Our Brands

GILDAN

Originally from Montreal, Gildan is the largest of our blank apparel suppliers. Their t-shirts and hoodies have been a constant for durable uses such as summer camps and high school teams.

The company is both socially and environmentally aware and responsible and we include some of their videos so that you can judge for yourself.

Gildan also owns American apparel, Alstyle Apparel and Anvil Apparel, making them the print apparel industry’s first conglomerate. Its like the Coca~Cola of t-shirt brands.

AMERICAN APPAREL

American Apparel was also born in Canada and raised in the USA. They are proud of their reduced environmental footprint.

American Apparel kicked off consumer awareness with their ‘fair-trade t-shirt’, ensuring that all of it’s employees receive a decent wage.

They now are a subsidiary of Gildan.

American Apparel was the first large company to develop ladies fitted t-shirts. Previously, women had to live with a unisex and men’s cut T-shirt. American Apparel is the BMW of printed apparel

ALTERNATIVE APPAREL

Alternative apparel is notable for using superior quality materials and detail levels that make their products stand out.

Their topstitching and reinforcement stitching are beyond compare for companies selling printed apparel.

If Gildan is the Old Navy of t-shirts, then Alternative Apparel is the Banana Republic of printables.

THREADFAST

Threadfast apparel is one of the highest quality printable clothing brands. They spend extra effort in dying and weaving materials that are instantly recognizable for their depth of colour. Threadfast’s Incredibly rich old school fabrications are exceptional.

JUST LIKE HERO

Just like hero is a vertically integrated supplier of crewneck sweaters and pullovers. A perfect balance between price and quality.

Where other companies like American apparel and Bella+Canvas offer competing products at twice the price, Just Like A Hero fall back on thinner materials and fitted cuts. They offer Fleece specially blended for direct-to-garment printing.

NEXT LEVEL

noteworthy for affordable pricing, Better also are known for some specific shirts where they have hit it out of the park! They have developed some great cotton poly blends and are a very competitive option.

RABBIT SKINS

Rabbit skins are our principal supplier of baby and toddler t-shirts and onesies. Their cotton is very high quality, their designs are spot on, and their quality details – especially on the onesies – are among their product strengths. The quality is there and the price is right.

Fun fact: they have another brand called Doggie Skins.

Anvil

Anvil apparel came onto the scene, placed among American Apparel and Bella. Slightly better pricing is their biggest asset when compared to the competition.

Comparing the Brands

Large coast-to-coast companies that have similar exemplary records when it comes to being fair employers and environmentally conscious are features of all the brands we carry.

When price is the determining factor, our go-to t-shirt is likely the Gildan Softstyle T.

When fit and feel are important, Bella+Canvas’ cotton and tri-blend tees make the company one of our top two brands.

All brands get stars on the t-shirt walk of fame, but here’s our class trophies:

Gildan ~ most likely to have been the brand all your past class t-shirts were printed on.

Bella + Canvas ~ most likely to be your favourite t-shirt ten-years from now.

American Apparel ~ most likely to be Gildan attempt to compete with Bella+Canvas

Just Like Hero ~ most likely to be your favourite hoodie ten years from now.

Anvil Apparel ~ most likely to never have the impact in Canada, that they have in the USA.

Next Level ~ most likely to hit the right notes for affordability

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