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Heathered T-Shirts -- What's that?

What Is a Heather T-Shirt?

The term "heather" refers to the specks of grey in the fabric interwoven with other fabric fibers.

It is primarily a 50/50 blend of cotton and polyester. These blends provide all of the durability of polyester combined with the softness of cotton that creates a comfortable shirt all around. They should not shrink as much or wrinkle in the wash like the 100% cotton shirts will.

A heather t-shirt is or can sometimes be referred to as a tri-blend because it is a combination of three different fibers. Namely cotton, polyester, and rayon.

Heather T-Shirts vs Solid T-Shirts

Vintage Look - A style trend that is trending in and because heather t-shirts are made from two or three different woven fibers and dipped so the colors are more subtle and may display as a deliberate fade and thus a good choice to go with for those seeking intentionally vintage shirts.

A Change from the norm - because it is one that is different from the usual run-of-the-mill standard t-shirt, a heathered t-shirt will give you a new style.

A few of our favorite Heathered Shirts

1. 3001 CVC Bella Canvas Unisex Heather CVC T-Shirt


  • 4.2 oz., 52% airlume combed and ringspun cotton, 48% polyester, 32 singles

  • Prism Colors: 99% airlume combed and ring-spun cotton, 1% polyester

  • Athletic Heather and Black Heather are 90% airlume combed and ring-spun cotton, 10% polyester

Colors: Comes in 63 color varieties from pastel to rich deep hues.

Available in sizes XS to 4XL.

This shirt is great for both Vinyl and Screen Printing.

2. 3413 Bella Canvas Unisex Heather


  • 3.8 oz., 40 singles

  • 50% polyester, 25% combed and ringspun cotton, 25% rayon

  • Black Heather Triblend: 70% combed ring-spun cotton, 15% polyester, 15% rayon

Colors: Comes in 52 color varieties

Available in sizes XS to 3XL.

Great for both Vinyl and Screen Printing.

3. G200 Gildan Adult Ultra Cotton 6 oz T-Shirt


  • 6 oz., 100% USA cotton

  • Heathers and Safety colors are 50/50

  • Ash Grey is 99/1; Sport Grey & Antiques are 90/10

  • Made with sustainably and fairly grown USA cotton

  • Safety Green is compliant with ANSI / ISEA 107 high-visibility standards

Available in sizes XS to 5XL.

Great for both Vinyl and Screen Printing

4. Anvil 980


  • 4.5 oz., preshrunk 100% combed ringspun cotton; 30 singles

  • Heather Grey: 90% cotton, 10% polyester

  • Heather colors and Neon colors: 65% polyester, 35% cotton

  • Graphite Heather: 50% cotton, 50% polyester

Colors: Comes in 19 color varieties

Available in sizes XS to 3XL.

Great for both Vinyl and Screen Printing.


Many Reasons to Laugh Out Loud Often

Laughter is the best Medicine. Find the "funny" in situations to laugh out loud every day, because:

  • Laughter offers an escape from the hard parts, reducing stress

  • It’s totally free, unpredictable and unexpected.

  • Laughter connects and bonds people

  • It puts life into perspective.

  • It brightens a day.

  • Laughing is always a positive experience.

  • One feel a sense of relief after having a good laugh

  • And it lightens burdens, inspiring hope...- Life’s hurdles won’t seem so bad

Every day, make a conscious effort to seek some fun, look at your surroundings through a lens of humor and you’ll be amazed at what you find. So, don't deny yourself a good laughter. Seek it out and let it stay with you as long as it likes.

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