Clothing Label Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory is a top industrial directory listing of leading industrial clothing label companies and suppliers. Access our comprehensive index to review and source clothing label companies with preview ads and detailed product descriptions. These clothing label companies can design, engineer and manufacture clothing labels to your specifications and application need. A quick and easy to use request for quote form is provided for you to contact these clothing label companies and suppliers. Each company has detailed profile information, locations, phone number, website links, product videos and product information defined. Read customer reviews and product specific news articles. We are the right resource for your information requirement whether its for custom sewing, canvas bags, or canopies.

  • Garden Grove, CA

    CustomFab USA has been a trusted American sewing contractor since our inception in 1990. Our 77,000 square foot high-tech manufacturing facility allows us to produce and ship a myriad of products. We have experience serving industries such as medical, sporting goods, military, aerospace, pets, and travel. With unparalleled customer service, a skilled manufacturing workforce, and tried-and-true processes that protect your intellectual property, you can count on our team to meet your needs.

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  • Brookfield, WI

    LJ Design & Manufacturing is an elite sewing contractor specializing in custom sewn industrial and medical products. Since 1844, we have partnered with B2B innovators in healthcare/medicine, transportation, wearable technology, veterinary medicine, military, government, sporting goods, luggage, manufacturing and more. Highly technical products and materials are our specialties. Contact us today to get started!

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  • Ocoee, FL

    For cloth labeling and branding, Clothing Labels is the choice of many large garment manufacturers and designers. Custom sewing capabilities include various woven clothing labels, hang tags, and patches customized to your fabric, logo, style and color choices. Options include tagless labels and rubber labels! Organic Cotton Printed Labels that are made here in the USA!!!

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  • Gardena, CA

    Since 1979, we, at Way Out West, Inc., have been dedicated to the art and precision of contract sewing. Our team boasts extensive expertise in various sewing processes and projects, making us a reliable partner for your diverse needs. We focus on industrial sewing production at scale, servicing the military, aerospace, medical, healthcare and safety industries. We take pride in our ability to deliver high-quality results that meet and exceed our client’s expectations.

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  • Sheboygan, WI

    We sew custom-size filter bags and tubes, transfer and filtration sleeves, windsocks, cheese bandages, filter sheets, and tray liners as well as aprons and backpacks. We use FDA-approved materials for food-contact applications. Our industrial sewing machines do single- and double-needle stitches, overedge serging, and safety, chain, lock, and overlock stitching. Cotton, nylon, and poly-cotton blend threads in many colors are available. We fabricate air filters and dust collection filters.

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  • Blaine, MN

    At Red Fox Innovations, our philosophy is and always has been simple: we succeed when our customers succeed. With that approach, and by offering a wealth of experience and cutting-edge technology, we have become a trusted name in the cut & sew contract manufacturing industry

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  • Brooklyn, NY

    At CSE Packaging, we stand as a trusted leader in the realm of custom sewn products, offering a comprehensive suite of design and manufacturing solutions tailored to meet the diverse needs of our clients. With an extensive history of excellence in the industry, we have solidified our reputation for delivering unparalleled quality and craftsmanship in every project we undertake.

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  • McCordsville, IN

    Our dedicated team of professionals is here to bring reliable and dependable products to you! At Fabri-Tech, we use our 85 years of experience to exceed your expectations. Our comprehensive process for tarps, soft luggage, pouches, and many other products are unrivaled in quality. We place emphasis on our efficient process and the highly customizable options with design. Check out our website today for more details!

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Clothing Labels Industry Information

Clothing Labels

Clothing labels, which provide necessary information on a garment, are necessary for manufacturing and selling clothing. The various clothing labels also contain varied information, from the fabrics that produced the garment to the garment's proper cleaning and care instructions. In some cases, labels for expensive clothing have even more extensive information to ensure proper garment care.

Additionally, clothing labels can be a safety feature that warns about certain health conditions that should not use a particular fabric or recommend restrictions on the age of those who can wear a garment. Therefore, although clothing labels might be regarded as unimportant or nonessential, they serve a vital purpose and assist in extending the life of a piece of clothing.

Clothing Labels

In recent years, clothing labels have been designed to exclude tags, paper, or fabric and are instead printed onto the garment. This is especially relevant for undergarments, where tags can be irritating and have been cut off in the past.

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How Clothing Labels are Made

The two basic types of clothing labels are woven and printed. Woven labels are weaved on looms, while printing involves using ink to print information on a label. Label printing is a relatively new process, while woven labels have existed for many years.

Screen Printing Clothing Labels
Screen printing, introduced in 1907, places images on fabric using a screen, press, and ink. Although it is done professionally, screen printing has also become a DIY project for ambitious hobbyists. The screen printing process can use the full spectrum of the rainbow, though one or two colors are usually used to keep the printing process simple.
Screen Printer
The parts of the screen printing process include:
  • The Screen – When screen printing was invented at the turn of the century, screens were made of silk, which had a short useful life. Modern screen printing uses polyester fabrics with monofilaments.
  • The Frame – The frame is what the screen is tightly stretched over. It can be made of wood, steel, or aluminum, with steel and aluminum used for automated industrial screen printing.
  • The Emulsion – The emulsion is a light-sensitive photopolymer upon which the information for the clothing tag will be applied. Applying the emulsion requires the greatest care and precision of the various aspects of the screen printing process.
  • Exposure – Once the emulsion has dried, the exposure frame adds the text of the clothing label to the screen. The garment industry speeds up this aspect of the process using laser technology.
  • The Press – Screen printing involves using three types of presses: manual, semi-automatic, and automatic. The difference between the three methods is the operator's involvement, with manual requiring the operator to do all of the steps of the process while automatic screen printers operate without assistance.

    Semiautomatic Screen Printing Machine
  • Squeegee – In all screen printing processes, the squeegee is used to evenly distribute the ink across the surface of the screen fabric. With manual screen printing, the process is done by hand. Automated screen printing has the squeegee built into the machine.
  • Ink – The type of ink used to screen print clothing labels depends on the type of fabric upon which they are printed. Screen printing inks have strong pigments to create bright and eye-catching colors. Most commercial garment manufacturers have proprietary ink for their products.

    Animation of the Complete Screen Printing Process
Woven Clothing Labels
Woven clothing labels are the traditional form of clothing label and have been used for many years to identify garments. Any material, thread, or design can be created on a woven label. Although hand-sewn woven labels are available, most are produced using automated looms that can produce thousands of labels. Woven labels are made from polyester, cotton, Tyvek, and leather.
  • Design – Woven labels are created using computer software capable of depicting the thread pattern, such as damask, satin, taffeta, edge, and patches. Some patterns must be produced using special looms.
  • Weaving Looms – The process for manufacturing woven labels includes large weaving looms with multiple spools of thread fed into them. Unlike hand looms, automated looms have computer interfaces that allow operators to download the image, set the number of threads, and other factors to ensure the quality of the clothing label. The computer image is programmed into the looms to be recreated on the label material.
Woven label looms' thread, called the warp and weft, recreates the image of a label. The process includes weaving the labels in strips and cutting them with a laser or cutter. Once the label is cut, the ends of the label are sealed to prevent fraying.
Woven Label Loom

Types of Labels

Many labels represent a particular commercial sewing company. However, regardless of the many types, generic labels classify all types. For example, clothing label types are based on the application of the clothing and how it will be used.

Brand Label
The brand label contains the name of the clothing company and its logo. It presents an easily identifiable representation of a company's brand. Well-known brands may have just their logo established by customer loyalty.
"Made In" Label
The "made in" label has become a popular identifier since it tells customers where a garment has been manufactured and whether a company uses an offshore manufacturing source.
Made In Label
Size Label
Size labels are necessary for clothing labels regardless of where a garment is made or whether it has a branding label. Additionally, size labels can be complicated regarding the gender for which the clothing was made, the age of the users, and the type of clothing.
Flag Labels
Flag labels are sewn into a seam of a garment with extra information. They may describe how to wash a piece of clothing, how to care for it, or other special details. They are called flag labels since they extend out from the seam like a flag.
Care Label
A care label, which can be a flag label, offers instructions regarding the washing, bleaching, drying, laundering, and ironing of a garment. They are placed on various fabric types and tend to be long-lasting.
Pricing Label
Pricing labels are not traditionally permanently attached to a piece of clothing since they may need to be changed depending on where a garment is sold. They are easily accessible from an external part of the clothing. In the modern era, pricing labels have a barcode with a branding logo and company information.
Composition Label
Composition labels outline the types of fabrics or threads that have been used to produce a piece of clothing. The information is normally presented in percentages, with the highest percentage first.