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Bella Canvas 3001 is the #1 T-Shirt in Seattle

I can’t believe it is already January 2023, and I haven’t had time to publish my yearly 2023 T-Shirt Review. The annual Apparel Graphic Tradeshow in Long Beach had a small turnout because of Covid, so I didn’t do this year’s events. I spoke to the Sanmar sales reps, who said there isn’t much new for t-shirts in 2023. However, these t-shirts are always good sellers, so I decided to give them another review after wearing them to the gym, working in the yard, and camping throughout 2022.

Erik Mickelson is the Operations Manager of his family’s Embroidery and DTG company in Milton, Washington. DTG Printing, Embroidery, and Online Stores. Northwest Custom Apparel since 1977

The Port Authority PC61 is Sanmar’s and America’s #1 selling t-shirt. It is a proven t-shirt for nearly 20 years. Solid and a nice fitting shirt. I give this a 7 out of 10 Stars.

Bella Canvas 3001 is the Winner of the Best Seattle T-Shirt

The Bella Canvas 3001 is a solid and fashionable t-shirt that many print on demand suppliers sell. Amazon is selling truckloads in their print-on-demand Texas facility. I give this an 8 out of 10 stars. 

Jim Mickelson Northwest Custom Apparel
Owner Jim Mickelson Celebrating our 45th Anniversary. We can print t-shirts FAST

The Hanes Beefy T-shirt has been a top performer for 30-plus years and was my go-to t-shirt during my high school days in the early 90s. It has proven the test of time and still is that soft comb cotton. Since there is another competition and Hanes hasn’t enhanced this t-shirt in 30 years, I give it out of 10 stars.

The Gildan 2000 T-Shirt used to be a top-selling t-shirt in Seattle, but lately, the quality has taken a nosedive, and I wouldn’t be caught wearing this boxy, scratchy t-shirt. The South American factories have sourcing and labor issues, making the quality subpar. It was my last chance with Gildan when I opened the t-shirt box, and a dead spider was lying in the middle of the t-shirt. I give this a 2 out of 10 stars. Come on, Gildan, stop sponsoring College Bowl Games and work on your quality control.

Print On Demand Company

I am the Operations Manager with our family business, Northwest Custom Apparel in Seattle, Washington. We offer print-on-demand t-shirts, fulfillment, and dropshipping. We even added our Same Day T-Shirt Program. If interested, check us out at Northwest Custom Apparel Direct to Garment Printing.

Print on Demand, Same Day T-Shirt Printing, Seattle, Washington, since 1977