Small, perfectly formed and available in a rainbow of hues and a plethora of materials, it’s easy to see the allure of antique and vintage buttons. Antique sewing machines share space with vintage patterns, belt buckles, chatelaines, fabrics and colourful buttons dating from the 1860s. The majority of buttons are sourced from 1920 to 1960 and are fashioned from materials including mother of pearl, glass, silver, brass and a range of plastics. This dedicated button destination has sourced from all around the world.
Did you know that Napoleon introduced buttons to men’s jacket sleeves to prevent soldiers mutilating themselves when they tried to wipe their noses?