Pamela Bell founded prinkshop to prove a model she calls “creative capitalism,” in which a business can be at once profitable and socially beneficial. prinkshop creates made-in-the-USA advocacy graphics for our most pressing social issues and then translates them on to products that allow customers to wear what they care about. Prior to prinkshop, Pamela was a founding partner of the global, iconic brands Kate Spade and Jack Spade. Pamela currently sits on the board of Project Renewal, a 50 million dollar homeless agency in New York City. There, Pamela co-founded the Bowery Arts Project, where volunteers teach art classes to homeless addicts. Pamela also sits on the Board of The American Theatre Wing, is a Tony voter and is a new member of the 3Generations board, a non-profit dedicated to helping survivors tell their stories to the world using film.
Our family motto!
What was your pivot point?
My teenage daughter came home wearing a flimsy tee with a swirly, meaningless symbol emblazoned across her chest reading "SAINT TROPEZ." Expensive, pedestrian, empty. She is a cool kid who cares about her environment, protests GMO'S, has a strong moral compass. She needed a new Tee. There was a hole in the market.
All images used with permission of Pamela Bell.