Corozo button with Wide Rim "Well" Center-Corozo (609- 1 1/8"... Dyeable)
Corozo (Tagua Nut) button with Wide flat rim, well center.
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
Turned, drilled and polished in our factory in Brooklyn, USA.
Price shown is for 1 dozen pieces