Thursday, February 25, 2010

Labels are for Cans not Crafters

“It may be necessary temporarily to accept a lesser evil, but one must never label a necessary evil as good.”
~Margaret Mead

CPSIA vs FTC labels, what goes on what? What needs to be on the front? What HAS to be included? What is exempt? For every product it is different, and while yarn is exempt for some things, I must still label my items with the basics.
And from my reading the basics between the labels are:

CPSIA label

- Your company, shop name, or RN#
-The city, state/territory, & country where the item was completed
-The date of manufacture of the product
-If you make many of the same design then you may also need a batch number, but only if the pieces are identical looking and made of the same exact raw materials as each other and were made or completed on the same day (think hair bows and such)

FTC label

-Your company, shop name, or RN# (sound familiar?)
- Fiber content by %
- Fiber country of origin
- Care instructions

And apparently the Washington brilliants who came up with these tags both want their tag to be important and they cannot share space and they both need to be on the front. This is the only reason I can see for two tags. But hat sellers? If you don't use wool? You don't need a FTC label, don't ask, don't complain.

So I am on a mission to find sellers of labels and good examples of labels. Here are my findings:

Etsy Sellers:

Cherry Hill Designs custom printed iron on clothing and fabric labels CPSIA certified safe

Custom Couture Label a variety of labels including fabulous-looking iron-ons

Green Beans n Strings custom made eco fabric tags

JennifersJewels custom printed fabric or satin labels

Miss Label custom printed satin labels

World Wide Label large order custom woven labels


Web Retail:

Name Maker custom woven and size labels, quantities start at 20 for basic labels with their design, 50 for two printed lines no design, 200 for larger custom designed labels

NameLabels.com for the smallest label, it is more like camp labels, but it can work

Sterling Name Tape you can chose a wide variety of custom woven or fabric in batches of 100

Northwest Tag and Label custom woven and satin labels, batches start at 125

Fancyweaver custom woven and satin labels, batches start at 200

Everest Label custom labels, you have to request a quote and the minimum is 1200!


Organic Lables
Avery Dennison offers organic woven labels, minimums and prices are at request

Cruzlabel offers organic twill labels, minimums and prices are at request

BCI very nice, and eco friendly, but they are expensive and require large minimum quantities

Make your own lables:

German Doll's Tutoral about making her own stamp for her items. As a member of NaturalKids, these are all natural labels, way to go!

CurlyQDesign's Tutorial on how she made a template and printed her own label.

Jennadesigns Tutorial on how she made a template in PhotoShop and printed her label

DuhBe's Tutorial on how to make your own label, even one at a time, and what needs to be on your label

TamisCozies Tutorial on how to make ribbon labels with transfer sheets.


Jo-Ann fabrics has these printer fabric sheets for printing
Rubber Stamp Champ you can upload your label, pick your stamp size and use fabric ink to stamp you label in clothes
_______________________________________________________

FTC Official Website very confusing, but if you take the time, information is there on what is needed on your labels

CPSIA Official Website on tracking labels. Really does not offer too much help though.

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for all of this great information!

    Amanda

    www.RubysSlippers.etsy.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. WOW this is Fantastic! All of this important information all in one place. Thank you!

    Heidi

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hi bostonbeanies, great info and thanks for sharing. However, I've ordered from namemaker.com and the minimum order was 50. Maybe it's change in the last month or so.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thanks for checking, it's the larger Clothing Labels Custom Printed with the design and room for CPSIA info that starts at 200. I will clarify. The smaller labels start at 50.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Wow, thanks so much for this info. I was just scanning through the forums on Etsy and could not find anything until I found your blog. I crochet, so this is super helpful! I'm following you now :)

    ReplyDelete

Labels are for Cans not Crafters

5 comments
“It may be necessary temporarily to accept a lesser evil, but one must never label a necessary evil as good.”
~Margaret Mead

CPSIA vs FTC labels, what goes on what? What needs to be on the front? What HAS to be included? What is exempt? For every product it is different, and while yarn is exempt for some things, I must still label my items with the basics.
And from my reading the basics between the labels are:

CPSIA label

- Your company, shop name, or RN#
-The city, state/territory, & country where the item was completed
-The date of manufacture of the product
-If you make many of the same design then you may also need a batch number, but only if the pieces are identical looking and made of the same exact raw materials as each other and were made or completed on the same day (think hair bows and such)

FTC label

-Your company, shop name, or RN# (sound familiar?)
- Fiber content by %
- Fiber country of origin
- Care instructions

And apparently the Washington brilliants who came up with these tags both want their tag to be important and they cannot share space and they both need to be on the front. This is the only reason I can see for two tags. But hat sellers? If you don't use wool? You don't need a FTC label, don't ask, don't complain.

So I am on a mission to find sellers of labels and good examples of labels. Here are my findings:

Etsy Sellers:

Cherry Hill Designs custom printed iron on clothing and fabric labels CPSIA certified safe

Custom Couture Label a variety of labels including fabulous-looking iron-ons

Green Beans n Strings custom made eco fabric tags

JennifersJewels custom printed fabric or satin labels

Miss Label custom printed satin labels

World Wide Label large order custom woven labels


Web Retail:

Name Maker custom woven and size labels, quantities start at 20 for basic labels with their design, 50 for two printed lines no design, 200 for larger custom designed labels

NameLabels.com for the smallest label, it is more like camp labels, but it can work

Sterling Name Tape you can chose a wide variety of custom woven or fabric in batches of 100

Northwest Tag and Label custom woven and satin labels, batches start at 125

Fancyweaver custom woven and satin labels, batches start at 200

Everest Label custom labels, you have to request a quote and the minimum is 1200!


Organic Lables
Avery Dennison offers organic woven labels, minimums and prices are at request

Cruzlabel offers organic twill labels, minimums and prices are at request

BCI very nice, and eco friendly, but they are expensive and require large minimum quantities

Make your own lables:

German Doll's Tutoral about making her own stamp for her items. As a member of NaturalKids, these are all natural labels, way to go!

CurlyQDesign's Tutorial on how she made a template and printed her own label.

Jennadesigns Tutorial on how she made a template in PhotoShop and printed her label

DuhBe's Tutorial on how to make your own label, even one at a time, and what needs to be on your label

TamisCozies Tutorial on how to make ribbon labels with transfer sheets.


Jo-Ann fabrics has these printer fabric sheets for printing
Rubber Stamp Champ you can upload your label, pick your stamp size and use fabric ink to stamp you label in clothes
_______________________________________________________

FTC Official Website very confusing, but if you take the time, information is there on what is needed on your labels

CPSIA Official Website on tracking labels. Really does not offer too much help though.

5 comments:

Amanda said...

Thanks for all of this great information!

Amanda

www.RubysSlippers.etsy.com

O'Baby Fashions said...

WOW this is Fantastic! All of this important information all in one place. Thank you!

Heidi

Tutu Cute and Moore! said...

Hi bostonbeanies, great info and thanks for sharing. However, I've ordered from namemaker.com and the minimum order was 50. Maybe it's change in the last month or so.

Butterfly Review said...

Thanks for checking, it's the larger Clothing Labels Custom Printed with the design and room for CPSIA info that starts at 200. I will clarify. The smaller labels start at 50.

A. Turner Designs said...

Wow, thanks so much for this info. I was just scanning through the forums on Etsy and could not find anything until I found your blog. I crochet, so this is super helpful! I'm following you now :)

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