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  • Madeline Haney

What T-Shirt is Best for Your Brand?

Updated: Jan 27, 2022

An array of multicolored t-shirts above PromoSpark logo

Whether for a fundraiser, company retreat, or employee uniform, one of the first steps in creating your promotional t-shirt is choosing the right tee. With so many options on the market, selecting the right teeshirt can be overwhelming. That’s why we created a Good, Better, Best, and Performance quality breakdown to help you determine the best fit for your custom t-shirt needs.

Why T-Shirt Quality Matters?

Like most things in life, selecting the right t-shirt is a matter of balancing quality and affordability. The quality of the shirt you choose is important for a few reasons.

  1. Consumers are more discerning than ever. Consumers today have millions of options available at their finger tips all hours of the day. Separating yourself from the crowd is important for every industry and a higher quality shirt is just one tool you can utilize to distinguish your brand from competitors.

  2. This shirt is an extension of your brand. When you put your logo or company name on a t-shirt that becomes part of the consumer's perspective on your brand. The material choice speaks to your brand's image. Is your brand better represented with the classic 100% cotton tee or the latest in athletic moisture wicking technology?

  3. This shirt is a walking advertisement. Today it is easy to accumulate a closet of free t-shirts, the quality of the shirt along with the design and message will determine which shirt becomes an old favorite and which ends up in donation boxes. The more your consumers enjoy your shirt the more likely they are to wear the shirt for years to come and spread awareness of your brand.

With these factors in mind, review the following t-shirt quality breakdown and know that we stand by any of these as stand-out shirt options for your brand. We've done the research so you don't have to.


Port & Company - Core Cotton Tee

An indispensable t-shirt in a classic silhouette—with a very friendly price. 5.4-ounce, 100% cotton. Removable tag for comfort and relabeling. Available in 52 colors.

Gildan - Heavy Cotton™ 100% Cotton T-Shirt

5.3-ounce, 100% cotton. Seamless double-needle 7/8" collar. Double-needle sleeves and hem. Taped neck and shoulders. Tearaway label. Available in 67 colors.

Fruit of the Loom - HD Cotton™ 100% Cotton T-Shirt

5-ounce, pre-shrunk 100% cotton. Seamless 1x1 ribbed collar. Shoulder-to-shoulder taping. Double-needle stitched sleeves, bottom hem and front neck. Quarter-turned. Tearaway label. Available in 54 colors.


Tultex - Unisex Fine Jersey Tee

4.5 oz., 100% ring-spun USA cotton (unless otherwise noted). Reactive-dyed for longer lasting color. Pre-washed to minimize shrinkage. Tubular construction. Ribbed crew neck. Taped neck and shoulders to provide durability. Double needle stitching on sleeves and bottom hem. Tear Anywhere label. USMCA certified. Available in 49 colors.

Anvil - 100% Combed Ring Spun Cotton T-Shirt

4.3-ounce, 100% combed ring spun cotton. TearAway™ label. Seamed collar. Shoulder-to-shoulder taping. Double-needle sleeves and hem. Available in 20 colors.


District - Very Important Tee

Crafted from ring spun cotton for ultimate comfort. 4.3-ounce, 100% combed ring spun cotton, 30 singles. Slightly slimmer body and shorter sleeves. 1x1 rib knit neck. Tear-away label. Shoulder to shoulder taping. Available in 35 colors.

Next Level - Cotton Short Sleeve Crew

4.3-ounce, 100% combed ring spun cotton, 32 singles. 1x1 rib knit neck. Shoulder to shoulder taping. Tear-away label. Side seamed. Available in 37 colors.

BELLA+CANVAS - Unisex Jersey Short Sleeve Tee

4.2-ounce, 100% Airlume combed and ring spun cotton, 32 singles. Retail fit. Tear-away label. Side seamed. Shoulder taping. Available in 55 colors.


Team 365 - Men's Zone Performance T-Shirt

3.5 oz.,100% polyester interlock. Moisture-wicking and UV 40+ protection. Team fit. Heat-sealed label. Cationic dyes to ensure superior brightness and excellent color fastness. Available in 18 colors.

Sport-Tek - PosiCharge® Competitor™ Tee

Lightweight, roomy and highly breathable, these moisture-wicking, value-priced tees feature PosiCharge technology to lock in color and prevent logos from fading. 3.8-ounce, 100% polyester interlock with PosiCharge technology. Removable tag for comfort and relabeling. Set-in sleeves. Available in 32 colors.

Next Steps

Now that you are ready to make an informed decision for the t-shirts of your next conference, race, or team building activity, reach out to our account representatives. We are excited to start working with you and get the shirts you've dreamed of in your hands.

NOTE: Be aware there have been delays in shipping and inventory shortages across the industry due to Covid-19. The earlier you can begin the process with us the better we can navigate any uncertainties and ensure your order arrives with no stress. We're committed to our values and strive to "Always Deliver".

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