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Branding a T-shirt With Tags

Adding tags can be a fantastic way to give your shirts a more professional look, and another point of branding. The easiest way to do this is to have your printer print tags on the inside neck of the shirts and cut out the old ones. Some shirts, like the Jerico 55, have tear away tags, which come out very easily.

Printed Tag on a We Are Golden T-shirt
Printed Tag on a We Are Golden T-shirt

Many suppliers and manufacturers of t-shirts will offer to have tags that you have designed sewn into the shirts, this is generally referred to as a Private Label program.

Choosing Private Labels certainly isn’t necessary for all orders, and smaller orders won’t qualify for this service as the minimums generally start around 200 pieces. If you are dealing with large orders, a Private Label program can give you a lot of added value.

We Are Golden Private Label Tags
We Are Golden Private Label Tags

Tags aren’t confined to the neck either, they can be used as decorations elsewhere, such as the on the sleeve or on the body somewhere and can be used as the primary decoration. Let’s say that your market prefers basics (shirts that haven’t been decorated, or are left plain). By adding a tag you have effectively branded that shirt without ruining that clean and simple aesthetic.

If you do decide to go ahead and tag your shirts there are a few things you should note:

  • By law your shirt must have two pieces of information:
    1. The fabric composition, whether it’s 100% cotton, or a 50/50 poly-cotton blend
    2. The country of origin, meaning where the shirt was put together (China, Taiwan, USA, etc.)
  • You may or may not have access to stock care tags, so it’s best to check with your printer.
  • You cannot sell a shirt that does not specifically say which company is selling it to the end user (your customers). This is why the manufacturer won’t ship you labeless shirts.

If you have any questions about custom tagging, which shirt styles come with removable tags, or anything else – you can call the shop at 506-642-6563, email us at [email protected] or message us on FaceBook.

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