Ai Weiwei offers to take 30 tonnes of buttons from Croydon factory

Weiwei has offered to take 30 tonnes of buttons from a factory in Croydon after seeing a message on Twitter.

Ai Weiwei, 2012 Photo credit:Ai Weiwei Studio FAD MAGAZINE
Ai Weiwei, 2012 Photo:Ai Weiwei Studio

“I’ve been asked to share this call to save buttons from landfill, Brown & Co Buttons (a 104-year-old button factory in Croydon) needs to dispose of 30 TONNES of buttons as the factory is shutting down.”

the initial tweet by Amy Clare Tasker ?reads.

Weiwei responded by writing: “Can I have them all?”

Sarah Janalli, of Brown & Co Buttons said they have seen the post, but Weiwei had not yet been in contact. She added that they have been “inundated” and “overwhelmed” with messages asking for buttons

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