cotton shirts
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Next Level 3600
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Trending Cotton T-Shirts: Lighter, Softer & More Fashion Forward Fit

Fruit of the Loom SF45R

Fruit of the Loom SF45R

4.7oz Sofspun Cotton Tee

$ | S-3XL | 23 Colors

Alstyle 5301N

Alstyle 5301N

4.3oz Ringspun Ultimate Tee

$ | S-3XL | 27 Colors

Anvil 980

Anvil 980

4.3oz Ringspun Lightweight Tee

$ | S-3XL | 59 Colors

District DT6000

District DT6000

4.3oz Very Important Tee

$ | XS-4XL | 35 Colors

Port&Company PC450

Port&Company PC450

4.5oz Ringspun Fan Favorite

$ | S-6XL | 38 Colors

Bella + Canvas 3001

Bella+Canvas 3001

4.2oz Ringspun Jersey Tee

$$ | XS-4XL | 57 Colors

Staff Favorite

Port&Company PC150

Alternative Apparel 1070

4oz Jersey Go-To Tee

$$ | XS-3XL | 32 Colors

American Apparel 2001W

American Apparel 2001W

4.3oz Fine Jersey T-Shirt

$$ | XS-3XL | 35 Colors

Next level 3600

Next Level 3600

4.3oz Ringspun T-Shirt

$$ | XS-3XL | 31 Colors

Gildan H000

Gildan H000

6oz Hammer Heavy Ringspun

$$ | S-5XL | 30 Colors

District DT104

District Made DT104

4.3oz Perfect Weight Tee

$ | XS-4XL | 18 Colors

Gildan 64000

Gildan 64000

4.5oz Ringspun Softstyle Tee

$$ | XS-4XL | 62 Colors

Hanes 4980

Hanes 4980

4.5oz Ringspun Nano-T

$$ | S-2XL | 35 Colors

Champion CP10

Champion CP10

5.5oz Fashion Classics Tee

$$$ | S-3XL | 16 Colors

Nike NKBQ5233

Nike NKBQ5233

4.4oz 80/20 Core Cotton Tee

$$$ | XS-4XL | 10 Colors

Budget Friendly, Value Basics: Standard Cotton Feel, More Boxy Fit

Fruit of the Loom 3930R

Fruit of the Loom 3930R

5oz 100% HD Cotton T-Shirt

$ | S-6XL | 55 Colors

Gildan 5000

Gildan 5000

5.3oz 100% Heavy Cotton Tee

$ | S-3XL | 70 Colors

Port and company PC54

Port&Company PC54

5.4oz 100% Core Cotton Tee

$ | S-4XL | 47 Colors

Alstyle 1901

Alstyle 1901

5.1oz Heavyweight T-Shirt

$ | S-3XL | 23 Colors

Hanes 5280

Hanes 5280

5.2oz 100% Comfortsoft Tee

$ | S-4XL | 29 Colors

Alstyle 1701

Alstyle 1701

5.5oz Softspun Premium T-Shirt

$ | S-3XL | 27 Colors

Gildan 2000

Gildan 2000

6oz 100% Ultra Cotton T-Shirt

$ | S-5XL | 59 Colors

Port and company PC61

Port&Company PC61

6oz 100% Ultra Cotton T-Shirt

$ | S-5XL | 59 Colors

Alstyle 1301

Alstyle 1301

6oz 100% Cotton Classic Tee

$ | S-3XL | 36 Colors

Hanes 5250

Hanes 5250

6oz Comfortsoft Tagless Tee

$ | S-3XL | 47 Colors

Specialty 100% Cotton T-Shirts

American Apparel 2001

American Apparel 2001

4.3oz USA-Made Fine Jersey

$$ | XS-3XL | 20 Colors

Bayside 5040

Bayside 5040

6.1oz USA-Made T-Shirt

$$ | S-3XL | 18 Colors

Bayside 5100

Bayside 5100

6.1oz USA-Made T-Shirt

$$ | S-3XL | 18 Colors

Econscious EC1000

Econscious EC1000

5.5oz Organic Cotton Tee

$$ | S-3XL | 11 Colors

District DT564

District DT564

4.9oz 90/10 Medal Tee

$$ | XS-4XL | 6 Colors

Hanes 5180

Hanes 5180

6.1oz Beefy-T Ringspun

$$ | S-3XL | 48 Colors

Comfortwash CDH100

Hanes ComfortWash GDH100

5.5oz Garment-Dyed T-Shirt

$$ | S-3XL | 21 Colors

Comfort Colors 1717

Comfort Colors 1717

6.1oz Garment-Dyed T-Shirt

$$ | S-4XL | 81 Colors


Important Terms with 100% Cotton Garments

While there are tons of different types of garments made with cotton (broadcloth, chenille, corduroy to name a few), we will still with the ones that matter to custom cotton t-shirts.

  • Ringspun Cotton– T-shirts made with ringspun cotton threads are typically softer than standard cotton. The yarn is spun an additional time that is intended to create a softer, stronger fiber. If the description does not list ringspun, you'll get carded cotton which is the basic run of the mill harder cotton.
  • Combed Cotton- A yarn that has gown through the process of removing sort fibers to create extra fineness and uniformity. Combed & ringspun processes are often combined together to create something even softer than using one or the other. This is one of the softest feels you will get for your custom shirt.
  • Egyptian Cotton- Direct from Egypt’s Nile River Valley, this is considered to be one of the finest cottons in the world. Most commonly used in linens and towels.
  • Jersey Knit Cotton- This is a special weaving process that creates a more flat, smooth faced texture. Typically will be thinner than standard cotton products.
  • Pima Cotton- Typically stronger than standard cotton, this cotton is specially named when it’s from a longer growing season in select areas in the world.
  • Chino Cotton- A mid-weight twill fabric typically used for work clothing or uniforms and has a tigheter weave which increases durability.

Benefits of 100% Cotton T-Shirts

Are 100% cotton tees your favorite? You would not be alone. Surely you’ve heard of the jingle “Cotton – the fabric of our lives”! According to thefabricofourlives.com, cotton t-shirts have some amazing benefits. Check out the fabric benefits below so you can have the right fabric for your t-shirt project.

  • Breathability– T-shirts made with ringspun cotton threads are typically softer than standard cotton. The yarn is spun an additional time that is intended to create a softer, stronger fiber. If the description does not list ringspun, you'll get carded cotton which is the basic run of the mill harder cotton.
  • Cotton T-Shirts Smell Less- The smelly substances in our world around us including food smells and sweat are more easily released by cotton. Thus, you will smell less when wearing cotton t-shirts. Who doesnt want that?! This will have a long term benefit as well, especially in the food industry.
  • Lower Maintenece Fabric- This is a debatable point depending on what you define as an easy to wash product. We love it because its machine washable! It downside is it does shrink. Start with a pre-shrunk cotton t-shirt if you want to minimize the shrinkage that will occur.
  • Static-Cling Resistant- When was the last time you had static cling issues with your 100% cotton t-shirt? Never! Cotton does not conduct static electricity like polyester so its a great choice during those dry winter months.
  • Cotton is an Organic Material- While not all cotton is organic in the sense of its grown organically, cotton is in no way man made and is considered a renewable resource. You can feel good about your purchase! You can even purchase organically grown cotton shirts if you really want to be eco-friendly.