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Companies offering clothes labels embrace 'green' production

Measures include using ecologically safe spun fibers and reducing wastage.

Suppliers of clothes labels in China are following the example of other garments and textiles lines by adopting environment-friendly materials and practices.


Polyester yarn

Label Weave adopts Oeko-Tex Standard 100-compliant polyester yarns for the Black Satin model.

A number of companies, for instance, are now offering woven labels that come in organic cotton. Such styles are typically used in baby and children’s apparel. Moreover, businesses are procuring yarns that conform to the Oeko-Tex Standard 100.

Most metal labels meet the lead and nickel limits set by the US and the EU. Businesses often send samples to third-party institutions for certification.

Factories are also carrying out earth-friendly procedures. Those producing metal tags boast soundproofed rooms. Releases are being plated in facilities equipped with wastewater processing systems.

In addition, manufacturers are reducing scraps by controlling material consumption. Leather labels, for instance, are carefully sized and applied so that each sheet or piece of hide can be maximized. Residual white plastic and rubber granules are sometimes melted and recycled to create colored models. Excess yarns from one order are employed in other designs that have similar hues.

Clothes labels are created according to the client’s specifications. Products are very simple, usually adopting one to three shades. They show the logo, brand or company name.

Fabric, leather, metal, PVC, rubber and silicone tags are available. The first is the most popular kind.

Woven labels come in polyester, nylon, or regular or organic cotton. Yarns are purchased in Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces, although a few companies source their requirement from Hong Kong.

Damask and satin constructions are common. Models have woven, or cold-, heat-, laser- or ultrasonic-cut edges. They may be folded at the center or the ends. Some labels are cleaned and preshrunk through washing.

Businesses also offer printed labels. Motifs are silk-screened, heat-transferred or digitally applied.

Embroidered labels are also available. Computerized machines are utilized for stitched emblems, while badge-type designs are made using overlock sewing equipment.

Both genuine and synthetic hides are adopted in leather labels. The inputs are mostly sourced from Guangdong and Zhejiang provinces. Logos are embossed, debossed or hot-stamped on the skin before being cut according to the desired shape and size. They may also be printed but this is only done on synthetic leather.

Manufacturers use zinc alloy and brass for metal labels, which are frequently attached on denim garments. Products are molded or die-cast, and plated or polished afterwards. A few have leather backing.

PVC, rubber and silicone pieces are injection-molded. Liquid or powder materials are sourced from Guangdong and Jiangsu.

Clothes labels from China go for less than $0.01 to more than $0.03 each, depending on the inputs and construction intricacy. The order quantity may also affect quotes.

Low-end designs come in pure polyester satin or damask. Printed labels or woven labels have two colors at most. Polyester, nylon, cotton, PU leather, PVC, rubber and silicone are commonly adopted in midrange variants. Flat or 3D logos are formed via printing, weaving, embroidering, embossing or stamping. They boast three to five shades.

Tags made of regular and organic cotton, PU and genuine hide, and metal are among the most expensive kinds. Woven fabric styles and embroidered labels employ at least three hues.


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Polyester satin

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Label Weave (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd

Model: Black Satin
MOQ: 1,000 pieces
Delivery: 1 to 3 days after sample confirmation
Description: Polyester satin; woven edges; 8.5x3.7cm; yarn meets Oeko-Tex Standard 100


Polyester damask

Label Weave (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd

Model: Damask
MOQ: 1,000 pieces
Delivery: 1 to 3 days after sample confirmation
Description: Polyester damask; taffeta face; cut edges; 7.9x6.2cm; yarn meets Oeko-Tex Standard 100


Polyester satin

Label Weave (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd

Model: Red Satin
MOQ: 1,000 pieces
Delivery: 1 to 3 days after sample confirmation
Description: Polyester satin; woven edges; 9.6x4.4cm; yarn meets Oeko-Tex Standard 100


Polyester satin

Label Weave (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd

Model: White Satin
MOQ: 1,000 pieces
Delivery: 1 to 3 days after sample confirmation
Description: Polyester satin; woven edges; 8.2x4cm; yarn meets Oeko-Tex Standard 100


Polyester taffeta

Wuhan Sinicline Industry Co. Ltd

Model: EWL-IG-04
MOQ: 5,000 pieces
Delivery: 7 to 10 days
Description: Polyester taffeta; cut edges; custom sizes


PVC or silicone

Wuhan Sinicline Industry Co. Ltd

Model: SRP-Y-01
MOQ: 5,000 pieces
Delivery: 7 to 10 days
Description: PVC or silicone; embossed logo; custom sizes


Polyester

Young Lion Label Mfg Co. Ltd

Model: YLT001
MOQ: 5,000 pieces
Delivery: 5 days
Description: Polyester; printed logo; custom sizes, colors


Polyester

Young Lion Label Mfg Co. Ltd

Model: YLT002
MOQ: 5,000 pieces
Delivery: 7 days
Description: Polyester; woven logo; custom sizes, colors


Note: This article "Companies offering clothes labels embrace 'green' production" was originally published by Global Sources, a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with China manufacturers and India suppliers, providing essential sourcing information to volume buyers through our e-magazines, trade shows and industry research.

All price quotes in this report are in US dollars unless otherwise specified. FOB prices were provided by the companies interviewed only as reference prices at the time of interview and may have changed.

Disclaimer: All product images are provided by the companies interviewed and are for reference purposes only. Those product images featuring products with trademarks, brand names or logos are not intended for sale. We, our affiliates, and our affiliates' respective directors, officers, employees, representatives, agents or contractors, do not accept and will not have any responsibility or liability for product images (or any part thereof) which infringe on any intellectual property or other rights of a third party.

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