History of a simple T-shirt

The History of a T-Shirt
T-shirt, or tee shirt

Did you ever wonder that a T-Shirt has its own story?  We wear them every day, they become part of our life and we don’t know anything about them.

Well, a T-shirt or tee shirt is named after the T shape of its body and sleeves. T-shirts are generally made of a stretchy, light, and inexpensive fabric and are easy to clean. Simple, T-shaped top garments have been a part of human clothing since ancient times.

The modern T-shirt evolve from undergarments used in the 19th century. First, the one-piece union suit underwear was cut into separate top and bottom garments, with the top long enough to tuck under the waistband of the bottoms. With and without buttons, they were adopted by miners and stevedores during the late 19th century as a convenient covering for hot environments.

In the early 1950s, several companies started to decorate T-shirts with different resort names and various characters. The first company was Tropix Togs.

Since the 1960s, T-shirts have flourished as a form of personal expression. It has also been commonly used to commemorate an event or to make a political or personal statement. Since the 1990s, it has become common practice for companies of all sizes to produce T-shirts with their corporate logos or messages as part of their overall advertising campaigns.

Since the late 1980s and especially the 1990s, T-shirts with prominent designer-name logos have become popular, especially with teenagers and young adults. These garments allow consumers to flaunt their taste for designer brands in an inexpensive way, in addition to being decorative.

The political and social statements that T-shirts often display have become, since the first decade of the 21st century, one of the reasons that they have so deeply permeated different levels of culture and society.

In the 1960s, the ringer T-shirt appeared and became a staple fashion for youth and rock-n-rollers.

Nowadays – Trends

T-Shirts are now worn as the only piece of clothing on the top half of the body. They have also become a medium for self-expression and advertising, with any imaginable combination of words, art, and photographs on display. We wear them every day to our jobs, for a walk or just a coffee. They become a part of our daily life.

Our T-Shirt Printing Method

Heat Transfer Vinyl

This method allows the designer to create unique layered designs using a specialized software program. Once the design is created, it is then cut through the material using a cut machine.

There are dozens of different colors available, as well as glitter, reflective, matte finish, flocked, or even unique patterns.

After the design is cut, there is a process called “weeding” whereby the areas of the design that do not represent the design are picked away from the transfer sheet and removed so that the intended design remains.  A heat press is then used to apply pressure and heat to the vinyl so that the material permanently adheres to the garment.

DTF Printing Method

Direct to Film or DTF is a process that transfers prints onto fabric or other substrates using a heat-press mechanism.

The DTF printer technology can allow you to print easily on cotton, polyester, synthetic, or silk without any trouble. Plus, DTF printers can work on both dark and white fabric.

Talk to us

Ready to incorporate heat transfer vinyl or DTF printing method into your next custom apparel order? We’d love to chat through the results you’re hoping to achieve and bring your dreams to life! Reach out to the team and get started today. 

Reference: Wikipedia.org


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