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Pin Badge Maker & Trader – Ipswich

The best thing about family days out in the ’70s was bringing home a badge and pinning it up, adding to the collection on my bedroom curtains!

Rainbow Badges has grown from a hobby, which started in 1978. With great excitement and two years of preparation, my hobby became a business in the summer of 2014.

I produce badges for campaigns, clubs, musicians, organisations, colleges, schools, and museums.

Making badges for events and occasionally having a stall at festivals has always been a particular favourite!

Rainbow Badges Curiosity Shop also features both current topics and historic events. Designs vary from reflecting messages of the past from social history to simple tongue-in-cheek humour designed to get a giggle. In our troubled times, laughter can be medicine. Smiles are free and pleasantly contagious, which partly explains why there are so many smiley face designs in my badge shop! He he 🙂

In the workshop, my badges are made using a combination of customers’ own artwork, ideas, and requirements.

My own pin badges are individually hand-pressed. The design is printed on photo paper and protected with a hardwearing clear polyester film.

A unique collection of new and vintage badges

Badges are fun to collect and make great presents too!

Take a look at my unique collection of vintage badges from many years of collecting, all needing new homes. This unusual collection of new and vintage badges is constantly growing and they are all for sale! We also have stickers, postcards, and iron-on patches in stock. If you are looking for a particular pin badge we are happy to add your request to our wish list 🙂


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UK £2.39
International £6.95

As a maker, collector, and trader of badges, my focus is on sharing ideas, growing the collection, supporting the project, and having fun rather than accumulating great wealth!
As a business, my core values are to promote freedom of speech, grassroots people power, human rights, equal rights for the disabled, the protection of the environment, and animal rights.
I take a stand against violence, racism, fascism, homophobia, slavery, cruelty, oppressive governments, and police brutality.

I hope you enjoy looking at my website!

Please feel free to leave comments or contact me
Peace and love
Ziggy Norton Xx