Buttons & Snaps: Button Factory Directory for Clothing Industry

Ligne: A button's ligne, refers to a button's size. The word ligne, is a French word that became the standard reference used by German button manufacturers in the early eighteenth century. Ligne is the internationally recognized standard. Consensus at the time was that a "ligne" measured the inside diameter of a "round wick folded flat." One inch is equal to 40 English ligne, 11 French ligne, and 25.5 mm.

Button Button-makers categorized buttons by types of holes, shape, size, and color. Finishers drilled two holes, four holes, or self-shank holes, or inserted a metal shank. Names like fisheye, ring fisheye, French bevel, English rim and cup described the various styles in which holes were drilled. The basic shapes of buttons were disc (two-hole and four-hole), ball (half-sphere), geometric (diamond, prism, square, rectangle, and parallelogram), and realistic (animals, flowers). Sizing in the button trade uses the measure ligne, the traditional English and French measure that is still used today, along with inches and millimeters. One inch is equal to 40 English ligne, 11 French ligne, and 25.5 mm. 12-18 ligne buttons were sold for trim, shirts, and children's dresses; 20-60 size for dresses, jackets and coats; shoe buttons were usually 14 ligne, and specialty buttons were usually 45-60 ligne.


  A Button Collection: has been the fashion industry's fine wood button source since 1937. Still located in the heart of New York City's garment industry, A Button Source manufactures fine wood buttons, beads, buckles, jewelry and toggles. Address:  260 West 39 Street 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10018 Phone (212) 354-7591 Fax (212) 354-8291 Contact: Steve Hoffman, e-mail [email protected]

  • Manufacturer Item # 1: buttons

  • Manufacturer Item # 2: wood beads

  • Manufacturer Item # 3: casein buttons

  • Manufacturer Item # 4: wood toggles

  • Manufacturer Item # 5: wood buckles

  • Manufacturer Item # 6: wood buttons

  • Manufacturer Item # 7: wood jewelry


  Aero Enterprises (India): Polyester buttons manufacturer and exporter of sewing buttons, urea buttons, antique wood buttons, coconut shell buttons, teak wood buttons and sewing accessories from India Address:  5198, Sadar Bazar New Delhi 110006 India  Phone:  91-11-3678077  Fax:  91-11-3671063  Email: [email protected] Contact: Naresh Jain

  • Manufacturer Item # 1: polyester buttons manufacturer
  • Manufacturer Item # 2: laser engraved buttons
  • Manufacturer Item # 3: urea buttons manufacturer
  • Manufacturer Item # 4: sewing accessories exporter
  • Manufacturer Item # 5: engraved urea buttons
  • Manufacturer Item # 6: antique wood buttons
  • Manufacturer Item # 7: coconut buttons


A.G Horn Centre (India): they are one of the manufacturers and exporters of stag, deer and buffalo & ox horn buttons, bone buttons, shell buttons, toggles, etc..  Only in natural products, if you are interested in their products please inform them and they will send the samples for your reference Address: no 2, Ibrahimji Street Clive Battery  Near Haurbour, Chennai India Phone:  91 44 5251593 Fax:  91 44 5231252  Email:  [email protected] Contact: G.MD Rafiq
  • Manufacturer Item # 1: stag horn buttons
  • Manufacturer Item # 2: deer horn buttons
  • Manufacturer Item # 3: buffalo horn buttons
  • Manufacturer Item # 4: ox horn buttons
  • Manufacturer Item # 5: bone buttons
  • Manufacturer Item # 6: toggles

  Agrotech India: they are one of India's manufacturers and exporters of horn button blanks, tips, toggles.  Address:  Hitesh Niwas, Juni Oli, Kamptee  441002  India  Phone:  0091710989194 or 0091710988606  Fax:  0091710989195 Email: [email protected] Contact: Mr. Rajesh Agrawal

  • Manufacturer Item # 1: Buffalo Horn Button Blanks
  • Manufacturer Item # 2: Tips
  • Manufacturer Item # 3: Toggles
  • Manufacturer Item # 4: I.Stag Deer Horn Button Blanks
  • Manufacturer Item # 5: Crochetet Buttons

  Ansar Natural Buttons Private Limited: manufacturer of Button Blanks in India using Ox and Buffalo Horns and have been successfully catering to the needs of export market in Japan, Italy, France & Germany. Generally, the Button Blanks supplied by us now vary in thickness between 4mm and 7mm, with the diameter ranging from 12 to 32mm. They can of course, manufacture these Button Blanks in different sizes to meet the specific requirements of their customers. The size of the plates they manufacture, ranges from 10mm to 50mm in width, 50mm to 165mm in length and 5mm to 6mm in thickness and the colour available is black, darkbrown, brown and yellow. Before the blanks are manufactured, the horns are assorted and subjected to fumigation to ensure that these are free from Anthrax and Fungal infections. Quality control is achieved by a close physical check of the input raw horns cuttings, checking dimensional accuracy of the blanks as they are produced, and carrying out transparency tests for detection of hair cracks in the blanks. Possibilities of post-manufacture developments of cracks are eliminated by appropriate oil treatment.   Address: 12-2-825 ansar complex mehdipatnam hyderabad a.p. 5000028 india tel 91 40 32362387 fax 91 40 23242634 email [email protected] or  [email protected]


  Apex Exports Corporation (India): they manufacture buttons at par with international standards.  They solicit orders for bone and horn buttons against specific samples along with their constantly upgraded catalog.  Address:  p.o.box 51   Gondia.India.(ms)  441601 India  Phone: 7182 23860 or  7182 22388  Fax: 7182 23588 Email:  [email protected]  Contact: Ajay Pande C.E.O.

  • Manufacturer Item # 1: buttons from bone
  • Manufacturer Item # 2: buttons from horn
  • Manufacturer Item # 3: buttons from antlers
  • Manufacturer Item # 4: hand embroidery custom made
  • Manufacturer Item # 5: machine embroidery

  BTL Worldwide Inc.: is one of the world's largest producers of buttons and trimmings.  There are factories located throughout Asia as well as factory affiliations in Europe.  They manufacture their own products as well as create custom designs submitted by their customers.  They have the capability to laser all of their products including zipper pulls, snaps and buckles.  With BTL Worldwide you deal factory direct.  New York Office: 525 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1610, New York, NY 10018, U.S.A. Phone: 212-278 8128 Fax: 212-278 8955 Email: [email protected]  Hong Kong Office: 22A, Mai Wah Ind. Bldg., 1-7 Wah Sing St., Kwai Chung, N.T. Hong Kong Phone:   (852) 2745 8699  Fax: (852) 2745 3882  Email:  [email protected]

  • Manufacturer Item # 1:  Polyester buttons
  • Manufacturer Item # 2:  Metal buttons
  • Manufacturer Item # 3: Snaps
  • Manufacturer Item # 4: Zippers
  • Manufacturer Item # 5: Cordlocks  / Tips
  • Manufacturer Item # 6: Custom logo products
  • Manufacturer Item # 7: Shell buttons

  Buttons Etc.: Whether you are a clothing manufacturer, a retail store or a consumer, they are your first choice for fashion buttons.  They stock buttons of every size, shape, color and material imaginable. Their collection grows continuously as they add new styles and designs.  They love buttons, and they demonstrate that in the pages of their online catalog.


  Buttonwood Corp.: wood buttons manufactured by Buttonwood Corp. are now available online. Buttonwood  still provides natural and ecologically sound products.  They make various buttons for furniture, interior decoration and clothing.  For questions regarding your wholesale orders, contact Steven Hoffman directly.  For questions relating to design or in-stock availability, contact Steven Hoffman.   Address: 260 West 39 Street 3rd Floor New York, NY 10018  United States   T 212 354-7591 F 212-354-8291  Email: [email protected] Contact: Dennis Hoffman

  • Manufacturer Item # 1: Wood Buttons
  • Manufacturer Item # 2: Wood Toggles
  • Manufacturer Item # 4: Casein Buttons
  • Manufacturer Item # 5: Laminated Buttons
  • Manufacturer Item # 6: Wood Buckles
  • Manufacturer Item # 7: Botones de madera

  Canadian Buttons Limited: manufacturer of buttons of all types, as well as hangers and injection molded items.


  Concept Buttons & Buckles Address: 303 Fifth Avenue, Suite # 1917 New York New York 10016 Country: USA Phone: 212-448-9502 Fax: 212-448-9503 Email: [email protected] Contact: Natalie Astier / CEO


  Davina Buttons & Accessories: they manufacture shell and coconut buttons from raw materials found in the Philippines. They also manufacture shell and coconut accessories;- buckles, toggles, tags etc. Address: Talamban Cebu 6000 Philippines Phone: (63) 32 345 9313 Fax: (63) 32 345 9313 Email: [email protected]  Contact: Lusvina / Proprietor

  • Manufacturer Item # 1: Shell Buttons
  • Manufacturer Item # 2: Coconut Buttons
  • Manufacturer Item # 3: Shell Accessories

  D.K. Shell Button Industries Pvt. Ltd.: They are one of the largest seas shell , River shell, Akoya shell,Abalone shell,Brown,Balack and White Mop button manufactures in India, these buttons are made with technical colaboration with Tullio Giusi Spa Italia.  Address: 227 Jawahar Market Sader Bazar, New Post Office Street, Sader Bazar, Delhi 110006 India Phone: 0091-11-3620048, 3520820, 3620048  Fax:  0091-11-3613771  Email:  [email protected]  Contact: Darshan Kumar

  • Manufacturer of Shell Buttons

  DuraMetal Technologies (Hong Kong): their Newly Patented Magnetic Snaps are gaining World Wide popularity. Available in 17mm, 14mm, 12mm and smaller (5mm for purses) . Standard plating finishes include Gold, Nickel, Antique.  They specialize in custom orders. They will ship to anywhere in the world. They also have quality Old Style Magnetic Snaps at low prices. Address:  1 Kwai Ting Road Hong Kong  Phone: 852 2439 9398  Fax:  852 2467 0037 Email:  [email protected]  Contact:  Ben Hui/ Dick Koroki  -Directors

  • Manufacturer Item # 1: Magnetic Snaps- Newly Patented
  • Manufacturer Item # 2: Magnetic Snaps - Old Style

  GANM (INDIA) IMPEX (India): they would like to introduce themselves as manufacturing and exporting company dealing in all types of handcrafted buttons made of natural materials like horn, bone, wood, shell, coconut, glass etc. They have more than 2000 different designs in their range. apart from their designs, they can develop any styles as per customer's specifications or samples.  Address:  K - 1/77, Chittranjan Park New Delhi 110048 India  Phone:  Ph: +91-11-51636462 / 26424627 Fax: +91-11-29213880  Email: [email protected] Contact: Gaurav Khurana

  • Manufacturer Item # 1: Horn Buttons & Toggles
  • Manufacturer Item # 2: Bone Buttons & Toggles
  • Manufacturer Item # 3: Wood Buttons & Toggles
  • Manufacturer Item # 4: Coconut Buttons
  • Manufacturer Item # 5: Shell Buttons
  • Manufacturer Item # 6: Beaded Trimmings
  • Manufacturer Item # 7: Loose Beads

  Hon Lung  (Hong Kong): Hon Lung Button Manufacturing Limited is customer oriented, treating every inquiry promptly and is dedicated to inquiry promptly and is dedicated to satisfy customers' needs.  They specialize in garment accessories, wide ranges of button, like shell button, polyester button, natural button, corozo button, shell button coconut button, pearl button, horn button, wooden button metal button, snap button, zipper puller and zipper, YKK zipper, laser processing, rhinestone and iron on production . They will satisfy customers ' design and safety requests for ITS and SGS testing requirement. 

  • Manufacturer of Buttons - Shell Button, Polyester Button, Corozo Button, Shell Button, Coconut Button, Pearl Button, Horn Button, Wood Button, Metal Button.
  • Manufacturer of Zipper & Zipper Pulls
  • Manufacturer of Rhinestones

  HPI EMBLEM: Established in 1986, HPI EMBLEM is a vertically integrated China-based emblem manufacturer with sales and customer service offices in Southern California serving the U.S. decorated apparel, fashion, promotional products, recognition and uniform markets. Our mission is to become the global leader in helping companies and organizations identify, decorate, promote, & commemorate through custom embroidered patches, appliqués, chenille emblems, tackle twill lettering, custom labels, leather patches, buttons, heat transfers, soft PVC labels, bullion badges, woven labels, lapel pins, and other emblematic methods. Call us 888-474-7788 or by email at [email protected]

  • PVC Labels
  • Brand Labels
  • Buttons
  • Patches

  Hsin Yih (Taiwan) was founded in 1994, though the time is not long, we have experiences in manufacturing for 20 years.  Their main products are various metal buttons, hooks, rivets and buckles. Besides, they dedicate to develop new products by themselves and samples provided by their clients as well.

  • Manufacturer of Metal Buttons
  • Manufacturer of Buckles
  • Manufacturer of Hooks,
  • Manufacturer of Rivets

  Hyun Woo Tratec.: they are providing very shining buttons made of natural shell material with consistent quality control.  It is made of shell and they can supply shell buttons with various sizes. Their products are being exported to Italy, Germany, France etc, and reputations of current users are very good. - Awabi - Agoya -  MOP (Black, White, Brown) - Mussel Shell Buttons - Washbodo Shell Buttons - Trochus Shell Buttons - Abalon Shell Buttons - Tiger Shell Buttons - River Shell Buttons - Logo & Picture Shell Buttons - Shell accessories, and etc.  Address: San 100 Gwangjeon-1-ri,  Byeolnae-Myeon, Nam Yangjoo-si, Korea 472-810 Phone:  +82-31-529-2533  Fax: +82-31-573-6757  Email:  [email protected] Contact: Kim Dongjin / president

  • Manufacturer Item # 1:  shell buttons
  • Manufacturer Item # 2:  shell accessories
  • Manufacturer Item # 3:  pearl buttons

  Induboton S.A. (Columbia): they manufacture polyester buttons and beads. Addressed to supply the apparel, garment, bijoutery and leather industry. They offer two kind of services: line products and customized buttons and beads, according to the customers needs.  Address: Calle 44 sur # 48-61 Envigado, Antioquia, Colombia Phone: 57-4-3325100 Fax: 57-4-3324400 E-Mail: [email protected]  Contact: Margarita Villa


fashion directory  Intelli-will Company : they are a manufacturer and exporter of Garment Accessories in Hong Kong.  Their production plant is located in China.  They are specialize in supply a wide ranges of garment accessories in clothes industry for instance: Zipper, button, Elastic, Woven tape etc.  Address: Rm802, 8/F Wayson Commercial Building, No.28 Connaught Road West, Hong Kong Phone: 852-34273960 E-mail: [email protected] Contact name: Peter Wong

  • Zippers
  • Buttons
  • Elastic
  • Woven Tape
  • Trimming

  Ishizaki Press Industrial Co. Ltd.(Japan): Manufacturer of snap fasteners.


  J. D. Overseas (India): Buttons produced on most modern Italian technology. Address: opp NFL Township, G. T Road Panipat - Haryana India  Phone: 91 1742 666651 Fax:  91 1742 653672 Email: [email protected]  Contact: Mr. Piyush Gupta

  • Manufacturer Item # 1: Polyester Buttons
  • Manufacturer Item # 2: Coconut Buttons
  • Manufacturer Item # 3: Button blanks

  J.H.B International: buttons for home-sewing and craft enthusiasts.


  Jindal Products Limited (India): they are one of the largest manufacturers and Exporters of all types of Polyester, Real MOP & Shell Buttons and Snap Fasteners in India. They have been serving the global apparel industry for the last 11 years.   Their customers include most of the major apparel exporters and famous brands, besides large international buying houses in India. They export regularly to various countries worldwide.  They register a gross annual production capacity of 24 million gross buttons ( 1 gross equals 144 pcs )  Address: 208 , Essel House , 10 Asaf Ali Road New Delhi 110002 India Phone:  91 11 3234180  or 91 11 3234096 Fax: 91 11 3232026  Email: [email protected] Contact: Rohit K. Chaukiyal , Manager - Marketing

  • Manufacturer Item # 1: Polyester - Sheet Buttons
  • Manufacturer Item # 2: Polyester - Mock Horn Buttons
  • Manufacturer Item # 3: Polyester - Laser Engraved Buttons
  • Manufacturer Item # 4: Polyester - Moulded Buttons
  • Manufacturer Item # 5: Real MOP and Shell Buttons
  • Manufacturer Item # 6: Snap Fasteners
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