T-shirts are almost a hundred years old, and they’re everywhere. Since the 70s, tees have been a medium for expression, empowering individuality by printing slogans and art.

Given that, organic and sustainable tees are a terrific way to promote urgent changes in the fashion industry. Textile manufacturing has a negative impact on the environment and society, especially in underdeveloped countries, and the new generation of consumers are increasingly aware of this. And they are changing their consuming habits: three-quarters of people born after the 1990s prefer sustainability over brand when purchasing apparel.

Other demographics are gradually moving in that direction. One-third of the consumers stopped buying goods from companies with poor sustainability policies.

It is time to change for the better.

This article will introduce you to the sustainable T-shirts and apparel in our catalog, which can take your brand to the next step and help do better for our planet.

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Eco-Friendly Print on Demand T-Shirts From Printify

Printify’s Catalog has eco-friendly shirts made from organic cotton, mostly combed and ring-spun to produce light, comfortable, and sustainable fabrics. Our partners offer ethically produced custom T-shirts made from fair-trade cotton and recycled apparel.

These are suitable for any ethical tee company, and our printing processes include modern techniques such as eco-friendly screen printing and water-based ink designs.

Know the Brands

These are the manufacturers providing sustainable custom T-shirts in the Printify Catalog:

  • Stanley/Stella offers only socially conscious products made of organic fabrics, recycled polyester, and plastic bottles. The company boasts at least five international certifications in fair trade and practices, which can be checked on its sustainability page.
  • Royal Apparel is well-known for providing an innovative, broad range of eco-fabrics, including organic cotton, eco tri-blend, bamboo, viscose, and hemp.
  • Besides delivering beautifully crafted products, Econscious stands out for being a member of the 1% For The Planet movement. That means they donate 1% of every retail sale to support environmental non-profit organizations.
  • Bella + Canvas does not brand its T-shirts as organic nor uses fabrics like hemp or bamboo. However, the company is sustainable to its core, using energy-efficient equipment, fair trade cotton, and water-based inks in their facilities in the US.
    Bella + Canvas manufactures its tees with renewable energy and social responsibility, engaged in zero-waste programs, climate-neutral efforts, reduced water waste, and a sustainable supply chain.

The 10 Best Organic T-Shirts for Your Store

Check out our selection of eco-friendly shirts available in the Printify catalog. Manufactured in organic cotton, they are the best option for eco-friendly screen printing with water-based inks.

Unisex Tees, Regular Fit

Regular fit tees are the most rounded options for almost everyone, regardless of body shape. Side-seams make for a flattering fit.

  1. Organic Creator T-shirt – Unisex – Stanley Stella STTU755

Organic Creator T-shirt - Unisex - Stanley Stella STTU755

The Organic Creator is a best-seller as well as being an affordable tee for eco-friendly and vegan buyers around the world. It’s a quality product characterized by a regular fit with overlocking side seams.

Its fabric feels light but surprisingly thick, providing comfort and breathability to a long-lasting product.

  • 100% organic combed ring-spun cotton, light fabric
  • From $14.21
  1. Organic Unisex Classic T-Shirt – Econscious EC1000

Organic Unisex Classic T-Shirt - Econscious EC1000 Organic Unisex Classic T-Shirt - Econscious EC1000

The Econscious EC1000’s most distinctive feature is its thick and durable medium fabric associated with a remarkable softness due to its careful manufacturing process. It features side seams for a gorgeous look.

  • 100% organic ring-spun cotton, medium fabric.
  • From $20.15
  1. Unisex Organic Short Sleeve Tee – Royal Apparel 5051ORG

Unisex Organic Short Sleeve Tee - Royal Apparel 5051ORG Unisex Organic Short Sleeve Tee - Royal Apparel 5051ORG

The Royal Apparel 5051ORG stands out as the lightest option among all the regular fitting eco-friendly options. It features a mix of side-seam and tubular body sizes.

These organic tee shirts are produced from fabrics grown without pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers in the US.

  • 100% organic combed ring-spun cotton, light fabric
  • From $15.94

Unisex Tees, Relaxed Fit

The relaxed fit is the choice not only for more oversized body shapes but for anyone who likes comfortable fashion. Consider this option if you intend to sell mom shirts, dad shirts, or simply a super comfy tee for your customers.

  1. Unisex Fuser T-shirt – Stanley Stella STTU759

Unisex Fuser T-shirt - Stanley Stella STTU759 Unisex Fuser T-shirt - Stanley Stella STTU759

  • 100% organic combed ring-spun cotton, light fabric
  • Vegan T-shirt
  • From $17.21

Women Tees, Semi-Slim Fit

  1. Organic Women’s Classic T-Shirt – Econscious EC3000

Organic Women's Classic T-Shirt - Econscious EC3000 Organic Women's Classic T-Shirt - Econscious EC3000

The stylish Econscious EC3000 is a delight to wear. Econscious’ special enzyme-washing treatment offers extra softness to the garment.

  • Side seams
  • 100% organic combed ring-spun cotton, light fabric
  • From $19.40

Women Tees, Fitted and Regular Fit

These tees will become staples for your women’s brand. They check all the boxes, including style, comfort, and usage of sustainable materials.

  1. Women’s Expresser T-Shirt – Stanley Stella STTW032

Women's Expresser T-Shirt - Stanley Stella STTW032 Women's Expresser T-Shirt - Stanley Stella STTW032

  • Fitted style
  • 100% organic combed ring-spun cotton, light fabric
  • From $13.16
  1. Organic Women’s Lover T-shirt- Stanley Stella STTW017

Organic Women's Lover T-shirt- Stanley Stella STTW017 Organic Women's Lover T-shirt- Stanley Stella STTW017

  • Regular fit, overlock side seams
  • 100% organic combed ring-spun cotton, extra light fabric
  • From $14.57

Women Tees, Medium Fit

  1. Women’s Jazzer T-shirt – Stanley Stella STTW039

Women's Jazzer T-shirt - Stanley Stella STTW039 Women's Jazzer T-shirt - Stanley Stella STTW039

This women’s tee is assembled with a tubular construction and a set-in sleeve, offering comfort, affordability, and eco-friendly materials to any body shape.

  • 100% organic combed ring-spun cotton, light fabric
  • From $12.49

Man Tees, Regular Fit

  1. Men’s Presenter V-neck – Stanley Stella STTM562

Men’s Presenter V-neck - Stanley Stella STTM562 Men’s Presenter V-neck - Stanley Stella STTM562

The Stanley Stella STTM562 with side seams and V-neck is an outstanding option for a good-looking, light-fabric men’s t-shirt.

  • 100% organic combed ring-spun cotton, light fabric
  • From from $16.30

Man Tees, Medium Fit

  1. Men’s Organic Sparker T-shirt – Stanley Stella STTM559

Men's Organic Sparker T-shirt - Stanley Stella STTM559 Men's Organic Sparker T-shirt - Stanley Stella STTM559

This t-shirt is the choice for all shapes and sizes, adding comfort and breathability to a solid medium fabric.

  • 100% organic combed ring-spun cotton, medium fabric
  • From $18.45

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Why Stop? Go Even Further With Eco-Friendly Products!

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Eco-Friendly tees are only the beginning. Increase your online store’s eco-friendly offering and make a positive contribution to our environment.

Here are some suggestions for categories of merch made of eco-friendly materials.

Hoodies

The Stanley/Stella Eco-friendly hoodies will perfectly complement your custom t-shirt collection.

Their heavy and medium-heavy fabrics ensure durability, while the organic combed ring-spun cotton and recycled materials guarantee outstanding comfort.

Get acquainted with the variety of options in the Printify catalog:

Unisex Drummer Hoodie – Stanley Stella STSU812 Unisex Drummer Hoodie - Stanley Stella STSU812 Unisex Drummer Hoodie - Stanley Stella STSU812

  • Regular fit
  • Medium-heavy fabric
  • From $27.67

Unisex Sider Hoodie – Stanley Stella STSU824

Unisex Sider Hoodie - Stanley Stella STSU824 Unisex Sider Hoodie - Stanley Stella STSU824

  • Medium fit
  • Medium-heavy fabric
  • From $40.40

Unisex Cruiser Hoodie – Stanley Stella STSU822 Unisex Cruiser Hoodie - Stanley Stella STSU822 Unisex Cruiser Hoodie - Stanley Stella STSU822

  • Regular fit
  • Heavy fabric
  • From $40.61

Women’s Streeter Hoodie Dress – Stanley Stella STDW143 Women’s Streeter Hoodie Dress - Stanley Stella STDW143 Women’s Streeter Hoodie Dress - Stanley Stella STDW143

  • Medium fit
  • Medium-heavy fabric
  • From $48.48

Men’s Cultivator Zip Hoodie – Stanley/Stella STSM566

Men's Cultivator Zip Hoodie - Stanley_Stella STSM566 Men's Cultivator Zip Hoodie - Stanley_Stella STSM566

  • Regular fit
  • Heavy fabric
  • From $42.82

Sweatshirts

These medium-heavy fabric sweatshirts are produced from a blend of 85% organic combed ring-spun cotton and 15% recycled polyester:

Unisex Rise Sweatshirt – Stanley Stella STSU811 Unisex Rise Sweatshirt - Stanley Stella STSU811 Unisex Rise Sweatshirt - Stanley Stella STSU811

Tote Bags

Tote bags are practical, trendy, stylish, and fit harmoniously in any curated selection of sustainable apparel. Check out our collection:

Westford Mill® W801 Westford Mill® W801 Westford Mill® W801

  • 100% organic cotton
  • Heavy fabric
  • From $11.72

Organic Canvas Tote Bag – Econscious EC8040 Organic Canvas Tote Bag - Econscious EC8040 Organic Canvas Tote Bag - Econscious EC8040

  • 100% organic cotton
  • Medium-heavy fabric
  • From $19.40

Woven Tote Bag – Stanley Stella STAU760 Woven Tote Bag - Stanley Stella STAU760 Woven Tote Bag - Stanley Stella STAU760

  • 80% recycled cotton, 20% recycled polyester
  • Medium-heavy fabric
  • From $12.58

Wooden Clocks

The Wooden Wall Clock and our Fun Wall Clocks are made of sustainably-sourced birch plywood. They can be produced in different sizes, and our Fun Wall Clocks offer four different shapes – triangle, square, heart, and circle.

Wooden Wall Clock Wooden Wall Clock

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FAQ

How long does an eco-friendly t-shirt last?

Organic T-shirts are made to last if treated properly. Don’t wash them together with traditional clothing and avoid using chemicals such as softeners.

Most common T-shirts have a lifespan of six months to a year. A well-treated organic T-shirt may last for one to two wears, depending on your weather conditions and how much you sweat.

What are eco-friendly t-shirts made from?

The majority of eco-friendly companies use fair trade, organic cotton cultivated without toxic chemicals. Other eco-friendly fabric options include:

  • Hemp fabric, ramie, viscose, and bamboo fibers.
  • Recycled plastic, mostly polyester.
How do you take care of eco-friendly t-shirts?

The best way to wash organic clothing is with fewer chemicals and energy. Natural methods like soap and cold water will do fine. Avoid detergents, softeners, and stain removers.

The cotton in organic tees is harvested and treated differently from conventional cotton T-shirts, submitted to methods such as ring-spinning and combing to ensure comfortable fabrics without chemical treatment.

In comparison, the cotton in conventional T-shirts is hastily grown and harvested and is treated with chemicals for softening. As the chemicals wear off, softeners are required during the washing of conventional shirts.

Conclusion

We hope this guide gives you a lot of different options and ideas for designing sustainable custom t-shirts and more using the Printify catalog.

Now it is your turn. Apply your designs and artwork and create products that positively impact the environment and improve the planet.

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