Waste Not with Waterproof Stickers for Clothes
Unless one purchases clothes that should only be dry cleaned, which is something one would hardly do if the garments are destined to be worn often by young (and not so young) children, virtually all clothing requires regular washing, irrespective of the presence of additional embellishments, motifs, and stickers. In particular, stickers for clothes must be waterproof if they’re to last, helping to ensure that garments are not lost.
In general, people prefer washing their everyday clothes. The reason for this is because dry cleaning is expensive and not the most suitable cleaning method for all types of fabrics, other than those with a “dry clean only” tag.
The History Cleaning New Garments
A snippet that may be of interest – washing soiled clothes did not feature during the early years, when iconic French songstress, Edith Piaf, the Little Sparrow, lived on the streets of Paris. Piaf’s half-sister, Simone Berteaut, reports in her biography of their time spent together as follows: When Piaf started earning money by busking and singing on the streets, the pair simply bought new clothes when those that had been worn repeatedly were dirty. Money was for spending; waste was meaningless.
Since the pair had never been taught the value of personal hygiene and doing laundry either, the concept of using soap and water was entirely foreign to the sisters. One might speculate that even if waterproof stickers that proudly indicate ownership of clothing had been invented in those days, they wouldn’t have paid attention; their lifestyle was too rough.
Machine or Hand Washing
In South Africa, laundering garments is usually accomplished in the home, since most householders have the use of a modern washing machine that takes care of the entire family’s laundry, particularly if the family includes children, little ones who are almost always guaranteed to require at least one clean outfit every day, and two, if pyjamas are included.
South Africans are fortunate in that the climate here is generally mild to hot. Freshly laundered garments are typically hung outside to dry on a washing line, rather than being placed in a tumble dryer, which consumes a great deal of electricity (nowadays, a costly and sensitive subject in this country).
Direct sunlight causes many a fabric, material and sticker to fade. Additionally, non-waterproof stickers for clothes may disintegrate in water, peel away because of the sun’s heat, washing machine’s temperature or detergent’s power, if the adhesive is inferior, and generally performs poorly.
Withstand Washday Rigours
However, if your waterproof labels are specifically designed to withstand numerous wear and washday rigours and endure notwithstanding, just like the versatile, creative ranges of stick-in garment labels by Labels4School, your young ones may outgrow their garments before their Labels4School personalised name tags require replacement.
You may choose to have only the garments’ wearer’s name on your labels, or you may include additional text. Youngsters also love the Labels4School selection of emojis and illustrations, which may indicate current interests or hobbies, while adding an element of fun.
All our tags are printed in legible black on a white background. These time-saving labels attach quickly and easily to dry, freshly laundered apparel. The ideal place to affix the sticker is on the garment’s own label, usually found at the back neckline or side seam of the garment. Say goodbye to lost clothes and wasted time and money with Labels4School’s waterproof stickers.