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Hem Tags:  An Alternative to Traditional Branding

When it comes to clothing, tags are the perfect way to advertise your brand. A custom created logo will make it easy for customers to recognize your designs and for you to keep your clothing distinctively different from other designers’ items. Clothing tags are woven from many different materials that include damask, taffeta, and satin. The traditional places that you will find clothing tags are on the inside of the neckline of a shirt, along a side seam on the inside of the item, or on the inside of the waistband. However, there is another place that brands have used to put their tags to gain the most exposure:  the hem!

hem tags shirts

Hem tags allow a designer to display their logo in a more visibly prominent place. The areas that are most commonly used for hem tags are the arm and bottom hem. The hem tag actually becomes part of the finishing process in the design and adds more interest, as well as advertising your brand. Another advantage that the hem tags have over the traditional neck and seam tags is that they are in a spot that will cause less irritation to the skin that the neck or seam tags. Sometimes the materials that are chosen to create the tags are picked for their durability and price, so they may not be the softest against the skin. Some designers have even chosen to go tag-less, using a printed or heat-set method of putting the logo and information directly on the fabric instead.

shirt hem tag man

If you do decide that hem tags are the way that you want to advertise your brand, then you want to make sure that it is the right tagging method for the type of material that it is. Hem tags wrap around the hem and follow the original hem stitches or are stitched directly onto the front of the hemline, so they would work best on a thicker material like cotton, wool, or a ponte knit that would be substantial enough to support the tag. Also, the hem tags would probably work better with fabric that does not have too much stretch-ability.

Thread-Wolf-Custom-Hem-Tags hats

No matter what type of tags that you choose to promote your clothing brand, you can count on ClothingLabels4You.com to custom make a tag that is just right for you.

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Budding Fashion Designer? Get Your Name Out There Creatively!

Some fashion designers have such a distinctive style that it is easy to pick their clothing items out in a crowd, but with some, it is all in the label.  Personally, I am not a fan of the “tagless” label because sometimes it can look very cheap and it starts to peel off over time.  There are even a few clothing designers like Louis Dell’Olio, formerly with Anne Klein, and George Simonton, who has been an instructor at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC for over 25 years, that have resisted the idea of tagless items and have proudly displayed their names on custom woven labels.

If you have ventured out and created some of your own designs, whether it is a sewn, crafted, or knitted item, the label with your own name or logo on it is the icing on the cake.  It is one of the things that distinguishes your personalized clothing tags from everyone else’s. THere are many services online for producing woven clothing labels. With many of them, you can choose your wording and design from 300 symbols, 19 color, and 19 different font types.  The tags are then woven in a damask weave for durability with washing and style.  They are constructed of 100% polyester and can be applied by hand or with any regular sewing machine.  At the average price of $50 per 21 labels, it is an economical way to add that perfect touch to your own designs.  For those who would rather have the label lying flat on the fabric, there is also an iron-on version.


As far as clothing labels go, there are less expensive ones out there, but they are usually printed on a pressed-type polyester fabric and not only don’t have the “presence” of the woven fabric labels, but also can tear and deteriorate more quickly.


So, if you are going to put your heart and soul into an item that you created, then, choose a quality label to proudly display your name creatively. Also, if you are looking for the perfect packaging, many of these sites also have printed ribbon and hang tags to give your creation that personal touch.

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