Melanie Bowls is the co-founder of ‘The People’s Print’ with Dr Emma Neuberg, a pioneering social textile group. The People’s Print celebrates the new era of DIY textile design and create pioneering systems to engage the consumer/wearer in the design process through workshops, bespoke tutorials, competitions, lectures, exhibitions and publications. They have worked with prestigious partners such as the V&A Museum, Fespa digital, Computer Arts, VF Corporation and Contrado Imaging as well as many Universities.
The People’s Print is all about promoting digital textile printing as a means of production to empower you to create beautiful bespoke textiles that are original and unique to you. The People’s Print pioneers ways to counter the negative effects of mass consumerism, fast fashion and globalisation by investing in people’s innate creativity and giving them the confidence, vision and tools to create bespoke products for themselves and their communities.