When we learn to sew, one of the first things we do is to attach a button to a garment – a simple task that takes minutes, with little experience required.
But have you ever given the humble button a second thought? Initially used to embellish clothing rather than fasten it, buttons come in all shapes and sizes, some made from simple moulded plastic, others more extravagant for the high-end fashionistas.
· The oldest button ever found was in the Indus Valley Civilization which is now Pakistan. The button is made of a curved shell and dates back 5,000 years!
· Buttons with buttonholes used to keep clothing closed first appeared in 13th century Germany
· During the World Wars, the British and U.S. military used button lockets which were buttons constructed like lockets to store compasses
We now have our very own range of buttons, which are proving very popular! We’ll share more designs with you as and when they’re ready, but for now, here’s Lily with her button collection.
Our Lily The Pink buttons are on special offer for this week only, visit our Facebook page for more details.
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