Woven and Printed Labels

Of all the components that make up a garment or home textile product, labels might seem like a minor detail, but they play a crucial role in communicating your brand identity and quality to customers. Woven and printed labels are two popular types of labels used in the fashion, home textile, and even footwear industries. Woven labels are made by weaving threads together to create a design, while printed labels are made using ink and a printing press. Both types of labels have their unique advantages and disadvantages, and choosing the right one for your product can make all the difference.

Woven Labels - Known for their high quality and durability, woven clothing labels come with various patterns, materials, and folds, offering many options. Woven labels are a great choice for identity markers, logos, and other designs that require a luxurious look and feel. Woven labels have a soft finish and are a popular choice for any brand. Highly durable, even after extensive washing, woven clothing labels can be used both on the inside and outside of garments. They won’t scratch and do not compromise the overall comfort of your product.

Choosing materials for woven labels offers you a great variety, from recycled polyester to mixed materials with organic cotton, Tencel, bamboo, silk, linen, and SeaCell. Our team of experts is continuously searching for new material options for woven labels, focusing on durability and sustainability.

Printed Labels - Choosing a printed label solution allows you to play with the design of the label. The color possibilities available for both the print as well as the tapes, offer a great variation and can even be dyed to match any chosen color, making printed labels one of the most versatile types of labels.

Printed versions for care and content labels are fast to produce, easy and versatile for variable data, and great as multi-purpose labels. At Trimco Group, we have several print options for both our care and content labels and the trims for fashion items. A huge advantage when using printed labels is our high focus on mono-materials for better recyclability options. Trimco Group is OEKO-TEX and GRS certified.

Our most common material choices for our printed labels are:

Recycled TPU – Organic cotton – cotton – Refibra – Tencel – SeaCell – hemp/linen – Recycled polyester – mixes with man-made fibers – natural fibers mix

Placements and uses of woven and printed labels - Woven and printed labels can be used for conventional purposes – showing the brand name and sizing, but there is much more to a label than simple information. A neck label, or outside label, can emphasize the story a brand wants to tell and help to highlight details on garments.

Care and content labels serve a different purpose, ensuring laws and regulations are continuously followed and up to date for all operating countries. With various options available, choosing the best materials to match your brand and overall product quality is key. Different materials support different product groups, for example, use recycled TPU care labels for active and outdoor items. Woven labels can become badges, or you can design jacket labels and pocket flashers, matching function with design, and including labels in your overall design.

Let us support and guide you to explore the differences between woven and printed labels and help you decide which one is best for your brand. The best custom clothing label can be either a woven label or a printed label, both known for their extensive possibilities within color options, durability, and flexibility. At Trimco Group, we specialize in manufacturing the best custom woven and printed labels that match your brand’s identity and needs. If you are looking for more inspiration or you’re in doubt about the best label solution, you can always get in touch, and our team will support you.

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