Although almost every day everyone wearing t-shirt, a lot of people didn’t know what kind of material types to use in t-shirts and polo shirts production process. To those who already know types of clothing material in t-shirt or polo shirt production usually is having a hard time differentiating between materials. If you are experiencing the same thing, don’t be worry, because you are not the only one.

Thereare a lot of material types for t-shirts and polo shirt that spread across themarket. The most common material found is Cotton Combed, Cotton Carded, TC, PE,and Hyget.

1.COTTON, there are 2 kinds based on thread specification:

Softer thread fiber. Sweat absorbent and cool.
Smoother knit and sew result. Commonly used in distros, stores, persons, orcompanies.

Thread fiber not as soft as cotton combed.  Sweat absorbent and cool.
Not so smooth knit and sew result. Commonly used for events, seminars, persons,or companies.


This ismaterial mixed from Cotton Combed 35 % and Polyester (Teteron) 65%. TC is lesssweat absorbent and have a thermal effect on the body when worn. This materialis anti-wrinkle and unshrinkable although you washed it over and over.


Thismaterial is made 55% Cotton Combed and 45% Viscose. Its shrinkage level islower than Cotton. Sweat absorbent. Its application is the same as cottoncarded for events.


Thismaterial made synthetic from petroleum products to be made to fiber poly,because it’s base material the characteristics of the material is non-sweatabsorbent and absorb heat. Usually used as exercising uniforms, cold weatherclothes, office uniforms, and other.


Thismaterial is also made from plastic but thinner. Usually used for promotion,events, seminars, et cetera.

As forthe production of collared shirts or commonly called polo shirts, PIQUEmaterials are usually used. This material is usually called LACOSTE. LACOSTEitself is a brand of polo shirts.. In addition to lacoste, the most widely usedtype of material is RALPH LAUREN POLO.

Pleasenote that each shirt factory produces different quality products. That is,together with cotton combed, from factory A, it can be different from factoryB, and products from fabric store A can be different from fabric store B.

Namingthe type of T-shirt material and polo shirt are also changing and sometimesmisleading. This can happen because of the inability of consumers todistinguish the type of shirt correctly. For example, a shirt buyer enters oneof the fabric shops in Tanah Abang Jakarta and wants to buy combed cotton.Incidentally there was no stock cotton combed in the store. Tell the shop ownerthat you asked for Semi Combed, the quality is the same as the cheaper priceand the buyer obeys. As a result, a new term emerged: Semi Combed. Investigate,it turns out that the so-called Semi Combed is Cotton Carded! With similar pattern,new material terms appear, such as Soft Combed material, Super Carded, SuperCombed, A quality Cotton, super PE, and others.

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