A tri-blend t-shirt or garment uses fabric that is typically made up of a portion of cotton, polyester and rayon, although that is not always true. Tri just means three and blend just means a mix of materials so the tri blend could consist of another mix of three fabric types. American Apparel made tri-blends famous with the launch of the American Apparel TR401 with other manufacturers shortly following suit due to the softness and amazing wear. Tri-blends are considered a trendy more fashion oriented product which also typically carry a little bit higher of a price tag. Tri-blend t-shirt printing has really become popular in the last 5 years with projections that the wholesale triblend offerings will continue to grow.
Many people prefer cotton/poly blends for custom t-shirts because it gives them the best of both worlds! Read more about the benefits of these shirts below.
A few years back, tri-blend t-shirts and American Apparel were synonymous. Fast forward to today and there are tons of tri-blend options from basic brands such as Anvil and Hanes to more popular high quality retail brands such as Bella + Canvas, Next Level and Alternative Apparel. Canvas tri-blend t-shirts are one of the industry favorites and certainly one of the most popular. Not all tri-blends are created equal just like not all 100% cotton t-shirts are the same. Next Level tri-blends are also one of the softest! Other brands include District Made, Threadless, Jerzee and so many more. Contact your representative today and we can help you pick out the best tri blend for your budget and needs.