Introduced by Editor, Diane Richardson 

Welcome to our first Special issue with UK leading Button makers, Courtney & Co.  I met the buttons before being introduced to the owners of UK leading button makers Courtney & Co. some years ago! Exquisite Corozo, Horn and Codelite milk casein, carefully curated into a button book collection that deserves to sit front and centre of any raw materials library. The buttons are by far the best I have seen in 30 years working in the textile industry. Quality exudes every aspect and the creation of their 3 product collections is not by chance, rather it’s created by people who care deeply about the future of British button making. After all this is a craft we really should never fear will leave our shores.

The team at SSEAMS met Andrea and David Courtney earlier this year and anyone who has been lucky enough to call them a supply chain partner knows they are working with people who firstly love what they do, and secondly know this true craftsmanship legacy is in their hands - a fate they take very seriously. That is why Andrea and David have invested in their facility over the course of the last 10 years and intend to build a strong community around what they like to say to their brand partners, “As we see it our role is small in the product sense but we know our trims can certainly make the product sing.”

Enjoy this special issue. They really are part of a beautiful community!


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