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#1 DanMartin

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 08:59 PM

Does this work? I have a feeling the right type of bone would stand up to as many washes as necessary if they were to be used on a shirt.
 
I assume horn wouldn't work as washing would dry them out and heat would split them, no? If they were line dried, then will they weather but not split? This could be a very cool effect.
 
Correct me if I'm wrong. Has anyone ever made a washable shirt with bone buttons?
 
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Edited by DanMartin, 25 September 2013 - 09:03 PM.

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 09:48 AM

If the buttons are made of either natural bone or horn, I would be very careful about strong detergents and high temperatures like cloths dryers. Gentle washing techniques and natural air drying is probably the safest way to wash a garment that has buttons of this type.


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