As you many have guessed, corozo buttons are very sustainable and have become a mainstay of our slow fashion forte. Being natural, organic and biodegradable, they beat polyester buttons hands-down. The fact that the corozo industry supports healthy rainforest ecosystems and the communities who guard them has also not gone unnoticed in a time when deforestation is rife. This has a secondary positive impact because the fewer trees that are cut down, and the more rainforest that is protected, the more CO₂ can be absorbed. Perhaps the only environmental drawback of corozo is its need to be washed for 24 hours in a tumbler. But compared to the emissions, (marine) pollution and waste resulting from polyester buttons, corozo is one of the most eco-friendly alternatives there is!
- June 6, 2023