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New T-shirts, polo shirts highlight performance, unique design details

Treated and earth-friendly textiles, modified components and varied trims upgrade the latest T-shirts and polo shirts.

China suppliers of T-shirts and polo shirts are still directing R&D efforts toward improving functionality and visual appeal.

  
Polo shirt
  Shenzhen Evergreen's polyester polo shirt for men is breathable, sweat-absorbent and UV-resistant.

Incorporating specialized materials increases product value. Consequently, many companies adopt mercerized cotton so that models will have better drape, and be colorfast and resistant to wrinkling and pilling. Pique fabrics are chosen because they are more breathable than ribbed variants. Cotton-linen blends are smooth and cool to the skin.

Environment-friendly textiles are also gaining ground. Apart from organic cotton, makers are employing corn-derived PLA, soybean and milk protein fibers.

Corn-based fabrics have the combined properties of natural and synthetic materials. They are easy to care for and boast improved comfort, warmth, durability and moisture management.

Textiles with soybean protein fibers provide luster similar to that of silk, and a soft, smooth and light hand. Such inputs are moisture-absorbent and colorfast as well.

Milk protein yarns lend anti-bacterial and -fungal qualities to fabrics. In addition, they are glossy and innately hygroscopic.

Besides employing specialized materials, companies apply chemical treatments to make releases UV-protective, quick-dry and odor-, wrinkle- and static-resistant.

As T-shirts and polo shirts generally have a simple construction, suppliers often modify some components to enhance aesthetics. Women’s releases, for example, may incorporate cap, puffed, raglan or batwing sleeves instead of the basic set-in kind. Many also feature a contoured waist.

Localized or allover prints serve as additional embellishments. Flat and 3D motifs can be silk-screened, heat-transferred, or offset- or discharge-printed. Water- and rubber-based types of pigment are utilized. Moreover, a number of factories use batik and tie-dye methods.

Models are further decorated with lace, applique, beads, sequins, rhinestones and embroidery. The last is commonly done by hand in the most expensive designs.

Companies employ bright hues for both men’s and women’s garments. Green, yellow, pink, turquoise, aquamarine and azure are among the popular colors.

T-shirts and polo shirts from China range from $2 to $15 and $2.50 to $20, respectively. Prices vary depending on the fabrics and trimming employed.

Low-end products are made of pure cotton, CVC or T/C between 120 and 180gsm. They are fitted with a round or V-neck, and short set-in sleeves. Embellishments may be in the form of a simple patch, lace edging, or silk-screened or embroidered motif.

Mercerized and semicombed cotton, cotton-spandex, rayon and nylon weighing 180 to 240gsm are typically adopted in midrange styles. The most expensive variants come in mercerized, combed or organic cotton, cotton-hemp, and PLA, soybean and milk protein fibers. A few businesses also use silk.

Upscale T-shirts and polo shirts, manyof which meet the Oeko-Tex Standard 100, can have a round, scoop, square, Henley or
V-neck. Cap, puffed, raglan and batwing sleeves are common.

The garments emphasize functional properties such as quick drying, UV protection and wrinkle, odor and static resistance. Patterns are printed, beaded or sequined.

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T-shirts & polo shirts price guide

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Men's polo shirt
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Shenzhen Danyal Clothes Co. Ltd

Model: DY-00195
MOQ: 1,000 pieces
Delivery: 15 days
Price: $4.10
Description: Men's polo shirt; 100% cotton pique; 220gsm; sizes XXS to XXXL; polybag packaging

  
Men's polo shirt


Shenzhen Danyal Clothes Co. Ltd

Model: DY-00236
MOQ: 1,000 pieces
Delivery: 15 days
Price: $3.40
Description: Men's polo shirt; 100% cotton; 160gsm; sizes XXS to XXXL; polybag packaging

  
Men's polo shirt


Shenzhen Danyal Clothes Co. Ltd

Model: DY-00246
MOQ: 1,000 pieces
Delivery: 15 days
Price: $6.20
Description: Men's polo shirt; 100% mercerized cotton; 180gsm; sizes XXS to XXXL; polybag packaging

  
Men's polo shirt


Shenzhen Evergreen Garment Co. Ltd

Model: 2527
MOQ: 500 pieces
Delivery: 25 days
Description: Men's polo shirt; 100% polyester; 160gsm; breathable, sweat-absorbent, UV-resistant; in various sizes; PE, PP bag packaging

  
Men's polo shirt


Shenzhen Evergreen Garment Co. Ltd

Model: 2528
MOQ: 500 pieces
Delivery: 25 days
Description: Men's polo shirt; 100% cotton; 220gsm; in various sizes; PE, PP bag packaging

  
Men's T-shirt


Shenzhen Evergreen Garment Co. Ltd

Model: 2125
MOQ: 500 pieces
Delivery: 25 days
Description: Men's T-shirt; 65:35 polyester-cotton; 130gsm; breathable, sweat-absorbent, anti-bacterial, UV-resistant; in various sizes; PE, PP bag packaging

  
Women's T-shirt


Zhejiang Orient Junye I/E Co. Ltd

Model: 42
MOQ: 500 pieces
Delivery: 60 days
Description: Women's T-shirt; 60:40 cotton-polyester; 120gsm; custom sizes, colors; PP bag packaging




Note:This article was originally published by Global Sources, a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with China manufacturers and India suppliers, providing essential sourcing information to volume buyers through our e-magazines, trade shows and industry research.

All price quotes in this report are in US dollars unless otherwise specified. FOB prices were provided by the companies interviewed only as reference prices at the time of interview and may have changed.

Disclaimer: All product images are provided by the companies interviewed and are for reference purposes only. Those product images featuring products with trademarks, brand names or logos are not intended for sale. We, our affiliates, and our affiliates' respective directors, officers, employees, representatives, agents or contractors, do not accept and will not have any responsibility or liability for product images (or any part thereof) which infringe on any intellectual property or other rights of a third party.



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