A long time ago (not in a galaxy far, far away – sadly) the nice people at the Name Label Company asked if they could send me some of their magical name labels for me to review. I happily agreed, they sent me a small bundle of labels (for both Robert and Freddie) and they then sat on my bedside table for months.
Not because I didn’t want them – far from it, I was itching to try them out. No, simply because it wasn’t a particularly good time to be reviewing name labels – school holidays were approaching! Thankfully, I kept them safe and in August this year, as we restocked Robert’s school-time wardrobe, I finally got a chance to try them out.
So what, pray tell, did I think about them?
As with some of my previous “Reviews” there isn’t really a LOT you can say about a name label, other than the obvious. But they DO work very well, they’re all still in the pieces of clothing they’re supposed to be in and we’ll continue using them until our stocks run low. You probably can’t really ask for more than that, I reckon?
The labels themselves come in a variety of types – sew-in, iron-on, stick-on, tag-on and more – and they look very child-friendly too. The ones that have impressed me most so far are the shoe labels – little transparent stickers that pop on the sole of the shoe and stay there in the face of insurmountable odds. You can see a picture of one of the shoe-labels below.
The other version that impressed us were the tag-on – whilst my wife is an expert seamstress, sewing on traditional name labels is a right old pain in the arse, so these no-sew labels are a real blessing. Just pop the little plastic pin through the labels (in whatever combination suits you) and pop the cap on the top – bingo. One tiny, itch-free label secured to your child’s clothing in about 8 seconds flat. You can’t say fairer than that, right?
In summary, I’d highly recommend this clever little labelling solution to any parent who has a need for name labels – or any adult with a very poor short-term memory in fact.