• 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

  • Visiting Central Saint Martin’s London College of Fashion

  • Design Your Own Ladies T-Shirt Tutorial

  • Personalised Clothing Collection

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 ]

Visiting Central Saint Martin’s London College of Fashion

This week Contrado was invited to speak at Central St. Martin’s University of Arts in London. The event was presided over by special guest speaker Grayson Perry, who gave an inspirational in-depth lecture. Recounting his own career, Mr. Perry presented some of his most famous pieces and explained in detail the motivations and stories behind [ Read Full Entry ]

Design Your Own Ladies T-Shirt Tutorial

Welcome to the Bags of Love tutorial for designing your very own Ladies T-Shirt. Get ready for summer and stay comfortable with a unique look that can razzle and dazzle. This design has been based on my original artwork and named “Ace of Waves” with a lovely jelly fish surfing the waves of deep ocean. [ Read Full Entry ]

Personalised Clothing Collection

We have been a bunch of very busy bees recently! Our Personalised Fashion collection has been growing in leaps and bounds, as we create more and more innovative customised clothing, which can be personalised by you, our creative customers! Our stylish range of personalised clothing has all been designed and developed by our resident fashion [ Read Full Entry ]