A set of eight concrete effect buttons, perfect for jackets, shirts and cardigans. The organic and individual finish of these buttons provides the perfect addition to natural fibres. Made from jesmonite, an eco-friendly composite, the buttons are hand cast in our Yorkshire studio so each one is unique. Sets are chosen so that the buttons work well together while retaining their individual charm.They are water and heat resistant and are sealed to provide extra protection during machine washing. We went with eight buttons in a set as it’s always good to have a spare or too for your button jar. If you only need a single button we sell those too.
The artisan nature of these buttons will appeal to anyone who makes their own clothes. They’re also a simple yet effective way to transform an existing item of clothing. Replacing cheap plastic buttons will make a garment much more special. In turn that extends the life of clothing which is great for the environment.
Sets of buttons are presented on a postcard, making them a beautiful gift for someone who loves to sew.
When it comes to buying buttons weight is an important issue. Buttons that weight too much drag garments out of shape and are only suitable for sturdier fabrics. Each button weights 2.2 grams – and for comparison a 5 pence piece weights 3.2 grams. That lightness means these buttons would work well on a cotton shirt, and they’d look stunning against a plain background. One of the lovely things about working with jesmonite is that it can look like stone or cement but it weighs a lot less..
So what is jesmonite? Well, it’s like resin but more eco-friendly, like stone but lighter, can feel like ceramic but stronger. It is the ultimate ‘transformer’ material, becoming marble or metal, concrete, leather or fine decorative mouldings on the face of a building. It has been used in everything from construction to fine art, hidden in full sight in places as diverse as Legoland, the Tate Modern and Winchester Cathedral.So, you can see why we love working with Jesmonite and best of all it’s non-toxic, safe to work with, durable and heat resistant. What’s not to love?
Measurements (individual button)
Diameter 25 mm
Care for your buttons as you would for the garment. Buttons can be machine washed. Avoid harsh chemicals and abrasives
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