The Clothing Care Guide

Buying clothes created to last is one thing. Making them last is another. From knowing what fabrics last to learning how to care for them, sometimes clothing care can feel like a guessing game despite their fabric care instructions. Properly caring for your clothes helps you save money over the long haul, potentially enabling youContinue reading “The Clothing Care Guide”

Clothing 101: Guide to Different Fabrics

It can be challenging to know which fabric is appropriate for what purpose. That’s why CSO’s Fabric Guide is here to make it easier for you to choose. Whether you choose natural or synthetic fabrics, different types work better for some needs than others. Beyond knowing which material to choose when making clothing, proper fabricContinue reading “Clothing 101: Guide to Different Fabrics”

Fabric Care 101

It happens to the best of us. In a rush, you forget to read the label on your clothes and accidentally mix a red shirt with your favorite white one, turning it pink. Proper fabric care is not only crucial to your clothes’ longevity, but to your sanity (and let’s face it, your wallet). ProperContinue reading “Fabric Care 101”

5 Tips for Screenprinting on Tri-Blends

For many people, their favorite t-shirt is a tri-blend: extra soft and durable. Though slightly more expensive than a plain cotton t-shirt, tri-blends have taken closets by storm. However, screen-printing on tri-blends can be challenging. Created only in 2006, tri-blends typically consist of a 50-25-25 mix of polyester, rayon, and spun cotton. Tri-blends, though partiallyContinue reading “5 Tips for Screenprinting on Tri-Blends”

5 Tips for Screen Printing on Polyester

There’s no one-size-fits-all formula when it comes to choosing the kind of polyester on which you’d like to print. Various blends, from polyester/cotton to polyester/viscose, have different challenges when screen printing. Polyester, first introduced to the American public in 1952, is famous for its wrinkle resistance, durability, hypoallergenic qualities and its ability to wick moisture.Continue reading “5 Tips for Screen Printing on Polyester”

5 Tips for Screen Printing on Cotton

When choosing the best fabric for a screen printing project, it’s nearly impossible to beat 100% cotton. It’s easy to work with and tends to be suitable for most jobs. And, screen printing on cotton is less complex than printing on other options, including fleece, polyester, acrylic and blended fabrics. With cotton, the risk ofContinue reading “5 Tips for Screen Printing on Cotton”

5 Tips for Screen Printing on Fleece

From cozy apparel and outerwear to blankets and accessories, fleece has become a “must-have” staple. Its popularity began back in the late ‘70s when Malden Mills Industries (now Polartec), began experimenting with the outdoor potential of polyester. With wool dominating the market at the time, the company wanted to invent a synthetic alternative to combatContinue reading “5 Tips for Screen Printing on Fleece”

T-Shirt Guide: Finding The Right Fabric For Screenprinting

As a business owner, you have to make countless decisions each day. Before you start a screen printing job, one of the most important decisions you’ll need to make is the t-shirt fabric you’ll use for the job. There are numerous t-shirt fabrics on the market today, so this decision may seem confusing. Clothing ShopContinue reading “T-Shirt Guide: Finding The Right Fabric For Screenprinting”