I am trying to make a zip-in groundsheet to turn a Montbell SuperStretch bag into a quilt for two. Trouble is, Montbell (made in Japan) seems to use a zipper with an orientation the reverse of that normally used in the USA. As you look at it, the zipper pull is on the right, and the insertion pin is on the left. See the picture. My googling has told me this is "European Style". USA zippers normally have the zipper pull on the left, and will not mate with this Montbell zipper.
I need to buy a zipper (YKK #8 coil, at least 70 inches long) that matches the Montbell zipper. I have contacted several outdoor notions suppliers (Quest, Seattle Fabrics, The Rain Shed, OWF Inc, Rockywoods) with no luck. I contacted Montbell USA, no luck. I can't get ahold of the company Montbell USA outsources repairs to, Ripstop Repairs.
Can anyone point me in the right direction? Do any of our non-USA readers know of a notions shop in your area that would ship to the USA? Any suggestions appreciated.