At Thredn we only believe in printing on the highest quality shirts. Shirts should be soft, well fitting, and long lasting. In the case of custom shirts, they should also result in a beautiful print. After extensive research and testing we settled on the BELLA+CANVAS 3001 shirt. Read below for more detail on why we chose this shirt and are 100% confident you’ll love it. Looking for a sizing chart? Jump here.
The BELLA+CANVAS Shirt (product number 3001 Men, 6004 Women, 3001Y Youth, 3001T Toddler) T-Shirt is one of the most popular tees on the market. The combination of quality, affordability, and fit make it arguably the perfect shirt.
Made from combed and ring-spun cotton, the tee is soft and light with just the right amount of stretch. It's a comfortables shirt no matter the style -- men’s, women’s or children’s. BELLA+CANVAS makes non-tubular shirts which means it costs them a little more money to produce, but makes for a much more comfortable fit and is far better looking than cheap tubular shirts produced by many other shirt manufacturers.
Your design is then digitally printed using state-of-the-art printers that allow for more flexibility than screen printing. This process give you the ability for more detailed prints, smaller batch size, and unlimited color options. We’re 100% confident you’ll love your design and shirt for years to come!
Founded in 1992, BELLA+CANVAS is a leading manufacturer of premium clothing for the wholesale industry. Through proprietary methods and two decades of innovation BELLA+CANVAS has succeeded in producing shirts that are of the highest quality and manufactured in the USA.
BELLA+CANVAS firmly believes in environmental practices and is a leader in the garment industry for producing quality tees in an environmentally safe way. A trusted leader in the space, the combination of quality and cost makes BELLA+CANVAS shirts arguably the best in the market.
BELLA+CANVAS 3001 Shirt Specifications
- Short sleeves
- Crew neck
- 100% combed and ring-spun cotton*
- Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2)
- Tear-away label
- Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
- Side seamed
*Heather colors are 52% combed and ring-spun cotton / 48% polyester. Athletic and Black Heather are 90% combed and ring-spun cotton / 10% polyester. Ash color is 99% Airlume combed and ring-spun cotton / 1% poly. Heather Prism Ice Blue is 52% Airlume combed cotton / 48% polyester. The rest of the Prism colors are 99% Airlume combed and ring-spun cotton / 1% poly.
What shirt product number do you use for men’s, women’s, youth and toddler respectively?
Men: Bella+Canvas 3001
Women: Bella+Canvas 6004
Youth: Bella+Canvas 3001Y
Toddler: Bella+Canvas 3001T.
Is the shirt screen printed or digitally printed?
All of our shirts are digitally printed using state-of-the-art printers that allow for more flexibility than screen printing. This process give you the ability for more detailed prints, smaller batch size, and unlimited color options.
Why are these shirts so soft?
Simply put, the BELLA+CANVAS production process goes to great lengths to ensure the very best cotton shirts. The nitty gritty details are below.
Through the process of combing (pulling out impure and lower quality cotton) and ring spinning the cotton during the production process, these BELLA+CANVAS shirts are widely known as some of the softest shirts on the market.
While other manufacturers may put some of the impure cotton back into the combed cotton before the production process, BELLA+CANVAS gets rid of 25-30% of the cotton during the combing process.
Additionally, BELLA+CANVAS only uses long staple cotton, which means that the cotton fiber threads are longer than the short staple cotton. These longer cotton fibers result in fewer stray fibers which results in a smoother yarn and tighter knit.
All of this results in the most pure and best cotton with which to produce soft cotton shirts. As BELLA+CANVAS says: “Our signature Airlume Combed and Ring-Spun Cotton is engineered to create the softest, smoothest tee you’ve ever felt.”
What makes these shirts fit differently than cheaper shirts on the market? Why are side-seamed shirts better than tubular shirts?
Most shirts are produced using what is called “tubular manufacturing” which is a more cost-effective way of producing t-shirts at scale (less sewing) but results in a shirt that doesn’t fit as well as it should.
BELLA+CANVAS t-shirts are side seamed so as to produce a better fitting and flattering T-shirt for men, women and children. You can see a great overview on tubular shirts vs side-seamed shirts here. Or you can just trust us and know that you won’t be disappointed with your BELLA+CANVAS shirt.
Will my shirt actually fit me?
Please see the “How To Measure + Sizing Chart” tab farther down this page. We’re confident that if you properly measure, you’ll get a shirt that you love. If you get a shirt that doesn’t fit as well as you’d like please see our return policy so we can get you the shirt you need.
Yes! Every step of the BELLA+CANVAS production process is designed to be environmentally friendly including using 7x less water than the average clothing manufacturer and eco-friendly dyes in the dye process. Other company initiatives include efforts to reduce co2 emissions, solar energy to power the sewing and cutting facilities, motion-sensor lighting and skylights and electric car charging stations for employees.
Are BELLA+CANVAS shirts manufactured in an ethical way?
Yes! Almost the entire production process is done in Los Angeles with a small portion of the production process done in Central America in a no-sweat-shop, humane, sustainable way. BELLA+CANVAS is one of the largest clothing manufacturers in the United States.
How To Measure + Sizing Chart
The BELLA+CANVAS 3001 shirt is a side-seamed shirt which already puts you far ahead of tubular shirts that are ill-fitting and produced in the cheapest way possible. With a couple easy measurements you can be confident you’ll get a shirt (men, women or children’s style) that fits you perfectly. Use the instructions, image, and table below to find the perfect size for you.
The first measurement you should make before you purchase your shirt size is the length. In the garment industry, this measurement is known as the “Body Length from HPS” measurement. HPS is defined in the following way: the highest point of the shoulder, where the shoulder seam meets the neckline. From this high point you should measure down the front of the chest to your waist. This measurement will give you your body length. Of course, if you want a shirt that is a touch shorter or longer than exactly to the waist, you can take away or add an inch or two according to your preference.
The second measurement you need to get for a correctly fitting T-shirt is the chest measurement. This is typically done horizontally from edge to edge 1” below the armhole.
Once you have these two measurements use the sizing chart below to pick the correct size for your body type. Pro tip: while shirt construction may differ, find a current shirt you own that you feel fits well and compare it to the measurements you just took. Make any adjustments that may be needed and you should end up with a great fitting t-shirt.
Men's Sizing Table
|Width (inches)||16 1/2"||18||20||22||24||26||28||30|
Women's Sizing Table
|Length (inches)||26 1/4"||26 3/4"||27 3/8"||28||28 5/8"|
|Width (inches)||16||16 3/4"||17 3/4"||18 3/4"||19 3/4"|
Children's Sizing Table
|Length (inches)||20 7/8"||22 1/8"||23 3/8"||24 3/8"|
|Width (inches)||15 1/4"||16 1/4"||17 1/4"||18 1/4"|
Toddler Sizing Table
|Length (inches)||15 1/2"||16 1/2"||17 1/2"||18 1/2"||19 1/2"|