BUTTONS

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" Each nut, horn or shell has a different natural finish, making each button subtly unique. "

Button icon

" Each nut, horn or shell has a different natural finish, making each button subtly unique. "

Finishing touch

We put a lot of time and investment into our beautiful buttons, many of which come from natural sources. These buttons are either made from horn, corozo nuts or shell, all of which are natural, beautiful and durable.

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horozo nut buttons

COROZO NUT BUTTONS

Remarkably similar in structure to animal ivory, corozo nuts are mostly found in South America and Ecuador. Falling from the tree in a large, hard mococha fruit when ripe, ants then eat the tough outer, allowing harvesters to collect the nuts within. The raw button is a pale beige colour, but is often polished and dyed to black, brown or whatever other colour our designers have in mind.

Shell buttons

SHELL BUTTONS

Only certain types of shell can be used for the manufacturing of buttons, all of which come from the Indo-Pacific islands. Only about 10% of the weight of the shell can be used for buttons, due to the non-uniform shape of the shells. To get the perfect shine and iridescence, shells are put into a rotating barrel filled with bamboo tip and wax, and rotated for about 15 hours.

HORN BUTTONS

Our horn buttons are sourced from buffaloes or oxen, and are a by-product of animals bred for the food industry. Each horn button is polished for about 24 hours to make it smooth and shiny. Our horn buttons can have a matte, polished or polished rim finish, and are usually black or dark brown.

Horn buttons