Custom Badges

We wanted to write a quick post about our custom badge service. We have always offered custom badges alongside our own designs & these are becoming increasingly popular with all of our customers. We make hundreds of custom designed badges each week & some of the designs you guys send to us are absolutely amazing.

Ordering custom badges from us is really simple, if you have a design as a jpeg you can upload it directly to our custom badge page on the website. You can then select a quantity and checkout right away on the website. We will then take your design & use it to create your very own 25mm custom-made badges. ... Continue Reading

Handmade Easter Button Badges

Handmade Easter Pin 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.

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. ... Continue Reading

Handmade Wedding Pin Button Badges

I Love My Wife Pin 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.

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. ... Continue Reading

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. ... Continue Reading

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). ... Continue Reading

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. ... Continue Reading

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. ... Continue Reading

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. ... Continue Reading

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. ... Continue Reading

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. ... Continue Reading