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Posted by Hugh Harriss on 03 23 14

Riri Zippers

Riri Zippers

High End Zippers is on of the select US distributors of Riri Zippers in the leather goods and accessories trade. 

Who is Riri? Riri is one of the most widely recognized and oldest zipper manufacturers in the world. Founded in 1936, Riri has set out to provide the most high quality zipper available. They have received national recognition for being the “ultimate in quality, precision and reliability.” Riri is most often seen on top of the line items such as handbags, clothing, and luggage, as well as on brands such as Dooney & Bourke, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana and others.

The most popular Riri Zipper is made from precious metal alloys, nylon, and zamac (zamac is a family of alloys with a base metal of zinc and alloying elements of aluminum, magnesium and copper). The zippers are made in Mendrisio, Switzerland and Tirano, Italy. During production, there are at a minimum 10 steps to allow for precision in every function of the zipper. Each metal tooth is polished several times to make it as smooth as possible, and as the old saying goes, “you can rub the teeth of a Riri zipper on a woman’s silk skirt and see no zipper track lines.”

After polishing, the teeth are electroplated in a number of finishes such as brass, nickel, antique brass, antique silver, and more, in a plethora of tape colors. At the end of the process the zippers are able to withstand an impressive 160 lbs of pressure.

Riri Zippers Carried at Buckleguy

At our online store we carry a complete line of ‘continuous chain’ zippers. Continuous chain means that you are getting the zippers unfinished, giving you complete control to utilize the zipper however you please.  Zipper pulls, tops and bottom stops are sold separately and are applied by you. For the designers and crafters that wish to customize the zippers length, utility and purpose, there is no simpler way than continuous chain. 

Custom Riri Orders

Additionally, being one of the US distributors of Riri zippers we offer customers the capability of placing custom orders through Riri. We offer Riri factory pricing so our prices offered will be the same as those offered from Riri direct. Please get in touch if you would like more information regarding  Riri zippers .