A t-shirt seems so simple and easy to shop for. But finding the right designs, style and comfort can be all too complicated.
In searching for the perfect T-shirt, the first thing to absolutely look for is fabric. There are several different types of fabric when it comes to T-shirts. Let’s go over some of the variations now.
Combed Cotton: Fine brushes are used to eliminate short strands and straighten the fiber on the shirt. This makes for the t-shirt to become stronger, softer, and smoother.
Linen: Made from the flax plant, the textured weave is known to stay dry, making it a very good shirt to wear in hot weather. Downside is that it can tend to wrinkle easily.
Jersey: A stretchy type of fabric made from cotton or a synthetic blend, its very flexible and comfortable.
Polyester: Usually synthetic fabric that holds its shape well and resists shrinking and winkling. However, its not breathable and generally not as comfortable as cotton.
Organic Cotton: Cotton grown from minimal to no fertilizers, pesticides, harmful dyes, and toxic chemicals. Organic cotton is usually much softer than any other type of fabric and also more expensive than treated cotton.
When choosing a fit for your t-shirt. The t-shirt should be neither too loose nor too tight. Too loose and you’ll look like you just pulled off some drapes and put it on yourself. Too tight and you’ll look mostly like a stuffed sausage.
When it comes to thickness of a t-shirt, it really comes down to your personal preference. A thicker t-shirt will generally look more substantial and well put-together. While thinner t-shirts tend to look a little more like undershirts than t-shirts. But with extra thickness can also add extra discomfort.
Weight is another one of those areas that comes down to your personal preference. I tend to lean on the side of lighter, more breathable t-shirts.
Last but not least, is the overall feel of the shirt. Depending on the fabric used, the t-shirt feel can be very different. Generally, sticking to cotton or even better yet, organic cotton will yield you the best results with the most comfort.
“Trendy t-shirt design shops are a dime a dozen. A quick internet search online will result in shirt stores such as BustedTees, TeeSpring, and Threadless. But these cheap $19.99 – $22.99 shirts just don’t cut it when it comes to fabric and comfort,” said Andrew Rhee, founder or LoveApparel+.
“Now a modern t-shirt that’s touting quality fabric can range anywhere between $50 to $150 at your local department stores. But even at those price points, most of these garments aren’t truly 100% organic.”
But you may be asking, what’s so great about 100 % organic t-shirts?
LoveApparel+ uses an organic manufacturing process, which minimizes the impact on the environment, while improving the overall comfort and style of all our apparel.
Here are some of the additional benefits of organic cotton:
- Softer than conventional cotton clothing
- Causes fewer allergies compared to conventional cotton clothing
- Production does not involve use of harsh chemicals
- Ensures better health for farmers and workers involved during the production process
- Reduces pollution caused by the use of pesticides and insecticides in conventional cotton farming
- Helps to improve quality of land, prevents water contamination and conserves biodiversity
LoveApparel+ was created because we felt everyone deserves to own outrageously comfortable t-shirts without all the compromises you have to make in order to find the perfect t-shirt. Wearing good designed clothing shouldn’t have to come at the cost of good quality and good health.
LoveApparel+ was created for you because we truly believe a good pair of our organic t-shirts will help you to have fun, look good, be happy and feel loved.
No more itchiness, rashes or allergies. Only good designs andtrue comfort.
True Comfort. High Quality. 100% Organic at a Comfortable Price.
Try LoveApparel+! If you don’t love your first pair, it’s on us.