Organic, recycled and sustainable fabrics are superior fabrics for our environment and require significantly less water to process. We work with the best fabric options we can to ensure you get the best shirts possible. Offbeat Press is constantly looking for more environmentally-responsible brands and eco-friendly fabric options. For the most eco-conscious shirt possible, ask us about working with eco-friendly, water-based inks.
Organic cotton fabrics are chemical-free, without pesticides, fertilizers or genetically-modified seeds, making for an environmentally-friendly alternative to conventional cotton. Organic cotton is typically woven into a softer, finer ringspun cotton, but can also be available in carded cotton. Water-based inks are a great combination for printing on organic cotton.
Blends Bamboo fabrics are recognized for their durability and smoothness. Bamboo is known to be the fastest growing plant and grows excellently without pesticides and fertilizers. Bamboo fabrics are often used as blends with organic cotton or another sustainable fabric. Most bamboo fabrics print nicely with water-based inks.
RPET polyester is a recycled polyester repurposed from old water and soda bottles. Used bottles are recycled and re-engineered, then woven into fabric. RPET fabrics are most commonly used as blends with organic cotton or another sustainable fabric. Water-based inks are unpredictable, but can work well with RPET poly.
Hemp fabric is made from the plant fibers of specific species of cannabis sativa plants. The hemp plant produces a high yield and is considered environmentally superior because of increased production, decreased water in production, and it’s pesticide-free. We’ve had positive results printing hemp shirts with water-based ink.
Eco Triblend fabrics are an environmentally friendly version of a standard triblend fabric. With a blend of recycled polyester, organic or recycled cotton and rayon, an eco triblend is an eco-friendly alternative to conventional triblend fabric. This fabric has a heather texture and is very soft and comfortable.
Soy is making it’s way into the apparel world as the latest eco-friendly fabric. Already popular in the kitchen and paper printing industries, soybeans that are pesticide-free and non-GMO are as warm as wool, but lack the itch. Soy fabrics are also soft and absorbent, however they aren’t readily available in the wholesale apparel industry at this time.
Econscious is a leader in organic shirts. With imported production, Econscious has a few dozen garment styles produced with eco-friendly fabrics.
Unisex Organic, ringspun cotton, soft cotton + fashion fit t-shirt
Women’s Organic, ringspun cotton, soft cotton + fashion fit t-shirt
Unisex Organic, ringspun cotton + polyester blend fashion fit t-shirt
Women’s Organic, ringspun cotton + polyester blend fashion fit t-shirt
Royal Apparel is an American-made brand that has developed 5 eco-friendly fabrics. Each of their fabrics are produced in a variety of shirt styles with options for men, women, children and infants.
Unisex Organic + USA-MADE ringspun cotton, soft cotton + fashion fit t-shirt
Women’s Organic + USA-MADE ringspun, soft cotton + fashion fit t-shirt
Unisex USA-Made + Organic cotton + Recycled poly blend t-shirt
Women’s USA-Made + Organic cotton + Recycled poly blend t-shirt
Unisex USA-Made + ECO Triblend t-shirt
Women’s USA-Made + ECO Triblend scoop neck t-shirt
Alternative Apparel makes beautiful fabrics and shirt styles with an expansive line of eco jersey fabrics. Their eco jersey fabrics are comprised of 6.25% recycled PET and 6.25% organic cotton amongst the 50/38/12 polyester/cotton/rayon triblend.
US Blanks is an American-made brand with a small selection of 100% recycled shirts made from 50% cotton + 50% polyester.
Working with eco-friendly fabrics is just one of our practices that helps make Offbeat Press a leading eco-friendly screen printer. Our industry-leading, eco-friendly water-based inks separate us from 99% of the screen print shops in the industry and our focus on social responsibility and sustainability have always been a focus at Offbeat Press.