Turning to a sustainable business model is an urgent matter. The fashion industry and textile manufacturing negatively impacts society and the environment.
Customers and manufacturers are increasingly becoming aware of the issue and have started to act. More people have chosen sustainable products since the 1990s, while manufacturers have adapted their business models.
Printify is proud to offer eco-friendly products, from apparel to accessories. In this article, you’ll get acquainted with our organic cotton t-shirt printing options, learn more about organic and sustainable cotton, and discover the best t-shirts for an eco-friendly line.
- The Difference Between Common, Sustainable, and Organic Cotton
- Select an Organic Cotton T-Shirt for Printing
- Stanley Stella STTU755 – Unisex Creator T-Shirt
- Stanley Stella STTU758 – Unisex Rocker T-Shirt
- Stanley Stella STTW023 – Women’s Evoker V-Neck T-Shirt
- Stanley Stella STTW032 – Women’s Expresser T-Shirt
- Stanley Stella STTW039 – Women’s Jazzer T-Shirt
- Stanley Stella STTM562 – Men’s Presenter V-Neck T-Shirt
- Econscious EC1000 – Unisex Classic T-Shirt
- Royal Apparel 5051ORG – Unisex Short Sleeve T-Shirt
- Continental Clothing EP01 – Unisex Jersey T-Shirt
- Find More Eco-Friendly Products in Our Catalog
- Design and Sell Custom Cotton T-Shirts With Printify
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The Difference Between Common, Sustainable, and Organic Cotton
Cotton t-shirts have many advantages compared to polyester ones. A cotton garment is durable and breathable, increases insulation, and allows the body to stay cool in hot weather. Printing on cotton also ensures long-lasting designs due to the material’s resistance to humidity.
There are three kinds of cotton – common cotton, sustainable, and organic.
Also known as conventional cotton, is genetically modified and often uses chemically treated seeds to increase crops and improve resistance to pests. The cultivation of common cotton usually contaminates the area with pesticides and makes it devoid of nutrients.
Organic cotton is grown without chemicals from natural seeds with no genetic alterations. Pest control and fertilization are carried on with beneficial insects and compost, and the cultivation area remains nutrient-rich.
As the seeds are not genetically engineered, organic cotton takes longer to grow, leading to softer and more comfortable fabrics without needing extra treatments.
The fewer chemicals used during the cultivation process make organic cotton less prone to cause allergies or skin irritations and is safer for kids.
Places, where organic cotton is cultivated, have a reduced amount of water and soil pollution.
Grown from natural seeds without genetic modification, it is cultivated with some chemicals, although at a lesser level than conventional cotton.
In addition, certified organic cotton and most sustainable cotton are cultivated according to fair trade and socially responsive practices.
Fabric and Printing Quality
There is no difference in print quality between common and organic custom t-shirts. Quality organic t-shirts offer equally crisp and bright colors.
However, regarding the fabrics, organic garments are notably softer than common cotton t-shirts without losing durability and insulation.
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Selecting an Organic Cotton T-Shirt for Printing
Printify requires no minimum order quantity, and it’s possible to purchase samples before selling organic cotton custom t-shirts.
Always check our Catalog for new products and updates. All the shirts are ring-spun combed cotton except for the Continental Clothing EP01, which is 100% organic combed cotton.
Here is our selection of the best organic cotton t-shirts for Print on Demand.
The Stanley Stella Creator is a quality, best-selling organic t-shirt. Made in light fabric (5.3 oz/yd² (180 g/m²)), this tee is a regular fit with overlock side seams. Stylish and comfortable, it’s suitable for any custom design print and artwork.
This is one of the best options for organic custom t-shirts to offer your customers as a staple product. Consider personalizing it with your own logo next the original artwork to increase brand visibility.
This Stanley Stella tee has a tubular construction and medium fit, making it suitable for various body shapes and styles. Its softness is guaranteed by the light fabric (4.4 oz/yd² (150 g/m²)) and ring-spun combed cotton.
The Unisex Rocker is among the most affordable organic shirts in the market.
The Evoker is a women’s organic cotton tee from Stanley Stella. Made from extra light fabric (3.54 oz/yd² (120 g/m²)) in a medium fit, this t-shirt is an affordable and extremely comfortable option for daily use.
Stanley Stella’s Women’s Expresser is the right choice for a fitted-style t-shirt. Its light fabric (4.57 oz/yd² (155 g/m²)) ensures a comfortable fit for any occasion.
Typically, this tee is recommended as a staple for your organic t-shirt women’s collection.
The Jazzer t-shirts are affordable options for your women’s collection. Its light fabric (4.4 oz/yd² (150 g/m²)) balances the medium fit and tubular construction well, making these products the perfect custom organic t-shirts for several niches and sizes.
The Stanley Stella STTM562 is a stylish option for your men’s organic collection. The v-neck adds to the design of the light fabric (4.57 oz/yd² (155 g/m²)) t-shirt. In addition, the garments are built in a regular fit with side seams, making them some of the best-looking organic t-shirts for men.
The EC1000 is made with a medium fabric (5.5 oz/yd² (186 g/m²)) that increases durability. However, the ring-spun combed cotton guarantees the garment remains soft and comfortable. In addition, its regular fit and side seams give the tee a modern look.
This t-shirt is the right choice for a premium organic collection.
This unisex classic jersey t-shirt from Continental is Fair Wear PETA and GOTS-certified organic cotton. Its light-fabric (4.57 oz/yd² (155 g/m²)) and relaxed fit ensure a well-rounded, all-in-one organic t-shirt that fits all sizes, styles, and occasions.
In addition to the extended front and back print areas, Rogac offers printing on the Continental EP01 sleeves, making them a perfect option for personalized t-shirts.
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Find More Eco-Friendly Products in Our Catalog
The Printify Catalog offers more than 800 customizable products for every style, many of them eco-friendly. In addition to the organic cotton t-shirts, most of our tees are sustainable, including the popular Bella+Canvas 3001, Gildan 64000, and Gildan 5000.
Read more about eco-friendly t-shirt printing on our blog. Also, discover more sustainable and eco-friendly products to customize with your own design and style, complement your brand, and boost sales.
Our Catalog includes merch from other eco-friendly materials like recycled polyester, FSC® certified paper, and vegan soy wax:
Design and Sell Custom Cotton T-Shirts With Printify
Now that you’re acquainted with our Catalog’s organic and sustainable options, it’s time to create an account with Printify, choose the right product and t-shirt design, and sell it. Let’s see how to do it in four easy steps.
Sign up for Printify. Enter your email, create a password, or use a Google account. It only takes minutes.
The free plan gives unlimited products and up to five stores.
Escalate your cotton t-shirt business with the Premium plan ($24.99 monthly, billed annually). The plan offers up to ten stores per account plus a 20% discount on all products.
Finally, sellers with over 10,000 orders a day may subscribe to the Enterprise plan, with custom solutions, unlimited stores, and a 20% discount on all products.
Choose where to sell your personalized t-shirts. It’s possible to connect with marketplaces like Etsy, eBay, and Walmart or to create an online store with BigCommerce, PrestaShop, Shopify, Squarespace, Wix, or WooCommerce.
Printify also offers a custom API.
Except for PrestaShop and WooCommerce, website builders require subscriptions. Selling on marketplaces may save money with subscriptions, but listing products will require fees.
Now comes the fun part. Select the best custom shirt for your shop and choose the Print Provider closest to your customers.
Then, click Start Designing to use the Mockup Generator, upload, and customize your artwork. Put the final touches on your design, adjust fonts, choose the colors, and click Save product.
Edit the descriptions, apply the profit margin and choose the main mockup picture. Click Publish. The custom t-shirts will be showcased automatically on your storefront.
At this point, market your own t-shirt line through social networks and email marketing, tweak your storefront SEO, and stay cool while our team of product experts takes care of logistics.
We ship worldwide with no minimum order quantity, only after customers purchase an item on your storefront.
Learn more about t-shirt marketing on our blog.
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There’s no plan B when it comes to preserving the environment for the next generations by turning to a sustainable model of business – it’s time to act in every sense.
Printify and the print-on-demand model allow you to offer genuinely organic products at affordable prices to the final customer and good profit margins. Take the chance, create your own artwork, apply it to the right product, and lead your brand to the future.
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