Garment trims and accessories both have important purposes during making or packaging a garment. And they complement each other and are indispensable. Together they constitute the entire process of a garment from production to sale.
Garment trims are the items for completing your clothing. It means that these functional trims are necessary for a garment during the production process. They make clothing more complete. And we often sew or use velcro to attach the trims on garments. Garment trims include lining, clothing labels & tags, tape, elastic band, buttons, zipper, slider buckles, etc.
Garment accessories often are items to pack, package, decorate or ornament a garment to make it more exquisite and perfect. They are also an integral part of clothing. Garment accessories include plastic bags, polybags, boxes, hang tags, stickers, hangers, etc.
List of garment trims and accessories with pictures below for your reference:
List of Garment trims
- Sewing Threads
- Twill Tape
- Hook and Loop
- D Rings
- Buckles and Sliders
- Lace trims
- String & Cord
- Garment Motif
List of Garment accessories
- Tissue paper
- Paper Bags
- Mini Polybag
- Muslin Bags
- Pressure Sensitive Tape
- Inner Carton
- Foldable Box
- Garment Clip
- Tag Pin
- Safety Pin
- Hang Tags
- Hang Tag string
- Collar Stay
Specific Garment Trims
Interlining: Garment Interlining is the material of the inner textile between the lining and outer fabric. It mainly affects the overall shape of clothing, and almost all clothing needs it.
Lining: The garment lining is a fabric used in inside clothing. The main types are cotton lining cloth; linen cloth; bristle lining; horsetail lining; resin lining; adhesive lining, etc.
Labels: Clothing labels and tags are indispensable for a new garment. Moreover, they can display the brand logo and size info. And the types of labels include main labels, woven or printed labels, fabric labels, size labels, care labels, etc.
Pads: We use pads in the inner layer of the garment. And the types of pads include shoulder pads, chest pads, collar pads, etc.
Sewing threads: Threads are materials that connect garment pieces and use for decoration, knitting, or special purposes. Types of sewing threads include cotton thread; polyester thread; nylon thread; polypropylene thread.
Band: Bands are mainly composed of decorative, practical, industrial, and protective belts. And it is ideal for clothing cuffs and waistbands. So, we can weave, braid, knit, and embroidered ways to make it.
Twill tape: Twill tape is a fabric tape woven in a twill pattern. It means that it has parallel diagonal lines. This woven pattern is very strong, making it a very popular sewing concept.
Buttons: Buttons are important trims of clothing. They include synthetic buttons, metal buttons, wooden buttons, leather buttons, shell buttons, resin buttons, cloth buttons, etc.
Zippers: Zippers are all composed of tapes, fastener elements, sliders, locking parts, and other components. The materials include PVC, leather, metal, fabric, etc.
Hook and Loop: Hook and loop is a fastener closure that consists of a hook side and a loop side, and it can be applied to provide for perfect adhesion. It has two parts: hook tape and loop tape.
D Rings: D rings are made of zinc alloy and iron by the shape of “D” using electroplating and polishing, including metal D rings and plastic D rings.
Buckles and Sliders: Buckles and sliders are metal hardware for webbing belts, leather straps, bags, dog collars, like slide release buckles, belt buckles, straps buckles, etc.
Eyelets: Eyelets mainly refer to metal eyelets and they are small metal fasteners used to cover or reinforce holes in fabric or leather. It is also called grommets. Besides, their materials include brass, iron, metallic, galvanized steel, stainless steel, aluminum, etc.
Rivet: A rivet is a nail-shaped object used to connect two parts (or components) with a through-hole and a cap at one end. Material: steel, aluminum alloy, etc.
Lace Trims: lace trims are fabric borders made of lace with patterns to embellish clothes, as crochet or beaded lace trims, ruffled lace trims, knitted lace edging.
Tassels: Tassel is a drooping tassel-shaped ornament made of colorful feathers, silk, or cotton threads. And it is often tied to clothing or utensils. These fringes are extensively used in the form of tassel earrings, tassel necklaces, and tassel bracelets.
Stopper: Stopper is a metal cord end made of zinc alloy or stainless steel, which can be plated, painted, printed, and stamped for clothing, bags, accessories. It is also called end stopper, metal cord stopper, metal drawstring ends.
Braid: Braid here mainly refers to the braided tape used in the garment trims, clothing fabrics, bags, and other industries. Besides, its material can be silk, polyester, cotton, nylon, etc.
String & Cord: String & cord is a kind of rope that use in clothing, bags, and other fabrics. The material can be cotton, nylon, jute, etc.
Ribbon: Ribbon is an essential part of garment trims and crafting supplies It has various widths, finishes, colors, and patterns. Its types include elastic ribbons, grosgrain ribbons, satin ribbons, velvet ribbons, cotton ribbons, etc.
Garment Motif: A garment motif is a kind of fabric with patches, texture, stitch pattern, or color to make the finished product more beautiful.
Specific Garment Accessories
Tissue paper: tissue paper is a thin, soft wrapping paper, aiming to protect items, such as garments, bags, shoes. Then, its surface is fine, smooth, and without foam sand, etc.
Paper bags: Paper bags are branded packaging bags or shopping bags with printed logos for shopping or fashion clothing. Then it can create a fancy presentation of brand and garment.
Polybag: A polybag is a plastic bag made of thin, flexible, plastic PE, OPP film. It is also called postal poly bags or poly mailers. Besides, it can be recycled packaging bags including green plastic bags and PE plastic bags.
Mini polybag: A mini polybag is a small plastic packaging bag or pouch. Its materials include plastic, PE, OPP, PVC, PP, etc. And it is suitable for packing spare buttons, small food, goods, accessories.
Muslin bags: Muslin bags are plain-weave cloth bags from natural cotton, including muslin draw-string bags and tote bags. They are easy to carry and versatile to use. Thus, they are great to package clothes, cosmetics, and accessories, gifts, food, snacks.
Hanger: A hanger is used for hanging clothing that can print or engrave a logo, including wooden hangers, ABS hangers, plastic hangers, velvet hangers, metal hangers, fabric hangers.
Pressure Sensitive tape: Pressure-sensitive tape is packaging tape that will stick under pressure without using heat or iron, and it is also called adhesive tape, self-stick tape, seal tape. It is ideal for inner or outer cartons or foldable box sealing.
Inner carton: Inner carton is the inside carton of the master outer carton, which packs and ships the customers’ items in a box. And it has direct contact with the goods.
Foldable box: Foldable box is made of cardboard, kraft paper, etc, which is used for gifts, clothes, jewelry packaging. And they are easy to set up. Finishes such as matte glossy, hot foil stamping, or embossed are available.
Garment clip: Garment clips are the small transparent plastic clips or pins used to shirt binding. We can also call it ready-to-wear garment clips. And it aims to keep the textiles or clothes stay in their original place. Then it can make the garments fold neatly during shipping or displaying. So, it is suitable for shirts, skirts, towels, etc. (fixed products).
Tag pin: A tag pin is a plastic tag fastener or tagging barbs for hang tags, price tags, or clothing tags’ brands. And it includes a hand-sealing plastic pin and tag gun barb. In general, they refer to hangtag plastic pins or plastic seal barbs in a broad sense.
Safety pin: A safety pin is a metal fastener used for securing fabric, and its material includes steel, brass, nickel, or stainless steel. Types include straight safety pin, curved safety pin, coiled pin, and coilless pin. Then, they are widely used for linking hang tags to garments.
Stickers: A sticker is a type of paper or plastic that with adhesive to display size and fabric information. Of course, we can remove it from clothing without leaving behind any residue. And it includes name tag stickers, size label stickers, shirt stickers, carton stickers, barcode stickers, etc.
Hang tags: Hang tags are labels attached to products to include brand name or logo, price, specification, wash symbols, etc. In general, we use paper, plastic, metal, leather, fabric material to make them. Apart from this, we hang it on the products by string, rope and metal chain, etc.
Hang tag string: Hangtag string is to connect the hangtag and garment. And materials include plastic, tape, natural jute, elastic thread, cotton, polyester, flax, waxed cotton, ribbon, etc. Besides, the seal on the string can add a brand logo.
Collar stay: The collar stay is also called butterfly pin, collar stand. Then, it is the inner show, and it is responsible for bracing the collar. So, it is different from other accessories of shirts, such as ties and bow ties, which are externally displayed to others.
What’s the difference between garment trims and accessories?
- Trims is to complete a garment. While accessories is to complete, decorate or even package a garment.
- Trims have both functional and non-functional use. Accessories only have decorative features.
- Examples: trims include: buttons, zippers, lace, tassels; while accessories include polybag, tissue paper, inner carton, stickers, etc.