need names of button making companies

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  1. Jeremy Illingworth

    Jeremy Illingworth Supporting Actor

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    I am interested in buying large quantities of plastic buttons and was wondering if anybody knows who the big ones in North America are.

    jeremy
     
  2. Mark Dubbelboer

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    there's a button maker at the LCI

    sorry that's all i know about buttons
     
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    Just like your last question about mannequins, Jeremy, I'm not even gonna ask.. [​IMG] but am curious! And sorry, I don't even know as much as Mark...
     
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    Is this related to post here some time ago from someone (you?) concerning bowling shirts with bowling pin buttons??
     
  5. Jeremy Illingworth

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    Mark, can you tell me anymore about this button maker?

    Everybody, yes, all these strange posts are semi related. I bowl and learned how to sew to make myself bowling shirts. They have become very popular the bowling alley and the owner nagged me to sell them there until I gave in. I didn't think anybody made bowling pin buttons anymore (3M used to, they supplied Air Flo brand bowling shirts from 1950 until 1969 when the closed; four colours were made: black, white, rare red and super rare yellow) but I wanted them for my shirts so my first inquiry was about having plastics made but it led nowhere. Actually, there is one place that makes them, they come with a pin and ball on a card. I think their quality is awful and the price outrageous.

    The mannequin and vintage clothing thing: the woman wants a mannequin and has for years so I thought maybe somebody here would know where to get one. I also want one to put shirts on to see what they look like. And were both interested in vintage clothing. She likes everything and I like bowling shirts and have a large work shirt collection. Seventy four right now.

    And now button makers. I called the co author of the vintage bowling shirt book with some questions. He also runs a vintage clothing store. We talking about bowling shirts and stuff and he mentioned that there is a button maker who makes pin buttons but he can't remember the name and lost the catalogue. He says they are in NY or CA. So I thought there can only be so many button makers in the US so I should be able to discover who it is.

    So in the end all my strange questions are all leading somewhere.

    jeremy
     
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    You can try a company called "Holy Shirt." They will print just about anything in just about any quantity. Their website is here
     

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