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Tips You Need to Know When Creating Custom Garment Size Labels

By Michael Lau   Ι  2022-03-31

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If you’re starting a clothing brand, it’s necessary to create a clear and concise size label for your customers. The fit of clothes is a huge factor in customer satisfaction with your brand, and you want to make it as easy as possible for your buyers to find the perfect size. No matter what your brand’s specialty is, having a great range of size labels is sure to elevate your clothes to the next level and ensure happy customers.

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What are garment size labels and why does every clothes need one?

The size label details the size, such as S and M, on the garment. It can help consumers quickly and accurately find clothes that fit their size from the shelf or in your store. Generally, you will find the hangtag crossed over the size tag.

What are garment size labels
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What Material Could I Choose for My Garment Size Labels?

In most cases, the designer prefers to use the same material for the size and brand labels. You can select woven, printed cotton, or printed satin labels. Uniform products will leave a good first impression on consumers.

Woven size labels
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Woven size labels

Our woven size labels are OEKO-100 certified. What does that mean? It means our labels are guaranteed to be totally safe for consumers and free from any possible harmful chemical contaminants. What’s more, all our labels are eco-friendly, so that you can keep your business sustainable while receiving your perfect custom labels.

Printed cotton size labels
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Printed cotton size labels

Ordering printed cotton labels is an excellent choice if your products are designed to be worn as intimates or are suitable for babies and children. Cotton looks appealingly natural and organic. Even better, the soft feel means that printed cotton size labels will feel unobtrusive and comfortable.

Printed satin size labels
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Printed satin size labels

If you’re looking for a label type that is more discreet and faster drying than our other two options of cotton printed or woven labels, why not try some printed satin size labels? These are popular due to their shiny and sophisticated look and can be used for all sorts of clothes and accessories.

Letter Sizes:

XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL(3XL), XXXXL(4XL), ONE SIZE, XS-S,S-M,M-L,L-XL,XL-XXL

Number Sizes:

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20,  2-4, 4-6, 6-8, 8-10, 10-12, 12-14, 14-16, 16-18, 18-20

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What Sizes Can I Choose From?

Toddler Sizes:

1T, 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T, 6T

Baby Sizes:

NB(NEW BORN), 0-3 MO(MTHS), 3-6 MO(MTHS), 6-9 MO(MTHS), 9-12 MO(MTHS), 12-18 MO(MTHS), 18-24 MO(MTHS)

If your designers or related employees haven’t a size in mind or are unsure what size they require, it is easy to make mistakes that could have a costly toll on production efforts or sales. Consult with our industry professionals to ensure you select a size that is most suited to your garment.

You can select an alphanumeric code or a numeric code. Our size conversion sheet will help you better understand the sizes. Here are some common size representations.

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What are the common sizes used for garment size labels ?

Most of the clothing size labels are folded in the middle. Here are some common folded sizes for your reference:

Woven size labels:

30x10mm(before folded), 32x12mm(before folded) and 46x15mm(before folded). 

Cotton / satin printed size labels:

30x10mm(before folded), 36x13mm(before folded), 40x15mm(before folded).

Note:

The size can be customized, but please note that the minimum height is 28mm, and a height less than 28mm needs to be folded manually, which will increase labor costs and lead to higher prices.

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How to Design My Garment Size Labels?

There are 4 different ways to design a size tag :

Separate Size Label
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Separate Size Label

The size label can be separate, This is the most common size tag design. To avoid the impact of different sizes on the aesthetics of the brand label, we recommend doing a separate size label. This way the size will not affect the brand label. The size label can be replicated while the brand label may vary depending on the garment, so the cost of production will be lesser.

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Combine with brand

The size labels can be placed in different positions on the clothes. If you don’t want too many labels on the garment, the size is usually displayed with the brand. The size can be detailed directly below the brand name or logo, bottom right, bottom left, etc. This will mean more labels need to be ordered, however, as each design containing a different size is considered a separate design. They will need to meet a certain MOQ, and once your design changes, then the excess inventory you purchased before won’t be able to be used again.

Combine with brand
Size combine with fabric composition, and washing instructions
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Combine with brand, fabric composition, and washing instructions

The size information can also be combined with the brand, origin, fabric composition, and washing instructions on one label. This design is a centerfold label. Usually, the brand, size and origin are displayed on the front side, the fabric content and washing instructions are displayed on the back. It will be sewn into the neck seam.

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Combine with hem tag

It can also be combined with your hem tag. The front is your logo/brand name, and the back is the size information, which is convenient for consumers to refer to when purchasing again.

Combine with hem tag
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How to Sew Garment Size Labels?

size label is sewn below the brand label
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Most size labels on the market will be sewn directly below the brand label.

size label is stitched on the right side of the brand label
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Some brands also prefer to design a horizontal size label, which is usually stitched on the right side of the brand label.

keep the same height of brand and size label
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If the size label has the same height as the brand label, please ensure to notify your supplier to pay more attention during cutting about the tolerance of height between the brand label and size label.

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