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What is a CVC fabric shirt?

|  Post by: Laken

Exactly what is a CVC fabric shirt? When you think about printable t-shirts you think 100% polyester or combed and ringspun cotton not necessarily CVC. Here today we are going to help you understand what CVC fabric is, the pros and cons of CVC shirts, and how does CVC compare to its similar rival, the tri-blend tee.

What is a CVC T-Shirt?

Wholesale CVC t-shirts are incredibly popular with apparel decorators and t-shirt designers alike. Whether you are printing a few shirts for a bachelorette party or trying to start your own t-shirt business, CVC tees are a great place to start. So now let’s move on to what is a CVC fabric shirt?

Right off the bat, no… CVC is not like the CVC on the back of your Mastercard. CVC in this instance stands for Chief Value Cotton. This meaning that your basic t-shirt is a blend of cotton and polyester, in which cotton heavily dominates. And not just regular cotton but rather extra soft combed and ringspun cotton. See my other blog for all info What is Combed Ringspun Cotton? For a basic tee to be considered a CVC shirt it needs to contain more than 50% cotton in the cotton/poly blend. Chief value cotton also stands for the heathered colors or the “heathers.”

Heather CVC fabric was created with the intent to reduce import and export duties. By eliminating rayon (the third yarn to make it a triblend), these CVC tshirts became much more affordable than the coveted tri-blend t-shirt.

Benefits of CVC Apparel

From what we have already mentioned, one benefit of CVC apparel is that it remains a less expensive option to the Triblends. Just like tri-blend apparel, CVC fabric is very soft, lightweight, breathable, and exceptionally durable. More durable than 100% cotton t-shirt I might add. It’s quite often that CVC material is often mistaken for the better quality triblend. These are also the reasons I love using CVC for several different printing methods.

With a cotton and polyester blend t-shirt you really can have the best of both worlds when it comes to printing on a smooth surface. CVC tees are my favorite for screen printing, HTV, as well as DTG printing or direct-to-garment printing. The prints in my experience come out perfectly crisp and clear. And anyone in the custom apparel business knows high-quality prints are essential for your brand. While you can opt for the luxuriously soft triblends for your brand with great success, sometimes the CVC apparel might be better for you. With chief value cotton shirts you can offer a higher-quality print and fabric to your customer with a lower expense. Especially if you are just starting out, this allows you more money to spend on design and marketing.

Disadvantages of CVC

It’s hard to really say there are “disadvantages” or cons of CVC fabric. In comparison to a premium wholesale 100% cotton shirt, the CVC falls a bit short in breathability. Don’t get me wrong they are still quite breathable just not as much as high-quality 100% cotton. Also CVC can be more prone to fabric pilling than cotton.

CVC Fabric vs Triblend

While we might have touched on why CVC shirts are almost as good as triblend there’s a few differences that might sway you over to the triblend shirt. So what are tri blend t shirts? Triblend apparel consists of a blend of cotton, polyester, and rayon. Now if you aren’t familiar with rayon, basically it’s a premium high-quality material originally designed to be a silk substitute. Given the luxurious soft and smooth feel it’s easy to see why these shirts cost a little more. But I’m here to tell you it’s way worth it.

These tees are going to be the softest of the softest blank wholesale shirts. Plus the rayon and polyester offer moisture-wicking capabilities as well as a bit of stretch and minimal shrinkage. This perfect three way blend means extra soft and extra lightweight making this the essential summer tee. And most notably, the tri-blend material allows for a unique vintage style t-shirt print. If you want that slightly faded vintage fashion trend, definitely opt for a triblend hoodie or tshirt.

If you want more recommendations on triblends or printing on them, stay tuned for our next blog…

To conclude this What is a CVC Fabric Shirt? blog let’s finish up with some best-selling picks.

Best Unisex CVC T-Shirt Wholesale

It’s no secret that Bella + Canvas makes some of the best wholesale apparel around. The original Bella+Canvas 3001 has been one of our bestsellers here at Bulk Apparel Wholesaler and now so is the 3001 CVC. The 3001CVC blank tshirt features delightfully soft airlume combed ringspun cotton plus convenient side seams and a retail fit. This is unisex sizing that looks good on every body. Coverstitched collar and sleeves and easy tearaway label make this one extra comfy and better for rebranding with your own tag. I dare to say this might be the best blank canvas for printing CVC.

What is a CVC fabric shirt? All about CVC by Bulk Apparel wholesale distributor. Featuring the bella+canvas wholesale t-shirt 3001 CVC.

Best Women’s CVC T-Shirt

When it comes to women’s basic apparel you have to mention Next Level. The Next Level 6610 Women’s CVC Crew T-shirt wholesale is a fan favorite for its fabric laundered, 4.3 oz., 60/40 combed and ringspun cotton/polyester blend with set-in CVC 1×1 baby rib collar and convenient tearaway label. A great cut and fit, together with super soft CVC fabric completes the best CVC t-shirt for women.

Wholesale Next Level 6610 CVC crew tee from Bulk Apparel wholesale distributor.

Next Level 6610 Women’s CVC Crew TShirt wholesale

Best Fitted CVC Tshirt 

What really makes a basic fitted tee nice or not? Well the fit of course. Say hello to the comfiest fitted tshirt from you guessed it, Next Level apparel. Breathable, lightweight, with a stylish v neck, the 6240 is perfect year-round and day-to-night.

Wholesale Next Level 6240 Fitted CVC V neck tee bulk apparel wholesale tshirt warehouse

Next Level 6240 Fitted CVC V Bulk T-Shirt

BulkApparel.com is a leader in more than just wholesale CVC tees. We supply everything wholesale blank apparel from bulk hoodies and crewneck sweatshirts to unisex joggers, tshirts, shorts, and wholesale hats.

Written by: Laken N 

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