You can now buy zips online at Calico Laine, all of our zips are made by either Opti or YKK and come in a wide variety of colours, sizes and styles.


Zips are an essential tool for any sewing kit and have become a vital component of everyday life. The original name for the Zip was the "hookless fastener", and it was invented by the American engineer Whitcomb L. Judson. Today, it has evolved into one of the most commonly used mechanisms in the past and present centuries. While Zips have been a practical tool for dressmakers, commonly found in coats, jackets, dresses, and jeans, they have also transformed into a fashion accessory in recent years. From bags and purses to jewellery and hair accessories, Zips have become a stylish and functional element.

At Calico Laine, we offer a wide range of Zips for various purposes such as dressmaking, crafts, and soft furnishings. Our inventory includes Metal Zips, Plastic Zips, Dress Zips, and Concealed Zips. Additionally, we also offer larger Zips that are ideal for sports holdalls, tents, and sleeping bags. Our stock primarily consists of YKK and Opti branded Zips, and we offer highly competitive pricing.

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