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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Creating Your Own Custom Printed T Shirt Labels

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When it comes to creating your own clothing line, finding the right type of tag can be a long process. Adding a personalized printed label on the inside neck of your tees is the hottest trend in retail, and luckily it’s a cheap alternative to sewn in tags, woven labels and hang tags! There are many reasons why creating your own custom printed tagless label can be the perfect option for your apparel brand. Removing the original manufacturer tags and replacing them with your own one color print design is an awesome way to really show up the competition and make your t-shirts look as professional as possible.

Why should I print my t-shirt labels instead of using sewn in woven tags?

Branding your garments will show customers that your line is the real deal, while also providing a more comfortable wear. We’ve all been there—when you’re wearing a new t-shirt for the first time, and next thing you know that itchy, scratchy tag is totally throwing off your whole day! That’s 9f44673e7247ec23f66890a8847e50a9never the impression you want to make. With a printed label, your customers won’t ever have to fussand fight. And with a bigger surface area than standard woven tags, you’ll have more freedom to really use the label as branding opportunity. Printed labels offer more room for artistic design that will have a presence on the garment—catching the eye of shoppers and leaving an impression about the identity of your brand. Custom garment labels also help to keep your t shirt line cohesive across different items, styles and colors. There’s no better way to legitimize your line and keep up with big brand names than to order your own custom screen printed labels!

What do I need to include on my garment labels?

Okay, so where do you start? The first thing you’ll want to include in your label is the legally-mandated information regarding country of origin, fabric content, care instructions and size of the blank shirts you’re using. In the US, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requires that this information be included on all clothing before it is sold. Because of this, the shirts that you choose will already have a tag which will need to be removed. Visit the FTC website if you’d like to learn more about these labeling requirements! When choosing your t-shirts, you’ll need to make sure that the shirts have either sewn in tags or a tear-away tag—not a printed or heat-sealed label. In order to print your label, we’ll need a clean surface!

tag resigdueHow do you remove the existing garment tags?

Removing the manufacturer tags is no problem for us—we offer this service at no additional cost! Tees that feature tear-away or “paper” tags are the best option for achieving the cleanest finish, since these were created especially for this purpose. Brands like Next Level, Delta Apparel, Anvil and Tultex offer various tees with this kind of label—making removal quick and clean.

Sewn-in tags like the kind American Apparel uses are also easy to remove—we simply snip off the tag as close to the seam as possible. Depending on the type of shirt, some tags are a little more difficult to remove entirely. Small amounts of left over material, referred to as “residue,” should be expected when looking closely, but generally shouldn’t be visible when the collar is lying flat.

How do I start designing my label?

Once we’ve got the tags removed we’re all set to print your tagless apparel labels! When designing, there are a few things to consider. In order to create the most light weight print with a barely-there feel, you’ll want to incorporate a lot of negative space into your design—meaning that you don’t want too many large, filled in spaces. Think outlines and light fonts. Remember: the 845326145_201more ink there is in your print, the more you will feel it!  Besides, you don’t want your label to distract from the rest of your shirt!

When it comes to printing dark colors onto light colored tees, it’s possible that your print may show through the back of the shirt a little bit, depending on the weight and fabric content. This is another one of those anomalies that is unfortunately unavoidable with screen printing. Generally speaking, using heavier weight tees and lighter colored ink will help to avoid this. Also, be advised that you’ll be able to feel the print a little more on darker colored shirts than you will on lighter colored shirts. This is because 2 layers of ink will be needed when printing onto dark fabric. If you have any concerns, speak with one of our representatives prior to ordering and we can go over t-shirt options!

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Blankstyle’s New Way of Pricing (MUST READ!)

With the previous success and customer loyalty from our Brand-Buy Sale, we began to further understand the needs of our customers. With that said, we decided to instill the persistent use of Brand Pricing throughout our entire website!

What this means to you:
Our website was originally designed for quantity pricing per style. Take for example the American Apparel 2001 Basic Tee Shirt.

Our Original Pricing:
If you bought 1-5 Pieces, you were able to get each one for $9.90
If you bought 6-11 Pieces, you were able to get each one for $8.14
If you bought 12+ Pieces, you were able to get each one for $7.00
If you bought 60+ Pieces, you were able to get each one for $5.96
Now the New Pricing: Take for example the American Apparel 2001, the American Apparel 2456, and the American Apparel BB401.

Now if you order 15 pieces of the American Apparel 2001, 25 pieces of the American Apparel 2456, 20 pieces of the American Apparel BB401:

Your price for the American Apparel 2001 would apply as the 60+ pricing ($5.96) instead of paying the 12+ pricing.

 

Now you’re eligible to receive case pricing on multiple styles within the same brand without having to pay higher premiums!