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Digital Printing Eco Fabric

From £29.50. Ready in 1 - 2 day(s).

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    • ≥ 0.5 m2: £59/sq m
    • ≥ 3 m2: £57/sq m 3.4% Discount
    • ≥ 10 m2: £52/sq m 11.9% Discount
    • ≥ 50 m2: £45/sq m 23.7% Discount

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  • Wholesale Discount We want to give makers and small businesses the best price to help their business grow. Available to selected makers and traders. Apply for your wholesale account.

UK delivery: £4.99

  • UK delivery: £4.99
  • Western European: £13
  • Other European: £16
  • North America: £16
  • Australia / Japan: £22
  • Rest Of The World: £22

Our Gaia Eco Woven fabric (260gsm) is strong and durable with a soft handle, made from 100% recycled materials. This eco-friendly fabric has a plain weave with large yarns, which has been woven and dyed in the UK. The weighty eco textile has a slightly rough feel to it and an almost completely opaque finish, with very small gaps of light through the weave. With its crepe-like texture and thick consistency, our Gaia Eco Woven fabric has a strong personality and is suitable for many end uses.

Print Sample from £4.50

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  • Max Print: 1.56m, Weight: 260gsm
  • Properties: Slightly rough surface texture, crepe-like sheen, opaque
  • Woven, made from 100% recycled PET materials
  • Strong and heavy fabric, durable and coarse

Gaia Eco Woven 100% recycled 260gsm £29.50

Ready in 1 - 2 day(s).

  • Max Print: 1.56m
  • Weight: 260gsm
  • Roll Width: 1.58m

Care instruction

Wash at 30°c, low tumble dry heat, hang to dry, do not wring, low heat iron.

  • Wash At 30 Degrees
  • Tumble 1
  • Hang Dry
  • No Wring
  • Low Heat

Digital Fabric Printing on Gaia Eco Woven

See your own designs come to life on our Gaia Eco Woven 100% recycled fabric for printing. Custom eco fabric printing personalised by you and handmade by us.
woven in the UK
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Made from Recycled Materials
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Surface textures

Surface textures

The front face of the fabric is somewhat coarse, which gives it a slightly raised surface area. Although the material is quite thick, it folds elegantly but with a bit of structure. The back texture is identical, giving this recycled fabric a durable and strong finish.

Print detail

Print detail

The fabric has a warm, pale bone base tone, which gives colours a strong and intense finish. However, black outlines and fine details are disrupted by the coarser surface texture. This fabric is great for bold, colourful prints but not the best choice for fine, graphic details.

Usage

Usage

Printing on Gaia Eco fabric is perfect for creating soft furnishings for around the house, such as cushions. We can also imagine DIY and craft lovers enjoying using this eco-friendly fabric for creative craft projects where bold and colourful designs are involved. This durable fabric would also be great to use when creating outerwear.


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Reviews for Reviews for Gaia Eco Recycled

Rated 5/5 based on 4 customer reviews

  • Incredible quality I can’t believe the quality of the photo images, they are so life like. Also the speed of delivery was so quick, especially as I live in Spain. Thank you for all your help. I’m on my 2nd quilt as the first one was such a success.
    Rated 5 / 5 stars - by
  • Thanks The fabrics had a beautiful quality of print. Soumia, in particular, has been really helpful with answering all of my questions and assisting me to organise the complicated orders. Quick delivery. Thank you.
    Rated 5 / 5 stars - by
  • So impressed good quality products.. I am very happy and with delivery time
    Rated 5 / 5 stars - by
  • exactly what I ordered photograph print for wedding wall hanging -
    Rated 5 / 5 stars - by

Frequently asked questions on Gaia Eco Woven 100% recycled 260gsm:

Is this a suitable material for interior furnishings?

This fabric is suitable for interior soft furnishings. Due to its almost completely opaque weave, it could also make a great fabric for making curtains.

Is there a small run option on Gaia Eco Woven 260gsm?

There is no minimum run of fabric, which you have to order here at Contrado! We understand your fabric needs could be for one small project or a hundred huge ones, so we want to give you the most options you need for your specific requirements. However, we would suggest not making an order smaller than 100cm x 50cm, as that is the fixed price starting point for the fabric printing. If you would like to, you can always order a test print with your design or our swatch book full of our printed samples.

Does this fabric last well?

Although our Gaia Eco Woven is a strong and durable fabric, it does fray when pulled too much, so we recommend finishing it with care and it should hold up well over time.

Browse Designer Gaia Eco Woven Fabric

Check out this outstanding collection of Gaia Eco Woven prints, designed by talented Contrado Creatives.

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All you have to do is design what you love and we bring your creations to life. We take care of the hand crafting and manufacture, the sales and the shipping. You the designer, control the products and designs from wherever you are, from home, the office, even on the go. Meanwhile the orders start to roll in and you get commissions fast.

Print Guideline

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    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.

  • 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.

  • RGB-CMYK Print Guideline Icon

    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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 to order 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 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.

  • Labels-Print Guideline Icon

    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.

  • 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 fulfillment.




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 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 chose whichever you prefer. 
  • Cut on the line. We will cut neatly on the edge of your 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 bare 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.

Delivery time & Costs

Production times

We handmake your item on site, which takes on average 1-2 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.

Shipping methods

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.

A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.
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  • UK delivery: £4.99
  • Western European: £13
  • Other European: £16
  • North America: £16
  • Australia / Japan: £22
  • Rest Of The World: £22
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