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SCRAP TALKS – Button Women!

In honour of IWD 2024 join us for a celebration of women’s contributions to button manufacturing, with John Doyle of Vintage Buttons UK.

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SCRAP TALKS – Button Women!

In honour of IWD 2024 join us for a celebration of women’s contributions to button manufacturing, with John Doyle of Vintage Buttons UK.

Join us on Saturday 9th March 2024 for a talk and a ‘button show and tell’ session with our friend John Doyle of Vintage Buttons UK.

As this year’s International Women’s Day theme is ‘Inspire Inclusion’ John will take some time to reflect on the past struggles of women in the button industry to secure decent wages and working conditions, and those unknown, and often unspoken, women worldwide who still work in similar poor conditions. John has access to  archive material relating to investigations and reports on the button industry which were never made public at the time, as long ago as 1921.

This will be a celebration of buttons too, and we invite you to Bring Your Button!* John will take a look at your favourite button and tell us all a bit more about it.

Tickets are non-refundable, and cost £5 (plus booking fee) from the eventbrite link given in Book Tickets, or visit here or just search Eventbrite for ‘Button Women’.

*This is such a popular part of these sessions you must indicate at booking that you are bringing a button and we will only accept one button per person.