JHB began with a request from a friend to Mrs. Jean H. Barr, founder (1920-2008). Mrs. Barr was preparing to leave on a European buying trip for her family business and was asked to find a specific style of sweater button. She fulfilled that request and began her company in the basement of her Denver home. From this modest beginning, the company has grown to be one of the major suppliers of fashion, novelty and basic buttons in the United States and is the international leader in novelty buttons. The company was incorporated in 1969 under JHB IMPORTS, INC. and adopted the trade name of JHB INTERNATIONAL, INC. In 1980.
In 1974, the company, which had outgrown the original basement plus three rental locations, moved into the JHB Imports building, located at 1955 South Quince Street in Denver, Colorado. In 2014 Blumenthal Lansing Co. acquired JHB Button brand and continues to supply their most popular styles of unique buttons. We have all their buttons available wholesale as well as retail. We are also selling closeout styles on their old website which you can visit by going to closeouts.buttons.com. For any questions please contact customer service at 1-800-553-4158.