In planning your clothing line, you have to worry about several different types of custom clothing labels. These, of course, include the clothing label with your company information, the garment sizing and fabric information, and a sewing label with care instructions, but they also include the removable hangtags with barcodes and prices.
The ways in which you can customize the first two types of labels seem slightly more obvious, but we encourage our clients to get creative and customize those hangtags, as well. Nothing looks more boring and listless than the simple plastic attachment and stark white hangtags. The little bit of extra effort and funding that you put into creating a hangtag with personality will go a long way in establishing your store as an upscale boutique, instead of a cheap clothing store.
Here are some ways in which you can customize your hangtags:
- Change the method of attachment. Instead of using plastic, use string, hemp or another dyed or natural fiber. This customization creates perhaps the biggest difference in the tone set by your hangtag, and also has some of the most options. If you are creating a natural, green clothing line, hemp is the best way to go. If you want a family-friendly tone in your store, choose pastel-colored cotton ribbon or string, instead. The options are endless.
- Change the tag attachment. Now that you have a better method of attaching your tag to your garment, you need a better method of attaching your string to your tag. Punching a hole is passé and means the tag can tear off easily. Choose metal grommets or safety pins, instead, to create a more refined feel.
- Change the tag. Now that your tag is attached in a better way, change the tag from boring white paper to something more exciting. You can choose colored paper, textured paper or natural fabric. Anything is better than cheap white paper.