Different types of fabrics for t shirts
It is important to mention that there are different types of t shirts fabrics. The fabric of the t shirt is going to play a big role in printing. The most common type of fabric that we can use to make t-shirts is cotton.
Combed cotton is softer, stronger and smoother which is good for printing. Organic cotton is also very softer and comfortable, but more expensive.
Pima is the highest quality cotton fabrics. It’s shirt extremely soft and durable because it has extra-long fibers. This cotton is able to resist pilling, fading and stretching.
Basically, Jersey is a knit fabric which we can use for clothing. Originally made from wool, but is now making of wool, cotton, and synthetic fibers. single knitting fabric is very stretchy, light-weight with one flat side and one piled side. It is to make t shirts. Double knitting is less stretch, that creates a heavier fabric of two single jerseys knitted together to leave the two flat sides on the outsides of the fabric, with the piles in the middle. Interlock jersey is for polo t shirts.
Slub cotton have slight lumps in the fabric. These lumps are due to the process prior to weaving the cotton, when the cotton twisted. This unique fabric creates a light weight t-shirt that does not cling to the body.
Linen is another popular fabric which is best for t-shirts. It comes from the flax plant. Linen is a very popular choice for summer wear because the fabric is very lightweight and breathable. It also is moisture wicking and dries quickly. The problem is wrinkle easily.
Polyester is another fabric for t-shirts. Polyester is very quick drying. it doesn’t require any ironing and is easy to machine wash. It doesn’t stretch.
Basically, We use Rayon for athletic wear. it is a manmade fiber which is created from trees, cotton, and plants. The end result is a silky and breathable fabric and it is extremely absorbent.
Lycra is a brand name for the material Spandex. Spandex is now using for athletic t-shirts
Modal is a form of rayon made from beech wood plant fibers, and it is extremely soft and breathable. perfect for wearing in the summer. After all, It is shrink resistant and does not pill quickly.