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I. Button History Information

Back in the early days of fashion, buttons were predominantly made from natural products, formed from animal horn, ivory, bone, wood, stone or shell. Thru the years, as sophisticated manufacturing technology has advanced, designers have many options in their selection of trimmings.  Although natural products still hold a strong place in the market, synthetic materials simulating natural looks, dominate today’s garments.  Contained here within, we will offer a pictorial of the different button products available in today’s marketplace. Please visit our product line Section of our web site, for full presentations of these materials.

II./Natural Button Products

A) Genuine Shell
There are a wide variety of shells to choose from and examples can be found below. Contact one of our sales specialist to set up an appointment to view our complete selection of Genuine Shell products, or visit the Product Line section of this web site and select Natural Products/Genuine Shell.  

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B) Corozo (Tagua) Nut Buttons
Samples of Corozo Nut Buttons, both natural and dyed to match (DTM).  Also visit the Product Line section on this web site, select Natural Products/Corozo for full presentation.  

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C) Genuine Horn and Bone
Natural Horn and Bone buttons will never be color consistent, and are generally shown as color ranges. Also visit the Product Line section on this web site, select Natural Products/Genuine Horn for full presentation.

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D) Genuine Wood / Bamboo Buttons
Wood buttons do have a variation in color shading, and it is generally not recommended for use on garments that require normal   laundering.  Bamboo is extremely durable in its natural state, although inconsistent in coloration from button to button.  Also visit the Product Line section on this web site, select Natural Products/Wood or Bamboo for full presentation

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E) Genuine Coconut Buttons
The shell of the coconut is generally strong by nature, and the beautiful natural color make this a great choice for casual shirts and pants.    Also visit the Product Line section on this web site, select Natural Products/Coconut for full presentation.

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