Fabric Labels Key Terms

Fabric labels key terms help attach a brand to your clothing and textile business

Custom fabric labels provide an effective way to market your textiles, clothes, crafts and much more. In the textiles and apparel industry, fabric labels are a valuable piece of the marketing strategy because they help identify the brand, and as a result, increase product recognition. Printed, woven and adhesive fabric label types tend to be the most compatible for identifying products ranging from jeans to quilts to stuffed animals. Make your clothing and textile products stand out and gain sales by using fabric labels of different colors, styles and designs.

Center fold

Center fold means that the label folds in half, forming a "loop." Then, it is sewn into the back or side seam of some pants or shirts. Center fold fabric labels usually feature a woven or a printed logo on one side, and care instructions on the opposite side.

Mitre fold

Mitre fold fabric labels come with 45-degree angles at their bottom corners. These types of labels are usually found inside men's shirt collars. The mitre fabric labels are designed to hang onto hooks.


Damask needle loom labels leave a uniform, high-end trim finish to garments. Damask fabric labels are soft, yet sturdy, and they are suitable to apply to products such as baby clothing and formal wear.

Die/laser cut

Label makers use laser cutting machines to create die, or laser cut, fabric labels styles. These are cut into distinctive shapes that you choose to identify your business and product brands.

Fuse cut

Fuse cut, or straight cut, four-sided fabric labels are sewn into products such as handbags. Manufacturers sew fuse cut fabric labels on all four sides of a garment.

PVC embossed

PVC embossed fabric labels involve the use of injection molding to create logos or artwork that represents the company brand.

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