Black Pin Maker League was created by Tasha Burton of St. Louis, MO. Tasha is the owner and operator of the popular small hair and body care brand Belle Butters. Tasha began collecting enamel pins in 2016 and quickly realized it was difficult finding pins that reflected black culture, particularly black pop culture and more.
BPML was created to highlight black owned enamel pin and patch makers in a heavily saturated market where they are the minority. Tasha wanted a central place where these makers could be highlighted, featured and supported. While there is still a small number of pin and patch makers that are black owned, we are seeing the number increase as more designers step into this market because of purchases and increased demand for their products. Your purchase of the BPML Squad Pin and other BPML merchandise continues the efforts and support of the makers whose businesses and platforms are promoted free of charge.