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What is a ringspun cotton t-shirt?

American Apparel Tri-Blend

American Apparel Tri-Blend

Think about your favorite t-shirt.  There’s a good chance it feels nice, soft, and is more comfortable on your skin.  Your favorite shirt is probably a ringspun cotton material.  Traditionally, ringspun cotton has qualities that make it softer and more “comfortable” to wear.  The material is commonly used in American Apparel products and Hanes Beefy T styles.

The secret is in the yarn processing.  The “spinning” process produces longer, stronger strands.  No chemicals are involved, but you can achieve a softer effect using chemical processes as well.  The spinning process dates back to the Middle Ages when it was used to take the rough feel out of raw cotton.  The spun fabric created more compact threads that ultimately resulted in more durable products.

American Apparel 2001

Our most popular ringspun cotton request: American Apparel 2001


Is it more expensive? Not necessarily.  Designer brands, like American Apparel, may carry a slightly higher price tag, but customers justify the cost because they consider the brand to be superior in comfort, style and durability.  More affordable options are available for just pennies more than you’re probably paying for a traditional 100% cotton shirt.  There are dozens of ringspun options available, so consider your options before you make a decision.  If you have questions or need suggestions, just ask!


Top 5 American Apparel Styles

Downtown Printwear offers American ApparelYou may have noticed that we’ve got something for just about everyone at Downtown Printwear.  Naturally, we find that some products are more popular than others.  American Apparel is among that group.  American Apparel is consistently one of the top 3 brands requested.  This does not come as a surprise.  There are several features that make American Apparel a high-demand product, including:

  • Products are made in the U.S.A.
  • LA-based, trendy designs
  • Many fabrics are ringspun and soft to the touch, popular among the 18-24 college/university market
  • American Apparel is committed to several environmentally-friendly efforts

What makes this supplier so popular?  We’ve compiled a list of the top 5 American Apparel styles.  To be fair, we used “total units sold” as opposed to “total dollars sold”.  Each image represents the most popular color of that particular item.  Here are the results:

5.  Ladies 2×1 Rib Tank

Ladies 2x1 Rib Tank

  • 5.8 oz; 100% ringspun 2×1 rib cotton
  • Most popular colors: Black, White, Pink
  • Avail. sizes XS-XL



4.  Tri-Blend, Short-Sleeve Tee

Tri-Blend, Short-Sleeve Tee

  • 3.7 oz; 50% polyester, 25% cotton, 25% rayon
  • Most popular colors: Athletic Grey, Tr-Black, Athletic Blue
  • Avail. sizes XS-2XL



3.  Short-Sleeve, Fine Jersey V-Neck

Short-Sleeve, Fine Jersey V-Neck

  • 4.3 oz; 100% ringspun cotton
  • Baby rib v-neck
  • Most popular colors: White, Black, Navy
  • Avail. sizes: XS-XL



2.  Ladies Fine Jersey Tee

Ladies Fine Jersey Tee

  • 4.3 oz; 100% combed ringspun cotton jersey
  • Most popular colors: Black, White, Asphalt
  • Avail. sizes: S-2XL





1.  Fine Jersey Tee

Fine Jersey Tee

  • 4.3 oz; 100% combed ringspun cotton jersey
  • Most popular colors: Black, White, Asphalt
  • Avail. sizes: S-3XL





Conveniently, the American Apparel Fine Jersey Tee (2001) is the most popular item DCP customers request from this brand.  The style falls 2nd only to the Gildan 6.1 oz t-shirt for most popular among our college/university customer-base.  Want more information?  Visit http://www.downtownprintwear.com . We look forward to your next project!

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