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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 Label styles.

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As our name states, we are a clothing label supplier. 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.

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

custom clothing labels fonts


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 (color matching).

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.


5-Types of Folds

  • 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.

Sewing 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.

Heat Transfer Labels

Heat press labels are applied using a specialized machine that transfers the label onto the fabric with heat and pressure.

Adhesive Labels

Adhesive labels are the quickest and easiest option, but may not be as long-lasting as sewn or heat-pressed labels.

Product Labelling

Attaching labels to clothing in bulk can be done through various methods. The most common ones include using a sewing machine, heat press, or adhesive. Sewing labels onto clothing can be time-consuming but produces a durable and professional-looking result. The choice of method will depend on factors such as the type of label, fabric, and quantity of clothing needing labeling.

Labeling Requirements by the FTC

According to regulations by the Federal Trade Commission clothing brands have the duty of adding size, care instructions, and place of origin labels to inform the buyer (Read more).

“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

Types of Labels: Uses and Placements

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)
    5. Care Instructions.

  • Combinations
    1. Logo or Brand + Country of Origin Label,
    2. Fiber Content + Care Instructions,
    3. Size Label (if needed)
    4. Logo or Brand + Size + Country of Origin Label,
    5. Fiber Content + Care Instructions

Or any combination as it fits your product.

Customer Reviews

4.7/5 – Based on 53 Reviews

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  • Woven Labels
    5 5 out of 5 stars
    "Excellent Product. Timely response and easy order process."
  • Printed Labels
    5 5 out of 5 stars
    "Communication was thorough and the end product was exactly as we hoped it would be! We will continue to use Dan Greenberg and LINX for future products."
  • PVC Labels
    5 5 out of 5 stars
    "Always a quality product and reordering is VERY easy!

TYVEK ® DuPont de Nemours, Inc.

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