Some Of The Different Types Of T-Shirt Materials

Don’t know your cotton from your polyester? No worries. We are here to help guide you through your t-shirt selection process! Below is a list of the different types of t-shirt fabrics you can find.

Organic Cotton T-shirts


Organic cotton is a cotton that is grown with a much smaller amount of pesticides and fertilizers. This fabric is usually a little more pricier than treated cotton, but also softer.

Combed Cotton T-shirts

combed cotton

Combed cotton is a tougher, smooth, and soft fabric which is made by combing fine brushes through the fabric, which as a result removes short strands and straighten fibers.


jersey cotton

This material allows for more flexibility, and stretchiness due to the way it is knit. Jersey is usually made from synthetic blend or cotton and offers maximum comfort.


linen cotton

Did you know that linen is made from the flax plant? This fabric is a fabric which is quick to dry and as a result, makes it cool to wear. The only downside of linen is that it is easy to wrinkle.


Polyester is known for keeping its shape . It resists well to shrinkage, and does not wrinkle easily. Polyester however, is not very breathable


rayon fabric
This fabric is a man made fabric that is made out of woody plants, and cotton. It rinkles, but has a silky feel to the hand.

Rib Knit

rib knit
Rib knit fabric is a thick garment with lots of flexibility. It is a thick, ridged pattern.

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