Safety Pins - 'OLIVE' design (x50)
These iconic BOHIN pins were invented by founder Benjamin BOHIN in 1890, thanks to a unique machine based on the model of a music box.
Classic style safety pins have a coil at one end which can cause damage as stitches can get caught up inside the coil; this 'Olive' style prevents this from happening.
The mini 'Olive' shaped ball is made of nickel-plated brass, making it more resistant to opening and closing, as well as more durable.
Still produced on the original machines still in operation at the BOHIN factory in Normany, France.
You will receive 50 safety pins packaged in a octagonal plastic case.
30mm (length) x 0.80mm (wire diameter).
36mm (length) x 0.90mm (wire diameter).
- patching, hemming or mending a seam.
- marking the position of multiple holes on one garment.
- temporarily holding loose knit stitches until you're ready to repair them.
Made in France by Bohin
BOHIN have been manufacturing high quality pins and needles at their factory in Normandy, France since 1860 and now remain the only French manufacturer of needles and many other sewing & craft tools.
The company currently employs 36 people who manufacture and distribute nearly 2,300 products including their world famous sewing needles, craft needles, pins with Murano glass heads, and bracelet pin cushions.
In 2014 BOHIN opened their production workshops to the general public and have welcomed over 80,000 visitors so far! They are committed to reducing their waste and environmental impact.