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Inventors Clothing Fasteners
Clothing Fasteners, Buttons, Lacings

This file is a collection of various messages having a common theme related to clothing fasteners. You will have to wade through it to catch the valuable information.

Buttons
A button is usually a disk-like piece of solid material having holes or a shank through which it is sewed to one side of an article of clothing and used to fasten or close the garment by passing through a loop or hole in the other side.

History of Buttons
Button Collecting
Buttons from the last 300 years - some history is given but this is primarily a collectors site.

VELCRO®
Mother Nature could not have made it better herself.

The Zipper
Original patents and prototypes.

Related Information
Clothing Innovations
History of Fabrics

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