At Next State we are all about bringing your creative vision to life. Create new possibilities with your artwork by transforming it into custom fabrics and products for fashion, home interiors and accessories. As a quality focused local fabric printer and ethically accredited custom product maker, we will help you take the next step in your creative journey.

What We Do


Next State is a custom fabric printer and product manufacturer based in Melbourne, Australia.

Upload or send us your artwork and we will custom print your design on any of our fabrics.

We have a curated print collection in or artwork library where you can shop any fabric and design combination to suit your project.

You can create custom product essentials using our Print and Make Service.

Fabric Printing Service


You can supply us an artwork file for printing and we will custom print it for you on any of our beautiful base textiles. Choose from Natural, organic, recycled and polyester fabrics for printing.

Our Fabric Creator makes ordering fabric easy and you can customise the layout to suit your project.


  1. You simply upload a file.
  2. Design your fabric.
  3. We custom print.

Artwork Library Print Collection


Our curated collection of fabric prints is available for you to print any design on any of our fabrics. We champion the very best in local surface designers and pay a commission to the designers for every metre printed.

Print and Make Custom Products


Custom print and make product essentials like custom print tea towels, bags and cushions. Our product offering allows you to create all over prints on products to showcase your artwork. Our product collection is printed and made in Melbourne and we are an ethically accredited manufacturer.


Our Customers


Everyone that has a creative vision is welcome at Next State. We work with first time textile explorers right through to advanced wizards. We enjoy working on all print projects big and small.

We work on projects for commercial applications, DIY sewing enthusiasts, bulk printing a one off and of course for you, the lovely folks with ideas. We are always available to chat for anyone who wants to know more about us and what we do.

About Our Process


We print fabric on demand with a one metre minimum and fast turnaround time.

Using digital textile printing technology, Next State prints on demand only what you need. We use water based inks on all our fabrics and products. We only print with responsibly source fabrics and utilise recycled materials wherever possible.

As a custom fabric printer we ship to Australia New Zealand.

About Our Vision

Our vision is to change the way we consume and connect with textiles and products.

We believe in customisation for individual needs and creating short runs to service specific requirements. We believe in local manufacturing and ethical supply chains, and having a connection to the people who produce textiles and the environment in which they do it. We believe in mass customisation to service dream outcomes.

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About Our Story

Next State was founded in December of 2014. 

It all began on a honeymoon, Chole Kerr and Geoff Spink were lounging back in a wooden chair on a beach in Vietnam. The honeymoon conversations consisted of discussing their many professional years working in print, fashion and textile and how there must be a way in Australia to print custom fabric on demand. Chole and Geoff had been working with designers and sewers who really wanted access to print short or large runs of fabric at a reasonable price with a fast turnaround time here in Australia. Next State was born from this concept and to make printing and manufacturing accessible to anyone with top quality service.

Fast forward to the present day and two factory moves, two babies, hundreds of thousands of meters printed and many beautiful people met, the journey is just getting started.

Next State is what it is and continues to evolve further because of the brilliantly talented and driven in-house team that bring their A-Game every day. The contribution, ideas, implementations, innovations, and passion of the Next Sate team through the years makes them the true creators of this company.

We look forward to working with you.