Woven clothing labels are a better choice, but the choice to go woven brings about other decisions. There are four basic fabrics offered in woven labels: Damask, Semi-Damask, Taffeta, and Satin.
These are four basic fabrics offered in woven labels:
- Satin is the most popular choice, but not always the wisest. Satin is thin and can snag easily, making it more likely to be cut out than other labels.
- Taffeta is stiffer than satin and can stand up to a bit more snagging. However, with both satin and taffeta the finished edges of the labels can be stiff, leading to the prickly feeling labels are famous for.
- Semi-damask is a mid line choice when it comes to labels. It has many of the qualities of damask.
- Damask is a tighter weave fabric that remains very soft, even with finished edges. It's a top choice when quality is a top priority for the seamstress. Damask provides the best finish with a smoothness that reflects style and comfort.
- The folded style eliminates the issue of having a raw back showing and allows room for care instructions. They come in two variations: a side folding label or a bottom folding label.
- A common way to attach a label is to order an end fold label that you tack down on the ends. However, this method is not flexible enough for most small-scale sewers and lacks the professional touch.
- You can ensure maximum flexibility by ordering labels that are finished on all sides with enough seam allowance to be used in a variety of ways.
Once the custom name, logo or text style and fabric choice are considered, you will need to decide on several finishing touches and choose the style that allows the most versatility for the future.