What is a waterproof, eco-friendly alternative to vinyl labeling for products like perfume and body wash?

Question by southabi: What is a waterproof, eco-friendly alternative to vinyl labeling for products like perfume and body wash?
My sister is starting a small business of eco-friendly, vegan beauty products and we’ve run into a hurdle. We need to figure out a waterproof alternative to vinyl labeling for the bottles. We were thinking of attaching the product information on post-consumer cardstock, but then we run into the problem of the products having no label if the consumer takes the card off.

Any suggestions?

Best answer:

Answer by RuthAnn
Very thin cloth ( like flour sacking ) with a water proof glue. The cloth can be printed with indelible ink ahead of time before gluing. The glue could be one of those watered based glues that becomes water proof after it dries.
What about using a rubber stamp with permanent ink, right on the bottles?

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One Response to “What is a waterproof, eco-friendly alternative to vinyl labeling for products like perfume and body wash?”

  1. bluelotussmellslikebananas Reply February 22, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    I would say only use glass containers and see how far static cling label materials have come.

    I also like the idea of a soft cloth label attachment, like a small handkerchief, with the company story, message, etc. that can be used as a dustcloth or whatever when the product is finished. The problem with that remains the same – it can be detached from the product. Which is a problem especially of you ship offshore.

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