How amazing would it be if you could create your own design, print your own fabric and then make your own unique clothes? Well now you can!
British company Woven Monkey based in Derbyshire now have the capability to print using eco friendly inks any design your heart desires on cotton fabric. From repeating patterns of all varieties or simply one image. Woven Monkey’s printing fabric services it the perfect way to create a simply unique look.
A rich textile heritage
As many may already know Derbyshire has a rich heritage in the field of textiles, boasting at one point well over 20-30 mills throughout the county. Once a pioneer of water powered textile weaving Derbyshire was the home of the very first mechanised textile mill back in the 1760’s. The Arkwright system of weaving invented by Richard Arkwright of Preston, Lancashire is widely known as one of the most pivotal inventions of the the Industrial Revolution.
Woven Monkey is nestled in the heart of Derbyshire’s textile country and only a stones throw away from some of the giants of early industrial textile production. Woven Monkey is putting Derbyshire back on the textiles map some 250 years later with it’s bespoke digital textile printing service.
Printing your own design on fabric couldn’t be easier:
- First upload your design, choose from over 5 popular file formats.
- Secondly choose your layout, you can select anyone of of five patterns from simple repeat to brick drop.
- Third select from anyone of 5 fabric types. Including 100% plain cotton to Cotton Half Panama suitable for upholstery and drapery.
- Lastly – sit back and relax and wait for your bespoke designed and printed fabric to arrive in around 7-10 days.
A superb feature of Woven Monkeys print your own fabric service is you don’t need to order a lot of fabric at once. You can choose to order a simple test swatch (20cm x 20cm), a fat quarter (53cm x 50cm) or by the meter.
Sell your designs
Fancy yourself as a big time fabric designer then you can even sell your designs on the website. Design as many patterns or creations you like and get paid when people purchase them.
Woven Monkey use eco friendly printing techniques and have plans to integrating an organic cotton option too. So you can really tick your eco clothing boxes too.
Personally I think creating your own design, having it printed on fabric and making your own garments is the ultimate in cool clothing. Totally unique, totally your own work and more sustainable. It’s a fabulous idea.
Print your own material to make dresses, shirts, trousers, bags, hats, curtains, cushions, you name it!
Lastly if you aren’t a designer and simply want to choose from some stunning original fabric designs in the shop. You can browse literally thousands including animals, vintage, fine art, ditsy prints and fantasy, there’s literally something for everyone.