18 Indie Pin Makers

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Pins are having a major moment: they’re fun, cheap, impermanent, and collectable. Some larger retailers are catching on, but the movement is still primarily dominated by indie companies (with huge scenes in Toronto, NYC, and LA). Though there is an appeal to the endless bootleg pins on the market, this is a follow-up to my look at 18 Indie Embroidered Patch Companies, and focuses specifically on independent, original artwork. Dress up your favorite jacket with some of my favorite makers, each with styles for $15 and under. Happy pinning! —Tuesday Bassen

  1. Melissa says:

    I love this list, what a good discovery!
    I’ve got to take this opportunity to give a shout-out to my favorite indie pin maker, Talia Emsalem of LittleStarThings (https://www.etsy.com/shop/LittleStarThings), who is making “Badass Brooches for the Opinionated Introvert” from Melbourne, Australia.

  2. anna says:

    I love Chris Uphues!!


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