Every Button You Could Need at The Cork Button Company

Don’t be fooled by its modest exterior, the Cork Button Company has as many buttons as you may ever need. We’ve mentioned this shop before in our Where To Buy Yarn in Cork City post, but this time it is featured all on its own because yarn is just a tiny portion of what makes this place a local treasure.

Cork Button Company

From floor to ceiling, the main section of this Pope’s Quay shop is organized by color and style with buttons in plastic tubes with one sample affixed to the outer-facing end. If you ask, they also have thread, zippers, and other fastening supplies. Essentials such as Velcro, acrylic ‘wool’/yarn, crochet hooks, knitting needles, jeans’ buttons, dressmaker pins, and measuring tape are available by the counter or if you ask. Belt loops are in the mix with buttons. Rumor has it, the little-shop-that-could supplies to the city’s tailors and seamstresses.
As I have experienced, if you bring in the item that lost its button, someone will kindly help you find a replacement. It may not be the perfect match, but some of the buttons are so detailed and beautiful it makes me almost want to change out the buttons on all your boring cardigans! I did give in and change out the buttons on one shirt from plain black to ladybugs and it made a ordinary yet classic top into something with personality and a summer feel.

A visit to #Cork #button company is always a treat.

Tips for Success:
  • Some buttons have been here for eons so if a color isn’t exact on the outside sample, take a peek in the tube since fading occurs on the outside one.
  • Ask for help if you need it.
  • If you are looking to match a button to an existing piece of clothing, bring the item with you.
  • They are open on Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (they stay open during lunch), but are closed on Sundays. (Hours updated March 2016)

Cork Button Company

Cork Button Company

The shop renovated and expanded its selection, which had been in a storeroom as well. It is a sight to behold and carries everything from affordable acrylic knitting yarn to quality quilting thread to BUTTONS. A view of the inside of Cork Button Company (4 Pope’s Quay, Cork City Centre) to show you they have more than just buttons on their shelves.

Cork Button Company

Cork Button Company

Cork Button Company

Cork Button Company


Cork Button Company
4 Popes Quay
Cork, County Cork
TEL: (353) 021 450 2730
FAX: (353) 021 450 2746
ONLINE STORE: http://www.corkbuttoncompany.ie/

Cork Button Factory

Here are photos of some of the buttons I’ve purchased there over the years…

Buttons and yarn

Fish Buttons

Buttons steak yarn

Shanked #buttons @cathyqtpi

Buttons for rosebud cardigan

New #buttons from #Cork Button Company. All destined for handknit baby cardigans.

Sweet #buttons for a #handknit baby girl cardigan.

LB has some very cute buttons on his new hand knit hoodie. From the Cork Button Company. Cute as a button!


Don't Move, I Lost A Button

Closeup of my #button box

Do you love buttons like gemstones? Is there a certain design of button you are always on the hunt for? Ladybugs? Sailboats? Leather ones with fox heads? Cork Button Company has those.  😉

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