And no, I’m not turning this into a clothing blog. Nothing wrong with those, I follow a number of them, I just want to ‘ramble’ about a number of things, and today it’s still clothes – and not just for seniors this time.
However, in all my clothing hassles – and this isn’t just because I’m old – I HATE sewn in labels/tags in the neck of a garment. Guess I was spoiled as a kid growing up because my mother/grandmother made virtually all of my clothes when I was young. I do have a grandson who was fortunate (ha) enough to inherit that trait from me (blessing or curse?).
A couple of examples – BEFORE I wore/wear them – as you can see – not name brand items 🙂 The one on the right is the easiest kind to remove without damaging the garment.
Then, a tee shirt with the tag gone – its trickier to get this kind out.
And my favorite kind:
Tried to do some ‘label research’ but my I got bleary eyed and stopped.
I do think the Federal Trade Commission had something to do with the tags that tell you how to care for the fabric of a garment – and I agree that info is needed but I’m thankful when these labels are not in the neck. Apparently Hanes was the first company to print everything in the neck of a tee shirt – YEA HANES.
I LOVE the companies who will print their info in the neck – LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them. Unfortunately there aren’t many of them. Why?? they would actually save the money of the tags. But, if a label is necessary, couldn’t they put it somewhere besides in the neck of the garment? On an inside seam maybe – that’s where they usually put the care labels.
I can promise you – the very first thing I’m going to do when I get a garment home from shopping – is cut that rascal out – and pray I can get every tiny bit of it without disturbing the seams. Quite a challenge sometimes. Of course, I don’t really care if it’s a “name brand” garment, I just want it to feel good – and those tags do not!
Maybe I just have a sensitive neck – but those things drive me nuts.
So, if you shop thrift stores and find a top with the tag missing – perhaps it was mine 🙂 or, maybe just someone with my dislike for tags.
A lot of kids at the (autism) school where I work have sensitivities to clothing labels so parents are always on the lookout for printed (vs tag) labels. I’m generally alright with it, though some labels are particularly scratchy or pointy or something and then those do bother me no end!
You could start a little cottage industry of label removing 🙂
Removing labels – yeah that would be a great job. 🙂