Buttons can be made of countless materials. What are they? Let us show you some of the major materials.

Ancient roots with a modern twist

The first button was invented some 10,000 years ago. It was a toggle-shaped bone which was tucked into a loop of animal tendons. Later on, buttons made of amber were excavated and as early as 4000 before Christ there was a cornucopia of button materials which were beautifully decorated.

Today buttons can generally be divided into natural materials like real horn, ivory nut, bone etc. and fancy materials made of plastic.