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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Guide Care Symbole

Clothing Care Labels May Now Use Symbols Instead of Words
According to a recent study, four out of five consumers read care labels before they buy clothing and follow label instructions when washing garments. A recent change in the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) Care Labeling Rule means that consumers may soon find a new "language" on those care labels.

As of July 1, 1997, FTC now allows apparel manufacturers to use symbols instead of written instructions on garment care labels. For 18 months after that date, garments that have care labels with symbols must be accompanied by additional information that includes the care instructions in writing

The symbols were developed by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), using a system that is simple and easy to learn. Members of the detergent, textile, apparel and appliance industries, as well as retailers and related media and educational organizations, are working with the FTC to help consumers become familiar with the new symbols.

To make the learning process even easier, The Soap and Detergent Association has developed two teaching tools: Your Guide to Fabric Care Symbols and, for a short-cut to understanding the symbols, Fabric Care Language Made Easy

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Fashion Week

Mercedes-Benz, in association with Fashion Week by Berns, presents the Young Fashion Industry Award to an emerging young Swedish designer who has not only demonstrated past achievement, but also the potential for future success in fashion.

The YFI Award was founded by Keri Ingvarsson, in association with the Fresh Faces in Fashion Award, presented at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, which has honoured once newcomers and now industry stars as Zac Posen, Phillip Lim, Rebecca Taylor, Chaiken, Shoshanna, and Dagmar.

Like the Fresh Faces Award, YFI Award hopes not only to identify new design talent, but also to honour these young rising stars. This season, a jury of fashion industry experts at the top of their professions were asked to judge from over 200 entries submitted by a vast number of skilled designers, based on leadership, passion, and vision. From an array of sartorial artists with incredibly varied aesthetic motivations and methods, only the most creative, unique, and memorable designers were chosen as finalists. Of these five finalists, one has been chosen to receive the YFI Award.

The YFI Award covers all the expenses of a runway show on schedule at Fashion Week by Berns, the preeminent showcase event for fashion in Scandinavia.

Besides being a grand expression of the designer's vision, the fashion show is also the vehicle through which a designer markets each collection to press, buyers, and customers essential for company growth and prosperity. Such an event represents a great opportunity, but also a great expense. A scholarship of sorts, the YFI Award makes it possible for promising design talents to gain the publicity and praise which they so deserve by sponsoring the production of a show on one of the most respected catwalks in Northern Europe.

The award allows the designer to focus on what he does best, perfecting his creative vision in a collection, without it being clouded by practical drudgeries and financial matters.

Today more than ever, fashion demands innovation and is fueled by uncompromising change. Every season, we look for something different, something fresh, something new. We congratulate all the finalists for their successes, and salute them for inspiring us to challenge norms, to seek novel methods of expression, and to distinguish ourselves from the crowd, as they themselves have done.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Fabrics care

Dry Clean Machine Wash Hand Wash
Silk Brocade
Crepe (silk & Jersey)
Gabardine (silk and wool)
Voile (silk)
Washer silk
Sharkskin Pique
Slipper satin
Taffeta Pongee
Velvet Ramie
Velveteen Seersucker,
Viscose Terry cloth
Viyella Velour
Wool Washer Rayon
Cotton knit Linen
Chambray Dimity
Denim Viyella (cold water)
Jacquard Doeskin Voile(poly cotton)
Knits Faille Woolblends
Leno Lame Novelty knits
Linen Gingham
Noil Jacquard (poly and cotton)
Plisse Madras
Antique Fabric
Antique lace

Dry Cleaning

Dry cleaning is a process which involves solvents and little or no water for washing. Make sure the solvent is distilled to remove greases, oils, waxes and dyes. Poor solvent purity sometimes result in an objectionable odor in the garment and a 'graying' of the white cloths.

Inform the type of stains present on the garment. Pre-spotting helps them to eliminate stains which would otherwise be heat set after the garment is cleaned. Be an informed and fair customer for the dry cleaners.

Wet Cleaning

Wet cleaning is a new process to replace dry cleaning. It uses water and the process make use of computer controlled machines, soap, conditioners and finishers. However, until this process proves to be effective in replacing dry cleaning, consumer should be cautious with their "dry clean only" garments.

Professional Laundering

Most dry cleaners offer professional laundering. The garments which are washable are professionally washed and then pressed. Shirts for men's and women's are often bleached and startch is used according to the manufacturers label.

Home Laundering

Home lanudering the garments is easier to control and even add life to it. Detergents should be well chosen as it usually contains wetting agents and emulsifiers. Most manufacturers use fillers to the product which takes more detergent with each wash. However, now detergent companies have started reducing fillers.

Bleach should be added to only colorfast garments otherwise it may gradually remove the dyes or color. Whiteners are either bleach or bluing agents. Chlorine bleaches are safer on cotton/polyester and some man made fabrics. Using cold water is often more effective.

Softeners often contains wax, which leaves a coating on the fibers. Thoughf if make the fabric feel soft but also reduces the absorbency of the fiber. Some softeners contain perfume which creats an allergy related problem for many people.

Pressing or Ironing

Pressing after cleaning is also considered important. Pressing linen and silk items require skilled professional presser. Linen can be pressed with higher heat but should be pressed when damp. Silk requires lower temperature and it should be steam ironed, better if a press cloth is used. Wool requires steam press and a moderate temperature.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Printed Clothing Labels

Printed Clothing Labels
Wholesale printed clothing labels for the apparel industry achieve excellent detail on custom complex designs yet remain soft and supple against the skin. Great for baby clothes, t-shirts and lingerie apparel.

Clothing Labels, Woven Labels, Printed Labels for the textile and apparel industry.
We offer top quality woven labels, printed satin labels, woven care labels, and apparel hang tag labels with many options.
Contact us for all your woven clothing label questions and our expert clothing label specialist will answer all your woven label or clothing label questions.
We specialize in affordable clothing tag labels available in damask woven labels, satin woven labels, taffeta woven labels, adhesive clothing labels, personalized woven labels, clothing hang tags labels, woven clothing size labels, and custom woven care labels.

Damask Clothing Woven Labels:
Damask clothing woven labels are used mainly for detailed woven labeling. This thread is thinly woven for the best clothing woven label product

Woven Clothing Labels

Woven Clothing Labels

They are the final touch - and yet, they are the first impression...

Woven clothing labels for the apparel industry give a high-end impression on garments and prominently display your company name, logo and contact information. Our labels have excellent depth of detail, luxurious to the touch, and pleasing to the eye. We believe a work of craftmanship should reflect skill and excellence. Our woven labels will help you turn your project into a work of art from start to finish.
finest label. Solid script and very tight weave. Soft against the skin, slight sheen in appearance. 75d denier yarns. Notice the clarity of detail, true colors here. This type of label is perfect for added value pricing... 1000pcs. minimum quantity. Center Fold Shown Here.
Woven Clothing Label. Damask is our best seller...100d denier yarns make this a very soft and tight weave. Excellent for high-end look. End Folds Shown.
Clothing Label
Solid script and very tight weave. Soft against the skin, opac in appearance, no sheen. Notice the 1/4"inch sew allowance up top. This label gives consumers a high-end impression when examining your product. 1000pcs. minimum quantity. Center Fold Here.
The Florentine Collection is a series of new 50 denier BCI yarns in rich Italian hues. These labels are the ultimate in indulgence for your garment...luxurious yarns and wonderful rich colors. Subtle sheen. Own your own piece of the Rennaissance today in an oh-so-little tag... Ask for a sample.
The ultimate tightness in weave and no floating yarns on the back when 1 color. Our Italian made Air-jet loom creates incredibly tight wovens that are super soft and have excellent detail. No sheen but a flat opac appearance and canvas twill in style. Just looks and feels expensive on clothing...Gives that impression of "wow, this is really high-end" when clients look at your finished product. 1000pcs. min. qty.

Tagless Care Label

Tagless Thermal Transfer
Tagless transfer labels are applied using a heat press, however you can also use a household iron set on high or cotton setting. Simply pass over the logo (logo is on paper which you iron down on fabric of choice). Pass over for a few seconds till the transfer liquifies, allow to cool, peel back paper. Ground color is clear.
Tagless Heat Transfers
Go tagless heat transfer clothing tags use a household iron setting on “cotton” or high to be adhered to garment fabric. Great for t-shirts, bedding sheets, commercial uniforms, or a modern twist to fashion identification.

Tagless Labels

Put your label directly onto your garment

The industry's new starlet is the tagless label, a way to have your logo and care information on a garment without a neck-tickling tag. They're stretchable, durable, and look great.