Recipe for these great, 100 % customised t shirts
- Excellent ingredients
- Good preparation
- Perfect timing
- Garnish to perfection
We used a 180 gram combed cotton pfd (prepared for dyeing) fabric. This means that the fabric is in a raw state and can be dyed to any colour you may require. We chose the 180 gram which is a heavier weighted fabric and is great for retail and uniform wear because of its durability.
When using pfd fabrics for pantone specific dyeing, prepare dye samples for all the sizes as shrinkage will occur. This is due to the dyeing and drying process used. By dyeing these samples first and measuring the shrinkage, you can adjust your sizes accordingly before dyeing the production, to ensure that your sizing is correct. You also need to make sure that the colour matches the pantone.
When working to a strict deadline and a process int
ensive product, like these garments for Urban Salads, you need to be confident in your suppliers. They must deliver what they say and when they say. When doing work for corporates the value of time often trumps the value of quality – and this is wrong. The trick is to not put all your eggs in one basket. Work with a range of best suppliers – service and delivery is much more valuable than saving a few Rands per garment. Use those who stick to their promises and you will deliver on time.
Garnish to perfection
Ensure that the sizing, location and colours of the logos are correct. Build a good relation with your printer and make sure that they are thinkers and care about the end result, as if the product belongs to them.