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Many of the world's finest garment manufacturers and
bespoke tailors use corozo nut buttons on their high-end
These manufacturers and tailors love the fact that corozo nut
buttons are porous. This allows the button manufacturer to dye
their buttons in small quantities, thereby achieving a near exact
match of the color of their buttons to the color of the garment
The corozo nut (aka Tagua nut) refers to the seed of the Tagua
palm tree native to equatorial South America. This tree grows very
slowly and bears fibrous nuts in 15 years. If this fruit falls to
the ground when fully ripe, it is harvested and dried under the
tropical sun for about 3 months. The gelatin of the nut then ripens
and becomes a hard white substance resembling animal ivory. After
drying, the nuts are husked by machine and sorted by size and
quality. They are then thinly sliced so that they can be used as
raw materials for buttons.
The problem for dry cleaners is that corozo nut buttons can
crack or chip when the garments are tumbling in the stainless steel
drum of a dry cleaning machine. Even when the buttons are
supposedly "protected" with a foil covering.
Furthermore, because these buttons are color-matched to the
fabric, it's near impossible to find replacement buttons of exact
size, color and design.
At RAVE FabriCARE, we'd never play Russian Roulette with the
buttons of your fine garments. Instead, we remove them prior to
cleaning and replace them after cleaning. Using the exact same
color of thread, type of thread, and sewing technique.
Does your dry cleaner remove the buttons, including the corozo
nut buttons, of your fine garments? Or have they decided that it's
just too much work and that they're willing to play the odds?
How can I help you?
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