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Bare Fashion – Vegan Fashion Show

On a glorious Saturday on the 10th August 2019, the second Barefashion Vegan Fashion Show took place at the Truman Brewery off Brick Lane. Heading up the styling of the show was Rebekah Roy, who’s worked with the likes of Kate Nash, Machine Gun Kelly, Oliver Proudlock and fashion industry icons Erin O’Connor, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Kate Moss. She’s also a long term user of our steamers, so when she asked if we could take part, how could we say no?

It really was a glorious Saturday morning on Brick Lane. I completed my two favourite things before setting up – I got the world’s best parking space 50 metres from the venue and I ate a bagel (egg mayo and gherkin). It really was a morning of dreams.

Barefashion – Vegan Fashion Show

I got there super early and looked like a fantastic event already. It was all about the vegan – vegan fashion, vegan food and even vegan booze. Pretty vegan. Pretty good.

Vegan Fashion Show

I set up the f1500 high pressure steamer and filled the 3.8 litre water tank, which water should last all day without refilling (sorry for the subtle sales schpiel). Soon the designers started to arrive and get involved.

I took a couple of pics whilst trying to avoid photographing people getting changed. Most of the pictures are shots of steaming the same purple dress. I got out of the backstage area.

Vegan Makeup!

Being backstage is always a bit hectic, but there was free kombucha, so I grabbed one of those. I headed out to see some vegan stuff, meet some of the exhibitors and have a general mooch.

I watched Vegan Beauty Girl and Em-J giving a talk with some live demonstrations. It was good to hear them say ‘not a soul was destroyed with any of this makeup’.

Vegan Fashion

I met Hanna from Voodism, who was exhibiting her fancy vegan belt.

Clothes Steaming Time

But alas, enough mooching, because one of the two shows of the day was about to begin. Time to steam some clothes.

All was ready, including the purple dress. It was time for the vegan fashion show. Here are some of my favourite bits.

Awesome show right? And no souls destroyed. Excellent.

Thank you so much for having us everyone at the Barefashion Vegan Fashion Show and Rebekah Roy. We had a blast of a time.

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Are High Pressure Clothes Steamer better?

Clothes steamers have been used in commercial settings like retail, factories and dry cleaners for years. In recent years, clothes steamers have made their way into our homes. They take away creases from a range of materials without the need for an iron or an ironing board. Material from delicate suits, wedding dresses, saris, Punjabi suits, soft furnishings, bedding and more are safe with clothes steamers as they don’t touch the material with a hot ironing plate and only use steam. 

High Pressure Clothes Steamer Technology

However in 2019, the technology has updated, and products like the Fridja f1500 High Pressure Clothes Steamer have been released, but what is a high pressure clothes steamer? In this article, we’ll explain how a high pressure clothes steamer can be more effective on a range of different materials when compared to traditional clothes steamers.

High Pressure Clothes Steamer

Traditional clothes steamers work using one boiler. Water travels from a water tank into a water reservoir, and then reaches a boiler inside the machine. This heats the water and the steam that is created is guided out of the machine via a hose and float onto the clothes. Steam realigns fibres, takes away creases all whilst reducing mild odours and refreshing fabrics.

High Pressure Clothes Steamers 5 bar pressure

Although high pressure clothes steamers work on the same principle they have a few extra features which help get the job done faster. Water travels from the water tank to the water reservoir and then to a first boiler inside the main unit, the same as traditional clothes steamers. High pressure clothes steamers, however, have a second boiler in the handle. Instead of steam coming out constantly like traditional clothes steamers, you have to press a button for the steam to come out. However, when the steam does come out it is blasted out at a much higher pressure, up to 5 bars.

High Pressure Clothes Steamers are strong

As well as the steam coming out at a much more powerful and fast rate, the steamer head is designed differently to traditional clothes or garment steamers. The steamer head has a heated metal plate, similar to an iron. When the plate is hot, difficult thick materials like linen, heavy cotton and denim are much easier to remove creases from. The combination of a heated metal ironing plate and thick, fast and powerful high pressure steam means that removing creases from clothes is much easier.

Fridja High Pressure Clothes Steamers are powerful

The best way to use is to apply a thick layer of steam, and the follow through with the ironing steam head, pressing against the ironing board. This will give a perfect finish.

High Pressure Clothes Steamers are very powerful

Delicate Clothing

Having a hot ironing plate on high pressure clothes steamers means you also need another layer of protection when steaming delicate clothes and fabrics such as silk, chiffon, lace and even polyester. A delicate fabric guard like the one below puts a barrier between the hot ironing plate and your delicate clothes.

High Pressure Clothes Steamers are great for delicate clothing like wedding dresses, suits, saris and punjabi suits

That means that suits or wedding dresses do not need to come into contact with the hot ironing plate, so will never go shiny or get damaged.

High Pressure Clothes Steamers are great for delicate clothing like wedding dresses, suits, saris and punjabi suits

Soft Furnishing

Hot steam is also a great way of refreshing soft furnishing. Hot steam will sanitise and deodorise soft furniture and curtains very well.

High Pressure Clothes Steamers are great for soft furnishings like sofas, armchairs, bedding and curtains.

To find out more about the Fridja f1500 High Pressure Clothes Steamer click here or see our shop to purchase f1500 high pressure clothes steamers in black or white.

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Fridja f1500 High Pressure Clothes Steamer – Product Overview!

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Fridja f200 Wireless Fast Charging Led Mirror Desk Lamp – Product Overview!

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Best Steam Iron | T3 Magazine

The Best Steam Iron

This portable hand steamer is perfect for the travelling business bod, or indeed anyone who has ever tried to borrow an iron at a hotel.

We’re HUGE fans of T3 magazine in our office. It’s a bit blokey, but hey! We can be blokey too! It’s not all about steaming flowery blouses (but it is a lot about that, we love steaming flowery blouses).

ANYWAYS, T3 has done a huge article on the best irons of 2019, and our f10 handheld clothes steamer has made the cut!

Best Steam Iron

The Best Steam Irons You Can Buy

 

This portable hand steamer is perfect for the travelling business bod, or indeed anyone who has ever tried to borrow an iron at a hotel. You know the scenario. Either another guest has already nabbed the only iron in existence or the iron they’re able to loan you resembles something your great-grandma might have used. And then there’s the hassle of trying to fit the ironing board in the tiny space between the end of the bed and the obligatory writing desk that no one ever uses.

 

Frankly, I never expected this product to make much impression on my heavily creased, hand-held T-shirt but blow me down with a feather if it didn’t remove all the creases without the hot metal plate even touching the fabric. It did so very quickly, too, and without producing any significant amounts of steam; certainly nothing like the geyser-like blast of your average bog standard iron.

 

The lightweight Fridja takes about 45 seconds to warm up and is capable of providing up to 14 minutes of continuous steaming. The whole system is comprised of a hand unit, a 260ml water tank, a flat plastic collar stiffener, a collapsible clothes hanger, a soft fabric guard for delicates and a nice velvet pouch to put it all in. In a stroke of minor genius, it also comes with a space-saving adaptor that allows you to use any standard plastic drinks bottle instead of the main water tank.

 

Best Steam Iron

 

Pretty nice of them to award us best steam iron, number 7! Lucky number 7. Check out their article here or by clicking the link below:

https://www.t3.com/features/best-steam-iron

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Best handheld steamer for clothes | Evening Standard

best handheld clothes steamer

 

Best handheld steamer for clothes. Best handheld steamer for clothes. The best handheld steamer for clothes! Let that just sink in (you and the SEO).

I was innocently browsing the internet, googling Fridja, and low and behold I found this article, from six months ago. Oops. “Forget ironing – these days, it’s all about the clothes steamer”.

The Evening Standard ran a piece highlighting the best handheld steamer for clothes, and our humble f10 handheld clothes steamer, has seemed to have come top bill! It’s even earned itself a pretty stamp, check it out!

 

Best handheld steamer for clothes

 

They’ve said:

If aesthetics are important to you it doesn’t get much cuter than the Fridja F10, which comes in black, white or pink. Taking only 45 seconds to heat up, it makes quick work of crumpled clothing – especially as the steam jet can be held down continuously for up to 14 minutes.

The handle is slim and the model is light, making it easy to manoeuvre around garments and the chord stretches to almost two metres, which is great if your plug points are in awkward places. Add-ons such as the delicate fabric guard and collar press come in handy whilst the anti-calcium water tank gave us assurance that the product will is durable. Though one of the pricier products on the list, all these factors add up to make it a favourite.

 

Best handheld steamer for clothes

Here our wonderful super babe is sporting a Gigi (pink), but the f10 is available in Erin (white) and Raf (black).

They also had some really good tips for when using a clothes steamer:

Pro tips for a wrinkle-free wardrobe

 

1. After you have allowed your steamer to fully heat up, test it on a kitchen towel first to prevent any water sputtering all over your clothes. And always steam in a vertical position!

2. Be aware of the type of fabric you are working with. Silk should be steamed from the reverse side to avoid water streaks and velvet should never touch the face of the steamer.

3. Use distilled/deionized water to fill your clothes steamer. Hard water minerals found in tap water such as calcium and magnesium can clog clothes steamers and decrease their overall effectiveness. Distilled water is readily available from most grocery stores and costs about £1 for 2.5L.

4. Clean your clothes steamer with white distilled vinegar. Fill the tank with the vinegar (white distilled only), allow to heat completely then push all the steam out into your kitchen or bathroom sink. Repeat with distilled water to remove any trace of the vinegar and voilà, a good as new clothes steamer.

 

Thank you so much Evening Standard! What an amazing article – you can read it here.

To watch an overview of our f10 handheld clothes steamer, just click below!

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Best Christmas Present Was A Fridja F10 | Vogue

I really thought Christmas was over. Turkey, crackers, jumper, over. Then Vogue Edit goes and gives us the best present ever.

Ellie Pithers, Fashion Features Editor (who we’ve all suspected in the Fridja office to be an actual genius), writes in the Vogue Edit her choice to buy, browse and crow over. A cool collab to check out here, some amazing interiors here, and our very own Fridja f10 handheld clothes steamer.

In the article on Vogue.co.uk, she writes:

Start your year crease-free, people! My best Christmas present was a Fridja F10 hand-held steamer. All my housemates are queuing up for access. Brides-to-be suddenly want me in their bridal suites for last-minute wrinkle management. At only 900g, it’s small enough to fit into a handbag, so I know my colleagues will be knocking on the hotel door come shows in February. It’s bringing me more joy than I ever thought was possible from an inanimate object without a Prada label.

 

The Vogue Edit

 

Thanks Vogue! Very kind of you, especially at the end of the first week of January. The week that everyone feels fat, broke and cold. You’ve warmed our hearts.

Check out The Vogue Edit here, and follow Ellie’s Instagram here.

 

Vogue Edit

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Fridja f1900 Whole Fruit Juicer | Good Housekeeping Magazine

Good Housekeeping Magazine is like that tough kid at school that took a liking to you. A long-standing established character that luckily thinks you’re okay. Or in this case, thinks we’re okay.

 

They’ve been very kind and awarded us 74/100 for our latest juicer! I can tell you at the time of writing this, I (humble narrator) has never scored 74/100 for anything at school. Anything above a 70 is technically a first at Uni, so we are over the moon! Check out the full review here.

The latest addition to Fridja’s juicer range, the F1900 Whole Fruit Slow Juicer offers an aesthetically pleasing design which is straightforward as well as convenient to use. It features a wide three-inch feeding chute, which allows apples to be added whole, and a single speed for juicing.

 

Overall, we found that it produced a decent amount of juice with very little froth – particularly excelling when juicing berries. It’s also very speedy, needing less than three minutes to work its way through a kilogram of ingredients. However, it’s worth noting that it comes with a steep price tag and so won’t suit those shopping on a budget.

 

They do rightly point out that our juicer is not cheap. Stainless steel material and tough motors do not come cheap.

However, we have now price slashed our Fridja f1900 Whole Fruit Juicer from £249.99 to £149.99, including free delivery across Europe!

Click the gorgeous juicer below to head to the purchase page now! Or click here!

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How To Turn On A Slow Juicer

We’ve made a video showing you how to turn on a slow juicer, specifically our f1900 advanced whole fruit juicer. We hope this helps!

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Two Awards Fridja Clothes Steamers | Ideal Home Magazine

Best clothing steamers – refresh clothes the easy way

Any mention by Ideal Home Magazine makes us happy, but they’ve awarded us two awards!! Very exciting. Oscar moment imminent.

Ideal Home Magazine is a beautiful British institute! Published since 1920, the Ideal Home Magazine focuses on home interior decoration articles; reader homes; high-street shopping news and consumer advice. And they’ve reviewed our steamers!

Step backstage at a catwalk show and you’ll see more clothing steamers than hair straighteners. They’re invaluable for refreshing and de-creasing all manner of garments, quickly and easily.

Fridja f10 – best handheld workhorse clothing steamer

Ideal Home Magazine has awarded us the highest marks for our f10 handheld clothes steamer, a whopping 4.5 out of 5. That’s 90%!

Definitely the best for handheld power, you could blitz a pile of garments with the Fridja where other handhelds are designed more for just refreshing one or two items.

Head straight to our shop to get one with free next day delivery here!

Fridja f1000 clothes steamer – best compact vertical steamer

Ideal Home Magazine were also lovely enough to award us the best compact vertical steamer award!

Cute and available in bright colours, this is the smallest vertical steamer on test. It takes up the space of a small cylinder vacuum cleaner, and looks like one too. It’s quick to assemble and the pole is telescopic, so it shrinks down small. The fold-up clothes hanger attaches to the front of the pole and a hook attaches to the back, to hold the steam head when not in use.

Head straight to our shop to get one with free next day delivery here!

Thank you so much Ideal Home Magazine, and thank you to the uber cool Caramel Quin. Check out her website at gadgetgirl.co.uk plus follow her on Twitter here!

You can read the full article at the link below!

Best clothes steamers – refresh your wardrobe the quick and easy way

Also, whilst you’re here you can see the lovely article they wrote in July this year about the f10. We heart you Ideal Home Magazine – BIG TIME XXXX

Ideal Home

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