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Dharma's Guide to Picking The Right T-Shirt

A good T-shirt is like an old friend and we can help you pick the right one. We only carry brands we believe to be reliable. There's a lot of T's brands that make lousy friends!

  • First, decide between PFD (Prepared for dyeing) Or Regular. The PFD shirts are not treated with optical whiteners so they take dye better and are not pure white, they’re sewn with cotton thread, preshrunk and cut larger. The regular shirts dye just fine, are very white, sewn with poly thread (doesn’t dye), and cut normally and are preshrunk to reduce shrinkage. If you plan to dye the entire shirt, as in garment dyeing and batik, buy PFD. If you tie-dye, stamp, marble, etc. then buy either one.
  • Second, decide on the weight (thickness) you want. 5.4 oz. (per sq yd. of fabric) is kind of the standard weight of T’s. Heavier weights are more luxurious and look better after repeated washings. Lighter weights are less expensive.
  • Lastly, look at the info and prices for the shirt types you want and decide which works for you. Still not sure? Call us and ask. Finally, buy lots of them. You can't have too many friends.

If you want to see more about our t-shirt sizing, check out our sizing information page.


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You can combine cotton and rayon clothing & accessories to get the greatest discounts. Your discount is figured on the total number of cotton and rayon items we ship, not how many of each type, style or size. Mix and match them to get the best discount.

Example; adding 1 each of 12 different T-shirts in size Large should give you the 12+ price on all 12 shirts.

Example; adding 12 pieces of 4 different sizes of a garment should give you the 36+ price on all 4 sizes.

Some products may be excluded from discounts, and / or may discount only with themselves. If you have any questions at all please contact us toll free at 800-542-5227 (no buttons, just humans).

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