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Name tags for clothing etc

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QOD Thu 29-Jul-10 15:59:34

I cannot for the life of me remember the name of the "on the tip on my tongue" company who you get these woven name tags from.

I don't think I should use the left over from primary ones with fancy script and a fairy LOL

I want to do sewn in tags and write in with marker - bloody uniform has cost me £150 so far.

Who did/do you use?


AnnoyingOrange Thu 29-Jul-10 16:03:17 - 10% mumsnet discount see the ad on the right

the iron on melt into the fabric and are not removable - unlike sewn in shock

AnnoyingOrange Thu 29-Jul-10 16:04:15

Cashs are the most well known woven ones

MixedNutPlate Thu 29-Jul-10 16:04:56

Nametag it or Woven lables or Labels 4 kids

MrsBadger Thu 29-Jul-10 16:06:27


use the fairy ones - if nothing else it'll make sure dd never ever loses anything just in case someone else pciks it up and sees the tag...

QOD Thu 29-Jul-10 16:49:21

CASH'S!!! THAT'S IT!cool will hunt and LOL at making sure she doesn't lose anything or they'll see her fairy!

MrsBadger Thu 29-Jul-10 17:47:40

honetsly I'd use the fairy ones - just fold the end under

QOD Thu 29-Jul-10 21:27:32

yeah but I've only a few left - ohhh they seem so dear.
Iron on ones.... they've always been crap - are there any that are actually any good?

Flossie69 Fri 06-Aug-10 11:08:10

I've also really struggled with iron-on - they always come off in the end. Has anyone tried the Stick-Easy labels at They seem good, but are they really tumble dry proof?

dilemma456 Fri 06-Aug-10 12:35:49

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AlliMomma Sat 07-Aug-10 17:53:45

I've just spent the last 2 days sewing in nametags. I also had to order new ones due to having a teddy, a fairy and a smiley face respectively on my 3 DD's primary uniform.

We tried iron-on but seriously could not get them to either stay on. I was also worried about torching the house in the tumbler for those moments at 8.15 when I had 2 dry sweatshirts and 1 wet!

QOD Sat 07-Aug-10 18:08:01

I got mine off ebay in the end, 72 for £2.98 inc p & p!!

MADNESS!! how can they make them so cheap? Still had 4 choices of text and colour. QcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp4340.m506QQ_trkparmsZalgo%3DNGRI%26its%3DI%26itu%3DUA%26otn%3D8%26pmod%3D110 563255941%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D6568411852508913953#ht_2143wt_1137

QOD Sat 07-Aug-10 18:10:25

oh dear - still works if you click on it!!

Oh and they had choice of motif too but I didn't have one

They don't let you do that sharing thing either, I have NEVER forgiven my mother!! My sister and I had

D fakename T and I HATED being fakename T when all my friends had "Gloria Smith" or at least G SMITH.

BuzzingNoise Sat 07-Aug-10 18:14:11

can you snip the fairy off, or wil the tag unravel? I asked about name tags some months ago and a rude person replied 'just write the name on the label'. Er, no, uniform is expensive and needs to be clearly marked. A label can be cut off.

cat64 Sat 07-Aug-10 18:14:23

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QOD Sat 07-Aug-10 20:42:36

I did both :D Sewed in labels AND written with permanent marker - they apparently lose stuff alllllllllll the time

claudine9 Thu 12-Aug-10 22:52:42

you can also buy taggits from but they call them easyfix clip on labels. They're just as good and much cheaper

claudine9 Thu 12-Aug-10 22:54:54

Try iron on labels from theirs stay on really well as long as you get the heat on the iron right. I had some from there years ago and they're still on our towels and they stayed on my kids uniform until they'd grown out of them

Drayford Fri 13-Aug-10 21:05:29

I second - saw my daughter through boarding school!

I don't know why I bother naming DS's stuff however, he always comes home with some other guys kit/uniform etc. He's lost 9 pairs of socks, 2 pairs of boxers (why would someone pinch them!) 2 shirts, a hoody, trackie bottoms, all his tennis socks, cricket trousers, and a vvvvv expensive V neck jumper. He never loses his ties though!

I reckon there's a good business opportunity for someone to set up a name tag sewing in service - or maybe satellite tracking for the expensive stuff!!!

amicissima Sat 14-Aug-10 13:24:14

Able Labels are quite reasonable.

LindsayJ Fri 01-Jul-11 14:27:32

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ChazsBrilliantAttitude Fri 01-Jul-11 15:17:33

LindsayJ - I have reported you for advertising. Stop spamming the boards with your adverts please.

bossboggle Sat 02-Jul-11 15:02:20

Doesn't matter which name tags are used Cash's are good ones but please USE THEM - work in a school and the lost property box is over flowing again. I mean one shoe!! Do these parents not realise that their little darling is hopping out of school due to the lack of footwear or what??

bossboggle Sat 02-Jul-11 15:04:26

Drayford - I thought my kids were bad - have you thought of gluing his uniform to him!! I feel for you!! Mind you agree though - who wants boxers??!!

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