The Print Society is a design studio based in Sydney, Australia. We use colour & pattern to give your home a creative vibe. We produce a range of homewares & objects, and we like to share our process and learnings along the way.
2002 - After completing Fashion Design studies in 2000, founder Karen Johnston was designing for a small Sydney based fashion label. At the time, the fabric selections seemed limited, "everyone was using the same stuff, so I started experimenting with screen printing just to have something no one else had". Johnston quickly became obsessed with printing, and returned to full time study to complete Textile Design and Print qualifications.
2007 - Johnston first travelled to India on holiday where she met weavers in Varanasi, explored textile recycling factories and learnt block printing in Jaipur.
2012 - The Print Society was founded during a career break. "I'd taken some time off and was completely sucked back into printing and colour". Printing out of her home studio, her first range of brightly hand screen printed cushions was a huge success after being featured on the Herman Miller blog and in Australian media.
2018 - The Print Society released a new season of 'Colour Collector' cushions in May, and is due to move into a custom built studio in June. New product development is currently underway, with particular focus on the reuse of textile waste for paper prints.