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 an 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.

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Glossy folded tags strung with lightweight 5/2 mercerized cotton in white. Blue tags strung with 5/2 mercerized cotton in white.

5/2 (Light Weight) 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.

Double mounted red-white garment tags strung with heavyweight 3/2 mercerized cotton in white. Tags with nickel eyelets strung with heavyweight 3/2 mercerized cotton in white.

3/2 (Heavy Weight) 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.

Comparison photograph of 3/2 (at left) and 5/2 (at right) mercerized cotton in white.

3/2 Cotton

5/2 Cotton

5/32"
hole
1/8"
hole

COMPARISON: 3/2 vs. 5/2 Mercerized Cotton

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.

 

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Black

Black

Bleached White

Bleached White

Natural

Natural

Antique Gold

Antique Gold

Ginger

Ginger

California Gold

California Gold

Old Gold

Old Gold

Oak

Oak

Beige

Beige

Light Rust

Light Rust

Mead

Mead

Spice

Spice

Raisin

Raisin

Dusty Coral

Dusty Coral

Bark

Bark

Dark Sierra

Dark Sierra

Cocoa

Cocoa

Medium Brown

Medium Brown

Dark Grey

Dark Grey

Charcoal

Charcoal

Medium Grey

Medium Grey

Birch

Birch

Silver

Silver

Stone

Stone

Desert Sand

Desert Sand

Chamois

Chamois

Safari

Safari

Champagne

Champagne

Flaxen

Flaxen

Light Yellow

Light Yellow

Daffodil

Daffodil

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

Red Hot

Red Hot

Lipstick

Lipstick

Wine

Wine

Garnet

Garnet

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

Grotto

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

Jade

Jade

Teal

Teal

Crab

Crab

Willow Green

Willow Green

Scarab Green

Scarab Green

Pistachio

Pistachio

Mint

Mint

Sapphire Green

Sapphire Green

Bali Green

Bali Green

Kelly Green

Kelly Green

Avocado

Avocado

Verdant

Verdant

Moss Green

Moss Green

Persian Green

Persian Green

Winter Green

Winter Green

Forest Green

Forest Green

Evergreen

Evergreen

Mountain Green

Mountain Green

Dark Green

Dark Green

Hunter Green

Hunter Green

Forest Green

Forest Green

Loden

Loden

Dark Turquoise

Dark Turquoise

Quarry

Quarry

Poplin

Poplin

Mineral

Mineral

Tyrolean Blue

Tyrolean Blue

King Blue

King Blue

Paradise Blue

Paradise Blue

Light Turquoise

Light Turquoise

Periwinkle

Periwinkle

Special Turquoise

Special Turquoise

Deep Turquoise

Deep Turquoise

Caribbean

Caribbean

Bermuda Blue

Bermuda Blue

Peacock

Peacock

Yale Blue

Yale Blue

Pacific Blue

Pacific Blue

Nassau Blue

Nassau Blue

Royal Blue

Royal Blue

Cobalt Blue

Cobalt Blue

Denim

Denim

Navy

Navy

Soldier Blue

Soldier Blue

Special Navy

Special Navy

Please do not hesitate to contact us to learn more or to request a sample.