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Ok that is what I thought but I wanted to make sure. Like I mentioned before this thread was full of information on American Apparel blanks but not much else.

I'm big into the Jerzee blanks and prefer to use them. Though I'm not sure if I'm set on relabeling or not its good to know! Thanks again.
 

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I know, this point has been discussed before but it never came to a satisfying answer to me. So here is my problem:

I have carefully removed the label in the neck of an American Apparel t-shirt to see how easy relabeling a t-shirt is. Indeed, taking away the label in the neck is very easy.

But inside the neck and outside the t-shirt the stitching has let loose, and will let loose more if I don’t do anything at it. What can be done (in an invisible way)?

If there is a solution for this, I can think about the next step/ choice: Let I sew an own label with brandname in the neck, or will the brandname be printed in the inside of the neck? And if I choose for printing, shall I let it screenprint or can it be done with heat transfer or another way of printing, like a stamp orso, by myself?

Next problem: The AA label also includes washing-instructions and ‘100% cotton’ information a.s.o. So if you take away the AA label, you also take away this information. It’s a whole. How do I replace this information, also in the neck together with the brandname, or by sewing in a apart label?

The best solution would be t-shirts with the same quality and fit as AA, without label. But I am afraid they can not be found.

Has anyone experiences with relabeling an American Apparel t-shirt?
american apparel has recommended vendors for relabeling their clothing. if you call them, they are more than willing to give you this information.
 

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Like I mentioned before this thread was full of information on American Apparel blanks but not much else.
None of the information in this thread is specific to American Apparel, that just happens to be the brand the person who started the thread was using. Everything I quoted from the FTC applies to textiles in general (it says that at the top of the post) - not just t-shirts, let alone a specific brand of t-shirt.
 

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None of the information in this thread is specific to American Apparel, that just happens to be the brand the person who started the thread was using. Everything I quoted from the FTC applies to textiles in general (it says that at the top of the post) - not just t-shirts, let alone a specific brand of t-shirt.

hehehe :) thanks for the late reply! hhaha :)
 

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I too am in the midst of the "relabeling" quagmire. Here's where I am currently in my process: I like AA shirts, and a few others that are nice quality, and I am quality oriented. I want my OWN brand label AND I need my OWN care instructions - cuz I do a lot of crystal, rhinestone & mixed media imprints. I want the care instructions to say "Machine wash cold - inside out - gentle cycle - no bleach - dry flat - do not iron decoration" which is IMPOSSIBLE to find since all the mfrs. use "tumble dry low" at the very least. I don't like the tear away tag shirts I have seen as far as quality goes (I make mostly women's, fashion, fitted products). I think I am going to do the following:

1) buy the nice brands I like (like AA etc.)
2) have them shipped to Tagless Threads in CA where they will screen print the BRAND, MFR. LOCATION, FIBER CONTENT, SIZE AND CARE INSTRUCTIONS inside the back of the neckline.
3) have Tagless ship them to my workshop
4)have my employees use small embroidery scissors to cut the mfrs. brand tag & care tags out of the shirts (NOT opening any seams, just cut them very close to the seam line for NOW only)
5) press my custom designs onto the shirts WITH TEFLON SHEETS OVER THEM SO THE HEAT PRESS DOESN'T MELT THE SILK SCREENED BRAND/CARE INFO INSIDE BACK OF NECK!

That's a temporary solution for this project FOR NOW.
Once my volumes are higher, I will look to other vendors who can sell me custom branded shirts - assuming I can grow my business to the point of meeting the high minimum orders of shirts per size/color.

OR the other option is:
1)buy same shirts (AA etc.)
2)order custom woven brand labels from one vendor
3)order custom printed care labels from another vendor (like nwtag.com)
4)receive the shirts, have employee cut brand & care labels out - close to seam line (not sure if I need this step or not yet???)
5)hire a contract sewing co. here LOCALLY (I am in FL) to sew in my woven brand labels & printed care tags (we do the drop off & pick up with our van)

Maybe some of these thoughts will help someone else out...
What do you experienced folks think about these options, any ideas?

All advice/opinions appreciated.
Thanks,
Cara
Shining Glory Fashions
 

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hi cara,
you can use tsc apparel - they sell american apparel and you can have your custom labels shipped to them, where in they will remove the original label and joker and re-sew your label with new care instructions.
hope that helps
 

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Yes, that's what I was going to suggest as well.

Also, you don't need 2 separate labels. If you want a woven label, you can just have your woven label loop-folded with care/content on the underside of your logo label.:)

If you want printed, you can do the same with printed.;)
 

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I want to activate this thread again and first say that I just don't know what we would do without t-shirt forums. The information here is so ridiculously helpful and amazing, it's unreal.

Second, does everyone think it is imperative to have your own custom labels before sending your shirts to the reviewer sites? We use JS apparel shirts, they side label for us with only the necessary RN and care info and size (tag doesn't say JS anywhere) and then we have our logo printed on the back of the shirt, on the outside though, just below the collar. We are looking at adding our own custom tag, whether it's printed or sewn in, but are feeling that once we have higher quantities for printing, that's when it will make most sense. Do you think it reflects badly when to reviewers when you don't have your own tag?
 
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