About the Boston Button Factory
Fort Point’s dynamic new Boston Button Factory is an homage to the vibrant history of a neighborhood that is rapidly changing its character. Blending the industrial and artistic strands which dominated its past, the BBF looks to keep this past alive by manufacturing huge artistic renderings of buttons which are used as stand-alone pieces as well as parts of larger exhibits. In addition, the BBF has launched a line of small batch custom clothing buttons and hosts a series of events that weave the buttons into art shows, concerts and other creative ventures that open up this historic space to the public.
The impetus for the BBF came when vintage photos were found which documented the original use of the building by the Boston Button Co., a button manufacturer which dissolved in 1872. In a nod to yesterday, the BBF hearkens back to the days before cubicles, condos, and fancy restaurants to create a space where buttons are created by hand in large numbers through hard work and care. These buttons, sewn into the fabric of the Fort Point’s heritage, are your opportunity to acquire a piece of Boston’s past and present before Fort Point continues its inevitable transformation into an exclusive, upscale enclave.
When the Button Factory is Open:
Boston Button Factory Hours : By appointment See the Buttons