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What Is The Best Fabric For T-Shirt? 11 Types of T-Shirt Fabric

What Is The Best Fabric For T-Shirt?

T-shirt, as the pronoun of summer, is the clothing with good heat dissipation. So what’s the best fabric for T-shirt?

1. Best Fabric For T-Shirt: Pure Cotton Fabric

First of all, let’s talk about T-shirts made of pure cotton. Most shopping guides will tell you that their T-shirts are made of pure cotton, and online stores will also show the word “pure cotton”. Is it true? We only need to know the shortcomings of cotton T-shirt to verify it. Easy to wrinkle, which should be known to all, in fact, it is also easy to shrink!

Of course, pure cotton T-shirt has many advantages, such as good skin affinity, good air permeability and moisture absorption. If you don’t pursue the brand, pure cotton T-shirt should be the most cost-effective choice in the ordinary budget~

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2. Best Fabric For T-Shirt: Polyester Cotton Fabric

Poly-cotton should be very common. It is not easy to deform or wrinkle, the feel of the fabric is hard, and the comfort is not as good as pure cotton, but it is relatively soft and thick. If it is a 65% cotton T-shirt fabric, it is still acceptable. But if it is 35% cotton, don’t buy it, it is uncomfortable and pilling.

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3. Best Fabric For T-Shirt: Combed Cotton Fabric

Many T-shirts are said to be pure cotton, but the fabric is marked as combed cotton. In fact, there is no problem, because it is really a kind of pure cotton, so you don’t need to know much about the craftsmanship. But what you need to know is that it is better than ordinary cotton. It can make the T-shirt more high-end texture, softer, more comfortable, more washable and durable, and it will have a certain gloss~

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4. Best Fabric For T-Shirt: Mercerized Cotton Fabric

In fact, mercerized cotton is also a kind of pure cotton, but it adds a mercerized process. After this treatment, the fabric not only contains the characteristics of ordinary cotton T-shirt, but also has better hand feel, higher comfort, better gloss, less wrinkle and deformation. It can be said that mercerized cotton is the nobility of cotton.

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5. Best Fabric For T-Shirt: Cotton And Linen Fabric

Cotton and linen T-shirts are cooler than pure cotton T-shirts in summer when the temperature is high. This should be known, because the heat dissipation of cotton and linen is five times that of wool! It has the advantages of good air permeability, non-balling, anti-static, skin-friendly, and anti-radiation.

Studies have shown that as long as 20% linen is added to the fabric, it can prevent 80% of the radiation. So it is very suitable for white-collar workers, women who are pregnant or planning to give birth, and men who are not pregnant

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6. Best Fabric For T-Shirt: Modal Fabric

You should be familiar with modal fabrics, right? Its comfort level is really high. As a natural mercerized fabric, it is particularly soft and smooth, and the cloth surface is also shiny and bright. But there are also a few people who are not suitable for use. Although it does not contain any harmful substances, because it is processed by chemical fiber, a few people may be allergic to it. Although this fabric is more comfortable, it is easy to deform~

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7. Best Fabric For T-Shirt: Spandex Fabric

Spandex is particularly elastic, non-static, and comfortable to the touch. Compared with T-shirts of general fabrics, its creases are easier to recover and it highlights the figure. Not only retains the advantages of cotton, but also overcomes the shortcomings of pure cotton that is inelastic and easy to deform. It is easy to fade in the sun. But it can be regarded as one of the more popular fabrics in T-shirts in recent years.

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8. Best Fabric For T-Shirt: Saccharified Cotton Fabric

Saccharified cotton is a kind of technical fabric, which is produced on the basis of 100% saccharification of cotton embryo cloth. Saccharification is a new high-tech environmental protection process. First of all, the embryo cloth is soaked in a probiotic pool at an appropriate temperature, and the cultured probiotics will remove the fine wool fiber on the surface of the cotton cloth, and then the probiotics are transformed into fiber glucose.

Under the action of fiber glucose, a layer of smooth film is formed on the surface of cotton fiber, and the cotton yarn is compacted to make the cotton feel smooth and more washable. Therefore, the saccharified cotton retains the characteristics of pure cotton, and has the natural Matt luster, broadness and air permeability of cotton, which is more suitable for men. Saccharified cotton is another kind of pure cotton T-shirt high-grade fabric different from mercerized cotton.

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9. Best Fabric For T-Shirt: Cotton + Cashmere Fabric

Compared with the ordinary fabric, the T-shirt fabric with cashmere has the advantages of better hand feel, better cloth surface feel and more comfort. But the biggest disadvantage of fabric is poor washability, hairiness, not easy to clean. Such T-shirt is not suitable for hot summer with poor washing conditions.

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10. Best Fabric For T-Shirt: Cotton + Lycra (High Quality Spandex) Fabric

Spandex is a kind of elastic fabric. When cotton is mixed with this kind of elastic fabric, it has drapability and crease recovery ability. It has a good handle and is close to the body. It is generally used in women’s clothing, and has been used in men’s T-shirts in recent two years. Generally, when making T-shirt fabric, the fabric with spandex can only be mercerized with light alkali and low temperature. This kind of fabric is suitable for T-shirt with close fitting and fashion style.

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11. Best Fabric For T-Shirt: Cotton + Nylon Fabric

Nylon is the most breathable variety among chemical fiber fibers, but it is still worse than pure cotton. The advantage of cotton+nylon fabric is that it feels relatively soft. Compared with cotton and spandex, it feels softer, but the disadvantage is that it has poor water absorption, weak gloss, and easy deformation. It is characterized by smooth hand feeling and good color. Generally, it needs to go through a fake knitting process before it can be used on T-shirt products.

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Comparison of Various Fabrics

1. Tencel: also known as lignocellulosic fiber; blended with wool, polyester or other materials; suitable for flat knitting T-shirt products.

Advantages: good hand feel, good drape;

Disadvantages: easy to fluff, poor strength.

2. Australian island cotton: namely cellulose acetate fiber; after blending with Tencel, the hand feel will be smoother. Suitable for flat knitting T-shirt products.

Advantages: good hand feel, good drape;

Disadvantages: easy to fluff, poor strength.

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3. Cellulose fibers such as modal, bamboo fiber and soybean fiber: Like Tencel and Australian Island cotton, they are all regenerated cellulose fibers, which are suitable for flat knitting T-shirt products.

Advantages: good hand feel, good drape;

Disadvantages: easy to fluff, easy to deform, poor strength.

4.100% polyester: generally suitable for sports T-shirts.

Advantages: good color sense, strong wrinkle resistance, not easy to deform.

Disadvantages: poor air permeability and poor sweat absorption.

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