Meet Our Fair Trade Merino/Alpaca Mill Partners



SPAIN Since 1946
In 1946 Mariano opened his button shop. After his death in 1961 his son took over the business. At that time the factory had 100 employees. Mariano, his grandson, was 14 years old when he started to spend all his afternoons playing around the button machines. 15 years later he took over the management of the company with his cousin Julio. So it is the 3rd generation now at the reins of this family business. Today there are 20 employees, including Laura the dyeing manager who has been working since she was 18 years old and masters the subtle art of mixing colours, or Javier who has been polishing buttons for more than 30 years.