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Kale is 15 and lives in New Westminster, BC. He offers buttons to locals as a way to earn some money. He has been doing this since 2017. He was featured by City News 1130 a few years ago. Note that the prices in the video are no longer valid – see below for the current pricing. If you have questions, you can email us at kale the buttoneer at gmail d0t com or you can use the Contact Form.

What can he make?

Most popular: 1¼″ round with pinbacks. We can also remove the pins and make magnets for an additional fee, and other backings, too!
The little buttons pack a lot of punch! They come with pinbacks but can easily be made into magnets and keychains!
The biggest button in our capacity, these can also be made into magnets, pocket mirrors, name badges, and coasters.
These rectangular buttons can also be made into magnets, pocket mirrors, and are great for name badges.

We can also bring in parts for keychains, ponytail holders, and zipper pulls and other ideas, but need time to order from our supplier so get in touch with your ideas! 


Kale makes each button by hand and can produce about 100 buttons per day. Minimum order depends on the size of the button. Get in touch to find out! Turnaround is usually within 48 hours, but it depends what other orders are in the queue and how many you order.

Design services are often included depending upon what you already have – got a logo? We can put that on a button. Need a logo? Hire a graphic designer and get back to us. Between Kale and his mom we can usually make a button design using your graphic elements, but we can also give you a template that you can use to make the design yourself.

Please note, Kale will not make buttons that promote hate speech or discriminatory behaviour but he is a giant fan of puns. 


We can accept credit cards, cash, and e-transfers. If we know you we will occasionally accept cheques. We invoice through Square for custom orders. Terms are due upon receipt. Kale operates as a business but one that also offers some community benefit, so: 

  • 1/3 of his profit he saves. 
  • 1/3 he may spend however he wishes.
  • 1/3 he donates. He may choose where it goes although we encourage him to choose non-faith-based organizations that support vulnerable local people or animals. Some buttons are special fundraisers, and are handled separately. 

 If you have any questions, you can get in touch with Kale’s mom, Jen, who handles email at kale the buttoneer at gmail dot com or use the form on the Contact page.


Kale the Buttoneer is not the cheapest provider of buttons locally however he is probably the coolest. If you need high volume, lower prices, and maybe faster turnaround, may we suggest Six Cent Press? They are great for that and we have used them and like them very much. Kale prices his buttons based on the true cost of labour. Part of why we started the business was for him to learn about why handmade goods are often more expensive and how economies of scale, supply and demand, the cost of labour, and other concepts play into the success of a business.  For all custom button orders, the following pricing is in effect as of April 1, 2023. Prices are subject to change based on the cost of our supplies and this page will be updated to reflect that. All orders of 100+ buttons are eligible for a volume discount of 5%. Orders that don’t meet the minimum are absolutely possible, however, contact us for pricing on small orders. 

Pinback Buttons

 Magnet Buttons

 For most buttons, other kinds of backings are available such as keychains, ponytail holders, zipper pulls, and for the two larger sizes, pocket mirrors. Please contact us for a custom quote.