Pamela Bell mother, teacher, advocate, fearless feminist.
Pamela founded prinkshop to prove a model she calls “creative capitalism.” prinkshop designs 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.
Prior to prinkshop Pamela was a founding partner of the global, iconic brands Kate Spade and Jack Spade. She and her partners sold the company to Neiman Marcus in 2006. The partners honored their midwestern values in developing Kate Spade beginning in 1993; they created 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, where she 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. 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 humans, Elenore, Anabel, and Will.