Many garments have synthetic polyester buttons made on an assembly line in a production facility. In fact, the design of polyester buttons tends to make the product inseparable from one garment to the other. This is why many people call the polyester button design, “The cookie cutter”. If you have a garment at home, you may have noticed the design of the polyester or the plastic buttons – the ones threaded on the garment with a circle of four holes.
On the contrary, no wood button is an exact replica of the other on a garment and that is because wooden buttons have subtle craftsmanship involved in the making of the product. However, in a world wherein each individual loves expressing their personality by wearing designer garments, wooden buttons may make the wardrobe appealing.
Manufacturers precut the timber, shape, sand, and lay wood polish to make wooden buttons with subtle woodworks. Timber is usually sourced from the natural forests to make the wood buttons, but some manufacturers even use recycled wood to make wooden buttons.
The manufacturers will not have to dispose of scrap wood either, as the material can be recycled back into the environment during work in progress or after production. As polyester cannot be recycled, manufacturers bear certain landfill cost to depose off the scrap, which will only put the environment at risk of pollutants.
Polyester is unnatural, contains ethylene glycol and dimethyl terephthalate, and large-scale plantations off-gas the properties to make the synthetic polyester buttons. Polyester as a raw material is used like plastic, polypropylene, and polyurethane for garment buttons.
Polyester buttons on garments are feeble much like its unnatural counterparts. This is why leading manufacturers in the clothing industry, who are concerned about the durability of the garment, as well as have a concern for the environment, use wood buttons in their product.
Wood as a raw material is used to make many products apart from wooden buttons, such as wooden toys or even the framework of buildings, as wood is strong, durable, and have stood strong well over 200 hundred years. If you have wooden furniture, you know how durable, eco-friendly, and organic they are. Likewise, the properties of wood also apply for the tiny little buttons on the garment.