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During the mid-1800s, trade routes between Europe and South America started flourishing. Wooden sailboats were used to carry export goods and passengers. The sail boats were filled with sand in the bottom to add stability while traveling in a rough sea. But there was a major flaw to this strategy. The wooden ships would often rot or get destroyed around the hull which caused leaks and water got filtered onto the sand. The sand would absorb the water which made the ship sink. The sailors started looking for a substitute and got a solution for this flaw in the tagua nuts. Tagua nuts were heavy and plentiful and did not absorb water. These nuts were used as ballast for years in the ships and proved to be helpful.
Accidently one of these wooden ships with tagua nuts ended in Hamburg, Germany where an artist carried a few nuts with him and carved them into different shapes. Later he commercialized his creations, and it was a huge success. With time, the German businessmen began to make profits with these seeds. With the growth of tagua trade, the Germans found the main source of these nuts and built first-trading post in Manta, Ecuador, which was named as “Tagua Handelsgesellschaft M.B.H.” or Tagua Trading Company. The beginning of tagua industry took place in 1895.
The Germans exported these nuts to Italy where they were carved and returned to the Germans for commercialization. Later in 1910, the Italian traders found out the main source of these nuts and built the “Casa Tagua” or Tagua house in Manta near the German tagua trading company. With the advent of plastics, the demand for tagua suffered. The German and the Italian tagua company were forced to end the business. It was in the 1960′s and 70′s, tagua came up again as people started using natural products.
Coincidently the grandchildren of the Zanchi family who handled Casa Tagua and the Hellwig family who handled Tagua Handelsgesellschaft M.B.H were in a relationship. After six decades, later, the families got united and restarted the tagua business. The business started as a raw blanks exporter, but later evolved into button production which was later named as Corozo Buttons (Green Ivory International Inc.)
Bring out the best in you with Corozo Buttons that let you customize buttons for your clothes. Along with designing your apparel you can now design your own button. A good button, if rightly placed enhances the look of your attire.
A nice shape with an attractive design is what Corozo buttons is all about. Corozo offers a high-end collection of buttons for your apparel. We are delighted to provide you with over 1600 models. These buttons are made of various materials like fiber, plastic and wood. Right from a standard to laser engraved designs, Corozo buttons have it all that you need. The special effects used on our buttons include blotch, burned and crackled. You can pick any size from 10L through 52L; select any number of holes, and give your button the special effect.
These stylish buttons are 100% natural and eco-friendly. Being non-toxic, and averting chemical process during the making, these are child safe. Also, these buttons can withstand laundering, dry-cleaning and pressing, making these an ideal replacement of artificial buttons. Once you put these on, you need not worry about replacing them.
Whether you need to have something sampled or simply need to replace lost buttons, Corozo Buttons makes for your first choice.
Going natural, does not have to burn a hole in your pocket. As compared to our competitors, we provide these long-lasting, durable buttons to you at a reasonable rate.
Buttons have now become a significant feature in clothing line. So go ahead and make a stylish yet smart choice!
Commonly used in high-end clothing lines, Corozo Buttons have now become a style statement. With over decades of button making design, we are delighted to be able to offer various types of buttons right from a standard to laser engraved designs.
Being a 100% natural product with the consistency of a hard resin, Corozo buttons are non-toxic and child safe. The porous nature of this unique natural grain makes it an excellent material for dyeing. The color penetrates deep into the surface, keeping the colors intact while adding durability. Made of tightly wound organic fibers, these buttons are resistant to scratch.
Other features of these buttons include dry-clean washable, high temperature- and impact –resistant. These stylish buttons used for modern clothing lines are eco-friendly. Made from environmentally sustainable operations, these buttons do not undergo any chemical processing.
Over 1600 models, we provide you with a flat, two-holed button to an intricate, laser engraved design. Apart from that we give you the liberty to customize every aspect of your button.
Some of our different types of buttons include fisheye, extra thick, shanks and laser holes. The special effects used on our buttons are blotch, burned or crackled. Be it a men’s suit or an outerwear, we make buttons for numerous apparels.
We provide you with sample orders for your future purchase decisions. Sample orders that you can avail include children button samples, coconut and rustic samples, and more.
Our clientele includes Marc Jacobs, Perry Ellis, Outlier, Calvin Klein, Timberland, Banana Republic, J.Crew, Polo, Brooks Brothers, Abercrombie & Fitch, Destination Maternity, BCBGMaxazria, Lutz & Patmos, Orvis, United by Blue, Pick Your Plum.com, Burt’s Bees Baby and Aventura Clothing.
You can reach us on firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 305 854 2661.