With the care and composition labels, communicate to your customers the material used and the washing instructions. Any garment or textile product must comply with the legislation on textile identification. The care and composition labels are perfectly suited for this. Whether it’s a large production or just a few parts, these standard symbols in care labels and in custom clothing tags make it easy for you to comply with the law.
With your logo or personalized marking, your care labels reinforce your brand image. There are many companies that let you choose the product that suits your needs and design your labels directly in online configurator tools and let you order the care labels and ship them directly to your home or company. It doesn’t get any simpler than this.
The official CE mark can also be added in your care labels in the form of a custom clothing tag.
Labels on your clothes: 5 symbols to know!
Most garments have labels with 5 symbols chosen and recognized by textile care professionals. If one of them is crossed out, it means that the corresponding treatment should be avoided.
The tag indicates that the item can be machine washed in water. The numbers 30 °, 40 °, etc. indicate the maximum washing temperature in degrees Celsius.
The line under the tag indicates a fragile textile fiber requiring a reduced washing temperature and a minimum spin. Hand wash is also recommended.
The triangle indicates possible bleaching. The acronym CL means that the use of bleach (chlorine) is authorized.
The iron means that the textile can be ironed. The points (1, 2 or 3) indicate the maximum heating temperatures to be observed.
120 ° C
160 ° C
210 ° C
The circle within a square means the item can be tumble dried. The number of points represented inside the circle (1 or 2) indicates the temperature thresholds that the laundry can withstand without damage. Furthermore, there is no temperature restriction. It also means that the clothes can be dried in moderate temperature (60 ° C maximum).
- Professional cleaning
The circle indicates that professional dry cleaning is indicated. The letters A, P or F tell professionals which solvents to use.
And there you have it, the labels of your clothes hold no secrets for you! Furthermore, all these symbols come from registered trademarks and they are managed in various companies exclusively by specific committees for labeling for textile care.
Another clever idea is to incorporate in your care label and your custom clothing tag with your company’s logo and/or some information regarding your brand and your company. You can use this small piece of fabric to market your product and your service. Many professionals even add in their care labels something funny about themselves, a joke, a poem, anything that will make them stand out to the customer and client.
All these and many more are clever ideas when it comes to care labels and custom clothing tags. Of course, you can always make your own labels and customize them to fit your needs.