Buttons appear to be very simple clothes accessories, but in the thirteenth century before the button was invented, people's clothes are tied with a band or coil.
At that time, buttons were just beginning to be applied. Western aristocrats all made buttons with gold, silver, copper, ivory, and even precious stones, while civilians used cloth buttons instead of cloth. It is also very important to see the decoration function.
An ordinary clothes, decorated with unique design button, can show dull in the elegant or noble taste. Buttons also watch, collection features.
From the thirteenth to the sixteenth centuries, people began to use cheap materials such as bones, wood, brass, military uniforms with copper, iron, tin, etc., while the nobility still made rare precious metal buttons.
Seventeen century popular cloth buttons and embroidery buttons.
The industrial revolution of the eighteenth century began, due to the mechanization of large-scale production, began to pop metal buttons.
In the mid-nineteenth century, women's fashion began to use buttons as well. Japanese porcelain buttons popular in Europe and America.
In the 1930s and 1940s, Composites bakelite / celluloid began to be used. In the fifties, new plastic materials were invented.
During World War II, the lack of materials, due to the cloth button practical, noble metal button, to restore the popular.