June 6, 2016
Woven labels are an integral part to any garment. Whether it’s a size tab, branded patch or external trim – they should never be taken for granted. Their wide ranging applications result in a variety of qualities and finishes being available to utilise, depending on what is required. This guide has been put together to give you a brief outline of the different types of folded labels and their traditional uses.
An end folded label is just that – a woven label with folded ends to create a neat finish when sewn in to the garment. These folds can be applied at either side of the label or top and bottom, depending on what is required. This is a versatile finish which can be used in a variety of sizes.
A woven label folded in the centre to create a loop that is sewn into the seam of a garment or attached to a larger woven label. These can be looped vertically or horizontally, in a range of sizes and are most commonly used for size tabs and country of origin labels.
LOOP FOLD END FOLD
A combination of the loop fold and end fold – this label has the additional end folds for a neat finish. It is most commonly used to brand visible areas of a garment such as the hem, cuffs or pockets.
A mitre fold label has its ends folded on a 45-degree angle, to create tabs that can be sewn in to a seam. This type of fold allows the garment to be hung and it is traditionally sewn in to the neck of a garment.
CUT AND SEAL / LASER CUT
Cut and seal labels are cut to size and sealed around all edges to prevent fraying – traditionally sewn into the garment on all four sides. Custom shapes can also be produced, sometimes referred to as laser cut or die-cut labels. These are commonly used for badges and can be backed and overlocked.
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