Our Buttons are made from the Corozo nut, naturally making them biodegradable. The nut is also known as Tagua, which grows on a Corozo palm, which is found throughout Northern South America and parts of Panama. The Corozo nut is then shipped to the UK to be manufactured into our beautiful buttons.
The fruit grows in clusters which is covered in dark brown spikes. When the fruit is new, the pockets contain a liquid with the consistency of coconut milk. When the fruit matures it hardens and becomes a solid nut, the Corozo nut. Our Corozo Buttons are un-dyed so you can see the beautiful natural colours and textures.
Our Zips are made from recycled plastic bottles. Our Zip supplier has partnered with REPREVE, a leading producer of recycled polyester made from plastic bottles. 1 Million Trouser Zips keeps 140,000 plastic bottles out of landfill, it also saves 11,768 litres of water. Using recycled products is a great way to make use of the plastic already in our environment. It is definitely a short-term solution, but one that is vital to save our planet from human consumption. Our zips are manufactured in Italy.
Our elastic is designed in Berlin, Germany and manufactured in a small family run business in Austria. The Elastic is 100% biodegradable as it is made from Organic Cotton and Natural Rubber using the milk from a rubber tree. It is a very durable elastic and lasts longer than conventional elastics due to the care taken during the manufacturing process. Our elastic is GOTS certified.