Certain colors such as these require a combination of natural colored fibers and pre-dyed fibers to achieve the heathered look, usually achieved by adding black dyed polyester fiber with the cotton fiber. In most cases the percentage of black fiber is easily identified. In other instances for shades like Safety Green, we have to incorporate 50% polyester into the blend to ensure the durability and color fastness which only polyester dyes can achieve.
As Gildan controls the entire process, from raw cotton to finished garments the answer is as follows:
Featherweight: 3.2 oz pre-shrunk 100% ring spun cotton t-shirts for adults and women
Lightweight: 4.5 oz pre-shrunk 100% ring spun cotton t-shirts and tanks for adults, women and youth.
Midweight: 5.4 oz pre-shrunk 100% ring spun cotton t-shirts for adults and women.
Tri-Blend: 4.7 oz pre-shrunk 50% polyester/25% combed ring spun cotton/25% rayon t-shirts and tanks for adults and women
Eco: 4.5-5.0 oz tees offered in pre-shrunk 50% organic combed ring spun cotton (or 50% organic combed ring spun cotton in conversion)/50% post-consumer P.E.T. recycled polyester, pre-shrunk 100% certified organic soft spun cotton and pre-shrunk 100% certifiedorganic combed ring spun cotton for adults.
Baby Rib: 5.6 oz pre-shrunk 100% ring spun cotton 1x1 baby rib t-shirts and tanks for women.
Polos: 6.5 oz pre-shrunk 100% combed ring spun cotton piqué polos for adults.
French Terry: 7.0 oz pre-shrunk 60% polyester/40% ring spun cotton terry fleece for adults and women.
Fleece: 7.2 oz pre-shrunk 75% combed ring spun cotton/25% polyester fleece for adults and women.
All knit fabrics are subject to variation of the end fabric weight due the very nature of the knitting and fabric handling process. In order to ensure the most consistent fabric weight possible, Gildan deploys extensive quality measures ranging from our spinning operations to the end quality auditing processes after sewing. We have integrated sophisticated scanning processes within our dyeing and finishing operations to help ensure the utmost consistency. Gildan’s manufacturing operations have an acceptable quality standard of +/- 4% with a target performance tolerance of +/-2%. In real terms this means that if we advertise a fabric weight at 6.0oz/yard2 our manufacturing targets would range between 5.88 and 6.12oz/yard2. The acceptable quality standard of +/-4% would mean that any product inspected that fell below 5.76 oz/yard2 or was above 6.24 oz/yard2 would be considered a defect.
ANVIL® manufactures blank products. As we are often two and three times removed from the company that applied a specific design, we recommend that you contact the store or business where you acquired the product.
The yarn count designates the cross section dimension of the yarn. Similar to electrical wiring, the larger the number, the smaller the yarns. There is an inverse relationship between the number and the weight. An 18/1 (18 singles) yarn weight weighs more than a 30/1 yarn, for instance. A 1/1 yarn is 840 yards of yarn (one Hank) that weighs one pound. A 10/1 yarn is 8,400 yards (10 Hanks) of yarn that weighs one pound. An 18/1 yarn is typically used to knit 5.6 to 6.1 ounce of jersey fabric. A 20/1 yarn is typically used for 5.3 ounce to 5.5 ounce of jersey fabric.
We offer samples of our products in size L for Adult and Youth and M for Women. Samples can be ordered through our website or via customer service at 1-877-445-3265.
Locating the best price can only be obtained by contacting various ANVIL® distributors.
ANVIL® primarily manufactures blank t-shirts, polos and fleece products. We sell our products mainly to wholesale distributors who then sell them to various resellers, including screenprinters, advertising specialty distributors, embroiderers and various other customers. If you wish to purchase decorated products, we recommend you contact a local garment decorator, embroiderer, screen printer or promotional products distributor.
ANVIL® does not produce shirts with the Henley neckline. A Henley shirt is a collarless shirt with buttons down the front like a sport shirt.
Gildan is a manufacturer of blank t-shirts, polos and fleece products. We sell our products to wholesale distributors who then sell them to various resellers who perform screen printing, embroidery, garment and tie-dyeing processes. Our current products are dyed in solid colors and sold as shown in our catalog, swatch card or on the website.
Yes, ANVIL® products, as all knit products shrink. Knit fabrics inherently shrink back to the knit density they emerged from the knitting machine with. Throughout the textile and sewing processes these fabrics are subject to tension which pulls open the knit density somewhat. Upon first several washing and drying the fabric will almost always shrink back to that exact density it was originally knit to. ANVIL® targets very specific shrinkage numbers, typically less than 4% in width 6% in length of any 100% cotton fabrics through a variety of measures ranging from specialized handling equipment to our final textile process called compacting. In this process we run the fabric through 2 rollers turning at different speeds. This effectively compacts the knit of the fabric back close to the original density. The result of this is we manage to control the amount of shrinkage our garments will do once worn by our customers.
Gildan does not actively manufacture products with other brands labels inserted. We produce garments bearing our owned labels: Gildan®, ANVIL®, Comfort Colors® and Gold Toe® brands. We also offer quite a selection of styles with TearAway garment labels which can easily be torn away, allowing easier personalization of the end products. However, in many countries, we need to have a PERMANENT label sewn in.
Gildan does not offer relabeling services directly. Gildan does, however, have a close relationship with Diversified Distribution Inc. (DDI), centrally located in Martinsville, Virginia. DDI offers relabeling services and you can see their full range of services at www.ddilogistics.com.
As well, all ANVIL® t-shirts feature an easy-to-remove TearAway label, perfect for the ultimate customization. You can remove it as easy as 1-2-3, then place or print a new label of your own. It’s a great time and cost saver to support your business.
When referring to the company to which ANVIL® belongs, it refers to Gildan Activewear Inc. and its affiliates.
ANVIL® makes every effort to ensure that our colors are consistent across every fabric we produce. Due to the nature of the various knit constructions and the various reflective properties of our range of fibers, there is a possibility that a shade may look slightly different when produced in a 50% cotton/50% polyester fabric blends as opposed to a 100% cotton garment. Flat knit constructions such a basic jersey knit also may present a slightly different shade of a color than raised knits like fleece or double pique fabric. It is always recommended to obtain a sample of the garment in question to properly assess the exact color.