YKK, short for Yoshida Kōgyō Kabushiki gaisha (吉田工業株式会社), is a Japanese company founded by Tadao Yoshida in Nihonbashi on January 1, 1934. The zippers of the same name are considered to be the best in the world.
OLOW is a French clothing brand, founded in 2006 in Montreuil (Paris suburb) by two friends, Mathieu Sorosina and Valentin Porcher. Each of the collections is an invitation to travel, to discover, to meet people or to meet artists. Collaborations are the essence of the brand. More than a hundred illustrators, photographers, painters, tattoo artists... (some of them internationally known such as Jean Jullien, Supakitch, Lucas Beaufort or Steven Harrington) have collaborated with OLOW at the moment. All the production is located in Portugal, about sixty kilometers from Porto. The factories are family owned, and each of our partners on site ensures the well-being of their employees, both in terms of wages and working conditions. In terms of materials, they mainly prefer environmentally friendly ones: organic cotton, linen, recycled wool, Italian spinning, water-based ink screen printing. Founded by Nassim Lahrèche, Atelier Tokyo Noir is an independent graphic design house based in Nantes.