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Crewneck: A t-shirt with a rounded neckline and no collar.


Heavyweight: Any t-shirt over 5.8-oz.


Henley: A shirt without a collar that features a button-up placket and a t-shirt-like neckline.


Lightweight: A t-shirt that weighs between 3.4 and 4.5 ounces.


V-neck: A t-shirt with a "V" shaped neckline.


Arms: The portion of a t-shirt that extend from the main body outward and add coverage to the shoulders and generally the 


Shoulders: Like the arms of a T-shirt, the shoulder fit varies depending on the style. However, typically, the shoulder seams of the shirt should lineup with the wearer's real shoulder line.


Torso: The main body of a t-shirt.


1 X 1 Rib: A knit typically used for the neck and binding.


Shoulder taping: Fabric tape sewn over the seams of a shoulder, on the inside of a t-shirt, to reinforce the stitching, and protect the wearer from uneven stitches and scratchy edges.


Side seams: Seams used to join the front and back parts of a shirt, adding structure and a more tailored fit.


Double-needle: A double row of stitching to create a commonly found on sleeves and bottom hems for looks and durability.




Classic: A seamless t-shirt construction created to fit a general body type and size.


Missy: A fit that is tailored for women's bodies and feature slightly tapered side seams.


Unisex: A fit that is suitable for men and women usually offers a range of sizes to accommodate various  body types.



50/50: Also known as poly/cotton, is a t-shirt that is made up of 50% polyester and 50% cotton.


Carded cotton: A type of cotton created with yarn that has been cleaned and formed into parallel strands to remove impurities.


Combed cotton: A cotton finish that offers a softer feel than carded cotton due to additional spinning, and the removal of impurities and short protruding threads.


CVC: Also known as Chief Value Cotton refers to bi-blends with more than 51% cotton content. “


French Terry:  A 100% cotton or blended and knitted terry fabric featuring loops and soft piles of yarn on the interior and the other side flat.


Heather: Most often a cotton/poly or cotton/rayon blend creating a multicolored, non-solid, blurred effect.


Jersey: A t-shirt knit with a flat, smooth surface and and some stretch. 


Modal: A fabric made up of synthetic fibers creating a soft hand and flounce, often used to create tri-blended t-shirts.


Rib knit: Knit fabric that is made up of rows of knitted loops giving it considerable stretch and shape retainment.


Ring-spun cotton: A fabric created by twisting and spinning fibers of yarn around a spindle to produce a fine, tight, long yarn.


Slub: A t-shirt made of slub yarn, that is twisted and spun to create lumps in the yarn and create an enhanced knitted fabric.


Tri-blend: A t-shirt made of three different materials.


Singles: A numerical value that displays the thickness/quality or diameter of the yarn, and is measured by the individual fibers in a twist.



Enzyme-Washed: A mechanical or chemical treatment that uses a solution to remove fine fibers from a fabric's surface. 


Garment-Washed: A special wash process applied to a finished garment to soften, preshrink, and/or change the look of the garment.


Mineral-Washed: A wash process which wears away at the dyes of a garment after it has been dyed and assembled.




Burnout: A sodium bisulfate treatment that burns away cotton to leave only the synthetic fabric. 


Garment-Dyed: A fully constructed garment that is left untreated, then dyed as a whole.


Pigment-dyed: A garment dye that is applied to a fully assembled T-shirt allowing the dye sit on top of the fabric, like a coating.


Yarn-dyed: A process where the yarns of the T-shirt are dyed ahead of the knitting process.


Preshrunk: A fabric treatment that is performed to the fabric of a garment before a t-shirt's assembly forcing the material to tighten up, and allow for shrinkage once washed. 


Dyed-to-match: Refers to details on a garment that matches the color of the garment to the fixtures such as buttons, thread, zippers, and linings.

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