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What is jute? We all have used burlap sacks, rustic looking bags, curtains and several other pieces of furniture or accessories that have a lattice-like weave and coarse texture. Chances are that these products were made of jute. But how many people actually know what is jute? Jute is a natural fiber derived from plants. […]

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contrado vs fine art america

Back in the old days, selling art meant taking your paintings to a local gallery for patrons to browse and buy. In the digital age, however, art is everywhere, and selling your art has never been easier. With tons of platforms out there, it’s hard to know which site is best for your brand. Every […]

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You’ve probably seen Cashmere in high-end fashion boutiques or lavish gift shops, at the fingertips of captivated shoppers. You might be wondering what is Cashmere? This sought-after fabric has become synonymous with luxury; the soft, insulating material is one of the most valuable natural products used in the fashion industry today. Cashmere is characterized by […]

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You’ve been telling us that you want to be able to connect your Contrado account to your Shopify store. Well, the good news is that your cries have been heard! We have been hard at work throughout 2019 to develop an app to make it happen! The moment you’ve been waiting for is finally here […]

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What is Rayon? When talking about fabrics, ‘rayon’ is not an unheard name. I am sure some of you have clothes, accessories, or homeware items made of this material. You might be wondering what is rayon? In a nutshell, it’s a man-made fiber and yet, it’s not one hundred percent synthetic. Intrigued? Read on to […]

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what is white label clothing

At Contrado, we offer a number of services including white labeling. This is a phrase that tends to be thrown around a lot, but what does it really mean? What is white label clothing? Put simply, it is a product that is produced, with no branding whatsoever. We would make the product and you, the […]

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Throughout the Contrado website, you are likely to find multiple references to uploading your artwork or designs to our design interface. You may be wondering what does this actually mean? If your piece is a painting in your studio, how do you even make it a file on your computer to upload, let alone a […]

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You have a catalog of awesome designs. You’ve got plenty of great ideas. In your mind, you have a whole t-shirt business enterprise. But, where do you start? How do you make it happen? What do you do, or don’t do? How do I start a t-shirt business? Well, there is no need to fret. […]

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where to sell art online

Contrado Wants You Ever wondered where to sell art? Especially online. Promoting your brand is a struggle for the creatives among us, but it doesn’t have to be. Contrado launched with the vision of a curated e-commerce space for artists and designers. Now, our creatives sell their art online in an easy and exciting way with […]

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what is canvas fabric

What is Canvas? Canvas—it is safe to assume that most of us have come across this word at some point in our lives. Look around and you will find clothes, accessories and home décor items made of this material. Be it your new converse shoes, that tote bag from a weekend market, or your latest […]