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ultra violet pantone colour of the year 2018

“From exploring new technologies and the greater galaxy, to artistic expression and spiritual reflection, intuitive ultra violet lights the way to what is yet to come.” This innovative and evocative sentence perfectly sums up why Ultra Violet is such a fantastic choice for Pantone Colour of the Year 2018. The official name of this shade […]

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From surface pattern designers and tattoo artists, to surrealists and textile designers, our crew of Contrado Creatives is growing every day.  When we set out to create our marketplace, we had no idea that we would be inundated with such an incredible array of talented creatives. The marketplace was originally developed to give independent artists […]

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meet the contrado artists

Welcome to our 8th edition of our meet the Contrado artists series. We are constantly amazed at the incredible talent that we meet every day. The artists who make up our designer platform are growing in numbers, and fill our marketplace with rich diversity and artistic visions. Since launching the Contrado Creatives earlier in the […]

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contrado artists

Our marketplace is filling up with more and more incredible Contrado artists, who are leading the way in innovative and inspirational art. We are so proud of the creatives in our marketplace. Handpicked because of their amazing talent and artistic vision, these creatives continue to impress us with their designs, drive and variety. Contrado artists […]

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what is lace fabric

Whether you are working with lace for pleasure or business, this is a beautiful fabric that offers many wonderful possibilities. There is a reason white lace fabric wedding dresses are so expensive. Working with lace is a time-consuming process, that requires skill and dedication. It is highly labour-intensive, with couture sewing techniques applied to the […]