Use adhesive or another way of attaching labels

Cloth labels allow instructional and brand information to be represented on each piece of clothing or furniture to which they are attached.

Between clothing, hats, shoes, handbags, and furniture, there are many things that are covered in fabric that may require some sort of tag or label. These labels can be for informational purposes or perhaps to showcase a brand or logo. Whatever the reason for identification, these labels can be customized to fit your company’s needs and the needs of the product itself.

Items to be labeled

Cloth labels can work with many different clothing projects and fabrics. Even furniture pieces can benefit from being labeled with instructions for cleaning and listing what type of fabric has been used. Items for school need to be labeled clearly and often. This can be anything from school uniforms for daily use to sports bags, shoes and jerseys. Cloth labels can help in differentiating each student’s items from another, in addition to showcasing the brand or team name as needed.

Care labels are incredibly important for many items that must have specialized care. For example, if a sports uniform needs to stay vibrantly colored but washed often to remove stains from outdoor play, it’s crucial for the care instructions to be clearly labeled. This is often done in the form of a centerfold to include instructions and material or fabric on both sides, with the stitching along one edge of the garment. Make this visible and easy to find for the customer so they know what to do when it’s time for cleaning.

For items such as furniture, shoes or handbags, the label with care instructions or brand information may need to be placed in a clever way to still be noticeable when needed but to blend in when not needed. In these cases, a straight-cut label is ideal as it can be flush with the fabric to avoid taking up space or being too visible.


With center-fold labels, straight-cut labels and any other type, you have full control over the customization of the design, information and overall look and location. There are a few different ways to attach these labels to different types of fabric. The way it is attached is dependent on the type of material of the fabric itself, in addition to the type of material of the label. Woven, satin, ribbon, looped – there are so many options. If you aren’t stitching, you may find that the adhesive or heat seal labels are the easiest to work with, not to mention the quickest. This is especially helpful for those starting their own business or for labeling items often in the home or school.

There are many decisions to make when it comes to labeling clothing, handbags and other items of fabric. You can help in the decision-making by understanding all that labeling entails, from the feeling of the label material to how it will be attached to the garment.

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