All Velcro® Hook and Loop that we supply is Velcro® Brand or made and supplied by Velcro group of companies. Velcro® Brand is the world leading manufacturer of the best quality of hook and loop products.

 

Colour Disclaimer

Although we do our best to make sure that the colours printed on our website are accurate, the actual colours will vary. In addition, subtle colour differences and textures may not be fully appreciated on some systems due to differences in monitors and / or display cards.  If EXACT COLOUR MATCH is required please purchase a colour card or send swatch for colour match.  ALL Colours shown online are for guidance and information ONLY.  Once goods are ordered we cannot cancel or return as specially made to order.

Our Story
A & N TRIMMINGS LTD Is One Of The Largest And Most Respected Distributors In The United Kingdom And Europe. With An Established Global Supply And Logistics Network. Suppliers Of A Wide Range Of Quality Fasteners, Textiles And Trimmings.
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