clothing labels

When it comes to clothing labels, the options can be overwhelming. Do you need a brand label, a laundry label, or a "made in" label? Let's unravel the mystery of the various labels you find on garments to help you make the right choices.So, you're in need of clothing labels, but where do you begin?Choosing the right clothing labels can be a perplexing task. You might be unsure about the purpose of the different labels or which ones are essential for your items, and that's perfectly fine. In fact, it's more than fine. The term "clothing label" encompasses a wide range of label types commonly found in garments and textile products. So, sit tight (or keep reading) as we provide answers to some of the questions you may have.

Understanding the Basics

To get started, let's break down the essentials. There are approximately five different types of labels you can find on any garment, and they are as follows: branding, care labels (which may include warning labels), content labels, size labels, and country of origin labels. This information is provided to customers (or any end-users of the product you are labeling) to help them make the most of their purchase. However, you might decide that not all of this information is necessary for your products, or you may want to consolidate some of it onto fewer labels – and that's entirely possible! Below, we delve into these various labels to inspire you to create a combination that best suits your brand.

Chapter 1: Brand Labels

  • 1. Brand Labels**A brand label is your opportunity to let your creativity shine. These labels reflect your personal style and brand identity through a name, logo, color palette, and sometimes contact information. They can be large or small, discreet or integrated into your item's design. We recommend opting for woven labels for your branding, and it's best to focus on just a few key elements, such as your brand name and logo. Keeping these labels simple in content (but rich in design) is key to creating an eye-catching and memorable brand label without overwhelming it with extraneous information.

Chapter 2: Care & Content Labels

  • A care & content label is an informational tag found on any clothing item or textile you purchase. These tags inform the owner about the materials the item is made from and often include specific laundering or washing instructions. This label may feature both symbols and multiple lines of text, making printed labels perfect for this purpose. Many care & content labels also display the country of origin, so consider adding that information if you want to reduce the overall number of labels on your product. If you're selling items to the public, be sure to check local laws and guidelines before ordering these labels, as many places have specific regulations concerning care labels in textile products that must be followed.

Chapter 3: Size Labels

  • Including a size label on your garments is a smart move, especially if you plan to offer multiple sizes of similar items or intend to sell them. Size labels can be placed anywhere on a garment but are typically found next to the care & content label or attached to a brand label. You can also opt to include sizing information directly on a care or brand label you plan to order, but this means you'll likely need to order a range of labels if you offer more than one size.

Chapter 4: Country of Origin Labels

  • Country of origin, often referred to as "Made In ___" labels, indicates the item's place of origin. Displaying this information is a legal requirement in most countries and serves as a wonderful way to celebrate locally and ethically produced items. While sometimes the country of origin is included on a care & content label, creating a separate tag is an excellent way to showcase your item's heritage.

Chapter 5: Hang Tags

  • Hang tags draw attention to your brand and product in a bustling retail environment. These tags are typically made from heavy cardstock and are meant to be displayed prominently on your item to provide essential information that shoppers want to know right away, such as price and size. They are designed to be removed after purchase, so many designers use their hang tags as a platform to tell the brand's story. This is an excellent way to give new customers a deeper understanding of why your product is special while they browse the rack.

Choosing the right labels for your clothing items can enhance your brand's image and provide valuable information to your customers. Now that you have a clearer understanding of the various labels at your disposal, you can make informed decisions that best suit your brand and products. Happy labeling!