Taizhou enterprise makes zippers for podium uniforms at Beijing Winter Olympics
Zhang Zixin, a designer at Wexing Co Ltd, showcases the zippers designed by the company for Team China's podium uniform at the Beijing Olympic Games. [Photo/WeChat account: tzfb001]
The zippers of the sports jackets worn by Chinese medalists on the podium at the recently concluded Beijing Olympic Games were produced by Wexing Co Ltd, according to local media reports.
Headquartered in Taizhou, East China's Zhejiang province, Weixing has been engaged in the R&D, production and sales of garment accessories including buttons and zippers for over three decades.
According to Zhang Zixin, a designer at the company, the zippers for Team China's podium uniforms feature the image of a jade dragon.
This is not the first time Weixin's zipper products have appeared on the international stage.
The zippers of the US team's medal uniform at the 2016 Rio Olympics was exclusively designed and developed by Weixing. It was also the supplier of zippers of the podium uniforms for Team China at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
In addition, the company is behind the suits worn by astronauts of the Shenzhou spacecraft series.
Its base in the county-level of Linhai in Taizhou can churn out millions of zippers on a daily basis, with the total length of zippers produced in a year standing at about 650 million meters.
Weixing is a company engaged in the R&D, production and sales of garment accessories including buttons and zippers. [Photo/WeChat account: tzfb001]