A creative way to relabel and professionally brand your merch.

NECKTAGWEBIn the apparel industry it’s important to set your brand apart by adding value to you products. We make it easy and affordable to do that with our relabeling expertise. Red Bird offers multiple relabeling options for custom t shirt tags including the most popular, screen printed tags, tag removal, woven labels and custom loop tags.

A screen printed neck tag is a creative way to relabel and professionally brand your merch. It’s done by removing the existing tear away inner label and replacing it with a nice soft feel custom label that will include your brands logo, size of the garment, the fabric contents, care and wash instructions. Relabeling is a very unique process that gives you t-shirt a premium look and adds a ton of value to your brand.

Screen printed neck tags are the most popular relabeling method. Neck tags are a cost effective addition that can be added on minimums as low as 36 pieces. To get wholesale pricing we suggest getting a minimum of 12 pieces per size. Besides manufacturing your own blanks, this is how you can make your brand stand out and be 100% custom. We simply remove the itchy paper tag inside the neckline and replace it with a soft touch, custom screen printed neck label. This finishing service will provide that retail quality finish that your partners are looking for.

Screen printing is our standard method for custom tags but we also offer heat transferred tags. Our maximum size for screen print is 3.5” x 3.5”.

Also available, heat transferred tags by Supacolor. These are great for detail on the fuzzy fleece material inside of hoodies and crewneck sweatshirts. The cost is a bit higher because of the time required for applying each individual transfer. The maximum size we recommend is 4.2” x 4.2”.

When printing shirt tags there are a couple things we suggest. To begin, it’s important to keep the care instructions “wash cold/hang dry”, garment information, fabric content. Our team will provide you with all the necessary information required on an inner label. The other benefit of custom tag printing is the tag removal. Most of us remove those itchy annoying tags from our t shirts, so why not replace it with your own custom inner tag that has a very soft feel. We’ve screen printed thousands of custom tags and our team would be more than happy to help design your own custom tag template, or you can download from our choice of stock templates.

Be sure to include the following information in the artwork:

  • Company Name,
  • RN#
  • Fabric Contents
  • Country of Origin
  • Care Instructions.

Generally we will require +2 days for tag removal and tag printing in order to produce quality neck labels.

There is a 0.5” placement allowance in any direction on tag prints
Tearaway Tags

If your shirts come with tearaway tags, we do not charge to tear those out. Please be aware that tear-away tags will sometimes leave small pieces of the tag still in the shirt seam. If you do not pay for tag removal, we are not liable to remove all pieces of the tag should some remain in the seam. If you want them unsewn for removal, thus eliminating the chance of the tearaway remnants, standard removal fees and turnarounds apply.


fold and poly bag shirtsThe last step in making your brand retail ready is the folding and polybagging process. This will ensure that your merch stays looking sharp, clean and protected during shipping and distribution. Not only will you be wowed seeing your garments neatly folded and bagged but so will your customer.

Poly bags carry a high level of professionalism that will set you apart from the competition. Also, to help keep your order organized by size, we can apply size stickers to the poly bags for a small fee (see below).

With several options and finishing service, stop by our shop and let our experienced team show you what retail ready looks like in person.


size stickers for shirtsThe old saying “Time is Money” is a true statement when speaking of entrepreneurship and small business. Size stickers will save you the time it takes to savagely unbag and unfold and remove the what was a perfectly folded garment just to verify the sizing info.

Let our production team label each poly bag with the coinciding size of the already folded and bagged garment. Size stickers will help the retailer easily located the garment size they need and speed up the overall process. From packing, merchandising in a retail location or selling garments at a live event, we highly suggest adding size stickers to the poly bags.


Custom hang tags are another finishing service we highly suggest. These hang tags can help take your brand to the next level. This is what makes your street wear brand stand out and genuinely give it that professional retail ready look. You can use your hang tang to attach a barcode, sizing information, a thank you note or any relevant information regarding your brand. Hang tags provide an opportunity to use an additional canvas to paint a picture or convey a message directly to each buyer.

Although we don’t print hangtags in house anymore, we have some great resources for professional companies that do great work when it comes to custom hang tags. Be sure to check our Mama’s Sauce!

Placement options
Hang tags are traditionally placed in the collar label, in the collar fabric or under the right/left armpit fabric. If you would like us to place them in another spot, please be sure to let your account executive know. A small hole in the location where the plastic fastener is applied is common, so we recommend placing the fastener in the collar label or under the arm.


A woven label is made from cloth or a threaded material which are sewn into the sleeve, or bottom hem seam. We can remove the manufacturers label and relabel it with your own logo to customize your garments. From our experience, a screen printed neck tag along with a woven bottom hem tag or sleeve tag will upgrade your brand from standard to premium. We’ve seen several clients double the value of their brand just by adding these low cost accessories. Again, this is a great subtle way to brand and embellish you printed garment. With that being said, designing woven tags can be a bit tricky because the logo or text is woven and not printed so small detailed designs or text may or may not be visible. If you’d like some guidance feel free to email us. Our order minimum for woven labels 200 pieces. We create the labels and sew them on to the garment individually

Woven Labels are a fashionable, customizable addition that is stitched to the bottom seam or the sleeve of a shirt. Wovens which are also referred to as “Hem Tags” are a low cost add on that gives your brand the high quality look and feel that your customers will want. It will help with your brand recognition, but most importantly, for just a few extra dollars, this fully customizable add on will nearly double your brands value.


Starting your own apparel brand couldn’t be easier when working with a local print shop like Red Bird. We are the Raleigh’s experts and the go to shop when it comes to street wear. Not only do we specialize in street wear but we’re here to provide all our potential partners with the necessary details on how to start, maintain and grow your brand in order for you to make large profits. Over the past 3 years we’ve helped over 200+ brands get started and grow. With our onsite design team along with our printing experts our main focus is on providing detailed high quality printed merch for your next big project. We have a huge catalog of products to choose from and work with the biggest brands the apparel industry offers. Here’s a condensed list of our shops go to brands for building your next big streetwear brand. Be sure to click the links below for a link to color swatches along with a wide variety of garment styles to chose from.

bella canvas
american apparel
rabbit skins apparel
los Angeles apparel
shaka wear