I'm so excited to share this post today! I have thought about making my own custom clothing labels for several years, but I just never found an option that seemed to be worth the effort or cost. I came across Dutch Label Shop's offerings a few months ago, but quite honestly, it seemed too good to be true! It wasn't until they contacted me that I really looked into it further and I'm so glad I did.
This logo design was a joint effort by my sister and me, and Kathryn did a magnificent job of bringing our vision to life! I am so impressed by the quality of these labels- they look professional in every sense and are sturdy, yet soft. And the feeling of being a professional seamstress with my own branded line- priceless! I'm so pleased with these labels, and I love putting them in all my projects. :-)
For my labels, I knew I wanted to take cues from vintage brand labels and went with a larger 3"x 1.75" size. The tag sizes are all customizable, *and* there are 9 different fold styles to choose from- I chose the End Fold so I could attach it at any position, without enclosing it in a seam. The color options are quite vast, which made me a little sad that I decided upon such a basic color scheme! I did take advantage of the add-on option of a "double white" background since that was recommended if my logo had a high contrast, in order to prevent any shadow through, especially with the thin lines! I think it was a great move, and I definitely don't have any issues with visibility and clarity.
I chose the layout and wordings from vintage examples, and of course Mode de Lis ("fashion of Lily") seemed very appropriate for both personal garments and client creations! I also took the vintage label cue of including my hometown on the label, but since this is the Great Big Internet, I photoshopped that part out for privacy. ;-)
I did choose the option for photo proofing- for a small fee, the factory will do a test run of your label and email you a photo so you can make any changes necessary before completing your order's full run. Since it was my first order with DLS and I felt that my logo design might be too delicate and illegible, I chose to go on the safe side. This option does add a little bit of extra time- I ordered and got my photo proof 3 business days later, then the final product arrived 7 business days after approval. As it turns out, the label was all that I hoped and expected on the first try!
All in all, I can't say enough good things about my experience! Dutch Label Shop opens up the world of high-quality, professional finishing touches and provides the option for completely custom labels for even the smallest business! I only purchases Custom Brand Labels, but there are options for care tags, size tags, and paper hang tags among others. I almost want to open up a complete line of custom clothing just so I have an excuse to use all of them! They're so cool!
*I was given some labels by DLS, but this post was of my own volition and all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links, but only because I'm so in love with this company that I'd love more of their products! :-)