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YKK CORPORATION - Silver Partner of the Arts of Fashion International Student Competition


THE ARTS OF FASHION FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES A THREE-YEAR PARTNERSHIP WITH YKK

The Arts of Fashion Foundation announces a three-year partnership with YKK Corporation in support of the Arts of Fashion international fashion student competition. This meaningful partnership is the result of the work done by the Foundation for the young generation of designers worldwide since 2002.
YKK - a Japanese group of manufacturing companies, pushing for sustainable growth, while adhering to age-old principles of craftsmanship and contributing to society as a creative monozukuri company - continues its long-term commitment to the long-term vision and mission of the Arts of Fashion Foundation. 

Monozukuri - The art, science and craft of making things with a dedication to continuous improvement, as well as an emphasis on the thing that is being made and the act of making." 

YKK Group has always met its challenges through the use of the company philosophy, the "Cycle of Goodness" and the YKK Management Principle, "YKK Seeks Corporate Value of Higher Significance." Even today, after developing its core fastening products and architectural products businesses in 73 nations/regions all over the world, its stance remains the same and meets diversified needs by stepping up its technological development and innovation, creating new value. 
YKK Group continues to promote its corporate activities in all of its businesses, while taking a comprehensive approach to reducing its environmental impact and protecting and preserving nature and biodiversity. One of its basic management principles is contributing to the growth of a sustainable society. This principle represents its responsibility for the future.

The Arts of Fashion Foundation is a San Francisco-based non-profit organization. The Arts of Fashion Foundation is dedicated to fostering international cultural exchange through the creation of a variety of educational programs meant to facilitate critical thinking and advance the field of fashion among artists, designers, scholars and students. The Arts of Fashion international fashion student competition is one of its main programs.

The Arts of Fashion Foundation is proud of this long-term relationship with YKK Corporation, which began in 2007, sharing values, principles and same philosophy of the “Cycle of Goodness: No one prospers without rendering benefit to others."

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The Arts of Fashion Foundation is a San Francisco-based 501(c)(3), public, non-profit organization, linking both academics and professionals alike and is dedicated in fostering international cultural exchange through the creation of a variety of educational programs meant to facilitate critical thinking and advance the field of fashion among artists, designers, scholars and students.The primary focus of the foundation is the continuous support of creativity and design process in fashion and the arts linked to it.