How to avoid fast fashion

Many of us may have come across the buzzword fast fashion but for those who are not sure what this phenomenon is all about, fast fashion is the process of creating huge amounts of cheap clothes that match the runaway styles. Most of these pieces do not look good for long and usually fall apart within a few months, which leads consumers to keep spending a lot of money buying cheap pieces and accessories. This cycle keeps repeating itself and it is terrible for your bank balance and even more terrible for the planet.

I like to spend a bit more money on my pieces, so they last for long periods of time. So fast fashion is definitely not for me, and I prefer quality over quantity any day. If you like to know how to avoid fast fashion, you are reading the right. I have some tried and tested tips for you below, so keep reading.

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How to avoid fast fashion

Here are two stylish ways to help you avoid fast fashion and do more for your bank balance, wardrobe, and our amazing planet:

Keep your clothes well

If you spend time ensuring your clothes are well kept, they will thank you for it. You can have a dress for ten years and have it looking good every time you wear it. Storing your clothes in your wardrobe or in storage neatly helps them look good for years. Invest in quality hangers and spaces to prevent excessive wear and tear. Also, pay attention to the washing requirements of your garments to ensure they come out of the wash looking as good as new.

Invest in quality clothing and accessories

It is important you invest in the right clothing and accessories so they hang around for longer. Fast fashion is all about cheap quality items that hardly last beyond a season. If you want to avoid the trend, spend more on items that will stand the test of time. I hardly shop for clothes or accessories these days but when I do, I make sure I don’t shop in certain stores because of the quality of the items they sell. Quality is more important than quantity, so I look out for well-priced clothes and accessories that will look good for longer.

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As you can from the two tips, avoiding fast fashion is quite easy. You just have to pay attention to the store you are shopping from, the price tag as well as the quality of what you are buying.

Are you into fast fashion? How often do you shop?

Stylish Turbans for Women

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I love head coverings and I have quite a few in my wardrobe. I like my head covered most of the time and I have been like this since my teenage years. This is why it is super amazing to see so many stylish turbans for women now available. I am forever adding to my ever-growing turban collection. There are so many trendy options to choose from. Here are some of my current favourites:

3 Pieces Headwrap for Women Soft Pre Tied Knot Fashion Pleated Turban £11.99

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These stylish turbans for women are so beautiful and comfy. I got them a couple of months ago and they are really nice. I love that there come in different colours and they blend in nicely with my wardrobe. These turbans are one size fits all, and they are also elastic. The fashion knot design is so stylish.

It makes the turbans even more attractive, and they are pre-tied and so easy to wear. Also, they wash really well. I have washed the turbans many times and they still look very good. Do you like them?

You can shop for this set here –

4 Pieces African Women Turban Cap Beaded Headscarf Beanie Twisted Braid Wrap Hat Faux Pearl Headwrap 

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These headwraps are simply stunning. I love the design and the colours a lot! They are super trendy and they look so fabulous. I love how they sit so elegantly. These turbans are definitely on my wishlist. I have nothing like these. What do you think of these designs?

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4 Pieces Stretch Jersey Turban Head Wrap Knit Headwraps for Women 
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These stretch turban head wraps are so pretty. I love the colours they come in and they look like they would fit pretty much everyone. I sometimes struggle with turbans that are not pre-tied because I find it tricky to get them looking like how the models wear them but I have also noticed the pre-tied do not look as good as these ones. Which do you prefer?

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Do you wear turbans or head coverings? What do you think of these pieces here?




How to Iron on Embroidered Patches

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When you are looking for a way to personalize your clothes, patches can be the perfect solution. Embroidery is one of the oldest methods of adding decoration to clothing and has been around for centuries. It’s not always practical or possible, though. With an iron-on patch, you won’t have any trouble at all!

This article will show you how to properly iron on embroidered patches in just a few easy steps so that they look professionally done and last longer than other types of applique techniques.

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Check the Fabric of the Clothing

The fabric of the clothing is essential in determining how well patches will stick. Therefore, when ironing on an embroidered patch, it’s best to make sure the garment’s fabric is similar in weight and consistency to that of the patch.

Check the fabric care label to see if it can be ironed (a crossed-out iron icon signifies it cannot). When buying clothes from a store that doesn’t provide labels, you may need to figure out what clothing is made.

Ironing follows embroidered patches onto polyester fabrics should be done with caution, as the high heat can lead to burning or discoloration.

One issue with patches is that they cannot be applied to the following fabrics: silk, rayon, and any fabric that frays easily.

It is essential to be extremely careful when ironing chenille patches because the yarn can quickly burn at high heat.

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Decide the Design

Make sure to lay out your jacket, sash, or backpack before proceeding with the iron. This will allow you to get a better idea of where exactly you want the patch placed.

Several variables go into the decision on where to iron your patch, so consider them all before you decide if placing it in a prominent position is appropriate. Try to make the patch placement seem planned and intentional, as opposed to applying it haphazardly.

If you plan to sew more patches onto your fabric, make sure there will be room for them.

Before ironing an embroidered patch to clothing, be sure to do a test on a swatch from the item before placing it on the final article.

Iron the Patch

After finding the iron on patches for clothing and the placement of it, lay down the garment on a flat, heat-resistant surface. If you do not own an ironing board, lay clothing on a doubled-up bath towel in an area without carpet.

To prevent the fabric from becoming too stiff, iron the fabric first. Ironing embroidery patches to clothing can be a challenge, especially for non-flat surfaces like backpacks.

Place the patch in the position you chose. The adhesive side should be pressed against the base fabric to ensure a smoother application.

When applying patches, there is a specific side that the adhesive can be found on.

Third-party patches designed specifically for embroidered transfer paper with adhesive backing are best. When applying the embroidered patch to clothing, lay the article face down to not wrinkle. Remember to peel off the paper backing once your embroidered patch firmly adheres!

When applying a heat-activated adhesive to clothing, make sure the fusible web backing is facing out.

If you’re not sure which side of the article of clothing to apply your patch, double-check that it matches the design on the other side.

Iron on the embroidered patch with care. To ensure the patches stay in place, iron just the towel and not any other fabric that might be around it.

Iron the patch for about 15 seconds. Ensure that pressure is applied evenly and firmly by pressing the iron down without lifting it too often.

Carefully inspect the patch to check that it is fixed securely. Then, gently rub a finger around the edge of the patch to see if any part of it lifts away from your garment. If the patch starts to come up, replace the damp towel and press it with a warm iron for 10 seconds.

After ironing on a patch with iron-on paper, please wait until the patch cools (leave it for 10 minutes) and remove the paper carefully.

Care the Patch

One possible way to ensure the patch is fixed securely to your fabric is by first hand-sewing around its perimeter. Next, make sure your patch is on securely by sewing it with a needle and thread or using a sewing machine. This prevents the patch from losing its position on your clothing. Finally, select a thread color that matches the patch.

It may be tempting, but ironing is the best way to apply a printable paper patch and not sewing.

Try not to wash the article too much. The life of an iron-on patch is often limited, but the lifespan can be extended by following some simple instructions. First, always keep the article clean and try to wash it as little as possible. This will help ensure the patch stays on longer.

To avoid the patch from becoming damaged, wash clothes with care.


Ironing on patches can be a daunting task for some. But with these tips, you’ll have no problem getting your patch onto the garment in just seconds! The first step is picking out an iron-on patch that best fits your needs and style. If you want to save time, we recommend choosing one of our pre-cut patches or embroidered patches that are perfect for beginners. Once you pick out the right size and type of patch, it will come with instructions on how to apply them to the fabric. Just follow those steps!


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