You may see a clothing label inside the products when you go and buy clothes, hats, or any clothing items, as well as shoes, bags, and cases. Many of those labels are woven type, it is an essential part of those products.
If you are doing business related to clothing, you may need some custom clothing woven labels for your products. the woven label is a small tag but you may not know well about it, so you may stuck when you plan to purchase some for your clothing products. You can follow our article, which may help you to get what you want easily.
What is woven label?
The word ‘woven’ is a perfect tense of ‘weave’, a woven label like the name is a small piece of label or tag woven by threads, it is always used to sew on the collar or inside of the clothes.
The woven label is always small in size, but it can show the logo, brand name, company’s name, or a short description of the brand or product sometimes, which tells the customers or buyers who designed and produced the products.
If you are an apparel or fashion company or factory, or you have your own brand for this business line, the woven label can be also a good way to promote your business, since once your products are good quality and your buyers like those, they may recommend your brand and products to their friends or family. How do their friends find you? the information that showed on the Woven labels.
The woven label can be a product in stock, like some labels with text ‘handmade’, or ‘handcraft’, etc. however, most of the labels will be attached with brand or logo or private info, so most of the suppliers in the market will supply custom clothing woven labels.
Nowadays, it is very convenient for people who want to purchase the woven label with their own personal brand or info on the internet, but how to customize woven labels online? Continue to read the rest for custom apparel woven labels.
The colors for a custom clothing woven label may be different from other labels, the more colors a woven label contains, the higher the price is. And the number of colors for a woven label includes the background color, which means you need to count the background color when you make a custom clothing woven label.
That’s because the whole label is made of thread by weaving processing.
For example, if you want to do a custom clothing woven label only with your own brand name, the brand name is white color, and the background color is black, then the total number of colors for the woven label is 2 (white and black). When you add 1 color more, the supplier may increase the price.
So when you design the logo or the woven label, you need to count the colors firstly. The number of colors is not unlimited, many suppliers or sellers on Aliexpress and Etsy can do 9 to 12 colors.
If the custom clothing woven label you want has many colors, you may ask the supplier firstly, without a doubt, they will tell you too once they can’t do so many colors you need.
2. Size / Dimension
You don’t need to care much about the size or dimension of a custom woven label, but you need to make an exact size or dimension for it, it should not be a very big size, and it shouldn’t very small too, the content on the custom clothing woven label must be clear for reading.
The easiest way to confirm if the content is clear is by cutting a real paper in a size that you want, then writing the content on the paper, the real woven label will be the same size as this paper, most of the time, the content you write on the paper is clear, so is the real woven label.
Same as the colors, once the supplier can’t make the contents clearly on the label, they will tell you to modify the size.
You should know one thing is the woven label is made of thread, it is woven by threads, so the content may not be so smooth as printing one. in order to make the woven labels more beautiful, the thread density should be high enough.
From my experience, most of the suppliers on Aliexpress and Etsy will make the customized woven labels beautiful enough as they listed, if you want a lower price, the density may be lower, so the quality will also not be so good, if your budget is enough, I don’t recommend you to cut much on price.
Many of the suppliers on Aliexpress or Etsy will list the item at a normal price, not very high, and they produce a standard quality according to the price, if you really think their price is much higher, I suggest you reduce the number of colors, if possible.
3. Fold types for woven labels
The woven label can be sewn on different positions on a product, such as collar, sleeve, or inside of clothes, so the shapes of the woven labels can be customized too, below you can see the main fold types for custom clothing woven labels:
- Straight cut
- End fold
- Center fold / Loop Fold
- Mitre fold
The End fold type is the most used one, you can choose the type according to your products, the suppliers should show you all types they can do.
4. Processing types
You may not know there is more than 1 processing type for the woven labels.
Damask woven label
The woven label we say is the damask woven label, this is the basic one and most widely used. Most of the woven labels or tags you see on the internet are the damask woven labels, the damask woven label is cheaper than other types.
Satin Woven Label
The Satin woven label is another weave type, the surface of the satin woven label is more smooth than the damask one, this type is mainly used for some clothes made of special fabrics, like underwear, swimwear, or some silk fabric clothes.
The satin woven label is made of different thread from the damask one, the thread that used for the satin woven label will be smaller in denier, and the price for satin woven labels will be higher too.
Iron-on woven label with hot melt glue
The custom clothing woven labels can be done with hot melt glue on the backside, this type is called iron-on woven label, it is like a heat transfer label, you can use an iron to heat and press the label on your clothes or other fabrics even.
This iron-on woven label is a new type that people can apply on clothes very easily and conveniently, it can be made with both damask and satin woven labels, but it can be only cut border straight, no fold.
Woven Badges / Patches
A woven label is not only a label, it can be done as a badge or patch, like an embroidery badge, the woven badges can be done with merrow or stitched border, but it is not totally same as an embroidery badge, this type of badge is finished by weaving threads except the border.
The Woven badges can be done with hot melt glue or polyester non-woven backing on the backside, many sports groups and schools order this woven badge for uniform, it can also be customized with any designs, shapes, and contents like the custom clothing woven labels.
Woven webbing / ribbon
Some webbings or ribbons can be done like the woven labels, but it is not cut into pieces, it is in roll, but the materials and the processing way is totally same as woven labels, the damask processing type is mostly used for the webbing.
5. Artwork or Logo
Once you start your custom clothing woven label, you should provide the content that shows on the label, the content can be only text, or a logo, or some other designs.
If you are going to cooperate with us(YueGui tags), below is what you need to provide for the content:
- Text, if you wang some text or your brand name only, you don’t need to send us a artwork, but you need to provide the font for the text to us.
- Logo or other designs that not only the text, you need to send a artwork to us, it is better if you can send a vector file like .ai, .pdf, .ai, .svg, but if you can’t really send those types of file, please provide a high pixels image file.
I think whatever suppliers you cooperate with for custom clothing woven labels, that’s better for them to finish the work with a vector file.
6. The minimum quantity
MOQ is short for Minimum Order Quantity, if you want to purchase some custom clothing woven labels or badges, the suppliers or seller will also have the minimum quantity for this product to meet the lowest cost in production. that’s to say, the woven labels are always sold wholesale.
Generally, 500pcs or 1000pcs for each type of woven label is the minimum quantity for many Chinese suppliers, but if you don’t want so many pieces, you can try to find some suppliers who can do smaller quantities on Etsy.
Actually, the cost is not low when you order some quantities like 200pcs or 300pcs, you can check the unit price for these quantities, most of the time, the unit prices are higher than 500pcs or more, and the total amount is similar to that for 500pcs.
That’s why I always recommend the buyers order 500pcs if they want a very small quantity, I don’t think you are doing a one-time business for your products.
Where can I purchase wholesale custom clothing woven labels?
First of all, we appreciate it if you can purchase the woven labels with us. I also recommend that you can go Aliexpress and Etsy to do your custom clothing woven labels for your business.
We also picked 6 best marketplaces or stores where you can buy custom labels, you probably get something you are interested in.
You should have a good start with the above information if you are going to get custom clothing woven labels for your products line.
The clothing, apparel, and fashion market is undoubtedly the largest market in the world, but this market has become saturated, though, many people, workshops, or companies still enter into this market every year, that’s because no matter where you are from or who you are, you need to wear clothes.
If you are the man who wants to join the clothing market, you may learn something about apparel accessories, and the woven labels must be one of the steps you can’t ignore, hope this article can help you start your apparel or fashion business.