7 of the Best Organic Cotton T-shirts for Printing in 2019

7 of the Best Organic Cotton T-shirts for Printing in 2019
7th August 2019 5th Team

Here at Fifth Column we’re feeling a lot of love for organic cotton t-shirts. The quality is superior, they’re better for the environment and they are great for printing and embroidery.

We’re not alone. They’re increasingly popular with our customers and more and more suppliers are making them. So, whether you’re a start-up streetwear brand, the marketing manager in charge of the next promotion, or a band in need of merchandise – you might want to give organic cotton t-shirts some serious consideration.
There a quite a few out there nowadays – the choice is growing all the time.

We thought we’d put together a short list of the ones we know deliver outstanding results when printed or embroidered.

These are 7 of the best organic cotton tees currently on the market when it comes to customisation (numbered for reference, rather than ranking).

Most are suitable for Screen Printing, Embroidery and DTG (Direct to Garment) Printing.

Stanley/Stella Creator Organic T-Shirt for Printing

1. Stanley/Stella Creator

Creator, unisex style and everyday classic fit. Priced so it won’t break the budget and available in so many colours you won’t have any trouble finding the perfect match (check out our Creator page to see the colours). Plus, there are kids, denim and all over print variations – Stanley/Stella like to provide plenty of options.

100 % organic cotton (180 GSM). Vegan approved, Fair Wear foundation certified and GOTS accredited.

A very affordable option for personalisation.

Continental Clothing EP01 Organic T-Shirt for Printing

2. Continental Clothing | EP01 Organic T-Shirt

Continental Clothing are bringing the noise for eco-friendly fashion, banging a drum that’s only going to get louder. The EP01 is a cotton tshirt with organic beating in every fibre.

100% combed organic cotton – jersey 4.57 oz / 155 g, and a large selection of colours. Available in big sizes into the bargain. Plus, the unisex styling of the EP01 offers greater versatility if you are printing for a diverse market.

Earth Positive has wide appeal and is an organic powerhouse.

As Colour Mens Staple Organic Tee

3. As Colour Mens Staple Organic Tee – 5001G

Okay, maybe not the cheapest and doesn’t boast the biggest colour range, but the superb quality shines through. Crew neck, regular fit, 100% combed organic cotton – GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified.

The AsColour staple organic t-shirt features neck ribbing with twin needle stitching, shoulder to shoulder tape and is pre-shrunk to minimise shrinkage.

Not much to not like. See our catalogues page for the full As Colour range, it’s pretty impressive.

Neutral Clothing Organic Classic Ladies T-shirt

4. Neutral Certified Ⓡ Ladies Classic T-Shirt 080001

Neutral produce premium clothing for men, women, kids and adults and maintain the highest social, ethical and environmental standards.

As Neutral say, they believe in okay clothing for everyone. This classic ladies t-shirt certainly scores on that front.

Lovely quality, a short-sleeve tee with a round neck and inside neck tape. It also comes in a good selection of shades.

Made from 100% organic Fairtrade cotton. 185 GSM single jersey knit.

Need help finding the best t-shirts for printing or embroidery? Get in touch with our friendly team for some expert advice.

5. Neutral Certified Ⓡ Mens Classic T-Shirt O60001

The 060001 from Neutral is the mens style of their classic t-shirt. As with the women’s version, it’s made from 100% organic Fairtrade cotton. 185 GSM single jersey knit.

A great choice for most personalisation and worth considering, especially where premium quality is high in your mix of priorities and certified to exacting eco-friendly standards is a must.

Click here to take a look at full Neutral catalogue of products.

6. Continental Clothing | EP18 Organic T-Shirt

Embroidering these is a joy! The Earth Positive EP18 is a heavier weight t-shirt and that makes it even better for embroidery. An excellent choice for customisation and also adaptable – Continental Clothing classify the style as men’s/unisex.

All the softness of 100% organic combed cotton combined with a weight (jersey 5.6 oz / 190g) that means it will take plenty of washing and wearing.

Great value for money and another t-shirt which offers an admirable variety of colours (see those on our EP18 page).

7. Stanley Stella Sparker

Last, but by no means least, another heavyweight contender from Stanley Stella. The Stanley Sparker men’s t-shirt weighs in at 220 GSM and has plenty to recommend it.

Crew neck, relaxed fit and constructed from 100% organic ring-spun combed cotton. Another competitively priced t-shirt that won’t cause the company accountant too many sleepless nights. Plus a good selection of colours. Suitable for Screen printing, Embroidery and Digital Printing (DTG).

Fifth Column can help

Planning the next range of t-shirts for your clothing brand, event or promotion and need help?

Fifth Column have been printing t-shirts in London since 1977 – we offer an extensive range of garment customisation Services – and we love what we do.

Contact Us for more information or request a Quote using our online form.

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