What are clothing accessories

What are clothing accessories? 30 kinds of clothing accessories that make your clothes special and unique!

In garment manufacturing, clothing accessories are the soul of the cloth, and play a vital role in the brand clothing. Depending on whether the clothing accessories is used for men’s, women’s or children’s wear, different materials of accessories will be used.

It’s very important to buy clothing accessories from qualified suppliers and inspect the quality of goods according to international standards. In addition, for children’s clothing accessories, more attention should be paid to the use of environmentally friendly and non-toxic materials to avoid harming children’s delicate skin.

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Types of clothing accessories:

Typically, there are three types of clothing accessories by use:

  1. Basic clothing accessories,
  2. Decorative clothing accessories,
  3. Packaging clothing accessories

1. Basic clothing accessories 

Accessories are the finishing touches on clothing, which can make an ordinary piece of clothing have an eye-catching effect and set off the wearer’s style. Although accessories are only small parts of clothing, they can not only beautify the overall appearance of the clothing, but also have some functions. For example, hook and loop fasteners and buckles can achieve fixed functions, while the materials of metal zippers and rivets can achieve conflicting feeling on clothing.

Buttons are not just made for opening and closing clothes. Choosing handmade buttons can make an ordinary clothes look extraordinary. Using metal buttons can make heavy fabrics look bright, and using special shaped buttons on children’s clothing can make the clothes special and interesting.

Handmade buttons


  1. Buttons
  2. Zipper
  3. Lining
  4. Interlining
  5. Ribbon
  6. Buckle
  7. Hook and loop fastener
  8. Elastic band
  9. Rivets
  10. Wash label
  11. Decorative accessories
  12. Pocket fabric


2. Decorative clothing accessories 

There are many types of decorative clothing accessories. We’ll briefly introduce 9 common decorative clothing accessories. Piping generally uses bias-cut fabric to avoid the loosening of fabrics during sewing. You may also use ribbons or different colors of fabrics for piping to create different visual effects. If you want to add iron rhinestone on your clothes, you must pay attention to the quality of the iron rhinestone and the temperature when you iron it on the fabrics to ensure that it can be firmly ironed on the fabric.

If you want to create a romantic atmosphere, lace, fringes and ruffles are all good decorative clothing accessories, which can not only enhance the texture of clothes, but also create a soft feeling.

  1. Piping
  2. iron rhinestone
  3. Ribs
  4. Poly cord
  5. Embroidery
  6. Lace
  7. Taffeta
  8. Fringe
  9. Ruffle

Decorative clothing accessories

3. Packaging accessories

Clothing packaging accessories may seem unimportant, but complete packaging can ensure that the clothing is not damp and moldy during transportation, and it can also avoid friction and collision. The paper quality and thickness of the hanging tag and the user info sheet will affect the quality of a clothing, and high-level brands generally use thicker materials to avoid folding the tag, which will damage the brand image.

Children’s clothing is often sold with hangers. Although it is thoughtful, there are also concerns about environmental protection. It is best to reuse them to avoid burdening the earth.

  1. Hanging tag
  2. Price tag
  3. User info sheet
  4. Hangers
  5. Plastic bags
  6. Moistureproof paper
  7. Cartons
  8. Tape
  9. Stickers

packing materials


ILLUME provides all kinds of clothing accessories, including packing materials.  Contact ILLUME for more details.

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