It's no secret that Black culture is underrepresented in the small shop world (minus the copious instances of cultural appropriation, that is). So when one woman, Nzingah of Inclusive Randomness
, couldn't find the pins she wanted she decided to learn how to create the buttons herself. Nzingah thinks that #YouNeedButtons and we can't help but agree! You also need her bookmarks, lanyards, patches, and totes. Read on to learn more!
Tell us a little bit about yourself!
Hi I am Nzingah, wife, mother of 1, full time NASA analyst and currently in the process of taking over the globe 1 button at a time.
started back in 2016 on Etsy selling crafty items as a creative release. I became serious about exclusively selling buttons in 2018. Inclusive Randomness
is all things random but fitting together cohesively.
I have always loved buttons. I have my own personal collection that I started in 2009 during the 1st Obama inauguration. People were selling buttons all over the city commemorating the event and I fell in love. Something so small and inexpensive yet had significant meaning to the culture and remembrance of that special day was tremendous to me.
It was impossible to find Black pop culture buttons that looked they way I wanted then to look so I created my own. My customers loved them and encouraged me to create more designs…and here I am now.
How do you decide which designs to introduce?
Most designs are released if something big or funny pops off in Black pop culture and I have a notebook full of designs that I refer to when I release buttons monthly.
Pin Ur It is a monthly non subscription button box. Every month customers receive a collection of never released buttons plus extra swag and a free button to PIN a friend IT! The free button keeps the party going and introduces new people to Inclusive Randomness and Pin Ur It.
2020 I plan on doing more vending events outside of Texas, introducing a new buttons shape to the line up, and working on getting my buttons into retail stores and museum gift shops.
Do you have a favorite quote?
Good better best, never let it rest, till you good is better and your better is best!
What is one piece of advice you’d give to your younger self if you could go back in time?
Reminder that it always works out.
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