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Custom Wool Silk Fabric

From £35

per half sq m | VAT included

  • Alternate Text 70% wool 30% silk
  • Alternate Text1.4m Max Print
  • Alternate Text Reactive inks
  • Alternate Text 113gsm
  • Alternate Text Scarves
  • Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Ink
  • Alternate Text Hemming Available
  • sustainably Sustainably printed in the UK
  • Alternate Text 5 Weft
  • Alternate Text 3.5 Warp
Alternate Text Ships in 1 - 2 days. UK delivery: £5.99 Delivery options

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Product Description

custom wool with silk

Pamper yourself with custom wool silk fabric, a gorgeous blend of quality wool and silk for a durable and soft fabric. Originating in Italy, your custom wool silk fabric has a cream base colour and a majestic transparency made with an open weave. Combining the strengths of both, your custom wool fabric has the smoothness and elegance of silk with the durability of wool. With 70% wool and 30% silk, your custom wool silk fabric is perfect for lightweight fashion, scarves and accessories. Weighing in at 113gsm, this light, breathable and open weave luxury fabric is a delight for your skin. Such a luxurious fabric requires only the best printing, that's why we use industry leading printing technology to infuse the fabric with ink for the brightest and strongest possible hold.

Certification

  • certificate img Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Ink
  • certificate img GOTS ECOCERT Certified Ink
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Care instructions

Dry clean only recommended, can be hand washed in cold water with silk detergent.

Hand WashLow HeatDry Cleaning

Not sure if this is the right fabric or need some more inspiration?

Order a fabric test print £2.95

How it works

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Upload your design

We automatically apply your design to the product you selected

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Make it perfect

Use our smart tools to get it exactly right and select the finishing options

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Preview & checkout

Confirm your designs with our 3D previews and checkout with confidence

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1-2 Days Production

Sit back and relax. Your product is on its way!

How our pricing works

Standard fabric sizes

Our pricing is based on the quantity and dimensions of the products you order. The more you order, the better price you’ll get. We also offer lower pricing for larger dimensions, students and wholesalers.

Finishing price list

cut and sew

We have a full Cut & Sew service here at Contrado, and are able to hem your fabric prints for a small additional charge per metre.

  • Folded hem (black or white thread)
  • Overlock hem (black or white thread)
  • Cut on the line

You can choose to have your prints hemmed with either black or white thread. The hemming material allowances can be found in our Print guidelines & finishing section of our FAQs.

View our full FAQs

We offer discounts

We offer discounts on all our products, including bulk, quantity and student discounts. Enjoy great deals whether you're a small business, designer, or student.

Volume discount Wholesale Students
Based on sqm Up to 44% Up to 40%
Discounts
Quantity Discount

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  • ≥ 0.5 m2: £70/sq m
  • ≥ 1 m2: £70/sq m
  • ≥ 3 m2: £66/sq m 5.7% Discount
  • ≥ 10 m2: £51/sq m 27.1% Discount
  • ≥ 20 m2: £48/sq m 31.4% Discount
  • ≥ 30 m2: £46/sq m 34.3% Discount
  • ≥ 40 m2: £44/sq m 37.1% Discount
  • ≥ 50 m2: £40/sq m 42.9% Discount

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Custom Wool Silk Fabric

From £35

per half sq m | VAT included

  • Alternate Text 70% wool 30% silk
  • Alternate Text1.4m Max Print
  • Alternate Text Reactive inks
  • Alternate Text 113gsm
  • Alternate Text Scarves
  • Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Ink
  • Alternate Text Hemming Available
  • Alternate Text Sustainably printed in the UK
  • Alternate Text 5 Weft
  • Alternate Text 3.5 Warp
Alternate Text Ships in 1 - 2 days. UK delivery: £5.99 Delivery options

We also offer

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Wholesale and student discount from no minimum to bulk orders

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Swatch packs and colour charts available for as little as £0.75 with next day delivery

Order a swatch pack

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Design Your Own Wool Silk Fabric

Get creative with luxury custom wool silk fabric, exuding elegance and style. Perfect for furnishings and clothing, you can enjoy the benefits of both silk and wool. Our industry-leading digital printing methods use eco-friendly inks, providing an ethical and strong print infused into the fabric.

Surface textures

Your custom wool silk has a light cream colour, with an open plain weave that is airy, light, flowing, soft and strong.

Print detail

We use reactive printing, which unlike other traditional methods, infuses the fabric with ink. This means the print design is as strong as the fabric itself. Reactive printing has a higher wash tolerance, and is far more durable than traditional print methods. Your custom wool silk fabric works especially well with bright and bold colours.

Usage

Your wool silk is a sheer fabric with a semi-transparent quality, making it perfect for accessory pieces like scarves, sarongs and fashion accessories. Due to the smooth, almost weightless handle of your wool silk, you will love the feel against your skin.

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Print Guideline

    • DPI-Print Guideline Icon

      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. 

  • scaling-Print Guideline Icon

    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 Options’ 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.

  • RGB-CMYK Print Guideline Icon

    Which colour model should I choose? RGB or CMYK?

    We advise providing images in the RGB colour space. Specifically using the sRGB image profile, to achieve best colour results. What does this mean? In your editing software choose RGB as the working space, and assign the image profile as sRGB (full name sRGB IEC61966-2.1)

  • Print-Roll Length Fabric Guide Icon

    Maximum dimensions

    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.

  • Borders-Print Guideline Icon

    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 borders 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.

  • crocking-Print Guideline Icon

    What is crocking and why might it occur?

    Crocking, which is fading along the creases, often after washing or heavy use, occurs when you digitally print on natural fabrics - more so when dark or dense colours are used. It can be minimised by using a cool hand wash instead of machine washing as the tumbling of the machine is the main cause of this. To avoid entirely, we would advise using a poly fabric.

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    Why do my colours appear lighter on organic fabrics?

    Our organic fabrics do not have any coatings that the non-organic fabrics have. This means the ink absorbs into the fibres, reducing the colour strength slightly (by approx. -40%). For super strong colours we recommend a non-organic natural fabric.

  • Transfer-Print Guideline Icon

    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.

  • Jpeg-Tiff Print Guideline Icon

    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.

  • Shrinkage-Print Guideline Icon

    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 ordering a little more material than you require for your project. 

  • Print-Both Sides Print Guideline Icon

    Can I print on both sides of the fabric?

    We do not offer to print on both sides of the fabric. A lot of our fabrics are semi-transparent or have some show through and this wouldn't work with double-sided printing. This is not a service that we offer on any of our fabrics.

  • Labels-Print Guideline Icon

    Can I order labels in another fabric? Would you cut them as 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.

  • Eco friendly Printing

    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 fulfilment. Rather than roll the fabrics, or send them in a tube, we fold them before they are sent out to you. This saves over 150 tubes a week, as well as a lot of space on the delivery van. (For delicate fabrics we ensure to package appropriately).

  • colour palette

    Why are there slight colour differences between my orders?

    We work at improving our colour profiles all the time. Though rare it may happen that from one print run to another, and there could be slight colour differences, this is normal and part of the process when we are constantly improving. It is extremely unlikely that there will be a huge difference (like orange instead of red for example). Please bear in mind such colour variations can be intensified from fabric to fabric due to the varying grains and textures of the fabric; natural fabrics tend to have more muted colours than their poly alternatives. This is due to the construction of the materials as well as the print methods that have to be altered slightly for more delicate, natural textiles.




Sizing For Hemming And Shrinkage

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We have a full Cut & Sew service here at Contrado, and are able to hem your fabric prints for a small additional charge. We create a small one- or two-fold hem that typically uses 5 to 20mm of material, depending on the thickness of the fabric. So, for example, if you want a finished piece of fabric that measures 100 x 100cm, you will need to order a size of 101.5cm x 101.5cm to allow for the hem (on top of that please also allow for shrinkage of min 2%). The thicker the fabric, the bigger the hem will be. You can choose to have your prints hemmed with either Black or White thread. On our silk and other light woven fabrics, one hemmed edge will be straight (vertically down the roll) and the other will be slightly rippled. The hemming material allowances are as follows and you need to make your print bigger to accommodate the hem:

  • Light Fabrics (20-100gsm): For silks and other light fabrics, we use 6-8mm in the hem (2 fold), so overall width/height will be minus 12-16mm
  • Medium Fabrics (101-200gsm): For medium-weight fabrics that fray, we use 15-20mm in the hem (2 fold) so overall width/height will be minus 35-40mm
  • Stiff/Heavy/No-fray fabrics: we use 15-20mm in the hem (1 fold) so overall width/height will be minus 35-40mm
All of these measurements are approximate and can vary. Including with shrinkage, it can mean a fairly significant difference to ordered dimensions, so please plan your print accordingly. Depending on how open the weave is, our fabric can shrink anywhere from 2% to 8% with the average being 2.5%.
 

How Would you Like the Edge?

We have four finishing options for your fabric order: 
  • As it comes. We cut around your image, leaving a simply scissor cut, perhaps uneven white fabric border. 
  • Hem with thread. We can hem your fabric with a choice of black or white thread. Please allow 1-2 days of additional production time. See below for information on how hemming affects the size of your print. We offer an overlock hem, as well as a folded hem (one or two fold depending on the fabric) however not all fabrics, are suited to both hem types. If you can see both options, it means both are suitable, and you will be able to choose whichever you prefer. 
  • Cut on the line. We will cut neatly on the edge of your design. This means that if you have a border around your design we will cut around that border, if your design takes the whole space of the fabric, then we will neatly cut around the edge of that image. Please be aware, when we cut along the line, we have to cut against the grain of the fabric. This is the standard procedure for fabric cutting. This means that with some fabrics, for example, Georgette and Mulmul, which have a slight wave in them, some fraying will occur. This is unavoidable, as the cut follows the grain of the textile. 
All of our fabrics are cut manually by hand, with the utmost care and attention. If your fabric has a slightly uneven look on the edges or a touch of fraying, this does not indicate a flaw in the textile. It is not always possible to achieve a perfect straight cut with certain fabrics, so please do bear this in mind when it comes to your design. If you have any queries or would like to know about our cutting methods in more detail, please get in touch and we will be more than happy to discuss them with you. 

For further information about our fabrics see our FAQs

Please note: As everything we provide is handmade to order, you may find a slight variance in the sizes. 

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What clothing is custom wool silk fabric used for?

Due to the highly desired properties of silk, including being frictionless and smooth plus the combination of wool, which is breathable, our custom wool silk fabric is a perfect choice for lightweight clothing and fashion accessories.

Is my wool silk ethically sourced?

Yes! We source the materials ethically in Italy, and we finish them here in the UK. We also use eco-friendly inks to print on your custom wool silk fabric.

Is wool silk fabric easy to care for?

Yes, due to the wool content the material is very easy to care for, including being easy to dry and handle. Our specialist reactive printing methods ensure a vibrant and permanent print.

Alternate Text Certifications
certificate img Martindale

BS EN ISO 12947 > 20,000 revs

Fabric withstood Martindale rub test to 20,000 revolutions. What you can say to your customers: Suitable for use in medium wear applications.

BS EN ISO 12947 30,000 revs

Fabric withstood Martindale rub test to 30,000 revolutions. What you can say to your customers: Suitable for use in medium-high wear applications.

BS EN ISO 12947 40,000 revs

Fabric withstood Martindale rub test to 40,000 revolutions. What you can say to your customers: Suitable for use in high wear applications.

Martindale > 20,000 revs

Fabric withstood Martindale rub test to 20,000 revolutions. What you can say to your customers: Suitable for use in medium wear applications.

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BS 5722:1984. Flammability for nightwear

This fabric complies with the flammability performance requirements of The Nightwear (Safety) Regulations 1985. (Statutory Instrument 1985 No 2043)

BS476 Wall coverings

BS476 part 7 1997, classification of the surface spread of flame. What you can say to your customers: Safe to use for wallcoverings in public spaces and/or where BS476 is required.

BS5722 Nightwear

Fire tests according to BS 5722:1984. Flammability in accordance with The Nightwear (Safety) Regulations 1985 (Statutory Instrument 1985 No 2043). What you can say to your customers: Safe to use for nightwear garments such as pyjamas.

BS5852 Furnishings

BS5852 - The furniture and furnishings (FIRE) (SAFETY) REGULATIONS 1988 (Statutory Instrument 1988 No 1324 and subsequent amendments) Schedule 4 Part I ONLY. What you can say to your customers: Safe to use for furniture and furnishings and/or where BS5852 is required.

BS5867 Curtains and drapes

The sample received meets BS 5867 : 2008 Specification for Fabrics for Curtains, Drapes and Window Blinds, Part 2, Flammability Requirements, Type B. What you can say to your customers: Safe to use in public spaces and/or where BS5867 is required.

BS7176 Furnishings

THE FURNITURE AND FURNISHINGS (FIRE) (SAFETY) REGULATIONS 1988 (Statutory Instrument 1988 No 1324 and subsequent amendments) Schedule 4 Part I and Schedule 5 Part I. The sample submitted, when tested as described above, complies with the requirements of Schedule 4 Part I but does not comply with the requirements of Schedule 5 Part I of the Regulations.

DIN EN 13501-1:2010 Wallcoverings

DIN EN 13501-1:2010 B-s1,dO. What you can say to your customers: European Standard specifies the reaction to fire classification procedure for all construction products, including products incorporated within building elements.

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EU Ecolabel Certified Recycled

The yarn has been certified recycled by "EU ecolabel". What you can say to your customers: Printed on recycled fabric.

Global Recycled Standard (GRS)

The yarn has been certified recycled by the Global Recycled Standard (GRS). What you can say to your customers: Printed on recycled fabric.

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BS 2823 Breathability

Breathable/waterproof certification BS 2823:1982, BS7209:1990. What you can say to your customers: Fabric is breathable.

BS EN 13758 UV Protective

Classification and marking of solar UV protective properties BS EN 13758-1:2002+A1:2006. What you can say to your customers: Fabric has UV protective properties.

EN71 Toy Safety

European standard EN 71 specifies safety requirements for toys. Compliance with the standard is legally required for all toys sold in the European Union.

Oeko Tex Standard 100 Fabric

The production of the fabric meets Oeko Tex Standard 100. What you can say to your customers: Printed on OEKO-TEX 100 certified fabric.

Oeko Tex Standard 100 for dyeing

The dyeing of the fabric meets Oeko Tex Standard 100 Fabric dyeing. What you can say to your customers: Printed on fabric that meets OEKO-TEX 100 certification for dyeing.

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BCI organic Fabric

The yarn has been certified organic by BCI Better Cotton Initiative. What you can say to your customers: Printed on Organic fabric.

GOTS organic Fabric

The yarn has been certified organic by GOTS. What you can say to your customers: Printed on Organic fabric.

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GOTS ECOCERT Certified Ink

Printed using ECOCERT GOTS certified inks. This means they have been independently certified to ensure they have been made in a socially responsible and environmentally friendly manner. What you can say to your customers: Printed using ECOCERT GOTS certified inks. This means they have been independently certified to ensure they have been made in a socially responsible and environmentally friendly manner.

Greenguard Certified

Products that have achieved GREENGUARD Certification are scientifically proven to meet some of the world’s most rigorous third-party chemical emissions standards, helping to reduce indoor air pollution and the risk of chemical exposure. Printed with GREENGUARD approved inks are suitable for use in the home, schools, offices an hospitals. What you can say to your customers: Printed with GREENGUARD approved inks, suitable for use in the home, schools, offices an hospitals.

Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Ink

Printed using OEKO-TEX Eco Passport certified ink. This means they have been independently certified to ensure they have been made in a socially responsible and environmentally friendly manner. What you can say to your customers: Printed using OEKO-TEX Eco Passport certified ink. This means they have been independently certified to ensure they have been made in a socially responsible and environmentally friendly manner.

Tags

    • Medium (101-249 gsm)

    • Soft

    • Woven Non-stretch

    • Matt

    • Mesh / net

    • Clothing and dressmaking

    • Scarves

    • Smooth

    • Silk

    • Wool

    • Reactive

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