MERCERIZED COTTON

IDEAL FOR GARMENTS

Mercerized cotton, one of our most commonly used string options, is available in both a standard weight (5/2) and a heavier weight (3/2) option. Our mercerized cotton string is a simple and beautiful solution, and is also our most color-fast string. This attribute makes mercerized cotton string a natural choice for garment tags, furniture tags, and innumerable other applications. Mercerized cotton can typically be obtained in any color shown below for very large stringing projects. We may not be able to make every color shown below available on smaller runs.

5/2 (Lightweight) Mercerized Cotton

Our lighter weight 5/2 mercerized cotton is one of our most frequently specified string options. This is typical choice for almost any type of tag, and we see it in a wide variety of applications, most commonly with garment, accessory, and curio tags.

Photograph of a coil of lightweight 5/2 mercerized cotton in white.
Photograph of a coil of lightweight 5/2 mercerized cotton in white.
Close-up photograph of lightweight 5/2 mercerized cotton in white.
Close-up photograph of lightweight 5/2 mercerized cotton in white.
Blue tags strung with 5/2 mercerized cotton in white.
Blue tags strung with lightweight 5/2 mercerized cotton in white.
Glossy folded tags strung with lightweight 5/2 mercerized cotton in white.
Glossy folded tags strung with lightweight 5/2 mercerized cotton in white.

3/2 (Heavyweight) Mercerized Cotton

Our heavy-weight 3/2 mercerized cotton is a string option often used for tags on garments, accessories, furniture, lighting, and gifts of all kinds. From any distance, the color of the string is more noticeable in the heavier weight.

Photograph of a coil of 3/2 mercerized cotton in white.
Photograph of a coil of 3/2 mercerized cotton in white.
Close-up photograph of 3/2 mercerized cotton in white.
Close-up photograph of 3/2 mercerized cotton in white.
Tags with nickel eyelets strung with heavyweight 3/2 mercerized cotton in white.
Tags with nickel eyelets strung with heavyweight 3/2 mercerized cotton in white.
Double mounted red-white garment tags strung with heavyweight 3/2 mercerized cotton in white.
Double mounted red-white garment tags strung with heavyweight 3/2 mercerized cotton in white.
Comparison photograph of 3/2 (at left) and 5/2 (at right) mercerized cotton in white.
Comparison photograph of 3/2 (at left) and 5/2 (at right) mercerized cotton in white.

Mercerized Cotton:

3/2 vs. 5/2

​3/2 Cotton, at left, requires a 5/32″ hole, as shown. 5/2 Cotton, at right, requires a 1/8″ hole. The soft feel and brilliant array of colors for both mercerized cotton options are why these are most often specified for garment tags. As with all digital representations of materials, seeing an image of a material will never yield the same experience as holding a a physical sample.​

Color Chart

It is possible that we may not be able to obtain each and every one of the colors shown at the time of your order. As with all digital representations, the actual color of the material may not be exactly as shown on your screen. 

Medium Grey
Medium Grey
Birch
Birch
Silver
Silver
Stone
Stone
Desert Sand
Desert Sand
Safari
Safari
Champagne
Champagne
Flaxen
Flaxen
Light Yellow
Light Yellow
Dark Gold
Dark Gold
Gold
Gold
Yellow
Yellow
Light Orange
Light Orange
Melon
Melon
Indies Orange
Indies Orange
Tangerine
Tangerine
Red
Red
Burnt Orange
Burnt Orange
Lipstick
Lipstick
Wine
Wine
Ruby Glint
Ruby Glint
Wine Tone
Wine Tone
Deep Purple
Deep Purple
Purple Passion
Purple Passion
Hummingbird
Hummingbird
Deep Lavender
Deep Lavender
Purple
Purple
Grotto Pink
Grotto Pink
Magenta
Magenta
Dark Fuchsia
Dark Fuchsia
Fuchsia
Fuchsia
Petal Pink
Petal Pink
Tea
Tea
Wisteria
Wisteria
Peach
Peach
Quince
Quince
Duck
Duck
Cactus
Cactus
Jade Green
Jade Green
Teal
Teal
Scarab Green
Scarab Green
Pistachio Green
Pistachio Green
Mint Green
Mint Green
Sapphire Green
Sapphire Green
Bali Green
Bali Green
Avocado
Avocado
Verdant
Verdant
Moss Green
Moss Green
Persian Green
Persian Green
Winter Green
Winter Green
Evergreen
Evergreen
Dark Green
Dark Green
Loden
Loden
Dark Turquoise
Dark Turquoise
Quarry
Quarry
Poplin
Poplin
Mineral
Mineral
King Blue
King Blue
Paradise Blue
Paradise Blue
Light Turquoise
Light Turquoise
Periwinkle
Periwinkle
Special Turquoise
Special Turquoise
Deep Turquoise
Deep Turquoise
Caribbean Blue
Caribbean Blue
Bermuda Blue
Bermuda Blue
Peacock
Peacock
Yale Blue
Yale Blue
Pacific Blue
Pacific Blue
Royal Blue
Royal Blue
Cobalt Blue
Cobalt Blue
Navy
Navy
Soldier Blue
Soldier Blue