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Toss out the Dress Code: How to Design Custom Business T-Shirts for Your Employees

When people think of business attire, they think of suits or blazers. But what about t-shirts?

Though it may seem unconventional, designing business t-shirts for your company's dress code may improve morale and productivity.

61% of employees were more productive when a workplace dress code is relaxed, according to one source.

Ready to get comfortable and boost productivity at the same time?

Here's what you need to know about creating custom shirts for your business.

Picking the Right Fabric

A great shirt starts with a great fabric. After all, no one wants to wear an uncomfortable or itchy t-shirt.

Therefore, your first step in designing the best business t-shirt is to choose the right type of fabric.

You'll have several options to choose from, but here are some of the most common choices:


Cotton is one of the most versatile fabrics in the world. You can blend it with polyester to soften your shirts and lower your price, or go 100% cotton for a more durable shirt.


Yes, believe it or not, bamboo can be used to make fantastic custom t-shirts.

Bamboo shirts tend to be softer and more breathable, and are great for keeping moisture away.


Who says fashion can't be sustainable?

For the environment-friendly entrepreneur, consider making your shirts with an eco-friendly blend.

These shirts are made from recycled material as well as premium fabrics. So you can feel good while looking good!

Designing Your Custom Business T-Shirts

The fabric is your canvas, and now it's time to make some art. Coming up with t-shirt ideas and designing your shirt may sound intimidating if you don't consider yourself creative, but it's quite easy.

Here are some factors to think about:


One of the best parts of making a custom t-shirt is choosing from the almost limitless color options.

When choosing the perfect color, think about how it'll look in contrast to any graphics you plan on including.

For instance, if your logo is a simple black graphic, you wouldn't want to choose a black t-shirt.


Part of the fun of a custom business t-shirt is that it's a great advertising opportunity. If your customers can't read it, it's no good.

A great t-shirt should be readable from a few feet away. When picking the perfect font, make sure it'll be legible.

Don't forget to incorporate kerning, which dictates the spacing between letters.


Last but not least, you'll want to make sure that your company's logo is prominent on the t-shirt.

When uploading your design, make sure to use a high-quality image. Otherwise, the logo on your shirts may turn out blurry, overstretched, or pixelated.

If you're unclear on what dimensions your image should be, consult your local print shop.

Use These Tips to Design the Best Shirts for Your Employees

With these tips, you're ready to create business t-shirts that employees and customers are sure to love.

Have any questions about the process? Feel free to reach out and ask!

We're here to help you design custom, high-quality shirts that you and your employees can wear with pride.

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