BeFab's Fabric Printing Mission
Our ambition is to create for longevity, not landfill. We chose to work with Reactive Digital Fabric Printing when we set up BeFab Be Creative, as this has the best rub and light fastness on natural fabrics, like Silk British woven Linen and Cotton, which is essential to us as we aim to help our designers create heirloom pieces, products and garments which will stand the test of time.
We also actually like it when you call us if you have a question about an order you're thinking of placing. We like to think we're pretty friendly really!
Digital Printing on Beautiful Natural Fabrics
At BeFab we like to keep printing onto fabric simple. We offer an easy to understand pricing policy, our range of fabric for printing including silk, cotton, British woven linen and a silk bamboo.
We also offer a sample service for under ten pounds and all our orders are taken through our online upload service.
Custom Suit Lining Fabric
Printed custom suit linings are one of our favourite things to print at BeFab, and not to name drop but we've printed the suit linings for some pretty cool people over the years! But you don’t have to be a celebrity to have your own custom lining we also print for custom wedding suits, personalised tuxedos and kilt jackets, you can even have personalised pocket squares to match your suit or give to your groomsmen on your big day too. What's more, depending on your bespoke tailor's requirements you can often get something special with just over a meter of Silk Twill so it doesn't have to cost a lot to have a completely unique suit that you can wear again and again. The only problem is, you'll want to do it for all your jackets!
Silk Scarf Printing
Digital printing on silk for scarves is something that we specialise in.
So, we’ll always try to make sure that you get the most out of your printing, whether it be advising on sizes of scarves or how best to lay out your file and which fabrics to use; spoiler alert! It’s the one you like the most, as all the silks work well. To how to get the best out of your print with a sample print or who we recommend for scarf hemming we’re here to help you print beautiful accessories.
Printed and Co is curated a collection of talented designers whose designs you can have printed on any of our Base Fabrics. Giving you the option to choose from making a silk dress, to re-upholster your sofa. With minimum order quantities just 50cm it makes bespoke Designer fabric accessible to all.
We think it's important to pay the designers we work fairly for the amazing designs they make available on the Printed and Co platform, so for every meter, you buy £20 goes directly to the designer with the rest paying for the bespoke printing.
Fabric Print Bases
BeFab Be Creative has a variety of carefully chosen natural fabric print bases for clients to digitally print on, with the minimum order quality of only 50cm.
Our Silk collection includes a Bamboo Silk Satin. Alongside our white Linen, we have a Natural Linen fabric which bright colours love, we use both versions for our "Sewn Up" products and accessories. Our cotton collection covers the gsm range from a lightweight Lawn at 75 gsm to a heavier weight half Panama at 230 gsm, so we should have your fabric needs covered.
Fabric Sample Book
BeFab offer a full digitally printed sample book, of all of our natural fabric including Silk, British woven Linen, Cotton and Silk Bamboo, showing colour chips on each fabric option so you are better able to compare colour depth on each fabric.
We're keen at BeFab to support the creative community we work within and understand all too well that running your own business can be isolating. With this in mind, we have created several desk pods within our busy but relaxed studio.
We take work, not life, seriously and we're looking for people who feel the same way. We want to create a friendly, supportive studio environment, where you can get your head down with your work and just as comfortably sit down for lunch and a chat.
If you're interested in our desk spaces, you can see more info here or get in touch to arrange a studio visit.
On The Blog
BeFab Sponsor a Creative Talent
For the third year in a row, BeFab Be Creative are delighted to be sponsoring a Creative Talent with £300 of Fabric Printing. Want to find out more? check out the blog for all the details here.
What People Say about us.
"The fabulous BeFab sisters are just lovely to work with, my prints come out true to colour and always in the time frame I need. They know digital printing inside out and would recommend them without any doubt." Judy
"Friendly, helpful service from a great team! The printing is BEAUTIFUL and I will definitely be back again soon!" Sally
"Amazing, professional, creative, generous and genuinely interested and interesting crafters. Can't recommend these people highly enough. I felt in safe hands from the first moment we spoke; they listened and paid attention to every detail to get a perfect finish and create something beautiful and treasured for someone very precious to me. I wouldn't go to anyone else and will be telling all loved ones about this great service." Jeni
"Having shopped around many different studios BeFab is now the only place I'd consider having my designs printed. Not only do they print the best silk twill I've ever come across, but the team provide an unbeatable personal service. I know that if I have any questions or queries they will get right back to me. It's so wonderful to be able to trust that when I send my files off my work is in such capable hands. " Emily
"Hats off to Solii, Zoe and Bertha at BeFab Be Creative. I had two pieces printed, one on Cotton Lawn and the other on Habotai Silk. Excellent colour reproduction. Can't see any shrinkage, which means if there is any, it is very symmetrical which mattered with my design: started square and ended square. A really lovely job on delicious fabrics. Habotai quite diaphanous and the best colour repro I've ever had on either cotton or silk (and I've tried a few places!). Many thanks." Deb
"I love working with the ladies at BeFab. Their fabric selection is great and the quality of prints I have received is superb. Would highly recommend them as they genuinely care about their customers'. Can't wait to print more!" Isla
"Fantastic Service! Super helpful, friendly and efficient. The care and perfection taken with each print is exceptional, resulting in faultless printed fabrics" Susie
"I would like to say a massive thank you to the Befab team for all the support they give to young designers. When I first time ordered my printed fabric I didn’t expect the extent of help I would get. From understanding how to format files for printing to actually printing something ASAP in short notice. Where possible the BeFab team went above and beyond to help me out. I also want to mention the professional and warm welcome they give all of their clients. And going further, support their little achievements. I will definitely be the returning customer. Great service." Dina
“I recently ordered a couple of metres with BeFab and their service is phenomenal! I will definitely be using BeFab again for my next project, I couldn't recommend them enough.” Mairiclaire
"BeFab are absolutely the friendliest company I’ve ever worked with – they’re all about supporting the creative community and I feel like they’re just as excited about printing my fabric as I am! " Rachel