Upload your designs, artwork, or photos onto our selection of beautiful natural fabrics. Derived from animal or plant fibres or featuring a blend, these textiles each have their own distinct character and attributes. Among the selection are real silks with in all of their opulent and natural beauty, organic cottons and their rustic charm, real leather, and more. Design your own natural fabrics and see where your creativity takes you.
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There is so much beauty in nature, and natural fabrics embody this beauty in a completely bespoke way.
Choose from our range of stunning natural fabrics and blends.
Smooth and soft face with a dry matte reverse. Composed of 85% cotton, 15% poly.
84% cotton / 16% poly
Stunning 100% real silk. Sheer and elegant. Very light with a dry, crepe texture.
100% Silk Reactive inks
Expected Shrinkage = Weft: 6% Warp: 9%
100% real silk with a satin weave. Smooth, shiny with flowing drape. Luxury handle and very light.
100% Supima cotton Pigment Inks
Light and airy 100% cotton fabric. Smooth and cool to the touch. Very light with a nice drape.
95% cotton 5% linen Pigment Inks
85% cotton, 15% linen. Cool and smooth to the touch. Some give. Slightly stiff handle.
100% cotton Pigment Inks
Knitted jersey composed of 95% cotton with 5% elastane. Very soft and stretchy.
100% organic cotton
100% organic cotton cotton. Slightly textured face with a matte finish. Heavy and opaque.
Characteristic taut dobby weave. Textured face with a crisp handle. Heavy and slightly starched.
Rustic effect 100% organic cotton. Classic poplin weave with no stretch. Crisp and dry.
100% Silk Reactive inks
Expected Shrinkage = Weft: 1.5% Warp: 1%
100% real silk with a classic twill weave. Floaty, elegant drape. Fabric is lightweight yet durable. Excellent print.
100% Silk Reactive inks
Expected Shrinkage = Weft: 4% Warp: 2%
100% natural, 100% organic with a rustic, half panama canvas weave.
100% organic cotton
Certified Organic, Optic White, 100% Cotton Poplin. Super bright colours and deep blacks, strong wash fastness, using reactive ink chemistry. Expect shrinkage 0-1% weft, 2-3% warp.
100% Organic Cotton Reactive Inks
Expected Shrinkage = Weft: 2% Warp: 1%
Soft, light and airy. Silky smooth surface, flows and drapes beautifully. Plain weave 100% cotton lawn. Super bright colours and deep blacks, strong wash fastness, using reactive ink chemistry. Expect shrinkage 1-2% weft, 3-4% warp.
100% Supima cotton Reactive Inks
Expected Shrinkage = Weft: 6% Warp: 1%
70% wool, 30% silk. Light cream base colour, open plain weave. Airy, light, flowing, soft yet strong. Suitable for scarves and fashion. Expect shrinkage 4% weft, 2% warp. Super bright colours and deep blacks using reactive ink chemistry.
70% wool 30% silk
Expected Shrinkage = Weft: 5% Warp: 3.5%
100% pure Silk.16mm or 60gsm. Off white base colour with a sparkle. Soft lightweight fine quality, with a crepe finish and light ribs in the weft. Airy, light, flowing, soft yet strong. Expect shrinkage 5% weft, 8% warp.
Expected Shrinkage = Weft: 1% Warp: 1%
Real Silk Satin 50gsm. 12 Momme lighter weight. Shiny face, luxury handle, beautiful drape. Soft, strong colours, good detail. Uses: light scarves and accessories, fine detailing. <b>Expect shrinkage 5% weft, 6% warp.</b> Super bright colours & deep blacks using reactive ink chemistry
Expected Shrinkage = Weft: 1.5% Warp: 1%
Wash with colours only, do not wash with whites. 30°c wash. Low heat tumble dry. Do not wring. Iron at 30°C maximum, Iron on the reverse of the printed side. Hang dry.
We offer different finishes for your fabric. Depending on how you want to use it, you can select a finish to best suit your needs:
If you decide that you would like us to hem your fabric, then we recommend keeping these measurements in mind and include them in your final dimensions:
Every textile is unique and has its own care instructions. They are a durable bunch who will continue to look like new as long as these instructions are followed. Certain fabrics, such as the real silks, require a bit of extra care and attention. With these, we always recommend using a specialist dry cleaner. Cottons and linens do well with a cool and delicate wash cycle. Please do not wash over 30°c, as this could cause some colour fading. All natural cottons have a degree of shrinkage in the print process. Please accept 2-3 % shrinkage in the X and Y directions. To compensate, we suggest to allow a margin of shrinking in your design. Do this by adding more bleed area in your design. If you are ever in any doubt, please get in touch with us via our online chat and we will be happy to help you further.
If you can’t decide on which photo to use, you can upload multiple images and create a photo collage. This can be done using one of our pre-set montage templates, or you can create your own entirely from scratch. It’s super easy to do and the possibilities are endless.
Step 1 – Click the start design button & select your product options.
Step 2 – Go to the ‘Images & Text Tools’ tab, click the ‘add images/Text’ button on your product & ‘Select Images to Upload’ or use the Facebook/Instagram tabs.
Step 3 – Choose the images you want to use for your collage, upload & select them from the uploaded photos list.
Step 4 – Click ‘Create montage’ & select your collage style.
Step 5 – Add the collage to your design.
When you print your own natural fabrics, you have the chance to create something new and exciting. Our printing technique will create a vibrant and long-lasting finish. Browse our selection and choose a fabric to suit you.
We have developed a specialist printing method that ensures a fade-resistant print. The water-based inks are infused deep into the fibres of your chosen natural fabric, creating a bold finish. We use eco-friendly inks at Bags of Love, which means you not only look good but feel good too. Every textile has its own unique attributes, including base tone, yarn, and construction. This means that each one prints a little differently. Our expert printers know just how to make your fabric look its best, so you can be assured that your customised natural fabric is in safe hands.
Due to the nature of natural fabrics, Cotton Linen, Pima Lawn and Janice Poplin Cotton may occasional have very small white dots where pieces of cotton fluff are removed revealing unprinted white base material. Please note that this is normal and cannot be avoided but won't affect the strong colours and detailed nature of your print
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
We have a full Cut & Sew service here at Bags of Love, 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:
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.