Handmade Easter Button Badges

Well Easter seems to come round quicker every year, not that we’re complaining as we love to eat all the yummy Easter chocolate (especially those Lindt bunnies). So many of you return each year to buy your Easter badges from us & we thank you for your continued support. We hand make all our badges from our Cornish workshop & are always grateful when we see returning customers.

Handmade Easter Pin Button Badges

Handmade Easter Pin Badges

Cute Easter themed pin button badges

Bright handmade Easter Pin Button Badges

Handmade Easter Pin Badges

This year we have added quite a few new Easter Badge designs to the shop and they’re already proving to be quite popular. There are lots of Eggs, Bunnies and cute Spring themed badges and they make cute alternative handmade gifts to chocolate. They’re also great to hide in Easter Egg Hunts & for Party Bags.

Easter Badges are also really popular with schools, many teachers choosing to give them out to their students. They can be pinned to school uniforms and blazers & even onto the work clothes of our older badge lovers. If you want badges for easter be sure to place your order soon. The Kool Badges workshop gets really busy in March so if you are able to order in plenty of time it really does help us out.

Finally I’d like to highlight the hand made nature of our badges. Each one is hand cut & pressed in a manual badge machine. Our badge machine is British and all of our badge parts are purchased from the same UK supplier who manufacture them in house. We love keeping everything nice & local. It keeps down fuel miles & helps other small businesses in our local economy. Everything from our printing company to our stationary suppliers are UK based. This means our badges might not be as cheap as foreign imports, but they are very ethical & made with uber amounts of love. Support home grown businesses. We are a small husband & wife team but we value each & every one of our customers, and know so many of you regulars by name.

Thank you for your continued support we love making your badges!

Handmade Wedding Pin Button Badges

We have been making badges for almost 10 years now and over that time we have made lots of badges from custom logo’s to St Patrick’s Day Badges but some of our absolute favourites to make are Wedding Badges. In some small handmade way, It makes us feel like we’re a small part of your big day.

I Love My Wife Pin Badges

Pink Chevron Team Bride Button Badges

Our Wedding badge section has almost 400 designs (we add new designs almost weekly), many of our Wedding themed badges can be customised with names, dates and even locations so the badges can be made quite personal.

Pretty Pink Hen Party Badges

Handmade Wedding Pin Badges

Our customers have used our badges at little mementos of their special day or to identify their guests as Team Bride or Groom or as inexpensive handmade tokens for each guest. Our Hen / Stag Party Badges are also popular and can be quite fun and a little cheeky at times.

Black and Red Wedding Day Badges

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Our badges are all handmade to order from our small workshop in Cornwall where the kettle is always on and the biscuit tin full of tasty treats! We’d love to be part of your special day, so if you’re thinking about having badges make sure you pop over to our shop and take a look at our Wedding Badge selection.

Small Business Saturday 2015 – Support Kool Badges

Small Business Saturday 2015 - Kool Badges

Small Business Saturday 2015 – Kool Badges

It’s the 7th December 2015, it’s a Saturday & all around the UK today it’s Small Business Saturday. The hope is that today, you will choose to shop with small businesses and support them in the run up to Christmas. So today, buy your coffee from an independent coffee shop, buy your lunch from a local bakery, deli or restaurant & buy your hand made presents & stocking fillers from Kool Badges Christmas Badges.

It gets harder & harder for small business to compete with large companies. We don’t have the money to float us through quiet periods like huge companies & we don’t have unlimited advertising budgets to take out glossy magazine adverts & TV spots.

The same applies online. eBay, Not on the High Street & Amazon all pay a fortune to put their products above ours & other small business using paid adwords ads. We, the manufacturer & retailer of our own products just can’t compete with paid advertising meaning many small business have to stop selling via their own website and sell via these huge sales platform, where the big retailer gets their cut. So today, support all small businesses when you buy something. It really does help us to keep the lights on over here at Kool Badges HQ.

We have a great range of Christmas badges, all hand made in our workshop & only available for sale through our website and a select few small retailers nationwide. We don’t sell our badges anywhere else, so please visit the website & place an order. Our badges are often copied all over the internet, but buying directly from us allows us to keep designing & making Kool Badges.

Buying from small businesses may not be as cheap as using a massive retailer, but all of the money we make is reinvested in the business & spent in the local economy. We don’t have our money hidden in the Cayman Islands avoiding tax. We pay everything we should, meaning sometimes we can’t compete on price with big retailers, but our customer service is always better & you can be sure our badges have been made by hand, with love, in the UK using locally sourced components and materials. We don’t outsource our manufacturing to China to save on costs. This means we always offer you the best price we can whilst making sure we can still afford to manufacture our badges in the UK. It’s the same for all Small businesses so keep that in mind when items are a little more expensive from Small Business, compared to the likes of Amazon.

So head over to the website & grab some hand made badges. Please pass our link on to friends & family & support small business on Small Business Saturday. You can even get an extra 15% off with code XMAS2015 when spending more than £7 on anything but custom badges.

We are heading into town, walking right past Starbucks and into our local independent coffee shop when staying in Dundee, The Burgh.

Please do spread the word today, it really does help.

Christmas Button Badges

Snowman Face Button Badge

On The Naughty List Pin Badges

Festive Pin Button Badges

Handmade Christmas Button Badges

Ho Ho Ho Christmas Pin Badges

I Love Snow Button Badges

I believe in Santa Pin Badges

Christmas Button Badge selection

Festive handmade pin button badges

Festive handmade pin button badges

Fun Festive Pin Button Badges

Handmade Christmas Button Badges

I don’t know about you but we are starting to feel very festive here at Koolbadges – our Christmas Jumpers are out and we have been listening to Smooth Christmas. Lots of you have already ordered your Christmas Badges, so very organised! If you haven’t seen our festive selection then you are missing out, we have over 400 Christmas themed badges & Badges sets which are perfect for Christmas parties, Stocking fillers, Secret Santa’s and just generally spreading a little festive spirit (unless you buy our Anti Christmas Badges).

As most of you know all our badges are handmade by us (husband & wife) in our Cornish workshop. So make sure you support handmade businesses this year.

Now excuse me while I go heat up some mince pies & pop another pan of mulled wine on the stove. The workshop is all cosy & warm and we are busy making all of your orders, by hand on our workbench. So keep us busy & go grab some Xmas Badges.

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Moustache Badges for Movember – Perfect for November 2015 – Movember badges

Every year we support Movember here in the Kool Badges workshop. Whether that consists of Mr Koolbadges growing an ugly 70’s moustache or sponsoring all of our friends & family who become Mo-Bros for November, we really do try to get involved in this wonderful charity. This year is no exception.

Each year we donate the proceeds from each Moustache badge sold on the site in November to our friends & family who are raising money for Movember. We know a few people who where clean shaven 2 days back and have already started cultivating their Mo’s.

We donated a ton of our badges for them to give out & sell to friends to help their fundraising efforts. Some are even being auctioned off, it’s all great fun. We have loads of different moustache badges for you to choose from. They are perfect for fund raising & great for the females in your life who perhaps can’t (or don’t fancy) growing a moustache :)

We have a great range of Mustache badges, from our ever popular blue & black moustache badge to our red & black moustache badges – but our most popular seem to be our awesome movember badges. You really do need to go & checkout our range.

Best of luck with all of your fundraising efforts & remember, for every tash badge you buy in November we will donate to one of our Mo-Bros.

Mosutache badges in the making
Mosutache badges in the making
Movember black & white badges
Movember black & white badges
Colourful moustache badges
Colourful moustache badges
Moustache button badges
Moustache button badges
Cute set of movember badges
Cute set of movember badges
Colourful movember badges
Colourful movember badges
Gentlemen moustache badges
Gentlemen moustache badges
Movember badge packs
Movember badge packs
Moustache badge packs
Moustache badge packs
Orange moustache pin badges
Orange moustache pin badges
Geeky movember badges
Geeky movember badges
Zig Zag mustache badges
Zig Zag mustache badges
Set of movember badges
Set of movember badges
Geeky Moustache badges
Geeky Moustache badges
Colourful mustache badges
Colourful mustache badges
mustaches badges
mustaches badges
Cute moustache badges
Cute moustache badges
Bright & colourful movember badges
Bright & colourful movember badges

 

Halloween badges for a spooky October 31st 2015

Halloween badges are some of our most popular products here at koolbadges. Every year we seem to make more & more halloween badges for our regular customers. Many people don’t even think of badges when it comes to Halloween costume planning but they are great to pin to school uniforms & work clothes. It is much easier to wear a badge on your shirt than to sit at your desk dressed as a ghost or zombie!

Halloween badges also make great trick or treat gifts. Hand them out to the children who knock at your door along with sweets & chocolate as an extra special treat.

The workshop is working day & night to get out your badge orders & we sent out a special discount to all of our newsletter subscribers. If you aren’t on our email list, head over to the website & sign up for an account. You can then opt into the newsletter.

We have hundreds of halloween badges to choose from, from pumpkin badges to ghost badges and witch badges. We have such a great range so go check them out & grab some to give out this halloween.

Right, we are off to start carving pumpkins & decorating the workshop in preparation for all of the halloween badge orders coming in. We also need to come up with costume ideas for the workshop. We are thinking of doing a The Walking Dead theme this year. Bring on the fake blood & zombie makeup.

Ghost, pumpkins and bats badges
Ghost, pumpkins and bats badges
More spooky badges
More spooky badges
Happy Halloween badges
Happy Halloween badges
Creepy Halloween Badges
Creepy Halloween Badges
A huge set of halloween pin badges
A huge set of halloween pin badges
Spooky badge set
Spooky badge set
Cute spooky cat halloween badges
Cute spooky cat halloween badges
Super Cute Halloween badges
Super Cute Halloween badges

Kool Badges has Relocated back to Cornwall

Long time customers & followers of Kool Badges may remember a few years ago we lived down in Cornwall & operated Kool Badges from our workshop on the mid cornwall coast. We where forced to move away for a number of personal reasons but we are now happy to announce that we have returned to the same village we lived in a few years ago. The village hasn’t changed much & they still do a lot of filming here (the village is Charlestown, Cornwall). Last time we lived here they filmed Dr Who & a few hollywood movies. This time it seems that Poldark fever has taken over. We saw them filming just last week.

It’s great to be back down in Cornwall. The chilled out vibe & friendly people are perfect for us. The weather is to die for & the food is amazing. It’s quite tedious living in a holiday hotspot during the summer months but this is more than made up for in the great places to eat & drink & the stunning scenery. Also it’s great in the winter when it’s only locals & everywhere looks also festive and romantic.

The Kool Badges workshop is back up & running with only a few days of downtime & we hope to bring you even better designs & service in 2016. We need your help though guys, so please do continue to share our badges with your friends & family & help spread the word. We cannot do this without you lovely people.

I’ll leave you with a few pictures of our new workshop & surroundings.

Vicki & John
Koolbadges

The outside of our new house & workshops
The outside of our new house & workshops
The view from our workshop
The view from our workshop
Plants for sale with an honesty box
Plants for sale with an honesty box
Cute Cornish cottage & Citroen 2CV
Cute Cornish cottage & Citroen 2CV
Charlestown harbour side cottages
Charlestown harbour side cottages
More Cornish cottages in the village
More Cornish cottages in the village
Harbourisde cottage in Charlestown, Cornwall
Harbourisde cottage in Charlestown, Cornwall
Charlestown Harbour
Charlestown Harbour
Charlestown Cottage Cornwall
Charlestown Cottage Cornwall
The beach in Charlestown
The beach in Charlestown
Sunshine over Charlestown
Sunshine over Charlestown
Sun over Carlyon bay, Cornwall
Sun over Carlyon bay, Cornwall
Charlestown Cottages
Charlestown Cottages
Tea break in Charlie's, Charlestown
Tea break in Charlie’s, Charlestown
Charlie's in Charlestown. Our favourite cafe & our daily tea & coffee stop
Charlie’s in Charlestown. Our favourite cafe & our daily tea & coffee stop

Small Business Saturday – December 6th 2014

Small Business Saturday

I’m not sure how many people are aware in the UK that December 6th 2014 is Small Business Saturday. This trend started in the USA and is a way of promoting small businesses on the run up to christmas. Many of us aim to find the cheapest places to buy our gifts at this time of year as money is understandably tight, however these discounts are normally provided by massive corporations who have immense buying power. Independent retailers and small businesses cannot dream of competing on price, but they can offer a much more personal service & you can be safe in the knowledge that you are directly supporting the economy.

 

Also small businesses like ours really rely on your custom and we do everything we can to make your shopping experience & our hand made goods as personal as possible.

 

So on Small Business Saturday why not help a small business such as your local shop or farmers market, craft faire or independent online retailer and make a purchase. Even if you buy one of your gifts this year from an independent retailer it will help us all continue to exist & stop your high street looking like a carbon copy of every other high street.

 

We would love it if you bought some of our Hand Made badges. We are a small family run business & our company is only 2 people strong. We care about each and every order and we value each and every one of our wonderful customers. Some of you guys have only just found us while others have been coming back to us for years.

 

Vicki & John
koolbadges.co.uk Workshop

 

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Hand Made Christmas 2014 – Vélo Culture

Every day leading up to christmas we are going to try and feature a Hand Made product or seller right here on the badge makers blog. If you want to recommend someone to us please do get in touch.

 

First I’d like to introduce you to Vélo Culture run by Bev Blakeman from Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. We found Vélo Culture a few months back and ended up doing a hand made swap (badges for a wash bag) and this little wash bag has travelled the country & the world with us already.

 

Vélo Culture Rubber Washbag
Vélo Culture Rubber Washbag

 

Vélo Culture up cycle Bike parts & inner tubes into a whole bunch of innovative products, from belts to the aforementioned Wash Bag, purses & wallets and a whole host of other unique products. The Wash Bag Bev sent us was made with a blue zip & stitching & looks amazing. It’s so tough & hardwearing, so far it’s visited Europe & most corners of the UK and has proved to be far superior to my previous old leather bag. Plus it’s made out of Rubber, Bonus!

 

I love the fact that the products are hand made & from up-cycled materials. It looks fab in our bathroom & surprisingly has garnered a lot of attention from friends & family. I’m hoping to grab a few more bits from the Vélo Culture etsy store for christmas presents.

 

I took a few pictures of our wash bag when it arrived. It was beautifully packaged & the tags are so cute. If you are looking for a really unique gift for a loved one this year please do consider hand made products & make Vélo Culture one of your first stops. When you buy Hand Made you put money back into the hands of real people & support small business, which Benefits our own economy directly. And you get some killer unique products made with love.

 

Vélo Culture Inner Tube Washbag
Vélo Culture Inner Tube Washbag
Vélo Culture Inner Tube Washbag
Vélo Culture Inner Tube Washbag
The Vélo Culture badges we made in return
The Vélo Culture badges we made in return

 

Go checkout the Vélo Culture store now and say Hi to them over on Twitter

August button badges

August has been a crazy month over at Kool Badges Button Badges. Understandably one of the quietest months of the year due to the fact that everyone is away on holidays, we have been surprisingly busy. There is always something to do when you run a small business, from administration stuff to writing emails, sitting & making badges, coming up with new designs & maintaining all of our social media accounts. Between a couple of people there is always something to be done.

 

We have been receiving so many amazing custom orders this month. Some of your artwork is amazing & always makes for an interesting badge making day. We are also gearing up for the annual Kool Badges summer break. At that time we close the workshop for a whole week (which for anyone who knows us, either personally or as a customer will realise is a long time as we are nearly always working & available). We really enjoy being in the workshop & working with all of our wonderful customers but we really need a holiday this year. 2014 has been our busiest year to date and as a result we are in the process of moving to new premises. Hopefully we will also be able to bring a few more people on board to help out with the work load & grow Kool Badges even more. This will include bringing more things in house, improving our array of printing gear & introducing some new presses into our fleet of badge machines. Don’t worry though, our epic customer service won’t change, our aim to respond to most emails within 20 minutes will remain our top priority & we will continue to hand make all of our button badges right here in the UK with locally sourced parts. We will also ensure that everything we can re-use or recycle will be reused and recycled.

 

We will keep adding new designs to the website & keep you up to date with our next move. We will probably be relocating not only premises but the county we live & work in. We are looking for some new challenges & adventures and we are looking to some new parts of the UK to live & work in.

 

If you require custom badges you can email over your designs/requirements to us or you can upload your design directly on our website using our custom badges page.

 

Thanks for reading guys. Much more to come soon, including holiday snaps & loads of pictures of our move & next adventures. Until them, I’ll leave you with some pictures of recent orders.

John & Vicki
Koolbadges.co.uk

 

Flag Badges
Flag Badges
Political badges
Political badges
I Love English Button Badges
I Love English Button Badges
Funny Badges
When life hands you lemons badges
Personalised Anchor Hen Party Badges
Personalised Anchor Hen Party Badges
Struggle Buggy Custom Button Badges
Struggle Buggy Custom Button Badges
Happy Birthday Button Badges
Happy Birthday Button Badges, pink Hearts badges, butterfly badges, princess badges, fairy badges, daddys girl badges
Butterfly personalised Hen Party badges
Butterfly personalised Hen Party badges
I Love Media Button Badges
I Love Media Button Badges – the heart is made up of loads of different social network icons