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The Bad Button's founder Alisha leans against a deep pink wall while wearing a bright orange dress with bright blue patterned corset

Alisha Martin

Our Founder

“You are a bad button!”

Who knew a throwaway line from a friend would turn into something much more? Having collected them through graduate school and beyond, head Corsetiere Alisha is still known for her extensive assortment of buttons. That and the beautiful corsets she makes here at The Bad Button.

Melding her unique experience in forensic anthropology and archaeology with museum work (where she first got her hands on antique corsets), Alisha blends her historical and anatomical knowledge with contemporary values to create the kind of well-crafted corsetry that takes pride of place in many wardrobes.

The Bad Button's founder Alisha stands in front of a green wall. She is wearing a blue dress and a novelty printed corset with red detailing

Alisha’s credentials

• Undergrad work in forensic anthropology and archaeology

• Graduate work in historic preservation and museum studies

• Spent 8 years working in museums

• Recipient of the Kentucky Arts Council’s Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grant as a Master Artist

• Adjudicated member of the Kentucky Crafted Program

The Bad Button founder Alisha Martin stands against a chalk-graffiti wall. She wears a had, bold earrings and a custom corset in a bee fabric

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