Design your own scarves with Contrado
Whether you are designing scarves for women, for men, for practical use or just to look fabulous, the selection of custom printed scarves has something for everyone. Made to order with the utmost care and precision. When you make your own scarf with Contrado, you will be working with us to create a beautiful, handmade piece, completely unique to you. As well as printing everything in-house, we also cut and finish your tailor-made scarves by hand, with a tidy and fine baby hem. Update your look today and give your accessory collection a personalised boost.
Personalised Scarves Printed And Made to Order
We pride ourselves on giving our customers a pleasurable and unique shopping experience. This exclusive scarves are all printed and made to order by a team of technicians right here in our studio, with assistance and advice on hand at every point on your design journey.
Please note: As all of our scarves are handmade to order, there will be some variance in the dimensions of the scarf. A predictable amount of shrinkage is likely to occur, this is normal and to be expected, and will be more apparent in the natural fabrics.
Style It with
A pretty or funky scarf will make the perfect finishing touch to a whole host of outfits. When dressing for a wedding, scarves for men and women can make an outfit go from nice to fabulous. Opt for a real silk scarves, soft muslin scarves or chiffon scarves for more special occasions and team with anything from linen suits and delicate dresses. If you are looking for a scarf for more everyday wear, choose the muslin fabric or Silk Sensation, which have the same qualities as the natural fabrics, but with more durability and strength. These look great styled with jeans, sweaters and lightweight coats.
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The Contrado promise
Our talented team of makers, customer service staff, marketeers, designers, and developers, love to make things in the Contrado production facility. It means everything Contrado produces is in-house with experience that dates back to 2003 overseeing and making custom products promising:
- 100% Handmade
All your products are handmade in-house
- Speedy Turnaround
Orders are made and dispatched usually within 1-2 days
- Made to Order
Every order is made to order with no mass production
- High Quality
We use high quality materials to create bespoke products
- Personal Service
In-house customer service offers personal and attentive service
Turn your design talent into business
Whether you are looking to expand your product range or start your brand from scratch, we can help you sell your designs. We support creative brands and independent designers with the extensive experience of bespoke manufacturing on-demand. We can help you make your idea into a high quality physical product and sell your product how you want to.
Sell With Us
Frequently asked questions:
What shapes of bespoke scarves are available?
How to wear a scarf really does depend on the shape. Because of this, we have created 4 totally wearable styles of custom made scarves for our diverse customers. Your designer scarv can be made into the following shapes: standard square, large square, wrap scarf or shawl and rectangle scarf. If you would like to see examples of each of these styles, please click through to the preview page.
Do you have warmer scarves available for winter?
As well as your Custom Scarves, which come in 6 lightweight and drapy fabrics, we also make several other, slightly thicker personalised scarves, which would be suitable for colder weather. The Custom Fleece Scarf is handmade from 2 layers of custom printed fleece, or you could design your own neck tube scarf, which can be styled in 19 different ways.
Are there hemming options available for the scarves?
We finish the edges with a hemming style of your choice, either baby hem or 3-thread overlock. Baby hem uses 8mm of material on each side, folded twice then a top stitch approximately 2-3mm from the edge. The 3 thread overlock trims off 3mm fabric, and has an overlock edge stitch. Due to the delicate nature of these beautiful fabrics, hems can be slightly wavy, but this adds to the authenticity.
Browse from a range of unique scarf designs, created by independent artists and designers in our online marketplace.
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What's the best resolution to print in?
We print at 200dpi, which is a good combination of quality and file weight. Ideally your image should be scaled to 100% at 200dpi, this means that no resizing of your file occurs stopping any interpolation.
Should I save my file as a TIFF or JPEG?
For multi-coloured or very detailed files we recommend using a tiff format, but they must be flattened. For simple colours and low detail files, a jpeg is fine.
Which colour model should I choose? RGB or CMYK?
If each individual colour is specifically important to your design, choose CYMK as our setup will print each colour with the closest possible match within our available range. If the relationship between the colours within the image is more important choose RGB, this will reduce all colours equally to fit within our range.
What does GSM mean?
Grams per Square Meter (GSM) is an international standard for measuring the weight of paper or fabric. GSM uses the weight of a square meter (1000 x 1000mm) as an indication of the weight and thickness of a given fabric. We class 20-100gsm as light (summer fabrics, gauzes and fine silks), 101-249 gsm as medium (most clothing fabrics) and 250+ gsm as heavy (upholstery fabrics, and other specialist fabrics).
What are bleed areas?
When designing your product, it’s best to make sure that your image is slightly larger than needed. In printing, the extra printed image is referred to as a “Bleed Area” or margin, and it is removed from the finished piece. A bleed area acts as a buffer for slight inconsistencies in the manufacturing process. however, it’s important to fill your bleed areas completely, or you may end up with white, unprinted strips along the edge of your finished product.
Do you print on garments a customer supplies?
Unfortunately not. All our garments are printed on flat fabric, and sewn into finished products, which gives a better finished result and all-over print. We test meticulously so that we know what gets best results on our fabrics, and our facilities cater perfectly to them. We do however print sublimation paper to order, so if you have access to a heat press you can press your fabrics or flat garments easily.
Can you Align a Pattern or design across panels of a garment?
We always strive for the greatest accuracy when printing and constructing your garments. However, due to unavoidable stretch or movement of the fabric during the stitching process, we cannot guarantee perfect pattern registration across garment seams. We are generally accurate within 2-3mm, which Is close enough for most patterns, but may show slight issues with detailed geometric patterns.
Can I print my own Labels?
Most of our garments now come with printable label space for you to add your own company information and branding! If you would like to sew in your own labels, we also offer Printed Fabric Labels here.
How is your fabric printing eco-friendly?
With environmental consciousness in mind, our fabrics are all printed using completely water based inks. This means no chemicals or solvents are used. Our heat fixing procedure fixes the colours and prints, avoiding the downsides of steaming, such as excess or contaminated water returning into the waste system. We have one facility in London where we conduct all the printing, production and fulfillment.
Delivery time & Costs
We handmake your item on site, which takes on average 1-2 days. Please check individual production times which are displayed next to the item price on the product page, as this varies from product to product. In rare cases when we need to re-print an item, this may take an additional 1-2 days.
After your item has been manufactured, we ship your order and send you a dispatch confirmation via email through. Please add on the production time to the delivery time to calculate when your order will be with you. The delivery time will be visible in the basket and check-out page, where you can select between the delivery methods too.
You can then enjoy or resell your hand-made products with your very own designs.
You can also read more about our terms & conditions and refund policy.
Make use of our Manufacturing and Worldwide Shipping Experience
At Contrado, every product is handmade on site to ensure the highest quality. We provide a dedicated production service as well as a range of fast delivery options. For the past 14 years, we have printed and hand-made countless personalised products for a wide range of customers all over the world and many of them have become loyal customers who love not only our products but also the care, knowledge and dedication from our staff.