i want to start printing a line of silkscreen tees. ive always wondered where i could find blank tees with no tags on the inside. im in canada, so if you know anyone that would do it up here or know what term i can search for to find that type of supplier, much appreciated.
fotl and hanes carry a large variety of colors in heavy tees. could i just approach them directly and ask to buy the shirts without their tags in them? has anyone ever gone through this process?
When you call you have to ask if they have a private label program. All tees (in the US at least) HAVE to have a care tag in them. Hanes Beefy-T, American Apparel and some Gildan's make their "logo" tag separate from the care/size tag. Cut off the logo tag, insert your own logo tag on top of the care tag.
thanks a lot everyone. i wanted to get the tagless tees so i could screen my brand name with the washing instructions, etc... inside. I was just wondering where someone like West Coast Choppers or Yahoo would have went to get the tees they currently distribute customized with their tag and not the tee manufacturer's.
would that be called a private label program, as bdix stated, if i was to approach a t-shirt manufacturer in my area?
Printed labels will be a lot cheaper than woven. You're looking at a minimum of 5,000 labels when you order. You're going to spend about 10-25 cents per label when it's all said and done. Then just sew 'em yourself or find a cut and sew place to do it for you.
You could always screen print your own labels too.