Heavy Cotton T-Shirts: Call it a Comeback

Heavy Cotton T-ShirtsHeavy Cotton T-Shirts are making a comeback! The rise of streetwear is pushing the look of today’s tee to longer lengths and wider, boxier sleeves. Classic styles like pocket shirts and pigment dye are on the rise–and designers are playing with new hemlines like drop tail hems, rounded hems and high-low asymmetry. Keep reading to shop these cutting edge wholesale trends!

Heavy Cotton T-Shirts

Chomp Brand Tees Printed on a Full Cut T-Shirt. Click to Shop

Heavy Cotton T-Shirts

American Apparel Box Hammer Tee. Click to Shop

American Apparel Box Hammer Tee

With the nineties back in style, it’s no surprise that we’re seeing a swing back towards the more traditional full cut Heavy Cotton T-Shirts that reigned supreme before all the slim fit blended tees that now saturate the wholesale market. But the future of the box tee is a little more refined than the cheap tees printers used to print. Rather than a scratchy, thick shirt, we now have several options for nicer quality tees made with soft ring-spun combed cotton—giving the look and feel of luxury. Shop the NEW American Apparel Box Hammer Tee HJ402.

Heavy Cotton T-Shirts

Costalamel Fall 2016 Line Features Long Tees. Click to Shop

Heavy Cotton T-Shirts

BELLA+CANVAS Urban Tee–Available in 3 Colors. Click to Shop

BELLA+CANVAS 3006

Drop tail and high-low tees have been gaining momentum for the past few seasons because they offer an exaggerated emphasis on the length of the shirt. The New long t-shirt from industry favorite BELLA+CANVAS proves that designers can still get true retail quality at affordable prices. This long tee features a rounded drop tail hem and a slender fit—creating more of a long rectangular shape. Available in three classic colors and a nice mid weight 4.2oz jersey for a comfortable wear. Shop the BELLA+CANVAS 3006 Urban Tee.

Heavy Cotton T-Shirts

Cotton Heritage Drop Tail Crewneck Tee. Click to Shop

Cotton Heritage Drop Tail Heavy Cotton T-Shirts

This drop tail crewneck tee by Cotton Heritage is quickly becoming a crowd favorite. With a long body, full sleeves and a rounded high-low hemline, this shirt offers the oversized look with premium combed ring-spun cotton. These Heavy Cotton T-Shirts with exaggerated length are becoming a streetwear staple–so don’t miss out! The 4.3oz jersey is made with 100% cotton for the solid colors (heather colors feature a cotton blend). Shop the Cotton Heritage MC1050.

 

 

Heavy Cotton T-Shirts

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Heavy Cotton T-Shirts

Alternative Apparel Pigment Dyed Distressed Vintage Tee. Click to Shop

Alternative Apparel Distressed Pigment Dyed T-shirt

Hello Pigment Dye! Everyone remembers this 90’s favorite. From dad hats to crewneck pullovers, the pigment dye technique is back in full force. Distressed edges and holes are also becoming a popular styling choice in men’s and particularly women’s tees. The Alternative Apparel Distressed Vintage Ladies Tee offers the best of both worlds. This destroyed tee will take your vintage designs to a whole new level!  Shop the Alternative Apparel Distressed Pigment Dyed Shirt.

Heavy Cotton T-Shirts

Stussy’s Fall 2016 Line Features Many Pigment Dyed Tees. Click to Shop Printable Pigment Dyed Tees

Heavy Cotton T-Shirts

Pigment Dyed Pocket Tee by Authentic Pigment. Click to Shop

Authentic Pigment Heavy Cotton T-Shirts

Pigment dyeing is a special process where 100% cotton items are garment-dyed with a mix of raw pigment and binding solution. The resulting effect is the color shows many years of wear and washing. The color continues to fade over time! Authentic Pigment is a popular line focusing solely on pigment dyed t-shirts. With over 20 styles for men and women, their products range from messenger bags to hoodies, ladies’ racerback tanks to raglans.  Their AP201 Heavy Cotton T-Shirt features a pocket and comes in 10 striking earth tones. Shop the Authentic Pigment Pocket T-shirt.

 

Heavy Cotton T-Shirts

Designs by Mathiole Printed on a Full Cut Tee. Photos Courtesy of DesignByHumans. Click to Shop all Designs

Heavy Cotton T-Shirts

Delta Apparel 19100 Surf Tee. Click to Shop

Delta Apparel Surfer Tee

The Delta Surfer Tee is no rookie. These popular 5.5oz Heavy Cotton T-Shirts offer the softness of ring-spun cotton and a classic full cut body. With a tear away tag, this is a no-brainer choice for those looking for a solid, no-frills option at an unbeatable price. But don’t let the price tag fool you—this shirt blows brands like Gildan and Tultex out of the water in terms of quality and softness! Shop the 19100 Delta Apparel Surfer Tee.

 

 

 

 

Heavy Cotton T-Shirts

BELLA+CANVAS 3006 Urban Tee. Click to Shop

Heavy Cotton T-Shirts

2016 Summer 2 Collection by Publish Features Exaggerated Sleeves and Long Body Tees. Click to Shop

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Best Jogger Pants 2016!

Best Jogger pants For 2016

The revolution has begun pick up your joggers at blankstyle.com today. We have a large selection of the best jogger pants available in 2016 at wholesale prices.

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Photo courtesy of Alternative Apparel. Pictured: Ladies 31082F Fleece Jogger & Men’s 09881F Dodgeball Pant

Joggers have become one of the hottest projected items in printed apparel for spring 2016. With comfort and style, this sporty staple appeals to all kinds of customers! From gym rats to style bloggers, busy moms and college kids, the laidback look has it all. view all Joggers!

Generally made with cotton and polyester, these pants make a great canvas for your company’s printed logo and designs. Because of the weight, they also make a great option for embroidery and patch appliques! We’ve got a few notable styles that will help add some flair to your clothing line and closet alike this season–all at wholesale prices! View our opinion of the best jogger pants for 2016 here!

Best Jogger Pants - Alternative Apparel

2822 Alternative Apparel Women’s Stripe Jogger Pants

 

Jogger Pants

Alternative Apparel, one of the leading brands in printed retail apparel, currently offers two women’s styles with superior construction and quality materials. The 31082F Ladies Fleece Jogger starts at $21.46 and the 2822 Stripe Jogger starts at $19.38. The Men’s 09881F Dodgeball Pant comes in a classic military camo print, as well as the 31082F! Please keep in mind that proof of business is required to order Alternative Apparel products at wholesale prices!

Best Jogger Pants - Cotton Heritage

M7620 Cotton Heritage Fleece Rib Jogger Pants

Best Jogger Pants

Cotton heritage is one of the emerging brands in the imprintable clothing market—creating a lot of buzz with their quality men’s tees and popular women’s tanks. They’ve now released a men’s Fleece Rib Jogger Pant M7620 available in a variety of colors. They even have a Fleece Jogger Short for the hotter weather! This jogger pant starts at just $12.87—making it a complete steal and instant best-seller! Especially considering there is no minimum order and no business verification is required to order!

Best Jogger Pants - J. America

8944 J. America – Women’s Zen Fleece Jogger Pants

Best Jogger Pants Wholesale

J. America, another prominent brand for blanks, now has two different women’s jogger styles. The 8943 Glitter Jogger features a tri-blend fabric with flecks of metallic glitter woven in with the cotton and polyester. The other style, the 8944 Zen Fleece Jogger has been acid washed to produce stylized fading along the seams and hems for a more vintage look. Starting at $20.49 and $21.75 respectively, these pants will add a high-end touch to any product mix! No minimum or wholesale verification required!

Getting ready to print your spring and summer orders? Don’t forget to checkout our Spring pantone blog Screen Printing the 2016 Color Trends for inside scoop on the best color choices!

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Fall Style: New Favorites & Best Sellers

Get ready for Fall Style! We’ve got a round-up of all the wholesale best-sellers and new items for screen printing and embroidery!

Fall Style

BELLA+CANVAS 3200 Unisex Baseball Tee

Baseball Tees

Ah, the baseball tee. Always a popular choice. The BELLA+CANVAS 3200 baseball tee is a favorite fall style and a year round staple. With ¾ sleeves and many colors to choose from, this style is a no-brainer. The Tultex 0245TC baseball raglan is the economical choice (another customer favorite). The J. America 8874 Triblend Full Zip, on the other hand, puts a modern spin on the classic hoodie by featuring contrast raglan sleeves! With this style you can have warmth and comfort with your favorite drop shoulder.

 

Fall Style

BELLA+CANVAS 3500 Men’s Long Sleeve Thermal

Stylized Basics

The key to finding the perfect blanks for your clothing line is to pair your designs with garments that are wearable and unique in some way, whether it be the cut of the shirt or the touch of the fabric. Finding pieces with a unique touch is the best way to incorporate new fall styles to your clothing line without straying too much into the trends.

BELLA+CANVAS offers a men’s thermal that is the perfect staple. With contrast stitching, the 3500 Lombard Thermal is a 60/40 cotton poly baby thermal that also offers a rich color palate. American Apparel keeps things California cool with the F397 cropped zip up hoodie. Summer can last all year long with this funky cropped style!

 

Fall Style

Valucap VC300 Adult Washed Dad Hat

Camo Print

Camo is still going strong, for anyone who hasn’t noticed. Styles like the Burnside B8615 and the Alternative Apparel Ladies 9573 offer hoodie versions of the military classic in weathered prints–perfect for adding a touch of fall style to your line! Code V offers its own take on the camo print with the 3916 adult long sleeve crew. Made with 100% cotton this tee can be perfect for working out or just chilling out. The popular ValuCap VC300 Dad Hat even comes in several Camo options!

Fall Style

DT1401 District Young Men’s Gravel Henley Tee

Henleys

The henley is back! This co-ed fav adds a little pizzaz to your standard tee, making this a classic fav that always seems to come back around. The DT1401 District Gravel 50/50 Henley is another nice choice, with a young men’s fit and three rich colors to choose from. Alternative Apparel spices up the baseball raglan with the AA1989 by adding a Henley neckline and using a cotton/ poly heather jersey. Also made with low-impact dyes!

 

Fall Style

M2450 Cotton Heritage Boston Crew Neck Pullover

Crew Neck Pullovers

From basic crews to more trendy options, crew neck pullover sweatshirts are making a comeback in the printed and embroidered apparel market. The basic yet stylish Cotton Heritage M2450 Boston Crewneck Pullover makes for an affordable go-to style. The 3901 BELLA+CANVAS unisex Sponge Fleece on the other hand has so many colors and textures to choose from—there’s something for everybody.

The Independent Trading PRM2400 pullover crew puts a softer ladies touch on the pullover. This style is perfect for printing or embroidering your logo! BELLA+CANVAS takes it two steps further with the 7501 Triblend Wide Neck Fleece, offering acid washed colorways and contrast baseball sleeves!

Fall Style

BB153 American Apparel Kids Poly-Cotton Raglan

Long Sleeve Tees

In the fall, long sleeves are key. The women’s Next Level 6731 Triblend Scoop has a minimal and sophisticated look with just the right fit! Long sleeves and a wide neck make this the perfect layering piece for the ladies. If you need a men’s style that pairs well, check out the Next Level 3601!

For the little ones, try the American Apparel BB153 Kids 3/4 sleeve Baseball Tee! This is one of our most popular items on the site and is a surefire best-seller! The Next Level 6021 Triblend hooded Tee is an insanely popular item all year, offering low prices and lightweight protection. Similar, but with more color options, the BELLA+CANVAS 3512 Hooded T-Shirt.

Fall Style

F497 American Apparel Flex Fleece Zip Hoody

Wholesale Hoodies

American Apparel seems to be one of America’s go-to brands for sweatshirts. The F497 Flex Fleece Zip Up Hoodie is a top-selling fall style every season. A comparable and cheaper zip up style would be the Independent Trading Co. AFX90UNZ! The American Apparel 5495 Unisex California Pullover features raglan sleeves and ultra-soft California Fleece. Whether it be team gear, work uniforms or fraternity letters these hoodies will be perfect for you!

As far as basic economical pullovers go, the Tultex 0320 continues to be a hot seller all year ’round! The 996M Jerzees NuBlend Pullover has a more modern look and more color options than the Tultex model. The M2600 Cotton Heritage Juneau Unisex Pullover is also a good choice. A newcomer to the scene, Cotton Heritage has made a name for itself as a go-to brand offering contemporary basics at affordable prices.

Fall Style

M2600 Cotton Heritage Juneau Adult Pullover

Whether you’re shopping for your go-to fall staples or looking to add some new fall style to your clothing line, we’ve got all the products and guidance you need!

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Cotton Heritage: A Lesson in Entrepreneurship

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Some people seem to have entrepreneurship in their blood. Neeraj “Mickey” Sachdeva, CEO and founder of Cotton Heritage came by both his entrepreneurial sense and his understanding of textiles honestly.

The Sachdeva family has a strong tradition of working with textiles. Mickey was actually raised in a city, which is considered to be the capital of the knitwear garment industry in North India. And the family business, Roochi Traders, a leading distributor of sportswear and active wear, was founded by Mickey’s father, Vishwa Sachdeva, back in 1982, the year that the Sachdeva family came to the United States.

In a true immigrant success story, Vishwa landed in the US with only $25 in his pocket, and looked to textiles to help provide a living for the family. He started importing fabrics from Japan with the help of some relatives. Then in 1986, when the Japanese yen turned strong, and it was no longer profitable to import from Japan, Vishwa began selling garments to Indian shops in the Los Angeles area. It was a true family business. Mickey’s mother, Prem, would sew from 6 AM to midnight every day, making the clothes that Vishwa would later sell.  Both Mickey and his brother, Vikram (Vik), helped out with the family business when they weren’t busy with schoolwork.

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Mickey was only 14 when the family left India and moved to California, but it didn’t take him long before he jumped straight into American commerce.  First, he took on a newspaper route. Then he got a job washing recreational vehicles. He flipped hamburgers at Wendy’s, and worked as a cashier at Knott’s Berry Farm. He got a job at a General Motors plant and then as a bank teller. He was just a teenager, but Mickey already had had more jobs than most people twice his age. Mickey says that initial work experience was critical to his later success. “It gave me an insight into a lot of different things,” says Mickey. “How to deal with people, how to handle money, how businesses work.”

By 11th grade, Mickey, was anxious to take the jump from working for others to working for himself and so he began pressuring his father to let him take on a bigger role in the family clothing business. “But my dad, a typically Indian father, wanted me to concentrate on my education first,” says Mickey. “I was very persistent and told him I would bug him every day about it. So Mickey was put to the test.  He was dropped off at the Los Angeles flea market with a box of 24 dozen undergarments and told to sell them. Only seventeen, Mickey wasn’t given any instructions about how to make the sales, but he still managed to sell nearly all of the undergarments in the box, and the experience only whetted his appetite for more.

While enrolling in college, Mickey started selling garments out of the family garage. That small business grew and grew until finally a neighborhood complained about the large trucks showing up to the Sachdeva residence on nearly a daily basis. Instead of being defeated, the push out of the family garage gave Mickey the momentum to move to a real warehouse, an 800-square foot space in Santa Fe Springs, California.

Today, the company is based in a 110,000-square-foot warehouse in the City of Commerce, its
headquarters since 1996. The company also has distribution centers in New York and Miami, for a total of 165,000 square feet of warehouse space. A far cry from that initial start in the family garage.girls

And Cotton Heritage still remains true to the Indian heritage of the Sachdeva family. All the goods are manufactured in South East Asia and in other Eastern garment industry hubs. Because they can speak the language and understand the cultures of these countries, it makes it an easy place for the Cotton Heritage brand to be manufactured. Mickey says that these days, his only goal is to make clothes that he wants to wear. That means, using the best yarns and dyes possible and making sure that quality control is top notch.

This commitment to quality means that Cotton Heritage shirts are considered to be one of the best shirts for direct to garment printing. Mickey says that they achieve this by choosing the right quality yarns, knitting them tightly and then by choosing the right dyes and chemical suppliers and enzyme helps the product to create a flat and good surface for printability. They also use an enzyme wash to keep the clothes extremely soft (The enzyme removes all the impurities from the surface of the fabric and gives it a better appearance, surface, and hand feel.