Press Buttons

Spring’ 85 has been specialized in the manufacturing of press buttons for clothing. We address our work both to the very sophisticated and precious brands as well as to those more industrialized but who decide not to put aside the quality of the button.
A custom accessory made with care and attention, makes unique a piece of clothing; and with this idea we produce our buttons and accessories.

Here you will find our best snap buttons and will know:

What Are Snap Buttons?

What distinguishes a snap button and a regular one?

When to opt for a snap button instead of a traditional button?

Pressure buttons for clothes

Discover our press buttons

Press button for clothes Alpha

‘S’ spring type snap

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Metal snap button Kappa

ring spring type snap

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Metal snap fastener MU

prong type snap

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Press stud closure Eyelet

with pierced snap cap that makes the stud head visible

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What are snap buttons?

The snap buttons (also called press buttons) are a particular kind of fasteners widely used in the fashion industry in place of the common buttons.

A snap fastener is composed by a pair of interlocking elements, usually made of metal, that fits each other to keep together pieces of fabrics (ie. in garments). The stud (male part) has a groove that locks in the circular lip of the socket (the female part), holding the fabric fastened until a certain amount of force is applied.

The snap buttons made their first appearance in the beginning of the XIX century and become quickly appreciated because of their ease of use. There can be various types of snap fasteners used in the clothing industry. They may, for example, have a sort of pin that pierces the fabric and will thus tie with the garment very firmly. There are then those provided with special teeth to be attached to the fabric and than the ones that present some holes to be sewn on the garment.

Our proposal for press buttons includes: the press button Alpha (an ‘S’ spring type snap commonly used in jenas and leather), the metal snap button Kappa (a ring spring type snap), the metal snap fastener MU (a prong type snap) and the press stud closure Eyelet with an hole in the snap cap that makes the post head be visible through the fabric.

What distinguishes a snap button from a regular one?

Compared to standards, snaps buttons are distinguished by two features:

  • Lacing mode; with snaps, a slight pressure is all that is needed to snap them together. While traditional buttons require holes.
  • Structure, the press studs have the stem that goes through the fabric and is fixed through the use of a special machine. The classic button, on the other hand, is flat and on the surface has 4 holes, through which the thread passes to sew them to the fabric and keep them firm.

Moreover, normal buttons are usually made of plastic material, wood or resin, or with natural and precious materials such as mother of pearl; while snaps are made of metal.

When to opt for a snap button?

A snap button is commonly more used for winter, military, or workwear, particularly for jackets and coats. In fact, snaps are more suitable for thick garments, with more distance between poussoirs. Traditional buttons, instead, are often applied on shirts and in general on woolen sweaters, silk clothes, or light fabric.

Pressure Buttons for clothes – An indispensable accessory

It 1886 Albert-Pierre Raymond invented the new button-spring clip most commonly known as a press button.
The story tells that the producers of gloves, at the time, were tired of the traditional method of button to sew and eyelet , so that they asked for something different and more handy. The idea was to keep the traditional form avoiding the passage of the buttons in hole, which was often difficult and uncomfortable. So that, the press button became the most used accessory and its success was immediate.
Nowadays, the press button is formed by two parts which, overlapping and subjected to pressure, are blocked. The typical shape is rounded.
One of the two parts has a small protrusion, called male or stud, which fits into the cavity in the other half of the button, called a female or spring.

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