Eco, Sustainable and Ethical options for Buttons - Any thoughts?

I am trying to decide what the best type of buttons to use are for my SS10 collection and wondered what other people thought -

Mother of Pearl/Natural shell - a natural resource so prob biodegradeable - but what harm do we do to the environment when getting the shell? is it a sustainable source?

Corozo - from nuts so is this biodegradeable once made into a button? probably sustainable?

Coconut - natural yes, but they look a bit hippy n'est pas?

or should I just use some organic cotton fabric covered buttons?

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Hi I'm working with a great guy in Kenya that produces coconut buttons - I think with the right product they don't have to look hippy. Also have you considered covering them with fabric? I also work with someone that produces buttons from recycled glass - they are beautiful.
Let me know if you're interested.
Jo
jo@soko-kenya.com
Requesting all established Apparel Manufacturing /Sourcing companies,Fashion Designers to place orders for Eco-friendly Green Line Garment buttons on regular/ongoing basis.


Let us introduce ourselves as an Indian company specializing in 100% Eco friendly handmade Green line Buttons,Toggals,Novelty Items,Handicrafts ,Bags Handles and costume jewelery.Our inspectors check every lot of buttons,handicrafts,gifts and costume jewelery ,buttons are made confirming to social accountability norms.

We do not use child labor.We maintain the quality in buttons, the quality in shipping,and the quality in communication and in all other aspects. Rest assured - you get THE BEST of the finest handmade buttons from India.Buffalo horn,bone,wooden,coconut shell,bamboo etc
Buttons are meant for mens and womens wear. We have catered almost all segments of garment right from just born babies to hi-fashion mens and womens garments ,we have all the infrastructure to cater your needs, we have dedicated staffs with in-depth knowledge of the Buttons business involving themselves right from raw material collection, making ,polishing and shipping.
Product:Clothing Buttons
Specification: Handmade by Artisans and all are green eco-friendly organic products
Material:Buffalo Horn,Cow Horn,Bone,Wood,coconut shell,Bamboo,Resin,Recycled Plastic etc
Size: 12mm on wards
Production:50000 pieces per month
MOQ:1000 pieces
Lead-time: 15 Days
Delivery: Fob N.Delhi
Payment:Advance through Bank Wire ,Western Union
Samples: Available



We offer buttons from US $ 00.08 per piece as opening price point. and the price are much more competitive anywhere else.
Each piece is unique and may vary in shape and look due to natural variations in the horn.
Besides updating our designs regularly, we also have the complete capability of making items in special designs as per your requirements.


Hope to have an opportunity to work with you.



Thanking you in the mean time.

Regards,
Praveen Varshnei
Email: p_varshnei@yahoo.co.in
web: www.buttonsnatural.zoomshare.com
Skype: buttonsnatural
Attachments:
Requesting all established Apparel Manufacturing /Sourcing companies,Fashion Designers to place orders for Eco-friendly Green Line Garment buttons on regular/ongoing basis.


Let us introduce ourselves as an Indian company specializing in 100% Eco friendly handmade Green line Buttons,Toggals,Novelty Items,Handicrafts ,Bags Handles and costume jewelery.Our inspectors check every lot of buttons,handicrafts,gifts and costume jewelery ,buttons are made confirming to social accountability norms.

We do not use child labor.We maintain the quality in buttons, the quality in shipping,and the quality in communication and in all other aspects. Rest assured - you get THE BEST of the finest handmade buttons from India.Buffalo horn,bone,wooden,coconut shell,bamboo etc
Buttons are meant for mens and womens wear. We have catered almost all segments of garment right from just born babies to hi-fashion mens and womens garments ,we have all the infrastructure to cater your needs, we have dedicated staffs with in-depth knowledge of the Buttons business involving themselves right from raw material collection, making ,polishing and shipping.
Product:Clothing Buttons
Specification: Handmade by Artisans and all are green eco-friendly organic products
Material:Buffalo Horn,Cow Horn,Bone,Wood,coconut shell,Bamboo,Resin,Recycled Plastic etc
Size: 12mm on wards
Production:50000 pieces per month
MOQ:1000 pieces
Lead-time: 15 Days
Delivery: Fob N.Delhi
Payment:Advance through Bank Wire ,Western Union
Samples: Available



We offer buttons from US $ 00.08 per piece as opening price point. and the price are much more competitive anywhere else.
Each piece is unique and may vary in shape and look due to natural variations in the horn.
Besides updating our designs regularly, we also have the complete capability of making items in special designs as per your requirements.


Hope to have an opportunity to work with you.



Thanking you in the mean time.

Regards,
Praveen Varshnei
Email: p_varshnei@yahoo.co.in
web: www.buttonsnatural.zoomshare.com
Skype: buttonsnatural
Attachments:
How about using Tagua at all? It is a natural ivory and can be coloured.
yes tagua is good but you can use bamboo buttons too which are sustainable. our clients are taking and using them in their garments.Another option is to use natural eco-friendly bone and buffalo horn buttons.they look exotic and nice too.
www.buttonsnatural.zoomshare.com

Please don't get me wrong, I strongly support your way of working as written above and I will contact you privately for more info. But could you please explain how buffalo horn is sustainable? What about the animals? In which conditions is is taken from buffalo? Kindly elaborate your point of view.

How about making buttons from something recyclable like bottle tops or foil sweet wrappers. By the way this is not my picture but I can't seem to change it!!!!!!
yes victoria buttons can be made and are being made from bottle tops(caps), if there are any takers i can produce and supply.
change your picture if you like...
Hi

Let us introduce ourselves as an Indian company specializing in 100% Eco friendly handmade Green line Buttons,Toggals,Novelty Items,Handicrafts ,Bags Handles and costume jewelery.Our inspectors check every lot of buttons,handicrafts,gifts and costume jewelery ,buttons are made confirming to social accountability norms.
We do not use child labor.We maintain the quality in buttons, the quality in shipping,and the quality in communication and in all other aspects. Rest assured - you get THE BEST of the finest handmade buttons from India.Buffalo horn,bone,wooden,coconut shell,bamboo etc
Buttons are meant for mens and womens wear. We have catered almost all segments of garment right from just born babies to hi-fashion mens and womens garments ,we have all the infrastructure to cater your needs, we have dedicated staffs with in-depth knowledge of the Buttons business involving themselves right from raw material collection, making ,polishing and shipping.
Product:Clothing Buttons , costume jewelery
Specification: Handmade by Artisans and all are green eco-friendly organic products
Material:Buffalo Horn,Cow Horn,Bone,Wood,coconut shell,Bamboo,Resin,Recycled Plastic etc
Size: 12mm on wards
Production:50000 pieces per month
MOQ:200 pieces
Lead-time: 15 Days
Delivery: Fob N.Delhi
Payment:Advance through Bank Wire ,Western Union
Samples: Available
We offer buttons from US $ 00.08 per piece as opening price point. and the price are much more competitive anywhere else.
Each piece is unique and may vary in shape and look due to natural variations in the horn.
Besides updating our designs regularly, we also have the complete capability of making items in special designs as per your requirements.
Hope to have an opportunity to work with you.
Thanking you in the mean time.
Regards,
Praveen Varshnei
Email: p_varshnei@yahoo.co.in
web: www.buttonsnatural.zoomshare.com
Linkedin: http://in.linkedin.com/in/prashanthandicrafts
Skype: buttonsnatural

Kindly contact for your requirement of Handmade eco friendly fair trade garment buttons

made of recycled wood/buffalo horn/bone/bamboo and coconut etc

Here is the link of the web page for these buttons.

http://goo.gl/tKbEcd

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