Knitting, cross stitching, crochet, and haberdashery

Incomparable Buttons

 

Incomparable was started as a small company in 1984 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Working around a kitchen table, often late into the night, Jennifer Pascall was busy transforming small pieces of ground stone & clay into buttons of all shapes and sizes. Many of the first designs, which are still popular today, were inspired by Africa’s rich ethnic artworks, colourful flowers and distinctive wild animals.
 
As the company evolved, ladies from the local community were hired and trained in the art of button making. Today, Jennifer’s son & daughter, as well as several women from the local community are involved in the business.

Most of the Incomparable team had never held a paintbrush before they joined the company and are now absolute masters of their art and justifiably proud of their work. The ladies sense of belonging within the company and skills as crafters not only gives them tremendous pleasure but also provides them with economic empowerment. Many of the team are the sole breadwinner of their family. 

Incomparable is very strongly committed to using environmentally friendly materials and production processes.
The parent company in South Africa is involved in the entire production process: from the sourcing of the raw materials to the presentation of the finished product. 
This allows us to confidently present a durable and unique product range of exceptional quality at an affordable price. 

Incomparable buttons are fully washable and dry cleanable. This is a first for ceramic buttons and offers sewers, knitters, crafters and clothing manufacturers a great new alternative to plastic.




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Incomparable Buttons L106 5 Autumn Leaf Buttons

Incomparable Buttons L106 5 Autumn Leaf Buttons

5 x Leaf buttons (4 leaves and 1 acorn). The bisque buttons vary from approximately 1.5cm wide to 2.7cm tall. Handmade in South Africa....
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Incomparable Buttons L165 White Geese

Incomparable Buttons L165 White Geese

5 x  Hand Painted White Geese Buttons. Approximately 2.5cm tall. Handmade in South Africa. Fully washable, but recommend...
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Incomparable Buttons L195 Red Hearts x 5

Incomparable Buttons L195 Red Hearts x 5

5 x  Hand Painted Red Heart Buttons. Approximately 2.5cm by 2.5cm. Handmade in South Africa. Fully washable, but recommend...

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Incomparable Buttons L242 Ball Buttons x 5

Incomparable Buttons L242 Ball Buttons x 5

5 Handmade Mixed Sport Ball Buttons. Approximately 2.5cm by 3.0cm. Handmade in South Africa. Fully washable, but recommend turning garment...
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Incomparable Buttons L248 Transport Buttons x 5

Incomparable Buttons L248 Transport Buttons x 5

5 x  Hand Painted Transport Buttons: Car, Lorry, Plane, Train and Boat. Sizes vary, approximate size range 2.2cm - 2.6cm. Handmade in South...
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Incomparable Buttons L289 Swirl Fashion Buttons

Incomparable Buttons L289 Swirl Fashion Buttons

5 x  Handmade Sand coloured Swirl Buttons. Approximately 2.3cm in size. Handmade in South Africa. Fully washable, but recommend...

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Incomparable Buttons L413 Large Flower Buttons 3/card

Incomparable Buttons L413 Large Flower Buttons 3/card

3 x Large Hand Painted Flower Buttons. Approximately 3.1cm. Handmade in South Africa. Fully washable, but recommend turning garment...
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Incomparable Buttons L423 5 x Cupcake Buttons

Incomparable Buttons L423 5 x Cupcake Buttons

5 x Hand Painted Cupcake Buttons. Approximately 2.2cm. Handmade in South Africa. Fully washable, but recommend turning garment inside...
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Incomparable Buttons L427 Teddy Bear Buttons x 4

Incomparable Buttons L427 Teddy Bear Buttons x 4

4 Handmade Teddy Bear Buttons.. Approximately 2.7cm by 3.0cm. Handmade in South Africa. Fully washable, but recommend turning garment inside out...