Designing Your Printed Labels
A big problem you will face finding a woven labels supplier is a minimum run size for custom labels especially full-colour custom tags for clothing. If you only need a small number of fabric labels for handmade items, they often start at 1000 or 5000 labels and will cost a small fortune. You won't need that many at the beginning so why put that much cash into stock? Custom name tags also change. You might find you need to edit the design or adjust the tag name and that will be a terrible loss if you make a bulk order. Best thing to do is to make name tags in a short run, especially useful as personalised fabric labels for crafts, handmade and knitted items. Our minimum quantity is 1 pack and we can print as little as 20 labels hand prepared for you. This helps you get it right in the long run. Use us for trying things out and we will help build your brand. We sell our handmade labels in packs of 20, 40, 100 & 200 labels (and we always add a few extras).
Please note that included in your design is a 10mm seam allowance at the end of the label, where it will be sewn. Please do not use this area for design, as it will disappear when you start sewing. Please also note the 3mm bleed area in the design interface.
Our sizes include:
Label design tips
To achieve best results when you design your own custom fabric labels, keep your label design clean and bold. Do not use font sizes under 10pt and do not use lightweight or fine fonts. Always keep in mind the label size you are producing, for example, small labels only really have room for a logo. For care labels with lots of instruction text, choose a larger label. Make sure that everything fits and is legible. All of this can be done in our design page with the greatest of ease and our customer service team is always on hand to help. For great custom clothing brand labels layout, here are some useful tips.
All satin woven labels have a thin black or grey line so we can trim them to size. This will be sewn into your product so should not be visible in end use. A 10mm seam allowance each cut edge on top of stated fabric label size.
Please note, we use a woven satin fabric, but your labels are printed on, not embroidered. This gives you the greater advantage of excellent colour print, full brand logo and better readability for small details. Folded labels are not sent pre-folded.
Due to the production process that we use, there is the possibility of some seconds or borderline cases of labels. When this occurs we would automatically include these with your order (free of charge) in the hope that you might be able to make use of them. We feel that this is a much better solution than sending them straight to landfill. If you notice these cases within your order, it's worth checking as it's likely that they have been sent as extras rather than as part of your order.
Wash 40°c. Iron at 30°C maximum. Low heat tumble dry. Exceeding these settings can result in colour bleed.
Reviews for Fabric Labels
based on 180 customer reviews
OVERALL VERY HAPPY, SPEEDY SHIPPING, ITEM GOOD QUALITY, THE DESIGN SOFTWARE I USED ON THE WEBSITE IS TRUE TO THE FINAL RESULT
The website was easy to navigate, and easy to create my labels! They looked even better than I’d imagined when they arrived, such good quality, ordered them with very little time to spare before my uni deadline but they came super quick and in plenty of time! Will definitely be re ordering through them!
Second time I’ve used Contrado for labels. Very easy to design. Like the save design feature. The labels are exactly as designed. Came quite promptly too.
My labels were lovely and just as I wanted them to look and feel. Fantastic customer service, ordered on a Saturday, had email on Sunday to slightly alter design so it would be seen as very delicate design. Email recvd to say order was being made and would dispatched the following
Day. So all done in a week, very happy with my labels. Thank you will definitely be ordering some more
Lovely labels, just what I wanted. I may tweek the design next time.
I get all of my labels printed with Contrado, they offer a fabulous service, the printing is always of beautiful quality and very quick turn around for the product. They've always helped me when I've had questions too. Thankyou guys!
I was very happy with the service. The product was made and delivered very quickly and exactly to my preferences. I also like the low minimum and affordable price. Thanks guys :D
I was sooo impressed by the customer service and speed! Beautiful labels , here in 2 days! I can’t complain
High quality product. Great experience.
Really helpful with label design. Quality & design on label most impressive. Would certainly recommend
Such a simple system to use and my labels arrived in no time. A lot faster than I expected and they look great too
THE PRODUCT GOT A REALLY NICE QUALITY. I LOOK FORWARD TO WORK MORE WITH YOU GUYS.
Frequently asked questions:
Is there only 1 option for the fabric label finish?We have 2 options:
1. Folded: Has a closed edge and the cut edge is to be sewn in. If you need a folded label this is ideal.
2. Flat: Has heat sealed cut edges. The ends are meant to be folded as we don’t achieve a skin side finished edge, it’s just sealed to be non-fray. All the flat labels, or custom fabric tags, have + 1cm seam allowance added to each side (on top of the stated fabric label size). You can sew flat with no fold, and probably best if you scissor cut our edge off, but there will be risk of fraying.
Can all of my care instructions fit on a small label?Small labels only have room for a logo. For care labels with lots of instruction text, we recommend opting for a larger customised fabric label. Take case in making sure that you have chosen the right size label, as scaling down the logo to fit can often make the text illegible.
Is there a minimum amount of labels you have to order?20 is the minimum amount. Unlike many other sellers, we don't have minimum order restrictions. The general order amount starts at 1000 labels, but not with Contrado! We offer minimums of 20 labels at a time. In addition to these versatile labels, we also offer swing tags. A tip to save time is to buy swing tags at the same time as buying your labels, and reuse the design graphics in our system.
You have the amazing designs, but do you have the amazing place to sell?
All you have to do is design what you love and we bring your creations to life. We take care of the hand crafting and manufacture, the sales and the shipping. You the designer, control the products and designs from wherever you are, from home, the office, even on the go. Meanwhile the orders start to roll in and you get commissions fast.
Delivery time & Costs
We handmake your item on site, which takes on average 1-2 days. Please check individual production times which are displayed next to the item price on the product page, as this varies from product to product. In rare cases when we need to re-print an item, this may take an additional 1-2 days.
After your item has been manufactured, we ship your order via your chosen method. Please add on the production time to the delivery time to calculate when your order will be with you. Select your delivery method in your basket.
We have a range of trusted shipping options:
- Royal Mail 1st Class Standard (no tracking) - 1-5 working days on average (please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
- Royal Mail 1st Class Recorded (no tracking) – Usually delivered the next working day. It is not a guaranteed next day service, or a tracked service. A signature is required. (Please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
- Special Delivery – Delivered the next working day
- Saturday Delivery (deliver only on Sat)
- Collection from our London Office (between 4-6pm on working days only)
- For international orders or large/bulky packages within the UK, we ship via DHL or Fedex services. This takes on average 2-5 working days.
You can then enjoy or resell your hand-made products with your very own designs.
You can also read more about our terms & conditions and refund policy.
Make use of our Manufacturing and Worldwide Shipping Experience
At Contrado, every product is handmade on site to ensure the highest quality. We provide a dedicated production service as well as a range of fast delivery options. For the past 14 years, we have printed and hand-made countless personalised products for a wide range of customers all over the world and many of them have become loyal customers who love not only our products but also the care, knowledge and dedication from our staff.
A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.