MKOW supporting small businesses #2

Badges and buttons and magnets…oh my!

We love the products on offer from Barely Tolerated Designs.  This online independent business is run by Nikita and Ben (Paul knows them both through RUN DV – genuinely lovely people).  So what unique offerings does this online shop have for you?

Well, they have an amazing selection of badges, buttons, magnets, keyrings, decals, wall art, prints and more.  So far we just have some of their magnets but they are beautifully designed, fantastic quality, value for money and brighten up our fridge perfectly, whilst adding a Disney touch!

We particularly love their range of disability awareness badges.  Illnesses and disabilities are sometimes invisible and educating people and helping them to realise you may need extra understanding is now as easy as wearing a badge. Ingenious idea and lots of lovely designs to choose from.  The badges below are from just £1.50 each.  They come in 2 sizes and are also available as key rings and magnets.

In their own words…..

Hi, I’m Ben and welcome to Barely Tolerated Designs! I’m a thirty something autistic graphic designer currently living in Northern Ireland and along with my wife and two kids – have a huge love for all things Disney – right down to the artwork on my arms… (Oh and Banksy too…!)

I love taking the time to create something for others to love and cherish and therefore am pleased to offer an ever growing range of magical badges and magnets – perfect for your next special trip or just to brighten up someones day. 

I want you to love your purchase, so I ensure that orders are dispatched quickly and well packaged (usually with a little treat inside). 

If you have any questions, want something custom designed or just want to say hello – please do…!


Barely tolerated are also offering a monthly subscription box. Take a look at what you get if you subscribe:

Each month has a different theme and will include brand new designs which aren’t available to purchase by the general public.

Our first box is open for orders until 30th June and is Neverland themed. This is done as a one-off purchase (not a subscription) and we will send details via email about how you can sign up to receive future boxes each month if you wish!

Each box will contain the following:

  • Badge (38mm)
  • Badge (58mm)
  • Magnet
  • Keyring
  • Two A5 prints
  • 15% discount voucher

Whether a surprise for someone special or just to treat yourself, Barely Tolerated Monthly Boxes make the perfect gifts.

We really love this shops and will definitely me purchasing more from them in the future.  Here is our modest magnet selection:

Where to find Barely Tolerated Designs:

Their website ► Click here to shop!

On Instagram ► Lots of pretty things to see.

On Facebook ► Take a look at all their fab reviews.