So, when we started making our shirts we knew that regular nylon buttons were not going to make the cut, so we started to investigate what other options were available – which were limited.
Then we found Courtney & Co. … who are amazing.
They are based in Bourton-on-the-Water, UK and produce a huge selection of traditional english button styles from biodegradable materials and using natural dyes. Blending history with the contemporary they were a perfect fit for our ‘Traditional‘ shirts which, we feel, are from that same mould.
The buttons we use are made from Corozo which is a the nut from the Tagua Palm tree. They are farmed in Equador and the tress can provide nuts for a century or more. Although they travel a huge distance to reach these shores, the industry provides employment and helps to preserve rainforests. You can read more about Corozo on Courtney & Co.’s website.