Every month our Online Stalls showcase the very best creative sellers. This months theme is “The Power Of Love”, we have 18 talented creatives on show. Be sure to go and peruse the Stalls to find that perfect gift!
How did it all begin?
The Printmonkey team worked together for many years at a big fashion studio, working long long hours for little reward, regularly helping each other out finishing off designs and shapes until late at night. We bonded over a shared love of cutting edge graphics and old London boozers. As luck would have it a friend of ours has a brilliant business head so one day we all decided to get together and start doing things our own way! Printmonkey was born! We launched in April 2011 spreading initial awareness via social media, bloggers and online magazines. We also gained presence by taking part in a number of fashion events at the Trueman Brewery and by putting on our own events in Shoreditch. We run regular market stalls in Brick Lane which generate additional sales and provide valuable feedback from our customers.
What are your all time favourite product you have produced?
I think the Stag has been the most popular and represents our brand really well – the iconic stags head is what most people associate with Printmonkey.
What is your biggest achievement to date?
We have just received our first big order from Fenwicks, the department store, which we are insanely excited about.
What’s your best-kept secret?
Printmonkey would not function without a gallon or two of Diet Coke on a daily basis!
What is your dreams/plan for the future?
We want to keep expanding and get ourselves into lots more shops all over the world. So I suppose you could say world domination with our t-shirt designs really!
Do you have any top tips to help other creative sellers?
Don’t give up! Trust your instincts and creativity and keep on pushing your product. Talk to everyone you can think of – so many people have had input into Printmonkey in so many different ways and every bit of feedback or help you can get is fantastic! Also – use your friends. We are lucky enough to have network of people that are willing to swap photography/modelling/styling skills for free t-shirts!
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