Sara Edwards on Aug 25, 2016
Ordered on August 13 and invoice stated shipping by August 19. I noted to advise with a proof prior to production. Emailed again on the status of my order a week later with no response. They did quickly refund my money after opening a dispute with Etsy today, but that's not what I asked for; I needed the custom labels for a project not a refund. Lack of communication!! I'd give zero stars if I could.
Custom, organic, handmade - fabric labels for every need
The story behind Ananemone starts like this:
An anemone's body is hollow
An anemone has no soul
An anemone has no brains or veins
An anemone's only a hole
An anemone roams the ocean
An anemone's cavity's home
An anemone's company's clowns and crabs
An anemone's enemy's none
Except the gray sea slug
And a fish, tompot blenny
Nobody eats an anemone
She looks like a flower, stings like a bee
(a poem written by my husband many years ago while we were in college)
I like to sew. I picked it up quite some time ago and sewed mainly for my family, until they had too many things to justify making more.
Thus, I started selling my handmade clothing on Etsy. One of the first things I discovered was that to sell legally in the United States, I'd need specific information printed on fabric labels for each garment. The requirements for children's clothing are even more stringent!
I looked around online but couldn't find any labels that were 100% natural, easily customizable, and had low minimums - so, over the course of a few years, I taught myself how to make the labels I was looking for.
They're like nothing else on the internet; soft, durable, natural, infinitely customizable, and produced without harsh chemicals.
I love developing new techniques and designs as well as the physical process of hand-making each sheet of labels; what I love more, though, is being a (very) small part of so many clothing lines and businesses.
These days my husband Matthew and I run the shop together; we both have a physical hand in the making of every single set of labels. He concentrates mainly on the business and production improvements aspects, while my favorite bits remain product development and connecting with other seamstresses and Etsians. Together we make a pretty good team :) My mom (Susanne) has also joined us, helping with some of the preparatory work and filling in the gaps.
I've been on Etsy for a while, so if you have any questions about labeling requirements in the US or how to run a shop here, I'd be happy to help you out. Just send me a conversation.
By the way, Anita Waters of https://www.etsy.com/shop/PhotographyByAnita does a lot of our product photography, she's super awesome.
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Owner, Maker, Designer
Owner, Maker, Designer
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)
Frequently asked questions
How do I send you my images?
You can attach a file to a conversation through Etsy via the little blue "Attach image" link at the bottom right of the conversation box. We prefer .png/.jpg/.pdf.
Can I split an order into more than one name or design?
Yes, we're will print up to three names or designs per order, even for a half sheet. Each label must be the same finished size, though.
Will you make me a digital proof of my labels before printing?
Sure! Send us a conversation requesting a proof, and we'll make you as many digital proofs as you need to get your labels just right. A caution, however: we're not graphic designers. If you need more complicated design work than our skills allow, we recommend WinchesterLambourne (https://www.etsy.com/listing/68964724/custom-label-design-label-graphic). She's nice and very talented :)
Are reprints any cheaper?
Yup, reprints are $17 per sheet, a savings of $6 from the first order price.
What certification does your organic fabric have?
All of our fabric is GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified. We can provide a certificate on request.
Are the iron on labels removable?
You can warm them up with a hair dryer and peel them off with a sharp edge or fingernail, but they may leave residue behind on the clothing or take bits of the clothing with them. (It's a very strong adhesive!)
Do the labels fade or fray?
We've just switched to a new ink system; we use water-based nanopigments and they don't fade at all. The edges of sew on labels will fuzz slightly but will not unravel, as they are printed on the bias of a very finely woven cotton. If you want a completely clean look, you can dip the sides of the labels in fray check.
Do iron on name tags come off in the wash?
- No. We use an industrial quality iron on backing, and these tags do not come off.
Can you rush my order?
Yes, and it's free. We'll turn it around as fast as we can, on request; contact us via Etsy conversation. Sometimes this is not much faster than our stated processing time; sometimes it is the same day.
What is your processing time?
3-5 business days; for larger orders (10+ sheets) it may be a bit longer