What do we mean by recycled t-shirts?
Firstly, let’s clear up one area of confusion. That is, what’s meant by ‘recycled’ in terms of blank clothing. When we talk about the best recycled t-shirts for printing, it’s not pre-worn tees. Definitely not second hand city. These shirts haven’t been put on an extended wash cycle and shoved back into circulation. In short, they’re brand new but made from material which has been previously used for another purpose. Or, fabric discarded from the ‘new’ manufacturing process and reused. Rather than thrown away. Further explanation will follow with individual items.
Before we get there, a brief bit about our set-up. For us here at Fifth Column, eco-friendly and ethical printing are part of our core values. Like everyone else, we’re not perfect. But, we try every day to do things in the right way. For instance, our specialisation in customising sustainably sourced blank merchandise. Hence, our interest in the best recycled tees for printing. So, here we are, a selection of the top recycled shirts currently made to be printed. By the way, products are grouped by supplier and numbers aren’t a ranking. Merely there for reference.
The best recycled t-shirts for printing.
Okay, that’s about it for our look at recycled tees. Nowadays, recycling is only one of the possibilities when it comes to sustainable t-shirts for print and embroidery. And it can only be good news that the choice seems set to grow. With more and more garment suppliers switching to organic cotton and also developing alternative fabrics. At Fifth Column, great customised merchandise is a given but it’s better still when the base product is responsibly produced.