• Our Duvet Covers in the upcoming edition of Big Brother – UK vs USA Celebrity!

  • Gift ideas for elderly parents: design a personalised lap blanket

  • Central St. Martin’s Students Visit Contrado for a Guided Tour

  • Contrado @ New Designers Show

  • Stitchless TV – DIY Fabric Printing ‘Upcycle Clothes’

  • Bags of Love Digital Print Prize – Lucy Smith, Manchester School of Art

  • DSA – Photography Competition – ‘My Perspective’

  • Winning Towel Designs for Towel Day Contest 2015

  • Introducing The Amazing Amy, Fashion Designer Extraordinaire

  • Visiting Graduate Fashion Week 2015

Gift ideas for elderly parents: design a personalised lap blanket

A personalised lap blanket gives comfort and warmth in the winter season and it is one of the best original gift ideas for elderly parents. Easy to personalise online and made of premium materials, these blankets are printed with your images, names and own quotes, adding a personal touch to this unique product. How to surprise [ Read Full Entry ]

Central St. Martin’s Students Visit Contrado for a Guided Tour

This week we were delighted to open our doors to a group of students under the leadership of Elisa Palomino of Central St. Martin’s and Malene Kristiansen from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Textile & Fashion. First the group was shown our factory in which all of our many wonderful products get made. [ Read Full Entry ]

Contrado @ New Designers Show

Last Saturday we were delighted to attend the New Designers show at the Business Design Centre in London, where and astonishing 3,000 graduates were displaying their wares. The event has been running for 30 years and, among other noble pursuits, has a strong focus on textiles and materials. We were hugely impressed with the talent [ Read Full Entry ]

Stitchless TV – DIY Fabric Printing ‘Upcycle Clothes’

Today I’m going to show you a brilliant way to up-cycle your old clothes using heat transfer paper, otherwise known as sublimation printing paper. Usually, designers or factories will use a heat press. This morning I was lucky enough to use one and I’ll show you what we did with it. I got my heat [ Read Full Entry ]

Bags of Love Digital Print Prize – Lucy Smith, Manchester School of Art

We would like to congratulate Lucy Smith for winning The Bags of Love Digital Print Prize at the Manchester School of Art, awarded to her by textile designer Rianna Phillips. Incorporating illustrative, photographic and digital techniques to produce designer fashion pieces, Miss Smith’s project sweeps us away into the weird and wonderful world of collections. [ Read Full Entry ]

DSA – Photography Competition – ‘My Perspective’

Last week was the Down’s Syndrome Association ‘My Perspective’ annual photography competition. Bags of Love attended the event and donated 25 canvas prints of the shortlisted entries for display in the gallery at Kew Gardens where the awards ceremony was held. The quality of the final selection was second to none, a wide range of [ Read Full Entry ]

Winning Towel Designs for Towel Day Contest 2015

It is time to announce the Winners of Best Towel Design… Hold your breath and read on! So many fantastic entries it sure was difficult to choose the best but in the end we really designs from Lilly, Elisabeth, and Tina! We’d also like to congratulate all those who participated, including the Top runners-up and Most Voted towel design [ Read Full Entry ]

Introducing The Amazing Amy, Fashion Designer Extraordinaire

As some of you may know, last week was Graduate Fashion Week where the world’s best and brightest designing talents emerge from the labyrinth corridors of higher education with dazzling effect across a 4 day premiere fashion show. Naturally, being one of the UK’s leading suppliers of custom printed fabrics, Bags of Love is always [ Read Full Entry ]

Visiting Graduate Fashion Week 2015

This weekend we visited the Graduate Fashion Week, a major annual event which showcases emerging talent from universities across the world. On the runway and across the exhibit we saw incredible cutting-edge conceptual designs come to life during four days of non-stop fashion mayhem. It was thrilling to see many of the designs printed right [ Read Full Entry ]