The Original 

Founded in 1893, Talon is the original zipper company, and one of the world’s most recognized brands among apparel consumers.  As is often the case, a fashion necessity drove the invention of the first zipper when high-button boots hit the scene. With up to twenty buttons to fasten—a challenge for the most nimble and skilled—it became clear to the Talon founder that there must be an easier and less time-consuming way to put on a pair of boots.  And that single thought was the driving force behind the invention of the Talon Zipper. 

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The History of Talon

While we’re proud of Talon’s chronicled history, we stake our reputation on the quality and practicality of today’s products. The world’s leading apparel companies and designers turn to Talon for the latest in high-tech, reliable and cost-effective products.  From the M42, a reinvention of the classic metal jeans zipper, to custom-designed pulls, Talon stays fresh in the market by creating relevant and fashionable products. Talon zippers and trims are tested and approved by virtually all major brands and retailers, continuing our legacy of quality and innovation.

1893

Talon Founded

Founded in 1893, Talon is the world’s oldest and one of the largest brand name zipper makers.  For more than a century, the Talon zipper has been the industry benchmark for quality and innovation.

1896

Keeping Feet Dry for 100 Years & Counting

During the late 1800’s, Talon zippers were used in rain boots to keep feet warm and dry.

 

1902

Only the Best for Our Service Members

At the turn of the century, Talon’s trademarked zippers were stitched into Navy life vests--the ultimate indicator of quality that has stood the test of time.

1940s

The Tradition Continues

In the 1940s, Talon’s signature zippers were stitched into leather bomber jackets to keep wartime GIs safe and warm.  

 

1960s

Jeans Culture

Talon increased it’s role and visibility in the fashion industry, playing a major part in the popular jeans cultures of the 1960s. 


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1996

Acquisition of Talon Brand

Early in the 20th century the Talon brand and zipper became, and has remained, a household name. While corporate ownership of the brand changed over time, the company’s dedication to and development of superior quality products has remained. In 1996 as Tag-It Pacific, Inc. we      acquired the Talon brand.

2007

Name Changed to Talon International, Inc. 

In 2007 we changed our name to Talon International, Inc., to clearly reflect the history and heritage of our company.

2016

Talon Today

Today Talon continues to be on the forefront of apparel technology with the invention of Tekfit stretch technology, as well as the best-in-category trims, zippers and tags. We know that creating solutions and problem solving is the key to keeping and growing business.  

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