The origins of PinMart start back in 1964, in Chicago, Illinois. Back than a small promotional products company was formed by 2 partners and became one of the original and founding members of the Advertising Specialties Association. The original company was part of many important and recognizable promotions such as "The Worlds Smallest Book" inserted in Cracker Jack Boxes in the 1970's. In 1994 the company was sold by the remaining founder to a small group of investors who continued the mission and purpose. At that time the company sold promotional products, awards & recognition items, and stock and custom lapel pins to both end users and other promotional product distributors. In 2000, the decision was made to separate the sales into two distinct groups: One group would sell the products solely through a reseller and distributor channel and a new company PinMart, Inc. would sell lapel pins and related items solely to the end user.
The on-line store, PinMart.com, was first opened for business in October, 1999 with 42 stock lapel pins and utilized five different styles of custom lapel pin processes to make special order pins. Since then PinMart has added Thousands of new products and many new product lines. All of the products lines utilize the same group of PinMart manufacturing facilities that were established to produce its core product Lapel Pins. Today PinMart’s on-line business has grown significantly and is now the Internet's number one provider of stock lapel pins, custom lapel pins, stock lanyards, custom lanyards, and rubber bracelets. We continue to invest in new products, technology, and employees so that we can continue to provide our customers with the best selection, quality, and service available.