After a hot summer full of long days, extended adventures, and a shifting routine, there are many reasons to welcome the start of fall. The weather starts to cool down, school and regular schedules begin anew, and wardrobe changes are made. A welcome change for many is the return of long sleeves: jackets, sweaters, and …

Updated: September 6th, 2016 by Resources-Blogger

While T-shirts have been around since the late 19th to early 20th centuries, V-necks have only been around since about the 1960s.  They’ve particularly gained in popularity in men’s fashion in the past decade or so, now becoming just as much of a staple of men’s fashion as the traditional T-shirt. Interestingly enough, traditional necklines …

Updated: September 6th, 2016 by Resources-Blogger

Picking out a great baby gift, either for a baby shower or child’s birthday, can be a little daunting sometimes.  Just go to any children’s department in a clothing store, and you’ll find countless things to choose from.  Trying to sift through it all and make a decision about what will look cute or feel …

Updated: September 6th, 2016 by Resources-Blogger

Hats are great ways to express your personal style, but when they come in so many different options, it can be dizzying to find the right one for you.  It can be even more difficult if you’re trying to find one that will be the perfect gift for someone else.  Whatever your hat buying needs, …

Updated: September 6th, 2016 by Resources-Blogger

Comfort and style are obviously important when it comes to clothing, but durability is every bit as crucial.  There’s not much point in buying something that looks and feels great if just a couple of weeks later it’s ready for the trash can. Plus, you have to take into account what you’ll be doing with …

Updated: September 6th, 2016 by Resources-Blogger

A new school year is approaching, and that means finding new clothes to get your kids through this next year.  For kids required to wear uniforms, finding clothing that’s both comfortable and affordable can be tricky.  To get you through these back to school days without all of the headache, check out these tips and …

Updated: September 6th, 2016 by Resources-Blogger

Is t-shirt manufacturing coming back to the USA? In our opinion, the answer is some of it. We believe that low cost manufacturing countries such as Honduras, Haiti, El Salvador, Mexico and of course China will always get a large share of US apparel manufacturing. However, there is becoming a more and more compelling argument …

Updated: February 24th, 2015 by Resources-Blogger

For shoppers who order very large quantities of bulk shirts, cheap t-shirt wholesalers like the Adair Group oftentimes offer to deliver the shirts directly to your home or place of business by a privately contracted truck. These deliveries are made on pallets, which is why the lift gate is sometimes needed. But what is a …

Updated: February 24th, 2015 by Resources-Blogger

“Are many t-shirts made in the USA?” With the exception of brands like American Apparel, most t-shirt mills do most– if not all– of their manufacturing outside of the United States.  In fact, the majority of clothing that is sold today in America is made abroad. Many of the nation’s top t-shirt mills, such as …

Updated: February 24th, 2015 by Resources-Blogger

Many cheap t-shirt wholesalers offer closeout t-shirts to their customers at incredibly low prices. But what does that mean, and why are closeout t-shirts so inexpensive? When a t-shirt manufacturer decides to discontinue a color or even an entire product category, there is generally a large number of excess shirts left in the factories or …

Updated: February 24th, 2015 by Resources-Blogger

Wholesale t-shirt sellers like The Adair Group often use the words “private label” when referring to certain t-shirts and sweatshirt, and customers can get confused. So what is a private label t-shirt? In the wholesale t-shirt business, the big brands are Hanes, Gildan, Fruit of the Loom, Anvil, Jerzees, Delta, and Alstyle. Simply put, private label …

Updated: February 24th, 2015 by Resources-Blogger

Bleaching dark-colored t-shirts is a fun and inexpensive way to make your own distinctive clothing. Using liquid bleach or a bleach pen you can make fun, cool designs. We found several different, easy techniques for making your own bleached t-shirt designs. Here’s what you’ll need: Waterproof drop cloth or tarp Cardboard Latex gloves Bleach pen …

Updated: February 24th, 2015 by Resources-Blogger

This is a question we hear all the time at the Adair Group from curious customers. It’s a good thing to know, especially if you’re opening up your own t-shirt wholesale business– though having a warehouse full of teal t-shirts might be fun to look at, it would take a long time to move the …

Updated: February 24th, 2015 by Resources-Blogger

Many people wonder what the difference is between regular and ring-spun cotton. In a nutshell, ring-spun cotton is nicer and feels softer. But why is that? The processes for creating regular cotton and ring-spun cotton are totally different. Regular cotton is made from soft vegetable fibers that are twisted together to make yarn, which is …

Updated: February 24th, 2015 by Resources-Blogger

You may laugh at your old man for reminiscing about his tie dye t-shirts, his days at Woodstock or telling you for the millionth time about the time he met Mick Jagger, but this was actually a big deal! So big, some of those bands’ concert tees retail for a hundred times what it would …

Updated: February 24th, 2015 by Resources-Blogger

Many of today’s wholesalers and off-price apparel retailers offer in-season or close-to-in-season merchandise at deeply discounted prices. But how do they manage it? Much of that competitive advantage comes from the retailers’ supply chains, which supply off-price retailers with specifically sourced goods in carefully selected quantities. And, in fact, those off-price retailers’ numbers are growing …

Updated: August 20th, 2013 by Resources-Blogger

Perhaps you’ve worn your old t shirts completely threadbare, or you have a huge number of wholesale t shirts leftover from events over the summer. While donating these shirts can be great, you can also give them new life in your home by repurposing them into various household items– functional or decorative alike. Make a shag carpet. You …

Updated: February 24th, 2015 by Resources-Blogger

Do you have old t-shirts you want to dispose of? Rather than donating your shirt to Goodwill or another aid organization, consider repurposing that shirt into something new. While donating is great and we’re big fans of it here at the Adair Group, sometimes it does more harm than good. Free market trade with third world nations …

Updated: February 24th, 2015 by Resources-Blogger

The American t shirt has turned 100 this year. First issued to the U.S. Navy to be worn under their uniforms in 1913, the t shirt has become an ubiquitous part of American garb. In fact, a recent Kelton study found that 95 percent of Americans wear t shirts, and 89 percent don’t go a …

Updated: August 1st, 2014 by Resources-Blogger

Making jerseys for your child’s sports team doesn’t have to be expensive. If you buy wholesale shirts in bulk, customizing them for each child can be a fun activity for the whole team, and can be done in as little as an afternoon. Here’s what you’ll need: Computer, printer, and team logo Fusible printer paper Scissors Iron …

Updated: February 24th, 2015 by Resources-Blogger

Did you know that tie-dying has been around for centuries? Though many think it was invented by American hippies during the 1960s, traditional methods of tie-dye can be found in Japan, Africa, Latin America, and India– and some date back thousands of years! When you’re trying to decide how you want to color your tie dye …

Updated: February 24th, 2015 by Resources-Blogger

Promotional tee shirts are a great way to get the news out about your product, brand, or event. Creating an exciting and memorable promotional tee can be hard work, but it’s worth it to take the time to find a fun, eye-catching design that your customers will wear and remember for a long time. When …

Updated: February 24th, 2015 by Resources-Blogger

Throughout time, we have seen fashion trends come and go. Some of these trends withstand the test of time and become integrated with our everyday culture. The wholesale polo shirt is one of those trends that stuck out among the rest and solidified itself as an article in our closets. The origins of the polo …

Updated: February 24th, 2015 by Resources-Blogger

Purchasing items wholesale is a great way to save money. Buying in wholesale is a good idea if you need a bulk amount of a single item of clothing, whether you want it for printing, tie dying, or more. If you are looking to purchase a particular brand of wholesale t-shirts exclusively, it may be …

Updated: February 24th, 2015 by Resources-Blogger

Having shirts printed, especially in a large number, can be an expensive and confusing process. With so many different printers out there, it may be difficult to know where to start looking, or how to tell the difference between one printer and another. The quality your cheap t-shirts, quality of print, turnaround time, and more …

Updated: February 24th, 2015 by Resources-Blogger

Have you ever wondered how t-shirts are made? Before shirts hit the shelves of your favorite stores or wholesalers, they go through a long process of refining from when they begin their lives as cotton. Cotton cloth comes from cotton crops, which are planted in the spring. The crops grow through the spring and summer, …

Updated: February 24th, 2015 by Resources-Blogger

Clothing can be made from a variety of fibers, including cotton, wool, polyester, silk, and now, even milk. Every year, millions of tons of milk deemed unsafe for human consumption are discarded. However, a German company has discovered an eco-friendly way of turning the spilled milk into high-end fashion. QMilch is a fabric made entirely …

Updated: February 24th, 2015 by Resources-Blogger

Have you ever been playing trivia and lost a round because your obscure apparel knowledge was lacking? We feel your pain. Now, you’ll never have to wonder how much the world’s most expensive t-shirt costs, or how much fiber it takes to make a single cotton t-shirt. Our newest infographic is sure to satisfy both …

Updated: February 24th, 2015 by Resources-Blogger

Embroidering clothing and other fabric goods is a great way to make money, and can be done out of a room in your house. Embroidery lets you apply graphic designs to cheap t-shirts by using a special sewing machine with different bobbins and needles for each thread color. There are several kinds of embroidery machines: …

Updated: February 24th, 2015 by Resources-Blogger

 At Adair, we’re experts in wholesale t-shirts. We’re experts in t-shirt history, too. Did you know that the T-shirt has been around since the time of the Spanish-American War? Or that the most T-shirts worn by an individual at one time is over 270? Millions (and perhaps billions!) of people in the world own T-shirts, …

Updated: February 24th, 2015 by Resources-Blogger

Screen printing shirts is a fun and creative way to personalize your clothing. You can make interesting and unique prints with just a few dollars’ worth of supplies and some cheap t-shirts. What you’ll need: Transparency Paper Screen Photo emulsion kit Cardboard Fabric ink in the color of your choice A 150 watt bulb and hanging …

Updated: February 24th, 2015 by Resources-Blogger

Tie dye shirts are an easy and fun project. You can make interesting and unique designs with just a few dollars’ worth of supplies and some cheap t-shirts. What You’ll Need 1 plain washed t-shirt 1 pair of rubber gloves 1 plastic sheet 1 plastic bowl 1 pair of scissors tie-dye mixes (liquid or powder) …

Updated: May 7th, 2015 by Resources-Blogger

If you’re thinking about starting your own clothing or cheap polo shirts retailer, there are a number of different factors to take into consideration. The physical location of your store, as well as the type, quality, and quantity of products you’ll sell are two crucial decision points for your business. Your brand, marketing, and pricing …

Updated: February 24th, 2015 by Resources-Blogger

If you’re starting your own clothing retailer, congratulations! Maybe you’ve already figured out what you’re going to sell, and you know where to get the best wholesale t-shirts. But before you can get your business off the ground, you’ll need to figure out how you’re going to sell your products– that is, whether you’ll have …

Updated: February 24th, 2015 by Resources-Blogger

Custom, kitschy, and graphic tees have risen in popularity over the past few years. The number of successful t shirt printing businesses has boomed, and tee printing is becoming a very popular method of self employment. If you’d like to start your own t shirt business, here’s a quick guide on how to turn your …

Updated: February 24th, 2015 by Resources-Blogger

Designing your own custom t-shirts for printing can be a fun way to make money. Whether you’re opening up your own t-shirt business or designing a shirt for your intramural sports team, here are a few considerations that you need to keep in mind when coming up with your design. 1. Image Theme and Tone Is …

Updated: February 24th, 2015 by Resources-Blogger