Buttonsmith®, Inc. began out of a fourth grade class project on trading Henry completed in 2013. He made pinback buttons to sell to his classmates and that summer he moved to selling them at local farmers markets. In 2014 Henry moved online to sell his products via his website and Amazon. The product catalog grew to include buttons, magnets, lanyards, fixed top badge reels and his newest product Tinker Reel® badge reels, which are with swappable tops. Henry has received a patent on the design.
The company continued to grow in 2015 completing a successful Kickstarter campaign to help begin manufacturing of the Tinker Reel® badge reels. Also in 2015 the company headquarters and manufacturing facility moved out of the family home to Carnation, Washington and includes a small store front. Our revenue has continued to grow each year. In 2017 Walmart began carrying Tinker Reel® badge reels in 1600 stores across the US. As the company grew Henry hired adult employees to help and is now up to twelve employees.
Henry and Buttonsmith® have been featured in several articles and videos including Fast Company, NowThis and MentalFloss. Henry was named to the 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 list for Retail and e-Commerce.
Henry continues to tinker and brainstorm new products and ideas. He loves to personalize his products with your designs. If ever there is a design you are interested in having on one of his products please contact us and we can do our best to make it work.
We are a 100% union shop affiliated with the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT), which is part of the AFL-CIO. We use environmentally-friendly materials and labor-friendly practices to make our products.
We can be reached at
31722 Eugene St Suite 9
PO Box 1300
Carnation, WA 98014-1300
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