• custom printed swimsuit

    Winners of Swimwear Design Competition are Announced

  • personalised t-shirt design

    Have you Won our Design a Euro 2016 T-Shirt Competition?

  • travel with your pride design towel with picture of lion

    Designer Interview From Our Free Online Competition – Towel Day 2016 Design Contest

  • backpacking girl across the world towel design

    Are you one of the winners of our Towel Day Design a Towel Contest 2016?

  • England flag Euro 2016 design Personalised Flag

    Celebrate Euro 2016 with Bags of Love and Win

  • duvet covers on Big Brother

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

  • blog gift ideas for elderly people

    Gift ideas for elderly parents: design a personalised lap blanket

  • Elisa Palomino & Central St. Martins students

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

  • Contrado @ New Designers Show

  • Stitchless TV – DIY Fabric Printing ‘Upcycle Clothes’

custom printed swimsuit

Winners of Swimwear Design Competition are Announced

A few weeks ago, we teamed up with our friends at Fashion Capital to bring you an exciting design challenge, to get you ready for the summer. Our free online Swimsuit Design Competition challenged you to come up with a travel inspired print design for our cut and sew swimsuit. Our custom printed swimsuit is [ Read Full Entry ]

personalised t-shirt design

Have you Won our Design a Euro 2016 T-Shirt Competition?

Euro 2016 may still be in full swing, but our Design a Euro 2016 T-Shirt Online Competition has come to a close! We loved looking through all of the amazing entries of our free online competition. There were a lot of patriotic designs and Euro inspired designs, which really gave us football fever. You can [ Read Full Entry ]

backpacking girl across the world towel design

Are you one of the winners of our Towel Day Design a Towel Contest 2016?

Thank you to all you wonderful hoopy froods for taking part in this year’s Towel Day – Design a Towel Competition! Our judges have loved looking through all of your gorgeous (and at times hilarious) designs. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy quotes, beach scenes, intergalactic travel, adorable family photos and graphic prints were all popular [ Read Full Entry ]

England flag Euro 2016 design Personalised Flag

Celebrate Euro 2016 with Bags of Love and Win

Euro 2016 is here! Get involved and win with Bags of Love! It’s about to kick off! The Euros we mean! If you are as crazy about the beautiful game as we are and are looking forward to cheering your country on in the year’s most exciting football event, then make sure you read on. Here at [ Read Full Entry ]

blog gift ideas for elderly people

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 ]

Elisa Palomino & Central St. Martins students

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 ]