new eco

We’ve taken another big step in our ECO credentials!

We have started to ship out all your orders in our NEW sustainable paper based eco packaging.  

eco packaging display

package materials

We have carried out an audit on all our packaging and swapped out all the non-recyclable  packaging in favour of new sustainable materials. Read on for more about eco packaging…

eco packaging envelope photo

100% recycled kraft paper

Padded Envelopes

These envelopes are made from heavy duty 100% recycled kraft paper. The padding offers great protection for our printed fabrics. As they are such high-quality, sturdy envelopes, please reuse them when shipping something of your own. When they really do start looking worn out then simply pop them into your recycling bin.

100% recycled polythene

Heavy Duty Tube

Longer lengths of fabric must still be shipped out on a roll. To protect the printed fabric, we have found eco-friendly heavy-duty clear flat tubing. This remarkable product is derived from sugar cane. It is a carbon-neutral, 95% renewable and 100% recyclable polythene that acts as well as the old plastic tubing but with those all important eco credentials.

eco packaging tubing
green poly roll
green poly roll
eco packaging paper roll

100% recycled paper

Paper Rolls

When you open our new outer packaging, you will discover an inner layer of protection. We are now using 100% recycled brown paper rolls that we can cut to size. Avoiding waste by only using what we need makes this a flexible and economic solution to necessary packaging. It is also fully recyclable. The high-quality substantial paper weight makes it ideal for other uses, too! Use it for sketching out ideas, as an art and craft material or simply repackage your own items with it.

100% recycled paper

Paper Tape

We haven’t forgotten the sticky tape either! The recycled paper will be fastened with a self-adhesive kraft paper tape. It is the perfect eco-friendly, 100% recyclable and biodegradable paper tape.

eco packaging tape photo

packaging results

It has been a lengthy, but worthwhile exercise in discovering the best packaging for our high quality fabrics and printing.  We are really happy with the alternatives to the old plastic wrapping we have found. 

Our new eco packaging is already in use and is being welcomed by many of our customers. We hope that you too will appreciate the quality and eco-friendly nature it offers.

Please don’t be too disappointed if your current order is shipped out in the old packaging! Bear with us while we use up our old stock so that it’s not wasted!

For more information on sustainability at The Silk Bureau please click here.

just BIN IT

We hope that you will enjoy our new packaging and after retrieving your wonderful printed fabric that you put it all to good use.

Get some ideas for how you could use yours below!

Share with us!

Why not try your hand at some origami, or maybe just use it for sketching out ideas for your next design?

Whatever you use it for, please send us through some photos of the inventive and creative ideas you’ve used the packaging for. We’d love to share them on our social media platforms. Email your photos to: and then check our social media platforms to see if you can spot your photo. Don’t forget to tag us in if you post them too. #silkbureaupackaging


Printing Scarves


The processes involved in digital textile printing causes the original fabric to shrink. If you are printing scarves, the size of the finished product will be important to you. For example, if you have square artwork, you will be expecting your finished scarf to be square!

To get the printed fabric closer to the size you need, all fabric intended for scarves must go through an extra step to reshape it. Please allow extra time on your deadlines to allow for this process. 

Let us introduce you to the …


The stenter is an enormous piece of machinery that has many uses, including coating our fabrics and reshaping scarf orders.

After travelling through a solution to soften the fabric, it then passes over a flat bed, gripped on the selvedge edges to pull it back into shape. 

It’s a long and precise process that needs to be carefully monitored.

Shrinkage Disclaimer

If you have selected to use our hemming service, we will check the stentered fabric for you before we begin to finish your scarves. If you are not using our service, it’s up to you to check the size BEFORE you cut out the individual scarves from the fabric length. We cannot re-size after your scarves have been cut out.