Radical Buttons started as just an idea in early 2015, when we found out from a local bookstore that they had a button press to rent. So we thought, why not make some buttons and see if our friends like them? It also seemed difficult to find social-justice themed buttons online, so we thought, why not make them!?
The journey started with 50 buttons made from designs found on the internet. It soon made sense to come up with more original designs, and the response was so great that we decided to set up a shop on Etsy. It took about a month to get a sale, and in the beginning we only had a few items listed. In the next month or so, we worked hard on creating new designs and improving the shop, and started getting more sales! After a little over a year (in January 2017), things were going to well that we decided to launch this website!
In addition to selling buttons online, from which part of the proceeds go to local radical organizations that seek to empower marginalized groups and promote social justice, we also participate in local events to raise funds for social justice causes. Check out our FAQ to find out about which organizations we donate to.