“Button, button, who’s got the button?” Ask around town (the industry) and most people will tell you, Tiger (not Woods) does. Here and now I’ve got the inside scoop on the ins and outs of button manufacturing from one of it’s finest leaders.
Kevin Greene and the other fine people at Tiger Button Co. –and when I say “fine”, I mean, incredibly, INCREDIBLY nice–embedded by Embedded Video
have granted me exclusive permission to film a private tour he gave to me and a few of my classmates (because I’m quite the fan of field trips, myself. I mean, seriously, you could tell me we were going on a filed trip to Starbucks and I’d be all over that! Besides, it happened to be St. Patrick’s Day. Who didn’t want to be out enjoying the beautiful weather and the rolling seas of green….and the one-too-many people who started the party a little early…???)
Fellow designers, let’s plan ahead. When you start up your companies, this will be the first place you want to look for all your closure needs. The range of styles is vast and growing each season, and the people are super friendly. For all of us interns, go ahead and ask your bosses-because chances are, they’re already doing business with TBC. (<—-kids these days, shortening everything. Shame on me!)
In fact, I’m currently interning at Michael Kors and we happen to be a regular customer!
The tour was not only informative, but inspiring; and a great reminder not to skimp on the details . Get wise people: buttons and trim can make or break your garment. For us 8th semester folk, it could very well mean the difference between getting into the show and not. And we do all want to be in the show, right?……right?!
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