Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Little Miss My Nametags Review

With Lily beginning infant school in September, my mind has been prompted to get on with finding and buying school uniform and PE kits. How is my little girl already off to school? Time certainly flies! 

One thing that was drummed into us at our first parent's evening was to ensure every item of schoolwear, shoes and all, are labelled. So when the opportunity to review some nametags arose, I jumped at the chance, for this main reason - no sewing!

My Nametags Washable Label Review title and brand logo bear

The people at My Nametags are onto a good thing; their nametag range not only includes iron on nametags, which I would find a lot easier than getting my rudimentary sewing kit out, but also offers stick on nametags. Having had no experience of the longevity of children's clothes labels aside from the odd biro name scribble on a coat label, I am naturally intrigued by these, plus they offer a Mr.Men and Little Miss range to choose from, which are super bright and colourful, far from the norm of a simple printed name.

Washable sticker labels for Lily's uniform, bright blue, Little Miss
I chose the Little Miss Sunshine design; bright blue with little daisies and Lily's name plus class details.
The stick on labels claim to last wash after wash when applied to the clothes laundry label, so it does seem to be as easy as peel, stick and that is that. They are also dishwasher microwave and steriliser proof, so ideal for a lunch box or water bottle, and of course perfect for labelling books, bags and shoes.

Instructuons for the Little Men and Little Miss Washable name labels

So far I am impressed...The few 'tester' items of clothing which now sport the bright labels have passed the washing machine and tumble dryer exam. The labels are recommended to be applied to the manufacturers label (collar) or the laundry care label (usually down a seam). Personally I aim to apply the labels to the collar or waistband labels purely because that is where most people check for a name, rather than down a trouser leg. Children's clothes come with a variety of different sized manufacturers labels in the collar, and I have found that some of the My Nametags needed to be applied in the best way to fit the label and this may not always be horizontally and may require a fold. If this bothers you, whilst you cannot apply the label to fabric directly, the laundry care label is often substantially bigger to fit the name tag effectively.

Positioning of the My Nametags label may depend on the size of the clothing label
As you can see, the waistband label for these trousers is quite slim as expected, so I have applied it vertically. The name tag is bright enough to not get ignored, whatever it's orientation on a label.
Folded label for Lily's sweater
This Mamas and Papas collar label is pretty narrow, so I simply folded over Little Miss Sunshine (sorry!) so the important details are displayed clearly.
The Mr Men and Little Miss sticker range are available from £13.95 for 56 stickers plus £1.00 postage and packaging. I will post an updated review in September once her new school uniform and PE kit have been purchased, labelled and washed too.

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