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Buying Guide for Custom Clothing Labels

Before making an order of custom clothing tags, we always recommend our customers to read this guide.

The better you understand your design options, the happier you will be when you open that box fo your very own labels on them!


custom labels styles and materials

The first option you have is the material.

On the one hand Woven Labels and Printed Labels are both made on fabric. Nevertheless, while the first ones are made with polyester threads, the second ones are made with poly satin blend, heat seal polyester, tyvek and other materials.

On the other hand Soft Rubber PVC Labels are ideal for outdoor gear, hats and uniforms because of its strength and durability.

We can help you make any of these styles, click here to compare them.

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As our name states, we are clothing label manufacturers, we can make your labels on almost any size you wish. If you are unsure about which size is best for your garments, take a peek at the image below, we hope it can be useful to you.

Sizes chart


3-Fonts for Clothing Labels

When you are creating your labels, you want to use fonts that will work well together and they will look good on a label (which is not usually that large), so we just handpicked a few of them to help you out.

custom clothing labels fonts

For other fonts we have found to work well for clothing labels visit 30 Beautiful Font for Branding Your Clothing Line’s Labels


We offer our customers a large thread selection to match their desired colors. Among them we have:

Brown-earthy tones: off-white
Soft and sheen blacks, and other backgrounds
Bold & Bright Neon Colors
Fun and classy, metallic threads

You’ll be able to choose any from your color chart and we will do the hard work of adapting them to the available threads.

Label color criteria.
When choosing colors for fabric labels you should take care of the contrast, the highest the contrast, the better.

If your background colors are dark, then you should choose a light text color and vice versa.


  • Straight-Cut
  • Center Fold
  • Ends Fold
  • Mitre Fold
  • Manhattan Fold
  • Cut to Shape (die cut)

6-Sewing Allowance

The term refers to the padding used to attach tags to the product. The preferred allowances are 1/8″ and 1/4″, and it varies according to the product and/or seamstress. The position of the sewing allowance can change depending on the customer’s requirements and on type of product.

7-Backing Options

No matter the kind of clothing label you be working with (woven, damask, taffeta, printed or pvc) you can choose between these two backing options:

Iron on Labels

It ‘s true that Iron on labels are so easy to apply and an great option for those who wants to save time, nevertheless if you don’t follow properly the iron pressing instructions your labels or tags could some how come out at washing machine or while wearing the cloth.

Sew-in Labels

Sewing labels to your clothes like your grammy would can be a harder work. However, it will certainly last longer. It is the safer way do so.

Read our article How To Put Your Own Label on Your Clothing? for more information on how to attach your labels.

Product Labelling

Labeling your products can feel like an overwhelming task at times: On one hand you have your desire of adding a label to brand your products, which you SHOULD DO, and on the other hand you have your duty of adding size, care & content, place of origin  labels to inform the buyer, some imposed by FTC regulations, which you MUST DO:

“Labels containing fiber content, country of origin, the identification of the manufacturer, importer, or other dealer, and care instructions must be present at the time the end user takes possession of the good. Labels containing care instructions must be attached permanently to the item. ” Source: FTC website

So basically your product could have as many as 5 labels on it, or as little as 2, if  you want to play with a combination of them, such as:

  • Individual labels:(1)Logo or Brand Label, (2)Fiber Content, (3)Country of Origin, (4)Manufacturer (if different than Brand) and (5)Care Instructions.
  • Combinations:
    • (1)Logo or Brand + Country of Origin Label, (2)Fiber Content + Care Instructions, (3) Size Label (if needed)
    • (1)Logo or Brand + Size + Country of Origin Label, (2)Fiber Content + Care Instructions

Or any combination as it fits your product.