Sustainable buttons return to Premiere Vision Paris this summer to exhibit for the AW 23-24 season. For the past two years, ABM Fashion has adapted to the market, focusing on stylish digital presentations, and keeping up with their customers through virtual meetings.
ABM Fashion started out recycling its own shell button leftovers long before it was considered fashionable to be sustainable. They did it for practical reasons – to save material and energy. But once they started saving the waste, the designers realized there was an aesthetic to recycled products. That recycled shell granules could be left intact or refined into recycled powder to create distinct, innovative buttons.
The designers started experimenting with recycling other natural materials, such as FSC wood, organic corozo and other plant-based materials and fibers, including plants, leaves and flowers. Collaborating with the technicians, the designers discovered that new aesthetics could be achieved with the leftover production waste of natural materials. They imagined a beautiful harmony between the natural and the recycled, and a totally new material category of beautiful recycled natural buttons, buckles and trims was created.
ABM Fashion is known for imitation shell, imitation horn and the trendiest buttons on the market, grounded in seasonal collections and trends. And they are all made with GRS certified recycled polyester, which is the industry standard for recycled, traceable materials.
Eco-conscious manufacturing is something that ABM Fashion has researched for years and is able to offer advice as to which production methods are more Earth-friendly, in the hopes of conserving water and electricity, and reducing waste.
This season, ABM Fashion’s trend driven research and development team has focused their technical expertise and combined it with their well-known creativity to make an AW23/24 collection that is both inspiring and functional. The team is very happy to be returning to Premiere Vision Paris, bringing the excitement of sustainability, fashion and buttons.
ABM Fashion – Holding the world together, one button at a time.