Button badges have been around for at least 150 years and were sold during the First World War to raise money for the war effort.
The 1960s brought the button badge back to life. "Make Love Not War" and the Smiley face are the two best known button badges from the era.
The late 1970s punk music explosion revived the button badge yet again.
Button badges were suddenly a perfect platform for political statements, and it wasn’t long before the advertising industry understood the potential of button badges.
Charities and fund-raising organisations suddenly realized the potential – a button badge costs only pennies, but if the message is catchy enough, and appeals to people’s senses of charity they will pay pounds!
The button badge is here to stay and is a fun and cost effective way to get your message across.