If you’re looking to source wholesale t-shirts and other styles for your retail brand or business, you’ll find out very quickly there is an overwhelming number of options. As a result, there are so many different wholesale suppliers you can source products for your store from, with a wide array of materials, colors, and price points.
Finding the cheapest option to minimize costs and make the most significant profit for your store makes sense. Wrong.
While it may be tempting to buy bulk wholesale t-shirts and other styles at the lowest possible price point, it comes at the cost of cheap materials, unfair labor practices, and unhappy customers.
To help show you the difference a quality supplier like Bella + Canvas makes, we will highlight the differences between our quality, fashion-forward, ethical styles, and the other options. Once you know what to look for, the quality difference becomes apparent, and it’s much easier to select wholesalers who will sell the premium styles you want to give to your customers.
Bella + Canvas vs. The Alternatives
Look at a side-by-side comparison of a Bella + Canvas tee and a slightly cheaper tee you may be debating printing on instead. You may not be able to see a difference immediately — but choosing the more affordable tee to make more profit could cost you thousands in returns, disappoint customers, and unknowingly fund sweatshops.
It’s only possible to tell how a company treats its employees and produces its garments when they’re transparent about their manufacturing, like us.
Learning to identify what sets a garment like those from Bella + Canvas apart from the competition makes it easy to find suppliers who can guarantee quality from those who only guarantee the lowest price point at the expense of comfort and workers’ rights.
For example, all of Bella + Canvas’ facilities are W.R.A.P. certified. Therefore, ensuring fair wages and safe working conditions. You can be proud to shop with us, knowing our workers are paid livable wages and treated with the respect and care they deserve.
We create more than 1,200 American jobs every year. And all of our garments are cut right here in America using automated cutting machines.
The other guys use a hand cutter, which means inconsistent cuts and more trips to the hospital to sew fingers back on.
Proudly made in the USA, Bella + Canvas products go above and beyond to ensure the safety and rights of our workers, with quality production practices at the forefront.
Fashionable, Quality Fits
Another critical factor that sets Bella + Canvas apart is our focus on quality and fashionable styles.
For example, the side seam in our t-shirts is the first sign that you’re dealing with a premium tee. If it doesn’t have a side seam, it means:
- It was quick and cheap to make
- It’s not cut to fit your body — it’s just a shapeless tube.
Our side seam allows us to create the perfect fit, unlike tubular tees and cut from a large tube. As a result, the side seam allows for a better fit on your body and is more comfortable.
Our shirts are also pre-shrunk. What does that mean? Before we cut and sew the material, we put it through a state-of-the-art pre-shrink machine. The other guys don’t do that.
However, this may seem like a minor deal, but you and your customers will notice the difference.
Shrinkage isn’t predictable. It could shrink up, in, or even both. No one wants to buy a shirt that perfectly fits when it arrives, only to shrink a whole size after being washed. It’s not flattering, and it can also distort your print.
This results in frustrated customers, more returns, and fewer repeat purchases. Choosing a company like Bella + Canvas that uses pre-shrunk cotton means you and your customers have peace of mind that the t-shirt will stay the same size over time — with no unpredictable shrinking.
You can feel how unique our fabric is just by looking at it. And wait until you feel it in your hands.
Cheap shirts comprise COE cotton, short for carded open-end. It’s dirty cotton. Clean cotton, on the other hand, would be Combed and Ring Spun cotton. Then there’s Bella + Canvas’ exclusive Airlume Combed and Ring-Spun Cotton, which is 25% cleaner – so it’s clean.
Not only is our cotton cleaner — but it’s also softer and more durable. Your customers will notice the difference in the material on their skin and how it wears over time. It’s a comfort you can feel.
Most importantly, Bella _ Canvas is eco-friendly! It’s no secret that many cheap tees are made overseas in areas with cheap labor and low regulations on pollution. We’re well aware of the fashion industry’s harmful environmental effects, which is why we prioritize using eco-friendly practices.
A USA-strong company, most of Bella + Canvas’ dying is done right in Los Angeles with the strictest water regulations in the US. We also recycle all our waste and are working to build solar farms to help neutralize our carbon footprint.
Consumers are increasingly pushing for brands to do their part to improve the planet, and we know how important it is for us to care for the Earth. That’s why using eco-friendly practices you and your customers can be proud of is of utmost importance to us.
Choose the Best Wholesale T-Shirt Quality With Bella + Canvas
If getting the lowest price possible is your top priority, you’ll have many options with the other guys.
However, if scratchy, shapeless shirts and unregulated pollution and working conditions are things you want to avoid, choose the Bella + Canvas difference. In addition to prioritizing comfortable fits, suitable working conditions, being environmentally friendly, and building your brand with integrity, Bella + Canvas has an unmatchable quality you won’t find elsewhere.