A chic metal button will go through a few manufacturing processes and special treatments before being attached to clothing. In order to give full play to the function of metal buttons, it is obviously necessary to deal with their surface properly.
In addition to wood buttons, there is another type of natural buttons which are made of plant fruits, coconut buttons and corozo buttons. Coconut buttons are made of the outer shell of the tropical fruit coconut, and corozo buttons are made of corozo which is growing in Ecuador and Colombia.
In recent years, with people’s pursuit of ecological quality of life, the demand for natural wood buttons has increased greatly, especially in developed countries such as Europe, America and Japan. Wood buttons are being increasingly used in international market.
Metal buttons are made from metal materials like brass and zinc alloy and then applied to clothing for practical or decorative function, including rivets, buckles, eyelets, labels, etc. In order to fully ensure the connecting function and the decorative value, metal buttons must been sewed on clothing properly according to the different features of buttons and fabrics.
Buttons made out of bone and horn were the first kinds of buttons that were used in human fashion history. These kinds of buttons were very popular as clothing ornaments in the 14th century, and they continued to enjoy widespread use up until the early 20th century- even when buttons had shifted in their purely ornamental role in clothes to functional ones.
Ever wondered how the lowly button came to be? Buttons are actually more ancient than what most people believe- they are thought to be as old as clothing itself.