Your Bag Of Free Fabric Remnants
Repurposing fabric from other sources can not only make your project look better, but you are helping the environment by reducing waste. This is something we advocate strongly, which is why we are now offering fabric scraps free of charge.
At Contrado, our goal is to reduce waste in every aspect of production. That’s why we recycle as many materials we can, including our fabric cut-offs. We know that in landfills, fabric takes a long time to decompose and emits harmful gases into the atmosphere. So instead of throwing them away, we send them to you, our fellow eco-warriors, who give them a brand-new life. This is part of our commitment to circular fashion, ensuring that nothing goes to waste.
Our low-waste production model is completely unique, and it doesn’t stop at fabric. We print with eco-friendly, water-based inks that don’t produce any VOC, ink or water waste. We source our raw materials from the UK when possible, with most others coming from the EU. We’re committed to an ethical supply chain and sustainable production on every level.
All the bags of upholstery fabric remnants can be delivered to your door (within the UK only) for a small postage charge. We always strive for sustainability, and hope that by offering our creative customers the chance to own a bag of fabric scraps, that we are continuing our mission to decrease fabric waste.
What Do The Bags Of Free Fabric Scraps Contain?
We now offer four different options for your free fabric scraps. The 1kg and 5kg options incur a small uplift charge to cover the extra cost of delivery.
- Up to 2 kg mixed bag (FREE)
- 5 kg mixed bag
- 1 kg cotton/naturals bag
- 1 kg neoprene (black only)
Every bag is filled with fabric offcuts, which will vary in size from small to large, and are packed at random. These offcuts come from the rolls of fabric in our London warehouse. With so many different types of textile, you can never be sure of what your bag will contain - which just adds to the excitement. The mixture of scraps could include silk fabric remnants, fleece, twill, muslin, lace, jersey, scuba, denim, neoprene, lace, Panama, leather and so much more. Our fabrics also range from organic and natural to waterproof, stretch, knitted, and woven. Whatever fabrics are being used at the time will end up in your free bag. Most of the offcuts will have a white or cream base tone, but you could also receive a bundle with some colourful prints thrown in, some text or even a bar code. Our coloured fabrics consist mainly of blue, cream, pink and black fleece, however, this is not exclusively the case. In the cotton scraps/naturals bag, natural fabric remnants tend to be long and thin.
Please note: Each bag of remnants is packed randomly using whatever fabrics are available at the time - you cannot customise your fabric scraps. The bags consist of a lucky dip of mixed content. Bags may be + or - 10% weights.
How To Get Your Free Fabric Scraps UK
Add to Cart
Step 2: Select 1x bag of factory fabric remnants
Step 3: Go to secure checkout to pay the delivery charge (and uplift charge for 1kg and 5kg options)
Step 4: Fill in your details
Step 5: Done
Please note each order is subject to a maximum of 1x bag per order (this is due to delivery costs) if you would like extra bags, please place a separate order for an extra bag. If you order more than 1x bag in a single order, you will be contacted by one of our customer service agents regarding an extra delivery charge. We do not make any profit from the delivery charges, we charge you what our carrier charges us.
Please note that we can only ship fabric scraps within the UK. If orders are placed for shipping outside of the UK then your payment will be automatically refunded to you, and the remnants will not be sent.
What Can I Do With My Free Bag Of Fabric Remnants?
There are so many possibilities, all it takes is your creativity. Our customers have used their free fabric scraps for a whole range of end uses. Fun and practical DIY projects using these scraps are the perfect way to repurpose textiles as well as creating something that you can use in your everyday life. As the mixed and natural/cotton, satin, or linen fabric offcuts are mainly white, you can use dyes, paints and ink to add your preference of colour. Just experiment with what looks best for your end-users and have fun getting creative with colour.
Scraps are the best material to use to make patchwork projects. Design your very own linen fabric scraps patchwork blanket, cushions, cotton fabric scraps scarves, or anything else you want. The mix of textures, weights, constructions and base tones will lead to a beautiful finished result.
The fleece remnants are perfect for making warm winter garments and accessories for the cold months.
You can also use the fabric scraps to learn how to make your own DIY prints at home. Check out our transfer paper, upload your design, and use your fabric remnants to get practising.
Natural fabric scraps options
Our linen scraps are amazingly absorbent and antibacterial for crafting table runners or coasters in the kitchen. The flax-based material is naturally really breathable, so there’s every opportunity to craft small clothes or use the linen offcuts to make unique patch clothing. Cute tissue holders made of lightweight linen remnants would be a super fun project as well.
In our mixed fabric bags, our natural cotton fabric remnants are nicely versatile and can be used to create small tote bags. Our beautifully soft cotton remnants have so many uses; you could hand-sew utterly cute napkins. Alternatively, you could use our cotton offcuts to experiment widely with our other materials to craft patch clothing.
You can upcycle silk scraps to create an elegant eye mask. It’ll be a nice, creative update to your sleepwear and will surely promise a pretty night of sleep. It’ll only require a little fabric from the smooth silk offcuts, some patterns and elastic to form the mask. Another project could be handmade jewellery, hair scrunchies, or a headband using some of our silk remnants to give your accessories a luxury update.
Thank you for helping us
We have reduced our landfill textile waste by up to 300 kgs a week - and figures are only growing! - since installing the remnant recycling programme three years ago. And all thanks to thousands of amazing customers who have taken us up on this offer.
Your remnant bags will occasionally contain a freebie, such as a cone of thread, a reel of binding tape, zips, or other accessories we are unable to use right now - as a lucky dip for you to get your creative hands on.
Share Your Creation
If you do something amazing with a bag of remnants, we'd love to know about it. Feel free to share your ideas and projects on our social media accounts - Show us an amazing idea or make something truly special and there may be a reward for you.