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

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At 9:42 on May 8, 2010, Praveen Varshnei said…
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.
Praveen Varshnei
Email: p_varshnei@yahoo.co.in
web: www.buttonsnatural.zoomshare.com
Linkedin: http://in.linkedin.com/in/prashanthandicrafts
Skype: buttonsnatural
At 12:34 on April 27, 2010, Eco Boutique said…
Cool! If you could message me the full details that would be fab, thanks!
At 11:15 on April 27, 2010, Eco Boutique said…
Hey, do you still have the coral fabric spare from your SS10 range?

Many thanks

At 5:17 on September 12, 2009, Udaya Bikram Thapa said…
Hello there Outsider,
Please send me mails directly to kmtrading@mos.com.np along with your postal address and i will be able to put in the post some swatcehs for you to have a look. I hope that will be fine. Thank you for your reply and hope we will be able to work together om something. Let me know we can do anything for you from Nepal. Take care,
At 5:12 on September 10, 2009, Udaya Bikram Thapa said…
Hello there Outsider,
I have been working with natural fibres in Nepal for a long time now and can supply you with fibre, yarns, textiles, as well as finished goods. Please have a look at www.heavenhemp.co.uk and www.wildweaves.co.uk to get an idea of what we do. I work with hemp, nettle, cactus, banana, bamboo . I also have a small workshop where we make bags, clothing and rugs from natural fibres. Hope to hear from you and would like to be your friend. Take care,
At 16:06 on September 9, 2009, Raven + Lily said…
We met with large fair trade cotton mill companies, as well as small local artisan co-ops, all making fair trade, some organic cotton and silks. Send me an email and we can discuss if you want the specific info. on each of the groups.


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