As one of the most developed countries in textile industry in the world, China can provide a variety of T-shirt fabrics for customers to choose (comfortable fabrics, sports fabrics, anti-bacterial fabrics, waterproof fabrics, etc.). As long as you can tell your needs and ideas, we can recommend suitable fabrics according to different requirements and customized your own T-shirts. So as a customer, how can you judge whether the fabric you choose or the fabric recommended by the garment factory is really suitable for you to make T-shirts? The following points, as long as they are clearly understood, can help you make the right judgment easily.

Different types of tees

1. Fabric

Commonly used T-shirt fabrics are 100% cotton, 95% cotton + 5% spandex, 100% polyester and other cotton-based fabrics. Other fabrics such as polyester + nylon + spandex, nylon + spandex, cotton + polyester + spandex and other non-cotton-based fabrics. If you don’t want to use the fabrics from the market, then you need to customize the fabrics directly. This is usually done in large quantities, and fabric supplier unwilling to produce for small batches of customization.

Cotton-based fabrics are characterized by soft texture, air permeability, sweat absorption, comfortable and casual wearing. If blended with a portion of spandex, then the T-shirt will be elasticity. If you are customizing T-shirts for company, fairs or your own clothing brands, we recommended to use 100% cotton or 95% cotton + 5% spandex fabric, because more portions of cotton will make it feel more comfortable, and it also bring the great experience and satisfaction to you when wearing.

The polyester fabric is characterized by perspiration, quick drying and breathability, which gives the wearer a sense of dryness and comfort. This kind of fabric is suitable for customized sports T-shirts, such as marathon T-shirts, charity T-shirts, basketball clothes, football clothes, etc. Nike company uses the famous Dri-Fit technology to produce basketball clothes, which fabric is mainly polyester.

2. Weight

T-shirt fabric’s weight range from 140gms to 340gms, it directly affects the thickness of finished T-shirt. Different fabric have it’s fixed weight on the market. Like 100% cotton fabrics, there are a large number of 140gms to 340gms ready-made fabrics on the market.

The weight heavier, the finished product is generally straighter, and it will look better when wearing. Conversely, the overall feel of the type is more casual and comfortable, very suitable for leisure wear.

Take the temperature of your local or region into consideration and then select the best weight of the fabric for customized T-shirt. For example, like the countries of Northern Europe, can choose about 220g to 280g fabrics to make T-shirts. Tropical areas such as the Middle East and Southeast Asia can choose fabrics ranging from 140gms to 180gms. After all, the temperature in the tropics is above 30 degrees all the year round, it is not suitable for T-shirts made of fabrics with heavy weight, which does not match the actual needs of the whole urban area.

3. Application

As mentioned earlier, the choice of fabrics requires a comprehensive consideration of the needs of their local market and the place where they are used. Company uniforms, clothing brands, chamber of commerce clothing and so on, he production of T-shirts must be cotton-based, comfort and the whole T-shirt can not be too thin. A too thin T-shirt will give people a perspective feeling, but also inappropriate, especially white T-shirt.

For the customers in the sportswear market, we should consider the production of T-shirts with polyester and spandex as the main fabrics to avoid the embarrassing situation of sweat like pure cotton T-shirts. Furthermore, it can achieve the effect of quick drying and sweating, so that the athletes can maintain a good feeling during the whole exercise process. If a little spandex is added, it will effectively reduce the sense of restraint on the wearer and make the action more natural.

For countries and regions with different dimensions and temperatures, the main consideration is whether the thickness of T-shirts is acceptable by local market.

4. Price

Price is an important factor that will be given priority in any era. The EXW price of one-piece custom T-shirt directly affects your budget or price positioning.

Fabric is more common, the price is generally more affordable; at the same time, polyester fiber-based fabrics are generally cheaper than cotton-based fabrics. So T-shirts made of polyester fibers are very suitable for promotional activities or as gifts to customers.

However, if the weight per gram is not taken into account, the thin fabric is cheaper than the thick one. So most customers will choose 170-180g fabrics to customized T-shirts.

Understanding the above four points, in addition to special needs, basically can determine whether the fabric is suitable for their own clothing brand, their own company, team or large-scale activities of clothing requirements. If you need cooperation manufacturers in production, you can contact us at any time. We (ARLISMAN) have 20 years of garment manufacturing experience in China. We can give you professional advice and deliver high-quality garment products.