Difference between Label and Motif

By | July 14, 2015

Difference between Label and Motif

Mayedul Islam
Merchandiser at Fashion Xpress Buying House.
Badda, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Email: [email protected]



Label and motif are two important trimmings which are used in garments manufacturing. Label is a must needed trimmings in garments and to make garments fashionable motif has a great importance. Though label and motif both are trimmings but there’s some basic difference by which we can easily identify of those.

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Label & Motif

Label & Motif


Label is an important part of the garment. Without any label a garment cannot be sold in the foreign market. A label contains various types of information about the garments such as types of fiber, types of yarn, composition, care instruction, manufacturing country name, size of that garments, price quantity, trade mark, etc.

Types of Label:

There are mainly two types of label and those are-

  1. Main Label,
  2. Sub Label.

Sub label is of four types and those are in the following:

  1. Size label,
  2. Care label,
  3. Price label,
  4. Composition label.


Motif is a trimming which is used to increase the attraction and make fashionable of the garments. Motif contains the country name or brand name. In most cases, motifs are designed by embroidery where some cases by printing design.

Difference between Label and Motif:

The main difference between label and motif are mentioned in the below table:

Label is a must needed part of any garments.
Motif is an optional part of any garments.
It is used in all types of garments.
It is used only for fashionable garments.
It is used for functional purposes.
It is used for decorative purposes.
It is made by woven fabric or paper.
It is made by embroidery or by printing design.
It contains the garments size, manufacturing country name, care instruction etc.
It contains the country name or brand name.

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