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Bacteria makes blue jeans green

They can be tight, flared, ripped at the knee. Jeans come in all styles and colours these days, but one hue will always be synonymous with the world's favourite garment: indigo blue. To satisfy the world's seemingly insatiable demand for blue denim, more than 45,000 tonnes of indigo dye are produced every year, with much of the waste making its way into rivers and streams, conservationists say. On Monday, scientists announced they had developed a greener method to produce the coveted tint -- using lab-grown bacteria.…

YKK: What do these letters on your jeans/jacket zip mean

You must have noticed YKK written on zips of most of the products you use on daily basis. Do you know what these three English alphabet letters mean? The Japanese company, YKK is the world’s largest zipper producer. It was founded in 1934 by a Japanese man Tadao Yoshida. YKK stands for Yoshida Kōgyō Kabushiki. It is a Japanese manufacturing group spread all over the world. Yoshida Kōgyō Kabushiki in English means Yoshida Industries Limited. The YKK group does not just manufacture zips but buttons, snaps, buckles…