Manufacturing t-Shirts and Polo Shirts

Manufacturing t-Shirts and Polo Shirts: Our Easy 3 Step Process

You can start manufacturing t-shirts and polo shirts ethically, affordably, and fast with Clothing Manufacturing Agent Bali's white-label manufacturing service.

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Producing high quality t-shirts and polo shirts is made easy with our white-label manufacturing service.

What does White-label mean?

White-labeling in the clothing manufacturing industry means you can use existing garments and simply place your own logo or design on to them, and they become yours, branded by you.

Think of a Lacoste polo shirt. Lacoste doesn't own the rights to the polo shirt's style, no one does, its a basic polo shirt. But Lacoste does own the trademark/copyright to the little crocodile that's sewn on the front. That's their brand identity.

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All you'll need to do is choose the style of the shirt you want. Then choose your sizing - choose from Australian, European, or US sizing. Choose the colours you want the shirts to be made in. And then send us your graphic design files for either printing or embroidery or even add a pocket.

Manufacturing t-shirts and polo shirts is as easy as 1-2-3! Contact us today to get started.

Step 1: Style and Sizing

In this first step, you need to choose which of the 3 styles of shirts you would like to produce. You can choose all of them if you need. We have Polo Shirts, V-Neck t-Shirts, and/or Crew Neck t-Shirts.
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If you want to add a pocket to the chest of your shirts, this can also be done. The standard size is 11cm x 12cm.

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With white-label clothing manufacturing, the manufacturers already have set sizing with their patterns. Sizing is available in men's and women's standard sizing as well as tall sizing. Check out the sizing chart below which ranges from XS (extra small) to XL (extra large).

Clothing Manufacturing Agent Bali Shirt Sizing

Step 2: Fabric and Colour

Your choice in fabric is going to make a major difference in the comfort and feel of your shirts when your customers wear them. For polo shirts, the most commonly used and easy to source fabric is the Lacoste polo shirt fabric, which is a 100% cotton fabric. For t-shirts, the most commonly used and easy to source fabric is 100% combed cotton which comes in a variety of weights.

Choosing for Polo Shirts:

Lacoste 20s and 32s fabrics are the number one choice for polo shirt productions. The only difference between the two options is that the 20s is slightly lighter and thinner than the 32s which makes it ideal for warmer climates.

The Lacoste 20s is 210 GSM.
The Lacoste 32s is 180 GSM.

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Lacoste 20s Colour Options

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Lacoste 32s Colour Options

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Choosing for Crew Neck and V-Neck t-Shirts:

The basic tee (t-shirt) is possibly the most commonly produced and worn garment in the world. Its an essential piece of any wardrobe. The most commonly used fabric to produce basic tees is the 100% Combed Cotton 30s, a fairly light-weight fabric with medium durability for regular daily wear. But the available range goes from 20s to 60s, where 60s is the thinnest, which is considered Cotton Supima. More expensive than other cottons but it feels soft, perfect for that high-end luxury quality feel.

The cotton 20s is 180 to 200 GSM.
The cotton 30s is 150 to 160 GSM.
The cotton 40s is 120 to 130 GSM.
The cotton 50s is 110 to 120 GSM.
The cotton 60s is 90 to 100 GSM - also called Supima.

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Keep in mind that if you choose a colour outside the stock fabric colours available, then fabrics will need to be dyed. The MOQ for this is 100m of fabric which will add an additional cost to your production. If you need to choose a colour that's not already available, please use the Pantone Colour Finder tool.

Step 3: Embroidery and Print

To be able to print or embroider anything on to your shirts, we need to receive your digital graphics files in either PDF, JPG, PNG, or AI file formats.

When you send your files, you'll need to ensure that they are "set to scale". This means that you will have already saved your file with the exact dimensions which you want it to show on your shirt.

As soon as we have your digital graphics files, we can choose and recommend the best printing method for your specific needs. There are many printing techniques such as screen printing or digital printing or hot press etc. But some simply work better than others.

When screen printing, there is an additional initial cost of building the screens. The good news is, those screens can be used for many productions into the future.


Contact us today and find out more about our easy 3 step process for manufacturing t-shirts and polo shirts.