Care Labels

Our high-quality care labels provide consumers with important apparel composition and care instructions to extend product life and drive satisfaction.

Overview of Care Labels

Apparel composition and care is an area of growing importance for consumers globally, especially for those who want to extend the life of their purchases and reduce their environmental impact. Effectively communicate information about product composition, use, and care instructions with our high-quality care labels.

Our care labels can be customized to any brand’s specifications or requirements, and can be optimized pre-press. Labels are intricately woven or printed using a variety of durable materials and sustainable products. Translation services are offered in a variety of languages, ensuring that labels are easily understood wherever the products are sold. Finally, for brands embracing the latest in retail technology, RFID can be applied to care labels to further strengthen returns tracking and brand authentication efforts. Care labels can also go digital via QR code technology, unlocking even greater knowledge about item recycle and reuse guidance.

Key Features of Care Labels:

  • Can contain variable data
  • Comply with local legal requirements
  • Highly durable, abrasion-resistant, soft to the touch, and washable
  • Supported in a variety of sustainable materials
  • RFID and QR code technology enabled

Brand Identification Solutions

Our brand identification solutions include everything your brand needs to ensure global consistency in design, color, material usage, and data carriage.

Comprehensive Offerings

Our Inspire™ and EcoInspire™ product portfolios provide a full range of business solutions that address your brand’s unique functional, aesthetic, identity, sustainability, and security needs.

End-to-End Services

From design and printing to tagging and shipping, we manage the entire label manufacturing process to ensure the highest product quality.

Global Production

Our global in-house production capabilities and localized services allow us to deliver consistent, high-quality labels and accessories within short lead times. 

Creative Services

Our in-house creative design experts work as an extension of your team to design packaging products that distinguish your brand.

Sustainable Materials

We continue to develop new types of sustainable packaging that meet both the aesthetic needs of your brand and your waste reduction and recycling objectives.

E-Platform Data Management System

Manage and streamline the complete ordering fulfillment process between brands and manufacturers, while obtaining a single source of truth for data integrity and orders visibility.

  • Seamlessly manage label orders
  • Reliable data management

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a care label?

A care label or tag is attached to the product and provides consumers with important information about product composition, use, and care instructions.

What do you put on a care label?

Care labels consist of product/fiber composition information, care instructions including washing and ironing temperature, bleaching, drying and dry cleaning options, manufacturer identity, and country of origin.

What is the importance of care labels?

Care labels give consumers important information about the product to help them decide if they want to purchase the item. Care labels also show customers the best cleaning procedures for product longevity.

What materials are care labels made from?

Care labels, which provide essential information about the proper care and maintenance of a garment or textile item, are typically made from polyester, nylon, or a blend of these materials. These materials are durable and can withstand the washing and drying process, ensuring that the care instructions remain legible and intact over time. In some cases, care labels may also be made from cotton, satin, or other fabrics. However, the specific material used for a care label may vary depending on the manufacturer and the garment or textile item type. Talk to our care label experts today to find out what type of care label is suitable for your business.

How do I create a care label?

Creating care labels with a leading care label supplier like SML is an easy and seamless process. From design to material selection to production and delivery, our team of care label experts will guide you to ensure global consistency in design, color, and material usage. Consider our in-house creative design experts as an extension of your team. Start by setting up a consultation session with our care label experts today.