Talon International pioneered the creation and implementation of complex trim outsourcing programs for large apparel manufacturers. Garment manufacturers worldwide can order trim packages, consisting of woven and printed labels, buttons, rivets, printed marketing, zippers and thread as well as any other type of trim or accessory product. These products are ordered and delivered by garment style, or if preferred, on a cut-by-cut delivery directly to sewing and finishing plants around the globe. With end-to-end production and a global team of experts at your fingertips, partnering with Talon for your trim needs provides seamless solutions for all of your design needs.
Paper trim and related print marketing pieces are an essential aspect of creating retail appeal for nearly every garment. From adhesive leg stickers and PVC hangtags to pocket flashers and size jokers, our state-of-the-art, multi-national printing operations offer top-quality, full-color printing with precise registration, crisp production of photography and a wide range of special effects—including metallic inks, foil, and die-cutting of unusual shapes and stunning finishing processes.
Labels are the primary method of brand identification. Whether they are woven or printed, labels are an essential part of every garment. Our
Buttons are a tactile part of every design that your customer will touch every time they put on their garments. From shiny metallics to custom matte finishes and everything in between, we're here to help create a unique solution for your product.
Our decorative patches are standard for the waistband of jeans and suitable for virtually any other garment, including sweaters, jackets, and even surf wear. Whether you need leather, colorful rubber, or items intricately embroidered, we can assist you in designing the latest look, on time and on budget.
Heat Transfer labels are durable, cost effective & aesthetically pleasing. Our heat seals can be applied to various fabrications, enhancing brand DNA.
Simple details can make a great impact. Unique tapes, cords, and cord ends can help your brand stand out and enhance product value.
Your customers first impression is our priority. Our creative team is at the ready to bring your designs to life and help you connect with your target customers by providing an unforgettable experience.
FROM A TO Z-I-P-P-E-R
Talon offers a full range of zippers for use in a wide variety of applications including ready-to-wear, outerwear, footwear, kids apparel, performance gear, backpacks, handbags, luggage and whatever else your imagination comes up with. Our zippers are made in metal, coil and molded plastic, and are available in a variety of specialty finishes and configurations. As the inventors of the original zipper, Talon truly has a zipper to meet every possible need.
CUSTOMIZED DESIGN SOLUTIONS
Talon zippers are available in hundreds of standard colors, styles and finishes. Can’t find that elusive shade anywhere on our extensive color cards? Not a problem. Custom dye-to-match tapes and zippers can be quickly created to match the color of any sample or electronic data file.
The slider does the work of opening and closing a zipper. There are a wide variety of sliders to choose from, with many designed for specific applications. Our zipper sliders are available in numerous styles including short and long tabs, double tabs, single and dual functioning, Talon Vintage, KidsZips®, Footwear Zips, reversible, and more. Our associates can help select the best type of slider for your unique application.
A zipper is only as good as the tape used to support it. That’s why Talon offers an extensive selection of quality tapes. From woven tapes of high quality 100% texturized polyester for the utmost in color retention and durability to specialty and dyeable tapes to blend seamlessly with your design, we offer a large selection of tested and proven tapes to work with any design application.
Talon offers a variety of zipper finishes in numerous tones and shades from classic brass to antiqued copper, high polished silver to bright nickel. With so many options, you’re bound to find the perfect solution to complement your design.
The rich, solid hand of genuine metal elements imparts a sense of value and permanence to your products. Made of durable, tarnish resistant brass alloys, Talon metal zippers are offered in a multitude of metal finishes to compliment any designer’s pallet.
Whoever said they don’t make ‘em like they used to has never seen Talon Zips made. One could say these zippers are a faithful reproduction of the zippers that helped build America and win the war. Then again, the word “reproduction” doesn’t cover their authenticity. Durable, soft polyester tapes have the look and feel of the original cotton tapes, but none of their problems. Perfect for vintage looks, modern retro or zipper-centric designs, Vintage Zips are the greatest zippers from the greatest generation.
Bottom Jean Zippers
Most zippers are just made to work. But WorkZip is made for work. Real work. The kind where kuckles bleed, knees burn and incredible things get built. WorkZips are designed to reduce the “hinging” or “knuckling” that occurs when traditional zippers get twisted or compressed during labor intensive jobs. Heavy-duty brass teeth, increased crosswise strength and 120 years of experience combine to make Talon’s WorkZip the one zipper that can stand up to any job. Because you have bigger things to worry about.
Talon FR zippers are specially designed, tested and guaranteed to withstand high temperatures and demanding environments. Talon FR zippers are created to survive the entire lifetime of heavy workwear garments. These zippers perform at higher levels of safety for increased durability in high-risk workwear applications. NFPA 2112 compliant, Talon FR means protection you can count on.
Talon’s electroplated coil zippers are a coil alternative to metal zippers. Their shiny appearance gives a metallic appearance on lightweight and flexible coil zippers.
Talon’s AquaTight Water Resistant coil zippers are great for outerwear, activewear, jackets, coats, parkas…any garment where exposure to the elements is a concern. Special tapes with water resistant coatings keep the moisture on the outside and the garment wearer warm and dry on the inside.
When it comes to your children’s clothing, safety is obviously first. That’s why Talon’s KidZip products are designed to exceed global safety requirements by a large margin. This includes strength requirements aimed at stopping small parts from breaking off and becoming choking hazards. KidZip products are manufactured to meet all substance standards, including being both lead and nickel-free. And all raw materials used, including paints, are AZO-free. To put it another way, we’ve taken care of all the worrying about the safety of these zippers so you can worry about creating the next great piece of children’s clothing.
Being in a shoe is rough life for a zipper. That’s why Talon’s FootZip is designed to work for the entire life of your shoe designs. Special sliders with strengthened bodies prevent distortion failure and mismeshing. High-shrinkage sewing thread creates a tighter, more rigid attachment of coil teeth and zipper tape. And wider width tapes help you add strength to your design.
Talon International guarantees that our zippers, as shipped, will meet or exceed agreed upon performance specifications. We cannot guarantee against the effects of special processes, treatments and washes used during garment manufacturing which are beyond our control. Zippers should be tested for after-wash appearance, as certain finishes have a tendency to change after enzyme or chemical washes. Customers are advised to fully test zippers under actual production conditions to determine suitability in their applications.
Tekfit is Talon's newest division, delivering cutting-edge product innovation to the apparel industry. Tekfit incorporates the patented creation of stretch technology into complex garment solutions to create stretchable waistbands, collar stands, and more for major apparel manufacturers worldwide. Utilizing our unique patented process, our direct supervision and extensive manufacturing know-how, garment manufacturers can now transform standard non-flexible fabrics into remarkable fabrics able to stretch, expand and then recover back to its original size, creating some of the most comfortable garments in the industry. The possibilities are endless.
Talon has partnered with a Japanese technology company to develop its oxo-biodegradable plastic bags. This technology has been awarded the US patent 6,482,872. Additives that enable plastic to oxo-biodegrade are currently sold in more than 20 countries. Applications for oxo-biodegradable plastics range from packaging materials, diapers, covers for agriculture, medical masks, to balloons for events. See example of product samples below. There are many more available upon request.