Custom Woven Labels

Do you want your labels woven and customized? Attaching custom woven labels to your clothing or fabric designs is a great way to create your own brand or identity. This avails you the opportunity to have your brand personalized, pass a message or decorate your clothing.


If you want to create woven labels for your fashion design outfit, clothing lines, tailoring company or even hand-made products, we’re one stop to providing you with solution to your needs. At Houston Embroidery Service, We are poised to give you the best. We’ll help you make your custom woven labels, custom patches, custom embroidered patches, dye sublimated patches / printed patches and many more. With our experienced team, we guarantee your utmost satisfaction.


Our labels are woven and are made of top-quality that thrives in any weather, any day. Whether cotton printed or satin printed, these labels can be perfectly done for duffle bags, jackets, uniforms, caps, flags, etc. with different backing options. Our services at a glance include;

·        Low Prices with Quick Turnaround Time

·        Special discount to SAGE, ASI, and PPAI members (Visit this page to learn more)

·        5-Day RUSH Delivery

·        Free Shipping Worldwide on All Orders

·        Velcro, Iron on, and Peel and Stick Backing

·        Custom patches No Minimum


Below are carefully outlined some questions and answers you might have about our custom woven labels before placing your orders so you can understand better about how we work and what to expect from us.


How do you make your Custom woven labels?

We take label customizations seriously because we want it to look exactly how you want it. Our custom woven labels are made with top-quality materials and artwork, combined with our rigorous quality control to enable your custom woven labels be the best available. We use the best technologies available in making these labels. In order to give you the best labels with fine details, we use the woven patches to make them.


What type of thread and fabric is used in making the custom woven labels?

We make our custom woven labels using 100% damask polyester fabric and thinner threads as opposed to the ones we use in making embroidered patches. This makes it possible for us to create smaller or tiny artwork with fine details for the labels. It also enables us to apply these custom woven labels on any side of the clothing whether low or high density. The density here refers to the thread count. It‘s like pixels in image, the higher it is, the better the results.


Why do you use woven patches for your custom woven labels?

A woven patch has its advantages. One of the reasons why we use it is because of its ability to accept small letters, thin outlines, and tiny graphics in a small sized patch with clear cut details. Another benefit is because they are less expensive when produced in large quantities. Unlike the embroidered patches, woven patches are flat, soft, light-weight, more comfortable in clothing and soft on skin since these labels will be applied on the either sides of the clothing. They are reliable and hold their shape even after many washes. Find out more about woven patches by visiting this page.


What are the backing methods suitable for these Custom woven labels?

Below are the various backing options we use while the rest can be done on request.

Self-Adhesive – this option comes with peel-and-stick which means they can be re-used on different fabrics a couple of times. It’s useful if you want to attend a trade show or an event where you need to showcase your cloth brand or decorate your clothing. To apply your label with this backing option, simply remove the backing from the patch and position the label wherever you would like it to be seen. Press down firmly and it will stick fast to the clothing. This option has a sticky material on the back of the patch to keep the clothing label firmly in its place.


Iron On – This is a permanent backing method. It is the simplest way of applying custom woven labels on your fabric. It involves the use of dry iron to fasten the label patches on the fabric. The labels for this backing option are layered with special glue that fastens on the fabric once heat is introduced there after hardens when the heat cools off. Please visit this page to learn more about iron on backing.


We also use the Plastic lamination backing option which involves sewing he labels on the cloth with a backing that makes the patch stiff to give a smooth look on the back side.


Can you create only one or a couple of Custom woven labels for me?

We understand that getting just a single or few personalized custom woven labels is not easily affordable for everyone. This is why we want to make it happen for you by offering you our service called custom patches no Minimum. With this service, you don’t have to order for a particular range; rather you’re free to order for just one.


When do I get my custom woven labels delivered after placing an order?

All our services are fast paced. Once we have your digitized sample approved, we will commence production immediately and dispatch the order. We use DHL for our deliveries, so you should have your custom woven labels delivered within 3 – 4 days from the time of dispatch if you are in the US. There are also options for 3-days or 5-days RUSH service.


Products you can apply our custom woven labels on

Labels are one way to identify brand or personalize anything. It is also a way to put down basic information about and care instructions about your product to enable the user take appropriate care of it after purchase. Products that require custom woven labels include designer clothes, bed covers, shoe bags, mini bag tags, shoe labels and woven labels on t-shirts. These labels can also be used to place your brand on uniforms you supply. This includes police uniforms, military, sports, scouts, medical, firefighters, engineering work cloths, construction, plumbers and other types of uniforms or work wears. You can also use these labels to brand your designer caps, hats and shirts etc.


Who uses our custom woven labels?

Label sets a brand apart from others. Our custom woven labels are used by cloth designers to showcase their brand logo as well as care instructions. It is also used by people who supply police uniforms, firefighters’ uniforms, scout uniforms, vests, biker jackets, etc. These labels are also useful for pet owners who love to decorate their pets with custom accessories and custom woven labels. They create small snippets of information like pet name, a short sentence showing their love for their pets.


Individuals who would want to incorporate a message directly on their fabrics also find our custom woven labels useful. For example, they can customize images and use self adhesive method of backing to attach them. Companies also make use of custom woven labels to on their staff clothes to showcase their brand or what they do. They get different labels for each member of their staff according to their positions in the company. It’s a great way to show different roles in the workplace. Companies also use these woven labels to add details of a special event that might be coming up on their work clothes. Some of our customers also include people who make hand made products and crafts like greeting cards, custom t-shirts, abstract paintings, crafted handbags, hats, scarf, tie dye clothes, hair accessories, picture frames, baskets, beads etc.


The roots of Custom woven labels

Labels for fabrics can be traced to as far back as 14th century and or even further. The first European labels often had the name of the workshop on it, the weaver, place of origin and also the number of warp and weft threads, price and measurements. These labels were mostly miniature works of art decorated with fruit, florals, and scenes from classical mythology, elaborate coat-of-arms, symbols of wealth and prosperity, etc.


During the first half of the 19th century, labels primarily became engravings or, to a lesser extent, woodcuts until the explosion of lithographic labels after the Civil War. Things went on that way into the 20th century with labels increasingly becoming less pictorial.


At the turn of the twentieth century, union labels were utilized by different labor groups, placing them both inside and outside of their piece of clothing. Although this idea is believed to have originated from cigar-makers in 1874 who utilized it as an approach to highlight their product quality and superiority, Charles Frederick Worth, an English fashion designer and founder of House of Worth had already started sewing his label into the garments he created.


The most well-known utilization of this strategy originated from clothing makers, especially the International Ladies Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU), who used their labels as a branding for their union. They became well known for their TV commercials during the 70’s and mid 80’s in which they always sang a tune called "Look for the Union Label".


It was not a great time for the clothing labor unions as they had their cloth sales fall by more than 500 million items in 1976. Afterwards in the same year, the Much later, the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, an association for makers of men’s clothing and another major supporter of union label collapsed into another group to begin a long-running marvel of mergers in the domestic garment union space which eventually swallowed up the ILGWU into the group.


Today It’s no longer about unions, bolts and fabric now have a small, plain “ticket” attached with specific information about the yardage and price. Even Furnishing fabric now has the manufacturer’s name in the selvedge.


Custom Woven Labels: What you should know and why it’s better

Every good design, whether clothing, handmade products or anything at all need labels. This gives it an identity and sells the designer as a brand to shoppers. When it comes to clothing or fabric made products, different types of labels can be used which includes printed, embroidered and custom woven labels.

Custom woven labels are customized labels produced on a loom. They are not printed nor embroidered like some other labels. They are done with thinner threads with the wording woven into a piece of material. The material for these labels come in 4 different basic types, the Damask, semi-Damask, Taffeta and Satin.

The Damask is a tighter weave with very soft finishing even on the edges. It’s a top choice when high quality is needed as provides smoothness and comfort to the wearer.

The semi-Damask is a mid-line choice with many qualities of the Damask.

The Taffeta is a stiff and a bit snagging. The finished edges of labels done with taffeta can be stiff which could result to prickly feelings when worn.

The Satin comes off as the most popular choice even though it’s not the best. It looks very pretty but can be a little stiff although not as and stiff as taffeta. However, satin custom woven labels are very thin and can easily snag with a more likelihood of being cut out than other labels.


Why Custom woven Labels are better

When it comes to clothing, the details tell the story. The quality of the craftsmanship, the stitches, and many other factors come to light when the cloth is closed examined which results into good quality being appreciated. For this reason, to most fashion designers, custom woven labels are like icing on the cake since shoppers know that it takes time and money to create a descent one than the printed labels. Therefore, they recognize and appreciate this dedication to quality and this becomes associated with your brand. As you already know, building a brand identity that sells is the key to a successful business. If you are able to convince customers that your brand speaks quality even from the smallest things as label, then there’s no limit to what amount of sales you can achieve.


Custom woven labels tend to be more durable over a long period of time than other labels. They are more professional and can make your garments look like they worth the money. They are flexible and can contain tiny small fonts of wordings details unlike the embroidered label and they can withstand numerous washing cycles.


Despite all these good stuffs mentioned about custom woven labels, much depends on your patch or label manufacturer as the quality depends on them. Therefore we recommend that for you engage the services of top notch patch services like Houston embroidery service so you can enjoy the full benefits from custom woven labels.