Care tag information

pampered1

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Oct 19, 2006
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Someone said that the care tag on a scarf identifies the person who hemmed it, I think? Is that right? I see a little symbol after the iron symbol. Is that it?
 

hello2703

Show Me The Orange!
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Jun 17, 2006
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Europe. Central.
Not really.
On the older care tags, the longer ones, you can sometimes find numbers or letters. There has been a rumour that these letters or numbers identify the roulleteuse (lady who handstitches the hem) and that only the most senior roulleteuses are allowed their own 'labelled' tags. I haven't seen this rumour confirmed, nor denied neither. I haven't seen any letters/numbers on the new short care tags, though...
 

marietouchet

Authenticator
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Feb 18, 2006
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au delà des cinq mers
No one has to agree with me, IMHO the whole roulotteuse story is an urban myth that has a life of its own. :tdown: Someone heard it from an SA and everyone now believes it.

My reason for disbelieving this story is that the letters A, B , P & M keeping popping up on everybody's scarves as if 4 ladies sewed half of the scarves on this planet. And there is something like a million new scarves a year...

Well, that's my story and I sticking to it LOL :yes:

PS there are letters underneath the new shorter tags - but you have to look under the tag to see them
 

hermesgroupie

Orange crush
Feb 12, 2006
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Le Monde Hermes
I'm trying to find the post, but in October a few members went to a scarf event in SCP and this question was asked of the gentlemen doing the Hermes scarf demonstration. I believe they did acknowledge that it did identify the hem roller.