March 12 2021| Written by Serena Stoetzer 


What is a tri-blend t-shirt? 

When picking a garment to showcase your next amazing graphic the options are endless. 

T-shirts come in a variety of fabric choices, from 100% cotton, to a combination of both cotton and polyester. Deciding on a garment really comes down to a personal preference and what works best for your plan of how you will use the garment.

What is the difference between dryblend and tri-Blend garments?

Dryblend is not to be confused with tri-blend because they sound similar. Dryblend is associated with the Gildan brand. This garment is made from 50% preshrunk cotton and 50% polyester. This 50/50 blend provides benefits of both the natural cotton fibers and synthetic polyester fiber. It is usually a thicker option compared to a tri-blend tee.


What does tri-blend mean?

Tri-blend shirts are made up of three different materials: cotton, polyester, and rayon. Rayon was originally created as a substitute for silk. Rayon is a fabric made of purified cellulose fibers, typically derived from wood pulp. 

This semi-synthetic fabric has a lot in common with cotton. It’s breathable, moisture-absorbent, and the perfect choice for casual or athletic wear. 


How do tri-blend tees feel?

Tri-blends are very soft to the touch. With the addition of rayon and polyester, tri-blend t-shirts have a little bit of stretch. This makes for a comfortable wear overall. 

These garments are quite light, so if you’re looking for a shirt with added weight, tri-blends wouldn’t be your first pick. 

Printing on tri-blend shirts give off a vintage feel to the garment. It really showcases the natural heathering of the shirt. 

Here are some great District Made examples:


DM130L Fuchsia Frost
DM130L White
DM132 Black
DM132 Red Frost



Do tri-blend shirts shrink?

Tri-blend shirts typically don’t shrink as much, compared to a 100% cotton tee. 


Still unsure about switching to a tri-blend tee on your next order? This super soft fabric has the potential to really up your shirt game and they come in a wide variety of colors.

Below are some of our favorite Tri-Blends from district made clothing featured in our 2021 garment catalog.

Make sure to check out our Local Love catalog for a full list of other great tri-blend options!

DM130 in Turquoise Frost
DM130 Blush Frost
DM130 Heathered Dusty Sage
DM130 Purple Frost
DM130 Heathered Charcoal

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