Corozo button-Wide Rim W/Raised Center (5012- 5/8" in stock Corozo)
Corozo (tagua Nut) .....Wide rim w/raised center...can be DTM....designers call (914) 879-3178 for more details.
Before the introduction of inexpensive plastic buttons, about 20% of buttons manufactured in the United States were made from tagua nuts. Conservation International and other ecological groups have been instrumental in increasing the number of major companies who are once again using tagua, a sustainably harvested natural resource, for buttons. The Tagua Nut, commonly known as "vegetable ivory", earned its name from its ivory-like color and texture. With the near extinction of animal ivory, tagua nuts have become a highly valued commodity by artisans and consumers alike.
For dyeing Corozo call:
Lou Lou Buttons
69 W. 38th St.
NYC NY 10018
Price shown is for 1 dozen pieces