On the Stage, Behind the Scenes and In the Audience
Pamela Bell founded prinkshop to prove a model she calls “creative capitalism.” prinkshop creates advocacy graphics for our most pressing social issues and then translates them on to products that allow customers to wear what they care about. prinkshop produces in the USA and aims to create jobs at the same time as it spreads awareness and a passion for change. In the creative capitalism model a business can be at once profitable and socially beneficial.
Prior to prinkshop Pamela was a founding partner of the global, iconic brands Kate Spade and Jack Spade. Her role there included leading and following, depending on the year, and spanned the scope of production management, retail store development, e-commerce, merchandising, multiple product global licensing, and retail design & roll-out, product development and merchandising. She and her three partners sold the company to Neiman Marcus in 2006. The partners honored their midwestern values in developing Kate Spade beginning in 1993; creating thousands of jobs and were known in the industry as the company whose growth was least leveraged: Kate Spade did not run on credit and did not borrow to grow. The partners financed the business for 15 years on savings and earnings alone.
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. The Project’s volunteers teach art classes to homeless addicts at the non-medical detox unit at Project Renewal’s East 3rd street location www.boweryartsproject.org
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.
Prior to the prior, and above all, Pamela is a mother of three wonderful teens and young adults who live with her in merriment and sometimes not…