” TOP-SECRET MATERIALS MAKE PRODUCTS MORE CONVENIENT, COMFORTABLE, SAFE—AND FUN ” 2016.02
Childrenswear manufacturers increasingly rely on top-secret materials that make products more convenient, comfortable, safe—and fun.
Metal snaps don’t only pose the risk of ripping the thin fabric often used in baby clothing—if they become detached or a prong isn’t secure, they can pose a serious hazard. Japanese brand Kaji Tech Co. Ltd. is bringing its plastic snaps stateside. Not many Americans know about them yet, but U.S.A.-branch Managing Director Maki Koga says that these fasteners are a huge hit with Japanese moms. According to Koga, they are both durable and gentle. He says UNIQLO has snatched up the snaps, and mentions that Gerber has expressed interest in these safer alternatives, too. Also, check out plastic snaps by Babyville Boutique.