buttons and much more ...

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Fashion

Our customer base includes high-fashion and classic clothing brands throughout the world.

Twice a year we create a collection which focuses sharply on international trends. For materials, buttons and other accessories our design-team looks for inspiration to the catwalks in Milan, Paris, London and New York.

Natural materials such as real horn, corozo, real mother-of pearl, coconut and also bone are used for high-value, exclusive collections. Urea, polyester and nylon are the key materials used for mass-market collections. Metal trimmings made from zamak and brass are used in considerable quantities in all collections.

Urea
is a material made from predominantly natural elements, used today chiefly for buttons by means of quite an involved production process. The method of producing it means that it can be used to obtain such a faithful copy of materials like real horn that the difference between it and the real thing is virtually indistinguishable to the untrained eye. Despite the involved production process it is still a considerably cheaper material than real horn. A further advantage of urea is that recycled components are used in its manufacture. These components are always readily available and their use in this way avoids wasting natural resources.

Polyester offers many possibilities, from a fine horn or mother-of-pearl imitation, to creations of fantasy which can be developed to suit particular fibres and fabrics, to simple, basic materials for the price-conscious market.

Polyester materials range from ones with a light, transparent appearance to those with a heavy and rich look. Sometimes materials will even contain fabric. The material is made into buttons by turning, milling, planing and cutting, with thin, sharp or thick rims. Buttons can be round, rectangular and triangular - there is really no limit to what can be achieved.

The surfaces are often enhanced by lasering, burning and applying special finishes.

Nylon (polyamide)
as a material has been somewhat neglected by the fashion sector in recent years. However, it offers many possibilities, particularly with regard to shape. By injection of the nylon material into a steel mould, shapes can be achieved which are not possible in polyester. Currently the most popular shapes are imitation cut-glass ones - when a high quality finish is applied these offer an excellent alternative to glass. Advantages of nylon are the considerably lighter weight and the low price. A very fine look can be achieved by applying special finishes, for example, leather or enamel lacquers.

Zamak
production takes place in much the same way as nylon, with a liquid metal cast in steel moulds. This means that many different shapes can be realised. The training of the toolmaker and the technology at his disposal plays a vital role in the production of zamak articles. Surface finishing (plating) also depends on quality and technology.

Brass and other alloys are made into buttons and accessories by a stamping process. The shapes and details possible are somewhat more limited than with zamak. The advantage of alloys is their light weight, particularly on thin fabrics.

We are able to develop together with you very special requirements and can make a trimming into your very own personalised item with your logo or name.

Our products conform virtually 100 per cent to the Oko-Tex 100 Standard.