Both of my kids have very definite opinions on what they do and don’t like to wear, so when I was asked if I would like to try out Contrado’s custom clothing collection it was a resounding yes.
Contrado can custom print a range of different clothing items for men, women and children. We opted for a t-shirt for both of the kids. When I told them they could design their own tops to have anything on that they wanted they were very excited.
The design tool on the Contrado website is extremely easy to use. You can upload any image you like, set it to repeat in a pattern, change it’s size and positioning, alter the background colour, and add text in a number of different fonts and colours. Not only do you get to design the front of the t-shirt, you can also choose a design for the back or keep it plain, and you can design your own clothing labels for the inside.
M spent a couple of weeks trying to come up with a design and changed his mind a few times, but a skull and the word ‘Dude’ featured on every single one. Eventually we found a stock image he was happy with and then we played around with the layout and background colours. He opted to have the skull as large as it would go and to keep the back of the t-shirt a plain black.
L originally told me she wanted a dog on hers but when we got to designing it she changed her mind and asked for a unicorn. We had a search on some royalty free stock image sites until we found the one she wanted and then uploaded it to the design tool. We tried out a few different background colours and layouts and in the end she decided on one large unicorn on the front and then a repeating unicorn pattern on the back with a green background.
Once we placed our order the turn around time was incredibly quick and we had them within 48 hours. I wasn’t sure what I was expecting in terms of the material but I was amazed when I unpackaged them to feel how soft and almost silky they are. M and L were both over the moon and have wanted to wear them pretty much every day since. In fact L had her open evening at pre-school that night and she had to wear it and show everyone there and tell them she designed it.
Another added bonus is that not only do they wash well but they don’t seem to crease either, always a winner!
The Personalised Kid’s T-Shirts start from £19.50 and are available for ages 3-13. You can even turn your designs into a business and sell through their site as well if that’s something you are interested in. Overall we were all really impressed with Contrado and both kids have had loads of compliments on their t-shirts.
*I was sent these t-shirts free of charge in exchange for an honest review, all thoughts and opinions are my own in accordance with my disclosure policy.