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Best name labels for school uniform?

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InBlackwaterWoods · 29/07/2018 19:41

Hi, my son starts P1 in August. And every bit of uniform has to be labelled! I'm getting confused at which labels to buy?
Any advice on sew in or iron on labels please? Which ones are the best? Any suggestions welcome! Thanks!

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PeterPiperPickedSeaShells · 29/07/2018 19:43

I know it's old fashioned but I love the sew in labels for Uniform & stick on labels of shoes / water bottles. 2 yrs in the same uniform & the name is as clear as it was on the first day - well worth the extra effort of sewing them in

tryingtocatchthewind · 29/07/2018 19:46

Ignore the gimmicks and just go old fashioned sew in labels

AdidasGirl · 29/07/2018 19:51

I'm another that sews them in.

BendydickCuminsnatch · 29/07/2018 19:52

Our nursery recommend Easy2Name stickers and I haven’t had one fall off yet (stuck on in Sept)

HollyGibney · 29/07/2018 19:52
mrsoutnumbered · 29/07/2018 19:56

I love mynametags.com. I use the stickers for clothes, shoes, water bottles, packed lunch bags, sun hats.... they stick to everything and are dishwasher safe!

Timeandtune · 29/07/2018 20:05

I also recommend www.easy2name.com. I used them for years even in the pre internet days. Excellent products and great customer service.
My uniform labelling days are behind me now but I remember them fondly.

InBlackwaterWoods · 29/07/2018 21:30

Thanks for the recommendations, really helpful to hear from people who have used them too!
I'd prefer to sew them in, but looking at the link upthread I'm loving the stick on labels too! Thanks! 😁

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thetigerthatcamefortea · 29/07/2018 22:19

Last year I ordered a stamp. I love it. Infact it was almost life changing!!
I can stamp away all night!

bilgerat · 29/07/2018 22:21

Sew in are best.
They'll stay in but they're also the easiest to get off again if you want pass the stuff on.

VincentVanGoughandhisear · 29/07/2018 22:29

I've not been impressed with mynametags this year. They replaced mine and I'm still not impressed. They have creased or ripped off.

niknac1 · 29/07/2018 22:32

Cash’s sew in labels , you can cut them out and re use

LadyDuplo · 29/07/2018 22:33

Laundry pen on the wash label

LazydaysofSummer · 29/07/2018 22:50

Stamptastic for uniforms is ace, just doesn't work on trainers and stuff. But if you've got a white label it works a treat for years and years.

FiveStoryFire · 29/07/2018 23:37

Stikins personalised stickers.

You can get them on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008JZR9K2/ref=cmswwrcppapi_EeKxBb3C1D3F4

I haven't had one fall off yet.

Pickleup · 04/08/2018 22:42

Cash’s - still made in Britain.

Deadheadstickeronacadillac · 04/08/2018 23:00

Sew in labels are best for me. I use labels4kids and they have a massive range of labelling stuff. I also like their button label gadget thing...sounds weird, makes sense when you see it!
Their personalised PE bags are long lasting too.

Sunshine818 · 04/08/2018 23:40

I use a Sharpie pen! 😂

Allgirlskidsanddogs · 04/08/2018 23:51

Attach a tag, twist in plastic tags.

AliTheMinx · 05/08/2018 12:58

Have just bought a stamp from Stamptastic, but also a fan of 'mynamelabels'.

Madcats · 05/08/2018 14:13

DD is just moving into secondary (and started nursery at 3).

Cash's name tapes are still going strong. We have lost a few over the years but I usually spot loose ones when folding up washing and pop a few new stitches in.

"Stuck On You" I've probably had 3-4 orders over the years. The iron ons weren't as good this year (so I guess we re-ordered in 2017). The stick on labels and shoe labels are fine (very quick to stick on anything that moves out of the house - 2-3 year old ones are still surviving the dishwasher on snack pots etc). The iron on/sock labels aren't as robust. Admittedly I just chose black and white, but the names came off.

Ooh La labels - we had the circular ones. They stayed stuck on plastic and shoes - I didn't think to try them on clothing. They weren't cheap but I still have a few items from 2013 with some on.

I also swear by an Edding laundry pen (just spotted they are 1/2 price in Ocado). It seems a lot thinner than a sharpie (but maybe I am just a bit hopeless with a sharpie).

Tomorrowillbeachicken · 05/08/2018 16:24

I like stikins and stamptastic

Mossandclover · 06/08/2018 00:54

Stikins. I used sew in ones the first year and they look lovely but stikins are so so so much quicker - you just stick them on the care label. I have never had one fall off (have melted one with the iron though) and they are easy enough to pull off when you pass things on. You can also stick them on anything and they stay on in the dishwasher.

Mossandclover · 06/08/2018 00:55

Also stickins deliver the next day.

ParkheadParadise · 06/08/2018 01:05

Stikins are great. I used them for years when my mum was in a care home. Never came off in the wash.

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