Welcome to Clothing Labels University! Presumably you are looking for answers about clothing labels, also known as clothes tags, apparel labels, garment labels, sewing labels or woven labels. Name Maker has been manufacturing these labels since 1938. Yes you heard us right! We have compiled the most frequently asked clothing label questions and have provided answers or links to the answers below. We have organized it by question and furnished you with links to order our label products. This section is a work in progress and we will continue to update it frequently. Please let us know if there are questions about clothing labels that we have not answered
Types of Clothing Labels
Name Maker has a large variety of clothing labels. Each is suited for a different purpose and application. Please familiarize yourself with our different name labels as one might be better suited for your needs than another.
Woven Clothing Labels
A woven label is a clothing label that is made on a loom. Various colors and types of yarns or threads are woven together by these looms to form the label. You can tell if a clothing label is woven by turning it over and seeing the appearance of thread or strings. Woven clothing labels are extremely durable and will withstand the life of your garment.
Pre Woven Clothing Labels, Select the Imprint- This line of personalized clothing labels dates back to our inception in 1938. We offer many styles of labels with woven designs, headings and borders in which you can then select the imprint to make it your own. A perfect labeling solution for sewers, knitters, quilters, designers, crafters and the like, these woven labels give your products the upscale finishing touch. Order as few as 20 of these polyester blended labels to add that finishing touch to any of your handiwork.
Iron On Kids Labels- Kids labels never looked this cute. Woven with an adorable icon to the left allows you to personalize these woven labels with three lines of text. Attach to all of your kids clothing and gear for camp, school and daycare. Uses our same amazing iron on backing that is guaranteed to stay stuck for the life of the garment. Laundry safe and printed with non-fade ink ensures your kids clothing will never turn up in the lost and found.
Vintage Sewing Labels- Vintage woven labels indeed a rare discovery and maybe one day a collector’s item. These are among our very first woven labels that were offered when Name Maker started in 1938. We believe this batch was woven sometime in the 70’s. They do come non personalized as not to ruin their authenticity.
Woven Size, Care and Content Labels- Exactly as stated these labels are woven with a size. Care instructions or the content of your product. We carry the most requested and popular styles. White labels with black stitching and a minimum order of 100 labels make these great for anyone needed small quantities of these woven labels.
Printed Clothing Labels
A printed label is made by printing inks, dyes or foils directly on to different types of clothing label materials such as satin, taffeta, cotton, nylon, polyester, or poly blends. Printed Labels are economical yet durable and are widely used by a variety of people from crafters and clothing designers to parents wanting to label their children's clothing for identification purposes.
Sew on Clothing Name Labels- Made from a polyester/cotton blend these labels are not only extremely durable but also quite soft and comfortable. Easy to sew on, these woven labels are great for branding your products as well as identification for campers, school children and nursing care or healthcare and elderly residents. Imprinted with non-fade ink, these woven labels will last through innumerable washings.
Iron on Clothing Name Labels- Talk about the crème of the crop in iron on labels. We make these iron-on labels ourselves. These are NOT sheets that we run through an inkjet printer like all the other companies. Made from a polyester/cotton blend, these heat seal labels are superior, extremely durable, soft and comfortable and very easy to iron on with a home iron set on a high heat setting. They are awesome for branding your products as well as identification for campers, school children and nursing care or healthcare and elderly residents. Imprinted with non-fade ink, these woven labels will last through innumerable washings.
Custom Printed Labels
Satin Woven Edge Labels-Butter soft against the skin and the woven edge eliminates any scratchiness. Ultrasonically cut prevents the edges from raveling and also adds to the smoothness of the label. Hot stamp printing allows the satin to hold the ink and allows for repeated years of washing, drying and dry cleaning. These beautiful clothing labels will give your product a truly upscale look and feel. Bonus: Minimum order only 200 labels, use our typeset or upload your own artwork / logo
Nylon Taffeta Labels- A fantastic budget friendly label made from a woven nylon taffeta material. Extremely durable, while our hot stamp printing allows the material to hold the ink for repeated years of washing, drying and dry cleaning. Available in white, beige and black, this is a great printed label for anyone looking to brand their products. Bonus: Minimum order only 200 labels, use our typeset or upload your own artwork / logo
Coated Polyester Heat Seal (Iron On)- A fantastic iron on label made from Polyester. Soft to the skin, easy to apply, stays put and last for years even after washing drying and dry cleaning. Bonus: Minimum order only 200 labels, use our typeset or upload your own artwork / logo