Delivery of Mugs and T-shirts

We don't hold stock and all T-shirts are printed to order.

UK

FREE SHIPPING  

delivery 2-4 days

EU

£4.99

FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER £50

delivery 3-5 days

USA- CANADA - AUS 

£4.99 postage

FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER £50 

delivery 3-5 days

Returns.

Any faulty goods will be replaced.

Wrong sizes

Items ordered with the wrong size will be replaced but postage must be covered by buyer. Please read the size charts carefully.

Items returned must be in perfect conditon.

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WHAT IS RINGSPUN COTTON?

You may have seen the words 'soft-style' and 'ringspun' - but what does it mean for you?

Ringspun cotton fabric goes through a process whereby it is spun using ring frames. Fabric made up from ringspun cotton is usually considered superior to cotton produced through other processes because the finished product is noticeably finer, softer and more durable.

 

 

How is it made?

In the Ringspun process, the yarn is made by continuously twisting and thinning the strands making a very fine rope of cotton fibres. The twisting process allows the short hairs of the cotton to stand out which results in a much stronger yarn. The number of times the fibre is twisted determines how soft the fabric will be.

 

 

How is it different to regular cotton?

With regular cotton (or open-end), the fibres run perpendicular to the fibre bundle. With ring spun cotton, the fibres are aligned and all go in the same direction. Shorter fibres stick out, thereby making the garment feel softer.

 

Printing

Due to the tight-knit weave on the ringspun cotton fabric the surface is smoother and therefore the print has a much nicer feel to it. Open ended cotton can cause the print to feel rough and scratchy, whereas the tight knit weave in ring spun cotton creates a flatter, smoother print. This is comparable to painting onto ordinary wood or sanded wood. You will get a much nicer finish when you paint onto a sanded down surface. Additionally, unlike many other fabrics, washing will not dramatically reduce the quality of a ringspun cotton garment.


An open-end cotton t-shirt, as you can see from this image some of the print is rippled and ruptured due to the uneven quality of the cotton.


Screen printed ringspun t-shirt, same process as the open-end garment above but the finished print is much smoother and softer.

 

Advantages

The main advantages of using ring spun cotton is its strength and softness.

T-shirts made with ringspun cotton feel extremely soft and comfortable. Although products made from ringspun cotton can be slightly more expensive, their soft and long-lasting nature make them a great option for high-quality apparel.