Back To School Labelling With Korbond

Kit sent for purpose of review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

When it comes to your children going back to school, there is so much you have to think about. Making sure all their uniform and P.E kit is ready, that their bag is packed correctly, that you’ve got the right size shoes. Something that I always leave to the last minute is labelling and I know that is awful. We are usually about two weeks in before I remember to label anything but luckily I have a headstart this year, thanks to this Korbond Back To School Labelling Kit.

Korbond is a family owned and operated business in which still hold family values at their core. Their mission is to be the most professional and highly regarded non-food supplier to their customers. Available to buy in Tesco’s, Sainsbury’s and other leading UK retailers, they are one of the most established haberdashery brands out there. The kit they sent me included some iron on labels, some stick on labels, some shoe labels (great if your child struggles with their left and right), some hemming web and a bag tag that they can hook onto their book bag or rucksack.

We are heading out this week to grab some school uniform bits – the plain polo shirts and trousers as we’ve kindly been given some of the school branded stuff from our friend whose son is the year above. We’re all set for labels now as you can see from the variety we’ve got below.

With the amount of stuff Jack has to take in (uniform, shoes, wellies, P.E kit, all-in-one, book bag, water bottle etc), we often need a variety of different labels and Korbond really do provide you with a variety to choose from. We’re definitely going to be picking up some more Korbond labels as these are great quality and do the job perfectly. They are durable and much more affordable than many of the other labelling brands out there – plus you know you get good quality when it bears the Korbond name.

For 24 woven name labels, 6 pairs of long lasting shoe labels and 15 dishwasher safe lunchbox and water bottle labels, you will pay just £3.99 – a price that probably can’t be beaten! The bag tags are just £3 for 2 and you can also get a set of 24 iron labels with a fine point marker pen for just £2.69 – they really do offer great variety. I was sent a few of each in my kit to give them a try and I’m definitely impressed.

Some quick labelling tips

  • Do it all in one go. Labelling clothes can be a little repetitive but it is easier to get it all done in one go than say you will do the rest later and forgetting to do it.
  • Use a fine point marker pen – other pens easily rub off or wash out.
  • Label everything. Even if you don’t think it needs a label, it probably does. Even down to their hats and winter coats – you don’t want to lose them.
  • Use stick ons for items like water bottles, lunchboxes and iron ons for clothes. No matter how well a stuck on label is stuck to a label on their jumper or in their shoes, it will come off incredibly easy and could lead to your child’s item getting lost.

Labelling is so important when it comes to going back to school. Do you have any tips?

8 comments / Add your comment below

  1. I love Korbond!
    Iron on labels can be such a faff! but I recently learned a trick and used my hair straightners rather than the iron. Sooo much easier!
    I also used a name sticker and cut in half (first name/ second name) to use in my son’s school shoes. a fab way to teach them which shoe goes on what foot.

  2. This sounds great! Both my little ones are at nursery this year, and I’ve been told – EVERYTHING NEEDS TO BE LABELLED! EVERYTHING!! So I am definitely checking these out, thank you!

  3. I love the super sticky labels that can go on clothes and tuperware and is washing machine/dishwasher proof! I buy the same ones every year online as they are so good – just stick and go 🙂 I’ve also been a bit stingy this year and put both my childrens names on, so I only had to buy one set!

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