If you are doing business of apparel, clothing, or fashion lines, regardless of a small workshop or a big factory, or a new brand, or a famous brand, you certainly need to work with some manufacturers to customize woven labels with your own logo or brand name.
Where to buy clothing custom woven labels? there’re many places you can do that indeed, you can find some local manufacturers near you to make your woven clothing label, or you can purchase the labels on the internet.
Making custom woven labels online is more convenient and easy, I think, however, you may have no idea where to start it since there’re so many websites, online stores, and marketplaces to do that on the internet, don’t worry, you have come to the right place.
I recommend you to start it from some marketplaces, where you may talk with more than 1 seller at the same time and find out the suppliers who can provide cheap woven labels, high quality, good customer service, etc. We also sell labels and tags in most of the famous marketplaces, though we also have our own website. So let me show you the best places where you do clothing custom woven labels.
Aliexpress – The Global B2C Marketplace from China
Many people will hope to find a factory to make clothing custom woven labels, the first country in your brain may be China, even if you don’t like this country, but you can’t disregard it as the biggest manufacturer in the world.
Yes, You can go for some Chinese marketplaces firstly, Aliexpress is the biggest global B2C marketplace from China, and the second one in the world, it belongs to Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group.
Enter into Aliexpress:
Aliexpress is special for retail business today, but you may don’t know it was a wholesale marketplace at the beginning and they still kept some categories that the products can be customized like sewing accessories and handmade, which allows the sellers to sell customized products.
I can say Aliexpress is the best place to start to do the clothing custom woven labels for small garment or apparel companies, let me show you why.
- Many suppliers are factories, you may get the ex-factory price directly
- The average price for clothing custom woven labels is lower than many marketplaces
- You can do custom labels with very small quantity on Aliexpress, many sellers do 500pcs as MOQ or less.
- Backed by a large production base in China.
As many suppliers on Aliexpress in China, many customized goods will be shipped from China, it may take a long time for shipping, if you plan to order some custom woven labels for clothing, I think you need to place an order beforehand or you may pay for a fast shipping method.
The good news is Aliexpress allowed non-Chinese sellers to sell goods on Aliexpress from 2019, you may find some suppliers near you.
Although making clothing custom woven labels on Aliexpress is a good start for small companies and newbies, it is not good for some big quantity orders, many factories left Aliexpress since they adjusted policy from wholesale to retail.
Pros & Cons on Aliexpress
Etsy – The Most Famous Handmade Marketplace
Etsy is an American company, it is also a B2C marketplace, but it only allows sellers to sell handmade, vintage products, materials, handicraft tools and accessories. Etsy has become the biggest handcraft supplies website in the world today.
Enter into Etsy: Etsy – Shop for handmade, vintage, custom, and unique gifts for everyone
Labels and tags, including clothing custom woven labels, are not handmade products, but these products belong to accessories, thus, these products are allowed to sell on Etsy too.
As a platform for handicraft products, Etsy has a very strict policy, it requires all goods must be related to handmade and should be high quality, many buyers like to go to Etsy and buy products also because of this reason.
Due to the policy, the average quality of products is higher than that on most other marketplaces, if you are concerned about the quality of clothing custom woven labels very much, Etsy is a good place, but you need to know the price on Etsy is also higher too.
Another reason for people choosing Etsy is the suppliers provide a very small MOQ, even less than Aliexpress‘s, some suppliers can do 200pcs or 100pcs of clothing custom woven labels since the quantity for handmade products is very small than those produced by machine or factory. Quality is far more important than quantity on Etsy.
Although Etsy is an American company, it allows people from any country or region to sell products, so you may find a near supplier to make your clothing custom woven labels.
In recent years, more and more Chinese and Indian sellers on Etsy selling woven labels, which make the average price a bit lower than before, but Etsy is still strictly to any new sellers, you don’t worry about much if you want to purchase quality clothing custom woven labels on Etsy.
Pros & Cons on Etsy
DHgate may not be so famous as Aliexpress, but it is also a good marketplace from China, it is more like a platform between B2B & B2C, it is a specialist of small wholesale. For any customers who want order any products with not very big quantity, DHgate can be the best place for them.
Enter into DHgate: Buy China Wholesale Products online on DHgate.com
The business model of categories “sewing accessories and handmade” on Aliexpress is almost the same as on DHgate, but all goods are wholesale in small quantities on DHgate.
That means the buyers can purchase any products at wholesale prices on DHgate, and they can place an order and make payment directly on it like they buy retails products on some B2C marketplaces.
Hence, you can make your clothing custom woven labels on DHgate like on Aliexpress, because both are from China, the pros and cons on DHgate are also similar like on Aliexpress, the difference is more sellers are factories and they are more concerned about wholesale and keep long term cooperation with the customers on DHgate.
Although it is a small quantity wholesale platform, it does not mean you can’t purchase big quantities with the sellers, since most of the sellers are factories, they have the ability to accept big orders for clothing custom woven labels.
For orders of clothing custom woven labels in quantity from 500pcs to 20,000pcs, I strongly recommend DHgate.
Pros & Cons on DHgate
Alibaba – The Biggest B2B Website in China
If you have ever purchased any products from china, you sure heard of Alibaba, it is the largest B2B(Business to Business) marketplace in China, maybe in the world, Aliexpress belongs to this group. I can say any factory or company that does export business in China has a store on Alibaba.
Go to Alibaba Website: Alibaba.com – the largest B2B Marketplaces
Alibaba is a marketplace for people selling and buying products in big quantities, it is a big wholesale platform different from DHgate and Aliexpress. The majority of customers on Alibaba are companies, but this is not a standard, once the quantity is big, you can go to Alibaba to search for proper suppliers.
For a big client who wants to do clothing custom woven labels, Alibaba should be a very good place.
Nevertheless, Alibaba changed its policy, it seems it is stepping closer with B2C now, the platform started allowing sellers to sell goods directly like that on Aliexpress and DHgate in recent years.
For some orders in small quantities, the buyers can place orders and make payment directly on Alibaba, it is convenient definitely for the buyers, perhaps it is another good place to buy small quantities for the customers.
However, I would like to say, if you plan to purchase a big quantity for clothing custom woven labels just go to Alibaba or Made-in-China(see below), and a small quantity goes to Aliexpress, Etsy, and DHgate. that’s because the customer service for small wholesale on Alibaba is not like that on Aliexpress and DHgate.
Pros & Cons of Alibaba
Just see the words “made in China”, you will know Made-in-China is from China, it is the second biggest B2B marketplace. Made-in-China is not like Alibaba, it did not move closer to B2C and still insisted on the B2B market. If you are really a big buyer, I think Made-in-China is more suitable for you.
Go to Alibaba Website:
Both Made-in-China and Alibaba are leading companies of B2B in China, I don’t understand the algorithm between them. But in my experience, the matching of merchants and customers on Made-in-China is more accurate.
In other words, The buyers can find a proper supplier easily, merchants can also easily obtain target inquiries. After comparing the product page, you will also find descriptions for products are more clearly on Made-in-China.
Pros & Cons of Made-in-China
Amazon, the giant of B2C marketplace in the world, also has business for custom and handmade products, as well as B2B. You will also find that some sellers sell clothing custom woven labels on Amazon if you enter into some keywords related to the labels.
You can check the above screenshot, the number of products for “custom woven label” is only about 1,000, which means the number of merchants is also very few, you may not have more choices on Amazon if you want to buy this product.
I also checked some product lists for custom woven labels, it seems the buyers can’t contact sellers instantly, you can only leave messages. I personally believe it is better to custom goods if the buyers can talk to the supplier directly.
Amazon is a specialist in B2C, but for customized products, I don’t really recommend this platform, but you can try to do some clothing custom woven labels on it since Amazon is the best one that protects customers’ benefits.
As the most famous C2C(Customer to Customer) platform in the world, eBay also has some sellers selling clothing custom woven labels, but most of the orders are for small quantities since the sellers are individual or small workshops.
The buyers can buy the clothing woven labels in very small quantities on eBay like Etsy, like 200pcs or less, but there are very few sellers who sell custom woven labels on eBay, if you are a buyer, you may not have more choice on eBay.
People who are engaged in the IT industry and online business must know ‘Fiverr‘, it is the biggest marketplace for people selling and buying skills, technologies, Freelance services, and virtual products, etc.
If you don’t enter into Fiverr, you may be confused about how Fiverr works, let me show you an example:
You are planning to order some clothing custom woven labels, you want to design a beautiful logo, but you don’t know how to do it, and you don’t have a friend who can help you, or you find some design company who can do that but it is expensive, then you can pay for someone on Fiverr to do that for you at a very low price.
Not only people can find a designer on Fiverr, but they can also find people who have special skills on Fiverr. Furthermore, Fiverr also allows people to sell woven labels on the platform, yes, not virtual goods, the physical woven labels as you can see in the above photo.
There are a few sellers who produce clothing woven labels on Fiverr, but you may design and make your woven labels all together on it, and they also accept very small quantities and low prices.
Which is the best place to buy clothing custom woven labels?
All the marketplaces I listed here are the most famous ones in the world, you probably found the top ones are from China, Not because I am Chinese or I love China, and I don’t think all the Chinese suppliers are the best.
The actual reason is China has the most factories, it is a very good place to do custom products, and most of them will make the product good for the quality with affordable price, so I think it should be more cost-efficient to make your clothing custom woven labels in China.
To find the best manufacture or say a proper supplier, cost-efficient is not the only factor, sometimes you may need the goods urgently, then you should find a supplier near you, or you may have a very low budget, or you really need a very high quality, etc. Hence, how to find the best one, you should go with your real requirements.
if you ask me for some opinions where are the best places to buy custom woven labels, below are mine :
- if you do not want a big quantity, like 500pcs to 10000pcs, the best place is Aliexpress and DHgate, as well as Etsy.
- For bigger quantity, just go Alibaba and Made-in-China.
- For very small quantity and you also care about the quality, like 500pcs or less, Etsy and Fiverr should be good places.
As for Amazon and Etsy, I think you can find some suppliers near you, as my experience, these 2 marketplaces are better for buying products in stock but not customized types.
You may know some other online stores or websites are also good but not mentioned in this post, Yes, there are many suppliers for clothing custom woven labels in India, Turkey, Vietnam, and so on, you can try to work with them, someone is also excellent.
But if say the top global marketplaces, I have to say the list show you all. I may also write something to recommend other good suppliers in the future.