The power of the button

August 22, 2013 at 6:25 am in Lake County News-Chronicle

Button, button, who’s got the button? Many of us probably remember that old game from way back. It’s not as old as buttons themselves, though. Buttons were used as far back as 2800 B.C., but only as decorations. The practical Germans started using them to hold things together in the 13th century. And today, the small Chinese town of Qiaotou produces 60 percent of the world’s buttons in its 200 factories. Continue Reading