Design your own scarves with Contrado
Whether you are designing scarves for women, for men, for practical use or just to look fabulous, our selection of custom printed scarves has something for everyone. Made to order in London 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.
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.
Personalised Scarves UK Printed And Made
We pride ourselves on giving our customers a pleasurable and unique shopping experience. Our exclusive scarves are all printed and made to order by our team of technicians right here in our London studio, with assistance and advice on hand at every point on your design journey.
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 our 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 our 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.
Wash at 30°c
Reviews for Custom Scarves
based on 14 customer reviews
Excellent quality, beautiful results from my artwork, super fast service. Couldn’t be more pleased.
The website was easy to use, uploading and arranging the pictures was easy. The scarf arrived incredibly quickly
Design interface simple and effective. Delivery and quality excellent. Wife loves her bespoke design
Have had several polysilk scarves printed with my own original designs. The printing quality is first class as is the workmanship. Beautiful items, delivered quickly and at a great price.
Beautiful scarves with beautiful hemming. How do you do them so fast?
Very impressed with quality, delivery and most importantly printing.
Great qualities , fast service & helpful when I couldn’t understand things
Delighted with the scarves and the quick turnaround. The quality of the scarves is excellent - a beautiful soft silky fabric which will sit nicely against the skin and the print quality is superb. The customer service and communication was superb and the scarves are ready and delivered within a the promised times. Thank you.
I'm happy with the vibrancy of the colours. I wish I had worked on the complete design before uploading it to Contrado to be rid of the visual lines where I had joined the pattern together.
The service as been excellent, professional, fast, and the Contrado site is very easy to use.
I run art classes for adults and this is one of the regulars art work displayed on your silk scarf as a thank you gift. I'll be giving the scarf to her the next class and will let you know the outcome :)
Thanks so much
Really pleased with the first scarf I had printed. Uploading the design was straightforward, the colour match was great and arrived very quickly. Getting lots of positive comments on it.
I can't believe how well this turned out! I ordered a scarf for my sister with a hand print painting that my son did. It is the most beautiful result. The process is so simple. And I live in Dubai, it was printed and shipped and delivered to my door all within 4 days. Remarkable! Am going to order a whole bunch more now! So thankful I found you!
The Contrado promise
Our talented team of over 100 makers, customer service staff, marketeers, designers, and developers, love to make things in our London production facility. It means everything Contrado produces is in-house with experience that dates back to 2003 overseeing and making custom products promising:
- 100% Made in UK
All our products are handmade in-house in the UK
- 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 our 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. Our designer scarves 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 our Custom Scarves, which come in 5 lightweight and drapy fabrics, we also make several other, slightly thicker personalised scarves, which would be suitable for colder weather. Our 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.
Design your Own Fabric, with Contrado! from Contrado on Vimeo.
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, preventing any interpolation. Our design interface will have a quality marker next to the design that you have uploaded, this will change colour using a traffic light system and display a message. The message will let you know if the resolution is too low or if you have a good quality image.
How will my image scale?
When you upload your design our system will automatically scale it to fit your chosen fabric dimensions. In the ‘Product Image’ tab, the displayed dimensions under ‘Print Size’ will show the dimensions of the piece of fabric that you are ordering. For image/design dimensions you need to see the ‘Images & Text Tools’ tab. You can see and edit the dimensions of the image under the quality information next to the thumbnail.
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.
For most of our fabrics there is no limit on the length of the fabric that you can order. We have a preview design window set up to 10m max to visualise the print, but that's not a print limit. If you'd like to order more, increase the quantity (x2 for 20m or x4 for 40m for example) and then you can order as much as you'd like, with a built in automatic volume discount too. The maximum print width of each fabric can be found on the individual fabric pages or in our design interface.
Do I need to incorporate white space within my design if I want a border or some cutting space?
Yes, that might help you! Always incorporate any extra space or boarders into your purchased fabric size. We trim squarely around fabric samples and fabric prints, leaving approximately 5mm white space. Cutting neatly on the line has an additional fee.
Do you print on fabric a customer supplies?
Unfortunately not; we like to 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, and if you have access to a heat press you can press your own fabrics easily.
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.
What is the situation with material shrinkage?
Just like many fabric printing processes, there is the potential for shrinkage. Depending on the fabric, please expect and allow between 2-8% shrinkage which you need to plan for in your dimensions. This percentage can vary from print run to print run and between fabrics, so we would advise to order a little more material than you require for your project.
Can I print on both sides of the fabric?
We do not offer printing on both sides of the fabric, as a lot of our fabrics are semi-transparent. As the customer, you can consider the effect of printing on both sides one of our fabrics and contact us, and we will get back to you if it's feasible.
Can I order labels in another fabric? Will you cut them like you do with the normal fabric labels?
At the moment no, our labels are all printed on the same satin fabric. We may introduce more in the future, but for now this is the best choice. The labels are all cut the same way. You can order the fabric of your choice and make the labels yourself, but we do not cut different fabric into label format.
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 1-3 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 via your chosen method. Please add on the production time to the delivery time to calculate when your order will be with you. Select your delivery method in your basket.
We have a range of trusted shipping options:
- Royal Mail 1st Class Standard (no tracking) - 1-5 working days on average (please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
- Royal Mail 1st Class Recorded (no tracking) - Usually delivered the next working day. It is not a guaranteed next day service, or a tracked service. A signature is required. (Please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
- Special Delivery - Delivered the next working day
- Saturday Delivery (deliver only on Sat)
- Collection from our London Office (between 4-6pm on working days only)
- For international orders or large/bulky packages within the UK, we ship via DHL or Fedex services. This takes on average 2-5 working days.
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.
Produced and ready to ship within 1-3 days on average.
A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.
Low shipping fees
- We print and make everything in-house. Production times are dependent on the product.
Express shipping available
- From £1.25 to ship within the UK.
- A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.