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swift tack or tagging pinThis item is some times referenced in different ways.  I have heard the following stated and seen the following spelling of this item:  Swift Tack, Swift Tacs, Swift Tags, tagging pins, and Swiftach®.  Regardless of what it is called or how it is spelled, the item that I am referencing on this page is that small plastic item that is often used to attach tags to apparel...

When hangtags and price tickets are attached to garments or fashion accessories, they are typically attached by swift tacks.  The swift tacks are the small plastic items that are attached with a tagging tool.  I am referencing them as being made of plastic, but technically, they can be made of Nylon or Polypropylene, and possibly other materials.

Swift tacks will vary in length, material, color, tensile strength.  If you are planning to order them, make sure to check with the supplier to find out how many come in a clip.  Also, if they are connected on non-connected.  Be certain that you have the proper tagging tool.  Different times of tagging pins will require different types of tagging tools.

The price tag or hangtag will generally be hanging from the garment via a swift tack, but it may also be applied directly to the garment as a sticker.  On occasion, hangtags and price tickets may be hung from the garments by ribbon, string, or another decorative method.  However, the majority of clothing have tags applied by the use of swift tacks.

Many manufacturers will customize swift tacks in various colors and sizes as per the buyers requirement.  They often stock typical colors and sizes, but they may also produce custom product when needed.

If the price tickets or hangtags are swift tacked in the wrong place it will result in a charge back from the clothing retailer to the supplier.

The word Swiftach® is a registered trademark of Avery Dennison.  Invented by Avery Dennison in the 1960s, the Avery Dennison® Swiftach® fastening system revolutionized the apparel and retail industries by producing a quick, safe and cost-effective method to attach price and brand tags to garments. Today, the Avery Dennison® Swiftach® brand fastener has ventured beyond tag attaching.

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If you are looking to purchase swift tacks, price tags, price tickets, hangtags, stickers, etc., you can check the clothing components manufacturer section.  You can also check the trims & notions directory.

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Swift tacks are attached with tagging tools.


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