Hi guys! Today I bring you something different: it’s not a pattern review, it’s a label review! I was contacted some time ago by the Dutch Label Shop in order to ask me if I wanted to try their products, so if you like to know more about my experience, keep reading!
Maybe you’ve heard of the Dutch Label Shop company: they’re a company that makes different kinds of labels and hangtags that are easily customisable. They’re interesting for home dressmakers as well as for small designers because their minimum order quantities are quite low. Usually, woven labels have to be ordered in large quantities, like 1000 labels minimum or more, which can be inconvenient as well as expensive (think about storing all those labels!). I’d heard about this company in other sewing blogs (I think they’re doing a marketing campaign focused on home sewers, because we are a public who can be interested in this kind of product).
So, I was already thinking about ordering some labels from them, when they contacted me instead! They offered me a voucher to spend in their shop, and that’s exactly what I did: I bought 300 woven labels, customised with my own logo: don’t they look cute? 😉
I chose the woven logo labels, and the process to order them is quite straightforward: you have to upload your logo design (I made mine using Inkscape), and then you select your label type (apparently, there are a lot of ways in which you can fold a woven label!). I selected the single fold kind and then adjusted the width and length of the label.
Next, you have to select the background colour of the label and the colour of the logo, from a quite ample range. But bear in mind that you can’t select any colour of the universe, you’re given different options and some particular colours or shades aren’t included.
Then, select your desired amount (starting at 100 labels) and chose an iron-on or sew-on type of label (mine was obviously sewn-on). You can also add additional comments for your order. Lastly, you can request to be sent a photo proof of the label so you can approve the finished product, but I didn’t request it. I prefer the surprise! 😛
Receiving the products
The labels took around 5 days to produce plus a week for shipping, which I think is quite reasonable. I ordered the labels in the US site, so I was afraid I could be charged import taxes when the package arrived to Spain, but I contacted the company and they assured that the European orders where sent from their European delegation, so no extra taxes for me! (I’m always complaining about import taxes in Spain, but I’m still traumatized by that time I ordered a T-shirt to the US and they charged me taxes that almost doubled the price of the T-shirt!)
So, here they are!! I think they look pretty nice and professional, and the logo design looks very clear despite the labels being quite small. I really like the quality and the colour corresponds to the one I chose on the website.
The labels are quite soft to the touch, but the edges aren’t as smooth as the rest of their surface, so that may be a problem if I use the labels for my lingerie. That’s why I’ve just sewn one to my last Harriet bra, so as soon as I wear it for an extended period of time I’ll decide if it’s really an issue. I’ll keep you posted!
So, to sum up, the Dutch Label Shop is a good option if you want to create your own labels and I’m sure I’ll be ordering from them again… if I ever manage to run out of my 300 labels! 😛
Also, they offered a 15% discount code for my readers, so if you want to try some labels from them, enter the code ‘silverlining’ during the purchase process! The code will be valid for the next 30 days 😉
Have you heard of this company before? Do you know other similar options out there? I’d love to know!
Note: The Dutch Label Shop gave me a $100 voucher to try their products, but I was not compensated for this review. All thoughts and opinions are, as always, my own.