Fold labels: choosing a center fold clothing labels

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The label folding decision may seem a little daunting, but just remember that each type of tag folding has its own purpose. Once you understand what each folding type can do, you’ll know exactly which one you need.

What is a centerfold label?

Center-fold labels are labels that are folded in the middle of the label. They are also called loop or mid-fold labels. 

Maximum Size Center Fold – Width 8-100 mm / Hight 21-65 mm

Maximum Size Long Center Fold – Width 6-75 mm / Hight 15-120 mm

Sewing – tag the labels in the seam of the garment and sew on directly or through the edge of the piece, leave min 4mm sewing margin from both ends of the label

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Samples of center fold labels

Center or mid-fold labels are usually found on the inside of the garment, such as the neck of a t-shirt, as a brand name or logo label or as a care and content label. Lately, the very popular hem tag, which is sewn on the outside bottom seam of a t-shirt, with the label encased in the hem.

We can send your fabric label in roll form or cut and folded into a shape of your choice.

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Why are there different label fold?

Woven labels are almost always folded because folding is the easiest way to hide the back of the woven. The woven label has two sides: the finished front, which is the side that should be seen, and the rough back, where any tangled threads of structural silk can be seen. Usually, you don’t want the consumer to see the back of the woven label, so you can fold it up, or you can put some backing material on the back

Different label pleats also suit different fabric types. For example, if you’re labeling a soft silk shirt, you need a light, stretchy label that moves with the fabric and doesn’t break the lines of the garment. Bevel pleats are a good choice for this delicate, fluid fabric, but it’s a bad choice for hard-to-stitch places such as car interiors. In automotive interiors, the standard circular fold is sewn at the seam, while more durable fabrics, such as denim, usually rely on both end fold labels and border labels.

But why would you choose a centerfold label over a straight-cut or end-fold label?

The main reason someone would choose a centerfold label is the ability of hiding those not so smooth ends that people always complain about: the itching, the bothering, also the ease of attaching it: just slide it thru a fold or a hem, just a quick stitches and you are done.

And why should you choose more than one center fold tag?

There is something about them, people really love these tiny little tags and their rather odd placements: in the side hems (inside and outside), at the bottom hems of t-shirts, on pockets and necks, the more the merrier!

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What label fold is best?

For most fashion and apparel items, the tag folding decision usually boils down to two factors: What do you want on your brand, and where do you want it? For example, a tall sign and a wide sign fit different types of labels, and some labels can be sewn into the seams, but they don’t look good if they’re just sewn into flat fabric.

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