How to choose custom packaging solutions for clothing?

There are many custom packaging solutions for clothing e-commerce, like plastic packaging, custom box, custom wrapping paper, muslin bags, and paper bags. And many customers currently choose green eco-friendly packaging solutions. But how do customers choose a packaging solution that suits them? Next, I will introduce 5 main packaging solutions for you to choose from.

Custom plastic packaging solutions

When packaging a piece of clothing, the most common e-commerce packaging is custom plastic bag packaging with printed logos. Usually, we divide plastic packaging bags into the following categories:

  1. Flat bag
  2. Tote bag
  3. Self-adhesive bag
  4. Vest bag
  5. Zipper bag
  6. Self-sealing bag
  7. Slanting bag
  8. Drawstring bag

According to the material, we can divide it into:

  1. PE bag (ldpe)
  2. PO bag (hdpe)
  3. OPP bag
  4. PP bag
  5. EVA bag
  6. PPE bag
  7. CPE bag
  8. PVC bag

And how to choose the plastic packaging bags and customize them? Some tips are here for you.

Most clothing brands will use self-adhesive plastic bags and zipper bags to store clothes. These two types of packaging bags are the most common. And you can customize them to print personalized brand logos and names.

Self-adhesive bags

Self-adhesive bags are relatively cheap and convenient to use. However, it is generally a one-time packaging product. And it is not recyclable for the second time after tearing the seal.

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Therefore, self-adhesive bags are mainly used as express bags and outer packaging bags. After the customer receives the parcel, they can tear and open the bag, remove the clothing. Then, throw away the outer packaging of the clothing.

Zipper bags

When choosing zipper bags, you can choose PE zipper bags and PVC zipper bags. PE zipper bags can be made frosted and transparent. Even the transparency is that fuzzy translucent texture. But, the PVC zipper bag is relatively hard and has high transparency. Customers who mind privacy can choose PE frosted zipper bags. So, customers generally use zipper bags to directly package clothes as inner packaging bags. And they aren’t directly using it as an express outer packaging bag.

Plastic zipper bags

Thus, if you want to pack clothes and use the bag again, please choose the PE zipper bags. If you want economical plastic bags as courier bags, please choose the self-adhesive bags.

Custom box solutions

Many clothing brands use custom packaging boxes to pack clothes, shirts, scarves, belts, pants, and more. It will also have the brand logo printed on it.

Common custom box in e-commerce custom packaging solutions:

  • Auto-lock bottom box
  • Corrugated boxes
  • Crash bottom box
  • Lid and tray box
  • Reverse tuck box
  • Straight tuck box
  • Tuck top box

Among them, in the field of clothing packaging, tuck top boxes, and lid & tray boxes are the most common.

Tuck top box

The One-piece tuck top box is foldable and cheap. And a large number of clothing brands will choose it to store clothes. And it support customize many colors and sizes.

Tuck top box

In addition, it can be laminated or printed first and then mounted. After mounting, cut it into various shapes. Then, the customer can take it back and fold it in half.

Lid and tray box

The lid and tray box are very hard and sturdy. But, it is not foldable. Many customers use it as a gift box. So, they are ideal for medium and high-end products. Meanwhile, we can use them when the product inside is heavy and needs extra support. But their volume is large, and the shipping and storage fees are also expensive.

Lid and tray box

So, If you use it in offline retail stores, you can choose a foldable tuck top box. Because its shipping is cheap. And it does not take up area and space. Besides, it can save money and store easily.

If you run an online store and pursue a high-quality customer experience, you can choose a lid and tray box. Because it is beautiful, durable. And the goods inside are not easy to be damaged during transportation.

Custom wrapping paper solutions

In the field of clothing, brands use wrapping paper mainly for packaging clothes, shirts, shoes, scarves, etc. Usually, it is used for inner packaging. And there will be a box to protect it on the outside. The wrapping paper can be printed with the brand logo and other information. In this way, information is transmitted, products are introduced, and consumption is guided.

Second, high-quality and fashionable clothing with novel, lively and colorful outer packaging can directly arouse the interest and love of consumers. It acts as a “silent salesman”. At the same time, it can also meet the aesthetic and psychological requests of consumers.

So, almost all clothing brands design their personalized wrapping paper with brand names or logos.

Custom printed wrapping paper mainly include 4 types as follows:

  1. Tissue paper
  2. Wax paper
  3. Typing paper
  4. Cotton paper
  5. Kraft paper

Tissue paper

The tissue paper often is a 17g thin printable tissue paper. And it has good transparency and is cheap. Then, it is moisture-proof, breathable.

tissue paper

So, if you are a clothing, shoes, cosmetics, wine brand, you can use tissue paper to wrap.

Wax paper

Wax paper is a semitransparent paper and it has 24g, 26g, 28g, 30g by the gram. And it has off-white wax paper and bleached wax paper. You can customize different colors and sizes by the requests of your product. Off-white wax paper has a certain oil-proof effect.

wax paper

So, you can choose to wrap food, hamburgers, bread, etc. Bleached wax paper suit for packing for high-end clothing, shoes, watches and leather straps, etc.

Typing paper

Typing paper is a kind of very thin paper (less than 0.05mm). Besides, 28g is a common weight. And it looks smooth and clean and has a better shaping effect. So, you can use it to pack food, gift, fruit, snack, etc.

Cotton paper

Cotton paper is soft and ductile and has slender fibers. It has 17g, 22g, 28g by the gram. And also, it has good tension and moisture-proof, air permeability. Most importantly, cotton paper has a more exquisite printing effect. Hence, it is perfect for high-grade garment packaging.

Kraft paper

Kraft paper is tracing paper that is anti-aging and has high strength; scratch-resistant. And it is ideal for clothing and clothing paper bags. 30g craft paper suits for wrapping paper. Yet the price is a little expensive. But, it has better toughness.

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So, if you want to customize kraft paper to wrap coats, jeans and don’t mind its price, you can choose kraft paper.

Custom muslin bags solutions

Some small items, jewelry, snacks, socks, underwear brands, etc. will also use custom muslin bags & pouch as inner packaging. And they will print the product name or logo on it. That will promote a brand. Of course, some clothing brands will also consider large drawstrings muslin bags, or cotton tote bags.

In addition, it can use not only for the inner packaging of online e-commerce products. But also for direct packaging of offline store products. Therefore, some fancy offline stores will choose custom cotton bags as a product custom packaging solution.

Custom paper bags solutions

Offline clothing stores generally use paper bags directly as outer packaging. Then, many clothing brands will customize reusable eco-friendly paper bags here. After the customer buys the clothes, the shopping guide will directly fold the clothes. And put them into the paper shopping bag. So, it’s very convenient, just pick it up and go.

Shirts packaging solutions

Online packaging:

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Inner packaging:

  • Using wrapping paper to wrap it or not; then put it into plastic packaging zipper bags;
  • Using one-piece tuck top box/lid and tray box;
shirt gift box

Outer packaging:

  • Using poly mailers & courier mailing bags;
  • Using corrugated paper box/Container board;

Offline packaging

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  • Direct put it into paper shopping bags;
  • Use wrapping paper to wrap it, then put it into the zipper bags or hard box & foldable box; then, put it in shopping bags;

Scarf packaging solutions

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  • Inner packaging: plastic packaging bags/scarf box/foldable box;
  • Outer packaging: poly mailers/paper box;

Coats packaging solutions

Online packaging:

  • Inner packaging: using PE zipper bags or non-woven bags;
  • Outer packaging: 1. poly mailers 2. mailing bags in paper box 3. in hard foldable box;

Offline packaging solutions:

  • Using wrapping paper in shopping bags(paper or plastic tote bags);
  • Fold it up and put it directly in the shopping bag.

Plastic garment clips for shirts

Garment clips are the small transparent or white plastic clips or pins with or without teeth used for clothing or shirt binding with PP, ABS, PS materials. We can also call them alligator clips, shirt clips. We wholesale custom personalized clips for fashion brands. And the teeth keep the shirts, JK dresses or textiles stay in their original place. And it belongs to the plastic hook and garment accessory.

The garment clips can make the shirts fold neatly. Meanwhile, it keeps the sleeves together during shipping or display. Then, the toothed design keeps the collar straight without damaging the garment.

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So, it is suitable for the display and arrangement of various garment factories, brand clothing stores, and many specialty stores. Clothinglabels.cn supply all kinds of custom shirt clips & pins, plastic hooks. Also, all of them can be customized with any size, color, or type.

What are the main details of garment clips?

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  • Materials: high quality and durable plastic, PP, ABS, PS(Polystyrene), etc;
  • Garment Accessory: plastic clip; shirt clip, clothes clip; alligator clips;
  • Color: transparent, white, nature, etc;
  • Size: custom;
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  • Shape: commonly U Shape, etc;
  • Types: Teeth or without teeth, various types, etc;
  • Product type: clips, hooks, pins;
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  • Uses: mainly used to organize or fold shirts, clothes, suits, scarf, home textiles, toys, socks, packing gifts, ties, trousers, pants, underwear, dress, etc;

What are the advantages of garment clips?

  • Its plastic material is safer than other materials like metal;
  • The toothed design is non-slip and durable and allows shirts, sleeves to grip the fabric tightly without slipping;
  • Also, the plastic garment clips are simple and convenient to use.
  • It is much lightweight and cheaper than metal clips;
  • And it has wide use in clothing industry and daily lifes.

FAQs

  • Is it better to buy a toothed one or a toothless one?

-The ones with teeth will not have marks. Then, the shirts can also be clamped. But, the toothless clips are also tight. So, customers can customize according to their personal preferences.

  • Do I have to remove the clips when washing?

-Remove and wash. After the clothes are dry, you can continue to clip to maintain the shape of the shirt according to the situation.

  • If the shirt is a little wrinkled, is the clip still useful now?

-You can iron the shirt first and then clip it.

  • Is it better to clip a shirt to the edge or the middle?

-Fix the sleeves and hem of the shirt with clips. Then, clip them at the overlap between the clothes.

  • Is it really useful? Can it be reused?

-Yes, it is useful to keep the shirt in order; it is useful.

  • Can it hold other clothes besides shirts?

-Yes, any clothes can be clipped, but also socks, scarves, sheets, etc.

Everything you need to know about men’s collar stay

A collar stay is a collar stick or collar support (also known as collar insert, collar bones, collar tabs, collar stand, collar stiff, butterfly pin, etc.). It is a shirt accessory that is usually made of metal, MOP(Mother of pearl), animal horns, and plastic. Its shape is pointed at one end and arc at the other end. And it is the most basic accessory for men’s formal shirts.

A collar stay is not like ties, bow ties, squares, etc., which are exposed outside of clothing as a modification. They are absolute behind-the-scenes heroes. And we can say it is the inner show. And it is responsible for bracing the collar. In an elegant shirt, the collar support plays the most basic and crucial role. Then we can supply personalized custom collar stays with brand engraved logos and names. Any size, type, color is available.

Removable & unremovable collar stay

The collar support can be divided into two types from the form: removable collar stay and unremovable collar stay.

removable or unremovable collar stay

Unremovable collar stays: We usually use it for cheap dresses, shirts, and some casual shirt products. Inside the collar is sewed a piece of mylar collar support. And it is completely hidden, not removable.

Removable collar stays: Most high-quality formal shirts and men’s polo shirts use removable collar stay. In general, we will reserve a slot on the back of the collar and attach more than one pair of collar supports. In this way, customers can change the collar stay of different materials at their personal taste and features of the shirt. And that will achieve different effects.

What are the different types of men’s collar stays?

Plastic collar stay

Plastic is a relatively common collar stay material. It is easy to make and low in price. In terms of material, the plastic collar stays mainly uses polyester film and PVC. The collar stays that most shirt brands come with are made of plastic. So, brands who want to look for low prices can choose plastic collar stay.

plastic collar stay

The advantage of plastic collar stay is that it has better washability. Even if you forget to take it out when washing the shirt, it will not cause too much damage to the shirt. If we lost or damage it, just buy a new one.

But, the problem with the plastic collar stay is that the rigidity is poor. And the collar is not straight enough; at the same time, the weight is very low. Thus, it can’t add weight to the collar.

Metal collar stay

Metal collar stay includes brass collar stays, stainless steel collar stays, gold collar stays, silver collar stays, steel collar stays, magnetic collar stays, etc.

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Among metal collar stays, stainless steel collar stays are the most common. Stainless steel has a smooth surface and appropriate weight. And it can provide a very ideal collar appearance while having good wear resistance.

copper collar stay

Copper collar stay is also common. The wearing effect of it is similar to that of the stainless steel collar stay, but its texture is slightly softer. Copper has a unique texture. And good design and crafts can make the copper look more elegant than stainless steel.

gold collar stay

Gold /silver collar stays are definitely a kind of “low-key luxury.” Their physical properties will not be much better than other metal materials. But, they look more elegant and luxurious. So, many men’s shirt brands will engrave logos on it to display their brand. And even some brands will also inlay hand-made diamonds on it.

Mother of pearl/ fish bone/horn collar stay

MOP collar stay

Fishbones (the origin of the English name”Collar Bone” ), horns, and MOP are relatively rare in the market. And they are not cheap. Then, the collar stays of these materials are mainly small objects. Some high-end wearers like to collect them because of their scarcity.

Wood/bamboo collar stay

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The wooden and bamboo collar stay is not expensive, and more represents an aesthetic and concept. Yet, the problem is that the thickness cannot be very thin. Therefore, it is only suitable for a part of the collar lining and shirts with thick and hard fabrics.

How to choose the size of the collar stay?

  • Small square collar with short collar, suitable for a width of about 10mm collar stay;
  • Use 2-inch long collar stay for small square collars with shorter collars;
  • Windsor collar or small pointed collar with a slightly larger collar, use 2.2-inch collar stay;
  • Large horoscope with a larger collar, using 2.75-inch long collar stay;

How to choose and use the collar stay?-Four rules below

Rule 1

When the first button is buttoned, the tip of the shirt collar should press on the front of the shirt.

A decent formal dress shirt collar should not curl or rise. When the first button is buttoned, we should press the collar tip against the front of the shirt. The weight of the collar stay makes the collar fit better. The rigidity and elasticity of it make the collar more straight and flat.

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Rule 2

The collar stay should match the size of the shirt collar support slot.

Since the size of the collar support slot for shirts is not a very common standard. And the size is not consistent for each brand, and even for different products of the same brand. Therefore, you may need to prepare many sizes of collar stay to adapt to different brands of shirts in your hand.

For example, if the collar stay is too long, we can’t bend the collar normally; the collar stay is too short and not easy to take out, we can’t see the supporting effect; if the collar stay is too narrow and it is easy to fall out; but, if it is too wide, we cannot put it in.

Rule 3

The collar stay material should match the material of the shirt collar.

First, a thick, stiff collar works well with stiff collar stay. Because a too soft collar stay can’t support it. Second, a soft collar is suitable for relatively thin and soft collar stay. Just because the collar brace is too hard to form marks on the collar surface.

Rule 4

Be sure to remove the collar stay before washing and ironing the shirt.

Some collar stay material is not washing, not high-temperature resistance. And it can damage the shirt and even the washing machine in the wash or iron. So be sure to remove it before washing or ironing the shirt!

History of collar stay

Back in the late 18th century, stiff two-collar shirts became more and more popular. People starched their shirts with paste. Then, neat and straight collars became a symbol of a good life. At the same time, the collar stays born. The earliest collar stays date back to 1809 and wood makes it.

In the 19th century, the removable collar emerged. And people can starch the collar separately. Then men can wear the shirt for a few more days. But, the collar changed every day. By the 1930s, laundry tech became more and more automated. Removable collars gradually disappeared from the stage of history, and collar stay became popular. Before people used plastics commonly, the collar stay was consist of metal, wood, and bamboo. And the metal collar stays have been around for over a hundred years.

What is hot drilling?

Hot drilling is a garment accessory and processing technology
that will melt and stick to fabrics, leather, cloth when they encounter high temperatures. At present, hot drilling on clothing has become a fashion and trend. It can increase the beauty and value of clothing.

What are the types of hot drilling?

There are two main classifications of hot drilling:
(1) Divided by production: Korean hot drills, Czech hot drills, Austria hot drills, domestic hot drills (acrylic hot drills), etc.;
(2) Divided by texture: crystal hot diamonds, glass hot diamonds, aluminum octagonal hot diamonds.

How do we judge the quality?

The hot-drilling process is generally divided into three steps: selecting diamonds, rowing diamonds, and setting diamonds. So, how do we judge the quality? It is mainly divided into 5 steps. That is appearance, adhesive, firmness, grade of hot drilling, and variety of hot drilling.

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Appearance

  • First look at the cutting surface of the hot diamond. The more the cutting surface, the higher its refractive index and the better the brightness;
  • Secondly, check whether the cutting surface is uniform. Scratches and bubbles are all defective products;
  • The hot drilling process has strict request. And the process is complicated, so the yield rate is not very high. Diamonds with a defective rate of 3%-5% should be regarded as good products;
  • Then, see if the diamonds are the same size. The diameter of SS6 is 1.9-2.1mm, and the diameter of SS10 is 2.7-2.9mm;
  • Finally, see if the thickness is the same;
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Adhesive

We can turn the diamond over to see the color of the glue on the back. First, see if the color is uniform. And the color cannot be different shades. Then, if the color is bright and even, it is a good diamond.

Firmness

The higher the solubility of the glue on the back of the hot diamond, the better the firmness of the diamond.

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How to identify the firmness of a diamond?

The way is to wash it in the washing machine after it is ironed. Yet, if it does not fall off after washing, the fastness is good. If it falls off immediately after washing, it proves that the glue is not strong enough. Because high-quality hot diamonds will not fall off even if we dry-clean them.

Grade of hot drilling

Commonly used Korean hot-stamping diamonds are divided into three grades: special A grade, A grade, and B grade.

Special Grade A: High brightness, no variegated diamonds. The cutting surface is uniform. There are no teeth, scratches, bubbles, and the defective rate is 1%-2%. The probability of degumming bottom is 0.5%-1%. The diamonds are of the same size and have high firmness.

Grade A: In the brightness, there are a few variegated diamonds, and the cutting surface is uneven. There are teeth, scratches, bubbles, and the defective rate is 5%-8%. The probability of degumming the bottom is 1%-2%. The diamonds are of the same size and have high firmness.

Grade B: Poor brightness, 15% variegated diamonds. The cutting surface is uneven. Many teeth, scratches, bubbles, and the defective rate is 20%-50%. The probability of degumming the bottom is 3%-10%. The size of the diamonds is inconsistent and the firmness is low.

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Variety of hot drilling

About the Austria hot drilling and Czech hot drilling

These two kinds of diamonds are of high quality. Besides, they are unparalleled in terms of brightness and quality. The quality can almost reach a 100% pass rate. But the price is high. So they are suitable for watches, belts, leather bags, and other high-end products that require a small number of diamonds.