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Why We Sell Out So Quickly and How to Make Sure You Get the HH's You Want!

Posted on Aug 27, 2016
Melanie Elturk


It's Tuesday. I want need the watercolor floral print I saw on Melanie's snapchat yesterday. I even gave it the most incredible name on Instagram. "Waterlily Dreams" Amazing right? Alright, 7am, let's do this..... NOOOOOOO It's sold out!!!!!

Sound like you? We understand the struggle is real, but seriously, what's the deal?

Fair question, and for the record - we hear you. We know it's frustrating when you're unable to get the product you want, when you want it. Learn why our products sell out so quickly and how you can make sure you get the products you want!

We work with select suppliers and believe in fair trade. 

In a world of fast fashion, we practice "intentional retail." Fast fashion is the second dirtiest industry in the world, next to big oil. Rather than contributing to the problem, we aim to be part of the solution. Each year, millions of tons of unused fabric at Chinese mills alone go to waste each year when dyed the wrong color. The toll this waste takes on the environment is devastating. We aim to be part of the solution by utilizing these discarded fabrics. Rather than sitting in a landfill, we make them into hijabs! We work with trusted fabric suppliers who source these abandoned fabrics. I've had the pleasure of getting to know these suppliers intimately for the past four years in Dubai. They are some of the most hard working and trustworthy men I know. Bonus, they're Muslim!

Our hijab prints and solids are hand-selected and vigorously quality checked.

Rather than producing every print under the sun in high volumes in an effort to drive sales, we are very intentional about every print stitched. That being said, certain prints are available in limited quantities. Since the majority of the fabric we work with are abandoned fabrics, what you see is what you get. It's near impossible to find the exact print again - because it was produced once and never again. I also do my utmost to provide only the most beautiful prints available. For every fifty prints I see, I typically choose only one or two to become a Haute Hijab.

We're firm believers in quality over quantity.

In an effort to mitigate the effects of fast fashion including waste, exploitation, environmental havoc and needless consumerism, we pride ourselves on producing high-quality products that last. At Haute Hijab, longevity and craftsmanship are highly valued. That means you can buy one Haute Hijab and wear it in the same time frame you would have needed to purchase two or three cheaper hijabs. Less turnover means less waste and contributes to living a more environmentally (and financially) responsible lifestyle.

We introduce new products in limited quantities in order to gather feedback and tweak if necessary.

We love growing our product offering in order to give you more of what you want. At times, these new products and colors are a huge hit and sell out in record time. At others, they sell much slower, which tells us there's something we need to do better in order to improve and try again. Either way, you play a crucial part of the Haute Hijab story and the evolution of our products. We take your feedback very seriously and work very hard to give you more of what you love. We hear you - whether it's via e-mail, on snapchat, instagram, facebook or word of mouth, we're all ears, all the time. Bottom line - talk to us! In the meantime, here's what you can do to get your hands on the products you love.

We release a new collection of hijabs every Tuesday at 6am EST.

That's right - every Tuesday. If there's a print you're eyeing (because you saw it on my Instagram or Snapchat), we highly recommend you get on the site at 6am to make sure you snag it. Mad props to all you HH addicts that set 6am (3am on the west coast) alarms - we see you ;) If shopping online at 6am isn't your thing, then make sure you're subscribed to our newsletter to receive a reminder e-mail on Tuesday when the new collection goes live.

If you have your eye on something - snag it. Don't wait.

This is especially true when it comes to prints. Chances are, the next time you're on the site, that same print will be gone. In exceptional circumstances, the print may return, but don't bank on it. More than likely that print is long gone. So if you fall in love at first sight - don't wait! You can always return it if you change your mind later.

See a solid color you love? It may not return.

Same applies for solids whether it's our Perfect Everyday Scarves and Wraps, Premium Jersey Wraps, Perfect Satin Scarves and Wraps, Woven Viscose Wraps or Modal Maxi Wraps. Like prints, certain solid colors may never return, so if there's a solid color you know will look perfect on you - grab it while you can.

Get on our wait list!

When an item does sell out before you're able to snag it, click on the "Notify Me When Available" link on that product page. You'll be notified if the print returns or if we get a few back in stock as a result of customer returns. When these lists grow, it lets us know that there's high-demand of a certain print or color, which in turn allows us to look for the same or similar print or color.

Talk to us! We *love* hearing from you!

Know that you can always reach out to us as well! Our amazing customer support staff may be able to set something aside for you if we happen to have the product you're looking for. If it's gone for good we can recommend something similar we know you'll love. Bottom line, we are here for you! Questions, comments? E-mail anytime. We're always here to help.