Zero Waste at Patchion LTD

Did you know that throwing away your clothes can lead to tons and tons of clothing in a landfill somewhere in the UK? As if the fashion industry isn’t wasteful enough, making up 4% of the world’s overall waste each year, when individuals throw away jeans, jackets, and clothes that are perfectly fine, it’s only adding up to the waste problem of the world.

If you’ve got old jeans, denim jackets, or other clothes lying around and have no plans on wearing them anytime soon, why not send them to us? We have a wide range of embroidered patches that we can sew on your old clothes, making them brand new once again.

Join our quest to making this world a better place, one less garment thrown at a time. Our “Zero Waste” and “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” patches are the best ways to upcycle any old piece of clothing. And more than that, these patches will help you encourage others to do the same, too.

Embroidered patches are one of the easiest, most affordable, and fastest ways to upcycle old clothes. If a pair of jeans seems to look outdated, an embroidered patch will give it life once again. If you are committed to a sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyle, having us embroider your old garments is one way you can practice your advocacy for reducing waste, reusing old clothes, and recycling them to something better.

Patchion LTD offers a broad range of designs, shapes, and services to meet your embroidered patch needs. Our “Zero Waste” and “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” patches are just the start. We also offer iron patches that you can buy and apply to your clothes yourself. They’re so easy to use – simply iron them on your old garments, and you’ve got a new design and a new style to wear.

You don’t have to throw away clothes you don’t think you need anymore. With Patchion LTD, we breathe new life into old clothes that would’ve gone to a landfill. With no minimum order, you can even customize your very own “Zero Waste” texts and messages and get to have your very own customized and a personalized patch that goes a long way.

Let’s work together to make this world a better place by reducing our clothing waste. Let’s reduce your old clothing by sending them to us, and we’ll be more than happy to recycle your old garments by stitching our high-quality embroidered “Zero Waste” patches for an eco-warrior look.

With no hidden costs, no set-up charge, and a wide selection of products and services, request a quote today, and we’ll be more than happy to send you your free samples today!

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    Merrow Border

    Merrow border – overlock

    Nice look professional badge edging.


    • Larger durability
    • Better aesthetics
    • Better looks from the side and front of a patch
    • Best possible protection against shredding
    • Hemming the edge with a decorative lace


    • Relatively thicker and wide bordering (width 3mm)
    • Higher price of a patch
    • Available only for simple shapes (rectangle, triangle, circle and simple shields shapes)

    Hot Cut Border

    Simple hot cut or hot knife edge 

    The edge is made using the same embroidery technique, which is used to embroider the design. Then the emblem is cut as close as possible to this edge. It is also finished off thermally (hot cut). It is necessary to straighten out and protect the edge.


    • Colour of the frame always ideally matches the whole design, it is made of the same thread.
    • Better look for smaller patches
    • Best solution for complicated shapes.
    • Thin bordering available (even 1mm).
    • Lover cost than merrow border.


    • Could occur impression of not finished patch from the side

    In most cases we suggest to use merrow border. You could always ask our staff for advice. We would be happy to reply all your questions.

    The Advantages and Disadvantages of Embroidered Patch Backings

    If you’re thinking about purchasing an embroidered patch that is custom made to suit your needs, you must first know what the most ideal backing material for your design. You also need to know the quality of the garment and the length of time the patch backings will last.

    Depending on the process, here are the three types of patch backing.

    1. Iron-On Backing with Heat Sealing.
    2. Velcro Backing with Hooks and Loops.
    3. Adhesive Backing with Stick-On or special adhesive.

    Before you make a decision, I will write down the advantages and disadvantages associated with each of them.

    Iron-On Backing

    When you use iron-on backing on your patch, you will only receive a temporary security, because it won't last long. This backing is ideal for ceremonial and casual clothing, but never uses it for any kind of exercises or training. They are mostly used to securely place the patch during the sewing process, so iron-on backing is not the best choice if you want to use it for your active lifestyle purposes.

    Advantages and Disadvantages:

    • Ideal for ceremonial purposes.
    • Avoid heavily worn.
    • Avoid frequent cleaning.

    VIDEO: How to Iron on an Patch

    Velcro Backing

    Velcro backing has two styles of the backing material. Hook-sided for males and Two-sided for both males and females. Hook-sided is the best choice when you need to change new patches frequently or other small adjustments like in the case of military and police uniforms. But if a loop fastener isn't attached on the clothing, we can use two-sided Velcro backing in the process.

    As in Iron-on, Velcro backing also has advantages and disadvantages:

    • More durable. You can remove the patches before cleaning so they last longer.
    • Greater Flexibility. The patches can be easily removed and reattached anytime.
    • The only disadvantage is because Velcro patches are attached loosely.

    Adhesive Backing

    The most popular and familiar kind of backing used for embroidered patches is adhesive backing. It's very convenient and the backing process is very easy. Today, this is the most ideal choice for short-term events. Adhesive backing is the best choice for one-time event, but it has its own disadvantage if you want to use for a long time.

    The advantages and disadvantages of adhesive backing are below:

    • Easy to use on any garment.
    • Ideal patch backing for a short time span.
    • Stay away when the patchwork is required to remain permanent.

    patch-attachBeacon Patch Attach is a special kind of glue that can offer an extra way to add patches onto clothing and garments. The glue joins any kind of fabric you may think of and there will be no need to sew. It is washable, non-toxic and can be removed easily when subjected to heat. Most important is this glue will keep your patches permanent.

    But among all of the methods above, the most ideal of attaching patches is by sewing them onto a garment. When sewn, the patch remains attached on the cloth for a long period of time. Experts claim that it can even last for decades.

    Having made a decision on the kind of backing you need, it is now the time to look for an expert to do all the necessary steps in designing the patches. Our business is specializing in designing the custom patches for any occasions that our customers will love. Reach out to us and we shall be ready to assist you.