Jackets, backpacks, tennis shoes are all items which can be readily mislaid on public transportation, in school, or even in a nursing home. Imagine the high cost of replacing the clothing alone, not to mention what may be inside the backpack or jacket pocket.
No matter how careful our children or we may be, sometimes items are forgotten or mislaid. Making sure that we have every chance to get them back is a very simple matter these days. Even the most honest person can’t return your property unless you have identified it as yours with name tapes or name labels.
If it isn't clearly labeled, it's simply gone and you are out the money that you paid for these expensive items. Ensuring that lost items can be returned to you or readily identified means ensuring that you have a means to identify them or that someone else has a way to do so in order to return it.
With sewn-on or iron on labels, your expensive apparel can usually find its way back to you. Without them, you may simply be replacing item after item on a monthly basis.