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When you hear people talking about all things fabric you will hear the words “woven” and “knitted” thrown around quite often. This may have you wondering what is woven fabric? And what is the difference between knit fabric? Well, we are here to explain to you not only what they are, but how they both […]

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There are so many different types of fabric out there. In fact, Contrado prints on more than 100 textiles. We make each and every fabric differently because each fabric is different. Keeping track of all of these fabrics can be puzzling at best, especially when one fabric fits into more than one category. That’s why […]

For ArtistsHow To & Tutorials

You may have heard that you can integrate your Contrado store with your Facebook and Instagram accounts. Well, the rumors are true! If you’ve read our blog post about how a Facebook Business Page can expand your brand, then you’ll know all about what having a Facebook Business account can do for you. Here we’ll […]

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A versatile fabric that is used in a variety of applications from curtains to bridal wear, you may end up wondering “what is voile?” How can one textile be used for both a delicate, wear-once-and-never-again outfit and an everyday-in-almost-every-home piece of home decor? Well, don’t fret. We’re here to answer your voile-related-questions. What is Voile? […]

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Direct to garment printing, also known as DTG is a somewhat new printing technology that is becoming increasingly popular. As with any printing method, it has its advantages and disadvantages, but what is direct to garment printing? Direct to Garment Printing Process The DTG process is pretty much exactly what it says. The inks are […]

For ArtistsHow To & Tutorials

The print on demand (POD) business model makes it easier than ever before to create your brand and reach customers. However, if you’ve worked hard to build your business, it might make you nervous to sell a product without actually seeing it first. You want to know that what you’re selling is the best quality […]

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1. You should do it alone BUSTED This is maybe one of the most important things that you should disregard immediately. Starting your own fashion brand is huge, and doing it alone can end up being difficult. It is possible, but you are likely to find that not doing it alone will throw the rest […]

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What is Scuba Fabric? Scuba is the fashion variety of the well-known Neoprene material (also known as Chloroprene rubber). It’s a double knit fabric that is normally polyester, which has been mixed with Lycra or Spandex. It has a very smooth texture and a fine gauge thread. Scuba fabric is very springy. Another variety, known […]

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Each calendar month brings another opportunity to market for various holidays. Whether you’re starting your Christmas preparations early or searching for niche holidays to celebrate, there’s plenty to do every day of the year. For the last few years, the online trend has been to celebrate seemingly random holidays, like National Pet Day or National […]