Meet the Brands | Punky Pins x Lindy Bop
Struggling to complete your look? You’ve come to the right place. We now stock several exciting brands giving you the opportunity to add some extra individuality to your outfit! Whether you are looking for something special to add to your dress or coat lapel or maybe a gift idea, we’ve got you covered. Head on over to our Accessories page to shop the collection and stay tuned for a Christmas re-stock coming soon. To kick-start our “meet the brands” series we caught up with accessory queen Holly at Punky Pins.
Introduce yourself and your role at Punky Pins:
Hi, I’m Holly and I’m the Marketing Executive at Punky Pins. I’ve been here about 9 months now, and I absolutely love working for such an inspiring, woman owned business that stands for everything Punky Pins is about.
How would you describe Punky Pins in five words?
Punky Pins in 5 words is hard but I’d say: fierce feminists making cool pins.
Backstory: When, where and how was the company established?
The company was founded in 2005 by our amazing boss babe who is also our main designer. She started off making cute AF little button badges on a manual press in her spare room, moved onto acrylic jewellery and eventually onto enamel pins which is what we’re really known for now. Not a lot of people know that we’re Northern! The company has always been based in Middlesbrough.
Personally my favourite products are any that raise an eyebrow or two. From the outside it probably looks like no big deal to make controversial or divisive pins, but lots of brands choose not to and you’d be surprised by how many people find Feminism, swearing, or taking back the word “bitch” truly offensive and aren’t afraid to come and tell us! It’s hard to choose an all time fave as there are so many cool ones coming out all the time but my current fave is the new Dead Inside tombstone from the Halloween collection, I think it’s hilarious.
What product launch are you most looking forward to and why?
I really looked forward to launching the Halloween pins this year. I spoke to loads of bloggers and influencers beforehand and I knew they were so excited about the pins and desperate to share them with their followers – we all knew people were going to love them.
In the last week we’ve launched Strong, a new collection dedicated to raising awareness of and breaking down the stigma around disability, mental illness and chronic conditions. It’s a bit of a new focus for us but one we think people will love – and throughout October 5% of all Strong sales are going to be donated to Mind, the mental health charity.