Congratulations to our wonderfully creative and talented customers who have chosen our services for their fashion and soft furnishing products.

We have recently spotted two of our customers receiving industry recognition for their work and the products we proudly created the digitally printed fabric for.

David-Watson-LogoThe Drapers Awards 2019 has selected David Watson in the category of ‘Accessories Brand of the Year’. Recognising the top performing and most innovative businesses in fashion this truly British company certainly deserves this accolade. Collaborating with a selection of British artists, their artwork is turned into sumptuous scarves and cushions printed here at The Silk Bureau Ltd. We are eagerly waiting to hear the results from the black tie event to be held in November. One thing is certain, their inspiring creative director, Samuel Petty will be spoilt for choice when selecting a scarf for the evening.

Clare-Haggas logoWe are also celebrating with Clare Haggas.

The Rural Business Awards for the Midlands declared Clare the winner of both the Best Rural Start Up and the Best Rural Retail Business awards. And, just to add to her trophy cabinet, she was also runner-up in the Best Rural Creative, Artisan or Crafts Business category. As an international sporting artist, Clare specialises in British wildlife. The surrounding countryside offers a wealth of inspiration for each of her paintings that capture terrific movement within the action poses of her subjects.  It has been a pleasure to work with Clare and see her collection grow. With each new artwork she creates, we are able to print the resulting design onto our finest silks to create her beautiful scarves from. Many congratulations!

Clare winning awards[gdlr_quote align=”center” ]”So …. today was the most nerve wracking , most fulfilling and most surprising day of my career. At the @ruralbusinessawards I won two categories, and was runner up in the third. I can’t believe it, I’m still shaking and smiling and grinning it’s so amazing. Thank you to my support system and team, you know who you all are, I couldn’t have done it without you xxxx”[/gdlr_quote]

Well done to David Watson and Clare Haggas for their deserved recognition. All that hard work is rewarded at these moments.

If you have won an award recently, please let us know at We would love to share your story too.

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.