Christmas Badges & Christmas Opening Times

I can’t believe it’s the 14th December already. This year has been a blast over here at Kool Badges. We have so many new & wonderful customers & even more of our regular returning customers. You guys have kept us really busy & it has been a joy making all of your badges in 2017.

Christmas 2017 has probably been our busiest to date for Christmas Badges. We normally sell a lot at this time of year to our regular customers, but we have had so many new customers this year ordering Christmas Badges that we have had to work 7 days a week in the workshop. ... 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

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

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

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. ... Continue Reading

July badges

July has been a busy month for Kool Badges. We are in the process of relocating our premises so we have been running a 65p badge sale to help with the cost of moving. July and august are quiet months anyway as everyone is out in the sun enjoying themselves & generally putting the holidays to good use. We can’t complain, we are doing the same. We will be closed for a week in August for our annual Kool Badges break. We are heading to Europe & spending a week in Amsterdam. It’s one of our favourite cities & is one of the most beautiful places we have ever been. We keep getting tempted back for another visit year after year. ... Continue Reading

I Love Badges

I Love Badges are so popular. We make loads of I love badges. Naturally we love badges, we spend all day designing & making them for you guys but did you know that you can make an I love badge say anything you like? If you Love dogs or football, cars or cycling. Whatever you love, you can enter your text in the box on our custom I love badge page and add it to your cart. You can do this as many times as you like to make loads of unique custom I love badges.

We already have a load of I Love badges but it’s impossible for us to list badges covering everything you love. So we came up with the custom I love badge maker. Give it a try. For a limited time only all of our badges are reduced to 65p each, including the custom I love badges so head on over, have a play & order some unique badges. ... Continue Reading