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Curious Nature collection

This month, we partnered with UK-based artist Marcello Velho to create a collection of clothing and accessories that celebrate sustainability and the power of nature. In this blog, we’ll be sharing 5 tips from Marcello to help make your new or growing business more sustainable. 1 – Make your art process more sustainable Marcello’s tip: […]

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recycled fabrics

The term ‘circular economy’ has crept into the fashion industry’s vocab over the past decade —when materials are made to be reused and recycled to create new products, and it’s easy to think of it as a mere business trend. In reality, we produce 2 billion tons of solid waste every year, making it that […]

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a series of trendy products

Keeping up with fresh trends in the marketplace is a valuable way to grow and thrive as a commercial artist. After scrolling through our how-to guide, you’ll be empowered to prep for major sale opportunities using trends that actually fit your brand. We’ll look at how to make money as an artist by analyzing your […]

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artist's store collection

You’re a highly creative businessperson who cares about connecting with customers. Now, you’re looking for ways to make more meaningful sales that don’t come across as pushy upsells. Firstly, what is upselling? Upselling invites customers to buy the product they want with an option to access more features at a higher price. It’s the difference […]

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We’re all well-read on the formula, ‘natural fabrics = good,’ but is crafting with eco-friendly fabrics seriously worth it for your brand? In our London factory, we also supply synthetic fabrics and blends that are printed on-demand (and boast their fair share of benefits). Still, we’re singing the praises of our natural fabrics today to […]

For Artists

Sophie Downes in the process of crafting her cushions

At Contrado, we empower creativity and innovation around the world not just for major businesses and designers but for up-and-coming artists, too. Contrado is lovingly operated by a team of avid art-lovers in London, all equally passionate about supporting emerging artists with selling their work and gaining exposure fast. So whether you’re interested in opening […]

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Betty Grove's Wallpaper

We’ve been seeing more and more quirky animal motifs and color-popping wallpaper designs in our marketplace this season. Enter Betty Grove, a French-born illustrator and designer who lives and works in England. Betty has collaborated with us to create bold patterns and big-energy animal art wallpapers inspired largely by nature and Japanese woodblock prints. In […]

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nature inspired wallpaper

Forget paint. When a room screams out for a makeover, nothing beats unique, artist-designed wallpaper. And so, we’ve collaborated with Irish artist Anna Deegan to bring you nature-themed wallpaper for walls that’ll propel any room into a home’s crown jewel. Long, dreamy walks and retro 70’s prints are among the many things that have inspired […]

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how to hang wallpaper

Ever wondered how to hang wallpaper by yourself? At Contrado, we’re all about giving your homes an instant floor-to-ceiling makeover with wallpaper that is super easy to hang and brings colour, comfort and painterly mastery to any room they grace. More than anything, you’ll fall in starry-eyed love with our premium and self-adhesive wallpapers that […]