GS Journal

More than a Button

British made, every little detail counts, down to the last button.

For the last 5 years I have work closely with Courtney and Co, the last remaining UK button maker to create no ordinary button.

Courtney & Co. are a company that mirror my values with British manufacturing, dedicated to reviving traditional button-making techniques in the UK. They use a combination of new technology and traditional craftsmanship to create buttons that are both beautiful and sustainable.

Genevieve Sweeney buttons are custom dyed to punctuate and compliment GS cardigans, such as the Maddis cardigan. 
In this video we are matching the Lambswool Cashmere melange with hints of mint and grey.



Milk Protein Buttons are a sustainable alternative to traditional plastic buttons. They are made from a renewable resource – milk – and do not contain any synthetic materials that end up in landfills. This means that they have a lower carbon footprint than other types of buttons as the milk is derived from by-products of the UK dairy industry.





Codelite, or otherwise known as Milk Protein Buttons are biodegradable. They will break down naturally over time, without causing any harm to the environment. This is in contrast to plastic buttons, which can take hundreds of years to break down and can release harmful chemicals into the environment as they do.

Milk Protein Buttons are also incredibly durable. They are strong and resistant to wear and tear, which means they will last for a long time. They are made from a renewable resource and have a lower carbon footprint than other types of buttons. With their pearlised finish, they give the most beautiful mother of pearl effect and take to environmentally friendly dyes creates such intense hues.


Discover the GS Cardigans and their beautiful humble buttons here.