Manufacturers that make private label garments are sometimes required to remove the brand label entirely before selling the garment to our company. A second label with a size and washing instructions will always remain on the garment. The red or black line that sometimes appears on certain labels is the manufacturer's way of designating the item as a closeout. This also is intended to prevent a retail customer from returning the item for full retail price to the store where it was originally sold. If you have any further questions, please contact us at 1-855-TEN-MALL (1-855-836-6255).