When beloved NYC institution, Tender Buttons, closed its doors, the shop owner, Millicent Safro, decided there was no place better to donate a portion of her vintage button collection than Materials for the Arts.
Learn more about this story in the Wall Street Journal.
Bygone Buttons Fill a Hole for New York Arts Groups
When Millicent Safro was shutting down her Upper East Side shop Tender Buttons last summer, she did so thinking she might find a new location for the half-century-old sewing-supply emporium that specialized in its namesake product. Meanwhile, Ms. Safro had to contend with her excess inventory-a bounty of buttons that would take two lifetimes to sell, she observed.