Sunday, September 02, 2007

Contemplating Labels

It still is a surprise that I'm making AND selling stuff. Have always enjoyed sewing, but being an artist and selling wearable goods never ever entered my head back in high school (oooh - that was the late 1960s btw.) Since retiring, have been sewing and feltmaking, not just for myself and friends, but for limited selling as well. Mostly just do a write up on a paper card and have not put fabric labels into the goods.

It seems about time to start doing that. Especially for the original items and for the refashioned clothes and hats. Have come up with these two labels. The goal is to keep it simple, clear and identify the work as mine. How do these look to you? Imagine the lettering on 3/4 inch by 1 1/2 inch white silk fabric.


Too curly letters? Would block letters be better?

Color? The gold works well with current business cards. Am thinking also of using gold organdy ribbon for wrapping the inside packages for mailing.

Figured using my full name is the safest for not infringing on anyone else's name or TM.

Is there anything else to be considered? Definately a new area to me, so suggestions and considerations welcome.



Knitted Gems said...

The font and color look very nice. My only query would be whether or not you wanted to list your company name on the tag rather or in addition to your name. Tags are great for making sure people can find you again. Is your real name listed on all your business sites?

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

I think either of the fashion labels are great, but would also suggest a paper hang tag with website information for re-ordering.
At one point I used to just sign a piece of cotton rayon belting style ribbon, using metallic ink. One millinery shop in New Orleans has a label, but the milliner always signs the sizing band with her own signature. After all, a hat is always a work of art, right?
Congrats on your business success!

Glorious Hats said...

Knitted gems and thoughts on life and millinery,

Thank you so much for your thoughtful and specific comments. It is really helpful for me to get this info and consider ideas and options.

Hugs, Jane

Athena's Armoury said...

I like the curly font. Besides, it goes with your biz cards.
Tag, you're it! Check out the details at my blog. =)