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9 Best Cotton T-Shirts: Men’s, Women’s, and Unisex

9 Best Cotton T-Shirts: Men’s, Women’s, and Unisex
Karlina Rozkalne

By Karlina Rozkalne

6 min read

T-shirts are equally loved by fashionistas and pragmatic people alike. Not many garments get the same appreciation as a good, classic tee. That’s why they’re often crowned as wardrobe staples.

So today, let’s discuss the 9 best cotton t-shirts you can design with Printful so that by the end of the article, you know which tee is best for your wardrobe or store. All the t-shirts on the list are 100% cotton, but depending on the color variation you pick, the fabric’s composition may change to get a more stretchy fabric or better printability.

9 best cotton t-shirts

To cover all the basis, we’ve included oversized tees and fitted shirts, longer and slightly cropped t-shirts, and various price categories. All the custom t-shirts we’ll cover today come in classic white, if you’re looking for a timeless look, but most shirts also have stunning color variants if you’re adventurous.

1. Oversized Faded T-Shirt | AS Colour 5082

This great tee combines quality craftsmanship with contemporary style and give freedom of movement. This cotton t-shirt has a wide neck ribbing with twin stitching, side seam construction, and shoulder-to-shoulder tape for durability, which makes this a wonderful everyday tee. The garment-dyed coloring adds a stylish touch and makes each piece one-of-akind. Plus, the preshrunk fabric ensures a perfect fit wash after wash.

Note: Due to the unique properties of garment dying, there may be a slight variance in color.

  • Price: $27.77 (direct-to-garment printing), $29.34 (direct-to-film printing), or $31.16 (embroidery)

  • Sizes: S–3XL

  • Colors: 4

  • Fabric weight: 7.1 oz./yd.² (201.28 g/m²)

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The men’s Premium Heavyweight tee instantly elevates any look. It’s equally well-suited for everyday wear and going out for, depending on what yo ucombine it with. Made from 100% combed ring-spun cotton, it’s durable, super soft, and one of the best t-shirts for prinhttps://www.printful.com/blog/best-quality-tshirts-for-printingting. Made from a thicker fabric, this shirt has a structured yet relaxed fit. Thanks to its side-seamed construction and ribbed lycra collar, this t-shirt will look excellent on most body shapes and give into movement easily. 

  • Price: $19.30 (direct-to-garment printing), $20.81 (direct-to-film printing), or $19.30 (embroidery)

  • Sizes: S–4XL

  • Colors: 7

  • Fabric weight: 6.5 oz./yd.² (220 g/m²)

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3. Women’s Fitted Eco Tee | Stanley/Stella STTW032

The eco tee is high-quality, form-fitting, and made from 100% organic cotton, and will quickly become the favorite t-shirt of anyone who owns it. The cut of the fabric makes the garment drape nicely and creates a flattering look. Since this comfortable t-shirt is slightly shorter, you can wear untucked and still accentuate your waistline. It’s a crew neck tee and ideal for both casual and semi-formal occasions, allowing you to effortlessly transition from day to night.

Note: The fabric is certified by GRS (Global Recycled Standard), OCS (Organic Content Standard), GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard), OEKO-TEX Standard 100, and PETA-Approved Vegan. Get extra details about all the certifications in this FAQ.

  • Price: $18.45 (direct-to-garment printing) or $18.45 (embroidery)

  • Sizes: S–2XL

  • Colors: 2

  • Fabric weight: 4.57 oz./yd.² (155 g/m²)

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4. Organic Cotton Kids T-Shirt | Stanley/Stella STTK909

Although this is the only t-shirt for kids on the list, it’s a good one. It’s made from organic cotton fabric that our customers praise for softness and durability. This is the perfect t-shirt for active kids as the material is breathable and the fit’s relaxed. Since the fabric’s rather lightweight, it’s suited for t-shirt printing and small embroidery designs.

Valuable read: 56 T-Shirt Design Ideas That Are Seriously Next-Level

Note that we show the EU sizes for Stanley/Stella products. The sizes correspond to a smaller size in the US market, so US customers should order a size up.

Note: The fabric is certified by GRS (Global Recycled Standard), OCS (Organic Content Standard), GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard), OEKO-TEX Standard 100, and PETA-Approved Vegan. Get extra details about all the certifications in this FAQ.

  • Price: $17.24 (direct-to-garment printing) or $19.30 (embroidery)

  • Sizes: 3–13

  • Colors: 3

  • Fabric weight: 4.57 oz./yd.² (155 g/m²)

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5. Men’s Premium Cotton T-Shirt

This premium, short sleeve tee with extra-long staple fibers offers cotton durability, superior softness, and color retention. With this t-shirt model, you get 2 timeless options: classic white t-shirt and sleek black. This garment’s construction offers a slim fit without a tight or restricting feeling. Note that this t-shirt is made by our in-house team, so it’s available exclusively at Printful.

  • Price: $32.97 (direct-to-garment printing) or $32.97 (embroidery)

  • Sizes: XS–5XL

  • Colors: 2

  • Fabric weight: 5.89 oz./yd.² (200 g/m²)

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6. Women's High-Waisted Tee | Cotton Heritage OW1086

If you’re looking for a tee that’s ideal for pairing with high-waisted bottoms, this shirt’s for you. Made of 100% combed and ring-spun cotton, the tee is ultra soft and smooth, plus, it’s lightweight and breathable. While the fit is regular, if you want a looser fit, order a size up. 

  • Price: $16.88 (direct-to-garment printing) or $16.88 (embroidery)

  • Sizes: S–XL

  • Colors: 6

  • Fabric weight: 4.3 oz./yd.² (145.79 g/m²)

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7. Unisex Organic Cotton T-Shirt | Stanley/Stella STTU169

The Organic Cotton T-Shirt is one of Printful’s highest-rated tees, both on this list and in our catalog in general. It’s made of 100% organic ring-spun cotton, which reduces piling, so you can wear this t-shirt regularly without seeing any signs of wear and tear. The fabric’s softness and durability ensure long-lasting comfort, making it a staple in any wardrobe. The sizes run on the smaller size, so if you want a more relaxed fit, we recommend ordering a size up.

Note: The fabric is certified by GRS (Global Recycled Standard), OCS (Organic Content Standard), GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard), OEKO-TEX Standard 100, and PETA-Approved Vegan. Get extra details about all the certifications in this FAQ.

  • Price: $16.03 (direct-to-garment printing) or $20.87 (embroidery)

  • Sizes: S–5XL

  • Colors: 15

  • Fabric weight: 5.3 oz./yd.² (180 g/m²)

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Made from 100% cotton, this Champion tee has a relaxed, oversized fit with spacious shoulder and chest areas for superior comfort. The ribbed crew neck and deep armholes enhance mobility, while double-needle stitching on the sleeves and bottom hem adds durability. Plus, the iconic Champion “C” logo patch on the left sleeve provides a stylish touch, making this shirt a perfect blend of quality and casual elegance.

  • Price: $21.50 (direct-to-garment printing) or $23.50 (embroidery)

  • Sizes: S–2XL

  • Colors: 4

  • Fabric weight: 7 oz./yd.² (237.3 g/m²) 

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9. Unisex Garment-Dyed Heavyweight T-Shirt | Comfort Colors 1717

This short-sleeve t-shirt is perfect for those who love a structured fit, slightly boxy shape, and a premium feel. Made from thick yet breathable 100% cotton, it offers exceptional softness and comfort for any occasion. The pre-shrunk fabric ensures lasting color and shape, while the relaxed design makes it a versatile addition to your wardrobe. Plus, this tee can be decorated with nearly all fulfillment techniques, so you have ample room for creativity.

  • Price: $19.63 (direct-to-garment printing) or $21.12 (direct-to-film printing)

  • Sizes: S–4XL

  • Colors: 27

  • Fabric weight: 6.1 oz./yd.² (206.8 g/m²)

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Back to you

We hope this overview helped you pick the best t-shirt for your needs. All that’s left is to start designing. If you’re getting a tee for yourself, have fun customizing it to match your personality. If you’re looking to start a print-on-demand clothing brand with high-quality t-shirts, the next steps include coming up with a t-shirt business plan. Either way—we’re here for you. Consult Printful Blog for more inspiration and guidance or drop a comment, and get any of your questions answered.

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By Karlina Rozkalne on Jun 20, 2024

Karlina Rozkalne

SEO Content Writer

Karlina is an SEO Content Writer specialist at Printful. As a firm believer in attitude over aptitude, Karlina gives her 100% whenever she works on something new. Karlina spends her free time reading, traveling, and doing yoga.

Karlina is an SEO Content Writer specialist at Printful. As a firm believer in attitude over aptitude, Karlina gives her 100% whenever she works on something new. Karlina spends her free time reading, traveling, and doing yoga.