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.