Did you read the Chicago Sun Times article about Busy Beaver Button Co. and Parisian Novelty? Parisian is one of the country’s first button companies, established here in Chicago. It was founded in 1898, and recently closed its doors. This beautiful, 50,000 square foot button-making palace is on the south-side, and you can see its […]
This epic photo of The Dream was on MySpace. Naturally, I did a happy button company dance to his chart topper, “Shawty is the Sh*t.” How about, “This Button-Covered Jean Jacket is the Sh*t!” Holla at Busy Beaver Button Co.
Click here to read the Busy Beaver Button Co. article in the Chicago Sun Times today! Dave Hoekstra, dear friend and fellow button enthusiast, interviewed Busy Beaver about carrying the torch for Parisian Novelty Company. Parisian Novelty was founded in 1898 on the south-side of Chicago and is closing its doors as Busy Beaver moves […]
The online archive of the Chicago Women’s Liberation Union herstory project posted Jo Freeman’s Ms. Magazine 1974 article about buttons, collecting, and feminism titled Say it With Buttons. As a feminist who works at a woman-owned, custom button company in Chicago, it’s empowering to read about buttons’ role in message creation, and how buttons serve […]
Spring is here. Tulips bloom, ice melts, and the jean jacket makes its triumphant return to Chicago. But in Austin Texas, March means one thing: South By Southwest! Busy Beaver Button Co. salutes all of its button-lovers partying down south. What are you doing right now? Watching the Pains of Being Pure at Heart? Eating […]
I always choose Busy Beaver Button Co. b/c you guys have super fair prices, incredible turnaround and the buttons always look great. I like to support Chicago business and I am confident every time I recommend BBB to co-workers and peers all over the US for their projects that you guys will make me look […]