Basic Tees are common, comfortable, trendy and suitable for any gender and age. There are various t-shirt design and they can be made from many kinds of material such as cotton, polyester, nylon, bamboo etc. Let’s go through each of the above to gain a little insights into the respective material type.
Cotton for T-shirt design and application
Cotton is one of the most commonly used material for garments and it is also one of the oldest material. Garments produced from cotton can date back to the 17th century. Cotton by itself has many sub categories such as tetron cotton, CVC (Chief-value-cotton), 100% cotton etc. Cotton is preferred by many consumers around the world because it is a good moisture wicking agent, absorbing sweat easily and keeping your body cool. However, there are also disadvantages of cotton tees such as shrinkage if not washed carefully, not wrinkle free thus the ironing hustle.
Polyester for T-shirt design and application
100% Polyester or commonly known as Dry fit Tees rose to popularity in the last few decades due to some of its attributes unmatched by other materials and also effective marketing campaigns by major brands. Dry fit Tees are wrinkle-free due to its 100% polyester composition. They are also easier to dry as they are a less effective moisture absorption agent compared to that of cotton. The colour of 100% polyester tees are also more vibrant and shine better compared to other materials.
Nylon for T-shirt design and application
Nylon is a very light weight material and heat resistant thus, it is often blended with cotton and spandex to make socks, under garments and tee shirts. Another advantage of nylon is durability- it is tough and can stretch well. Like dry fit, Nylon is a synthetic fabric, man-made and not environmental friendly. It is also prone to static electricity.
Bamboo for T-shirt design and application
Using bamboo to make fabric is a fairly new as compared to the other conventional methods. There are many advantages bamboo made fabric such as light and soft, quick to absorb moisture, natural anti-bacterial, and it is sustainable and environmental friendly. However due to its raising popularity, cost of bamboo fabric can be high in some places. One of the reason associated with its high cost is due to its poor spinnability (to form into thread or yarn).