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:
- 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)
-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:
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
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!
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