Labelling firm MAP80 East has developed a new enzyme-resistant fabric label solution that allows apparel manufacturers to produce their own labels for enzyme-washed products.

The company, a supplier to high street giant Marks & Spencer, created the solution by blending traditional label fabric and specialist ribbon, making label print resistant to harsh enzyme washes used by many garment companies.

According to MAP80 East managing director Jerry Forster, the solution was cost-effective as it did not require clothing makers to invest in additional hardware.

"Our new enzyme wash labelling solution is easy to introduce to an existing labelling system that has no special requirements or set-up costs attached," Forster said.

"By producing the enzyme-resistant labels themselves manufacturers can eliminate delays in production waiting for labels to arrive and because exact quantities can be produced there is no wasted label stock either."

The solution is available in major needlepoint locations worldwide.