Before we move on to apparel labels we need to understand what actual apparel labels are? Well, it is understood that if you are here reading this post then you must be very well aware of what apparels are. Let us do it together to refresh our memory.
What are apparel labels and what do they do for your brand?
An apparel label is much more than just a piece of fabric attached to your garment. Your apparel label is the identity of your brand and helps communicate with your customers. Apparel labels draw attention to your brand and reveal what our brand intentions are. Apparels alone can make your customer decide whether or not to buy from you.
An apparel label includes various information about the garment that can be helpful to both the buyer and the manufacturer. Different manufacturers come up with different types of labels to distinguish themselves. Beautiful, customized labels add to the beauty and style of the garment.
Each garment line that is produced is unique with a distinctive symbol, colour, design etc. This difference is reflected in the labels. A beautiful, customized label enhances the style and beauty of the garment.
Fabrics Used in Labels
Clothing labels are commonly made from satin, damask, semi-damask, and taffeta fabrics; and in some cases, cotton, canvas and felt are used as well. While satin is the most used in most of the labels as they are smooth and look pretty but leather is preferred in pants, jeans and jackets. PVC labels are used in bags. Labels made using taffeta are stiffer than those of satin and do not snag as easily as stain labels are too high and can easily snag. But also Tfeeta can irritate the customer’s skin sometimes. Well, they are all like coins, they have good sides and bad sides to them. But they are undeniably essential to your brand. You just have to pick the one with the most benefits and fewer disadvantages.
Damask and semi-damask are ideal fabrics for making labels. Damask labels are soft and even after finishing them as labels they f0 jot turn into an annoying cloth. The feel of a semi-damask is similar to a damask, but it is less expensive.
Different types of finishing can be applied to labels made of different fabrics
- Center folded/ Loop Label: Such labels usually have the brand name on the front part, while the materials used and care instructions are on the back. This style of the label provides the manufacturer with more space to work with so that the instructions could be put briefly and elegantly.
- end folded style: Left and right sides of the label are folded over and stitched into the garment.
- Fuse cut or straight cut: As the name suggests, there are no folds and all the ends are sewn onto the garment. It is also called an all-ends label.
- An iron-on label: As the name suggests this label is attached to placing the label on the garment and ironing on it. This causes the substance to liquefy and stick to the label.
- Peel and stick labels: These are quick to stick labels and they are very easy to apply. However, they are not durable like the other ones they come out or fade away after garment washes. Bags and other items not subject to continuous washing are the best candidates for them.
- A mitre fold label: A straight label with no folds, attached at both ends at a 45-degree angle.