If you say polyester, most people will think back to the seventies and those big tacky collared shirts. Others may think of those nasty, fuzzy blankets found in cheap motels. Let’s face it, polyester has gotten a bad reputation, but today’s t-shirts are giving polyester a second chance. Polyester tees have become pretty popular and there are five big reasons why.
Polyester is Durable
The majority of our clients who purchase our 100 percent polyester t-shirts use them for athletic purposes. Running, biking, and crossfit teams all love the durability and comfort of the G800, a 50/50 blend or the Augusta Sportswear 790, a 100 percent polyester “moisture wicking” tee. Even high impact athletes can’t break these tees. Polyester lasts forever so your t-shirt won’t fade or wear out.
Polyester Doesn’t Shrink
Over the years we have noticed that certain 100 percent cotton shirts do shrink after several washes. Some models will shrink from the side, while others will shrink up. The popular cotton G200 shrinks proportionately overall, but it still shrinks. Due to the nature of polyester fiber, garments like t-shirts do not shrink. Even tees that are a 50/50 blend will maintain their shape over time.
Polyester is also Very Affordable
So all of this durability comes at a cost right? Nope. The G800 is affordable and costs nearly the same as our affordable best seller, the G200. These tees are less than $8 each on a small order of 25 tees (white tee, one ink design). It is also one of our cheapest tees.
Polyester is Sustainable? Yup!
If you are environmentally conscious, you may want something with natural organic cotton and wouldn’t even consider printing a tee that contained synthetic materials. Our Anvil 450, a 50/50 tee, is made with a blend of organic cotton and recycled polyester; you can’t get any more sustainable than that. It is a comfy tee that is organic and is already reducing its carbon footprint.
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff with Polyester
Polyester fabric has wicking capabilities which means it helps pull sweat away from the skin. Not only will polyester help keep you cool, but it will also keep sweat off of you when things heat up. Since it doesn’t retain sweat like 100 percent cotton, the chemicals in sweat won’t get embedded in the fibers which results in those weird and unsightly yellowish sweat stains.