Because not all fabrics are created equal.
Some t-shirt fabrics are best for casual wear, while some are more suited for athletics. Naturally, if you’re creating a shirt for your 5K race, you want breathable and moisture-wick fabric. If you’re looking for a stretchy and extremely soft shirt for lounging around the house, you might opt for modal as opposed to a structured fabric like cotton. If you want to screen print your design on a garment, there are some fabrics that are better suited for that than others.
We created a breakdown of fabrics and their qualities so you can easily determine what fabric is right for your needs.
Prone to pilling
Highest quality of cotton
Get softer with washing
Not as easy to print on
Lighter feel than pure cotton
Long-lasting and durable
Printing limitations due to dye migration
Affordable alternative to silk
Doesn’t hold up as well
Hard to screen print on
Typically composed of cotton, polyester and rayon