Similar to what we have covered in our guide for zipper’s industry standards, the testing standards for buttons or snap fasteners as a fastening device also vary greatly in different countries. In this article, we will present some of the important testing standards from leading countries all around the world. These standards are acknowledged internationally in the fashion and fastening industries around the world.
Buttons are not only a simple fastening device, but can also be a great accessory to enhance the aesthetic of your garment. Choosing the right type of buttons that will fit both your aesthetic and functional needs can be difficult with all the different types and options available. So in this guide, we will discuss ten different factors you should consider before purchasing your buttons of choice.
Buttons are often regarded as just small fastening device, and we often take it for granted. Actually, there are several different types of buttons, each with their own special features, qualities, and purposes. Two of the most common button types are the flat buttons and shank buttons, which are widely used in various types of garments. In this article, we will discuss the main differences between the two types, and several considerations you should have before purchase.
If you’ve ever put on a pair of jeans, the chances are that you’ve probably noticed the tiny copper buttons around the jean’s pockets. These copper buttons are called rivet buttons, and you may not have given much thought to them until this point. But as it turns out, these buttons are a vital component in jeans and have a pretty interesting story of origin, as you are about to discover.
Though buttons are primarily used for fastening, their early use was in fact, not as functional. Early buttons were utilized as seals, ornaments, and decorative accents, and it was only in the 13th century that functional buttons as we know them today became in vogue.
The modern buttons as a fastening system we know today were introduced in the 13th century, far before the invention of the standardized metric system in the 1700s. How did garment makers back then measure button sizes? The answer is button ligne, which is the topic of our discussion today. Button ligne as a measurement system for button size is still retained today. So understanding it will be very important for garment manufacturers and merchandisers.