• Labels are Mandatory in case of international garments trading. Without label no garments can be sold.
  • Trade name, country of origin, size, care instruction etc. are shown mainly on the label.
  • In good quality labels, information’s are woven by narrow loom (Jacquard is most common). The cut ends are folded inward & sewn with plain or zigzag machine.
  • Low price labels are wider & are printed on a fabric made from thermoplastic fibre. The cut edge are heat sealed & supplied in roll form to the RMG industry.

The information required on clothing label is governed under 2 separate laws established by the Federal trade commission (FTC). The Textile & Wool Acts require that labels contain three pieces of information, Fibre content, country of origin & manufacturer, importer & dealer. The Care Labeling Rule requires that care instructions for the garments also be revealed.


Classification of Labels

If any garments contain a 100% fibre composition then ‘All’ can be used instead of 100%. AS example a garments contains 100% cotton. It can be written on the label as “All Cotton” instead of “100% Cotton”


Sometime, to increase the beauty of the garments, in the face side of the garments a special component is attached which is called “Motif”. Motif may contain company name, trade mark or any other symbol. In these conditions it is very tough to distinguish label & motif. But generally, motif is in the face/outer side of the garments. And labels are in the inner side.

  • In maximum case, motifs are embroidered design & sometimes printed designs.
  • Sometimes motifs are made with some thermoplastic fibre in it & that motifs are attached by ultrasonic welding. Motifs can be sewn also.

Difference between Label & Motif:

                          Label                                   Motif
1. Used in the inner side of the gmt. 1. Used in the outer side of the gmt.
2. Used for functional purpose. 2. Used for decorative purpose.
3. May be woven & printed. 3. Most common is embroidered.
4. Used zigzag/lock stitch to attach. 4. Used sewing or ultrasonic welding.
5. Must contain various information & instruction. 5. May contain symbols or brand names or logo etc.



Posted on February 4, 2016, in Apparel Merchandising, Garments Technology-II and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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