What exactly is a Bi-Blend?

12th Sep 2021

What exactly is a Bi-Blend?

If you want a soft, easy-care t-shirt that looks and feels great, then bi-blend is the fabric for you.

So, what is a bi-blend fabric?

Bi-blend fabrics are a mix of natural and synthetic fibers. They combine the best qualities of cotton and polyester and are immensely popular with customers. When you create a t-shirt from a bi-blend fabric you get versatility, performance, and a great fit. In a bi-blend garment, cotton and polyester complement each other, each fiber bringing its own unique strengths.

Cotton is naturally stiff, but with the addition of polyester a bi-blend tee is more elastic than a cotton tee. Pure polyester has extremely low breathability but adding the loose weave of organic cotton makes a bi-blend tee breathable and great to wear.

Different apparel manufacturers use various ratios of cotton to polyester mix. Including:

  • 50/50 - where the fabric is made up of 50%cotton and 50% polyester.
  • CVC (Chief Value Cotton) - where the fabric has a higher cotton percentage than polyester.

Here, at Joyya our bi-blend tees favor cotton over polyester and are made up of 60% Organic Cotton and 40% Recycled Polyester We have done our research and prefer this ratio as it makes our blank tees ideal for printing. 

Now that you know the basics of bi-blend, let us find out more about this versatile fabric so that you can make the best choice for your custom order.

How does a bi-blend tee feel?

A bi-blend tee is soft and lightweight – “buttery” and “silky” are words you will often hear used to describe bi-blend fabrics. The cotton in the bi-blend makes it very breathable, so the wearer will stay cool and dry. Since polyester holds its shape well, a bi-blend tee is less prone to shrinkage, and it gives a tailored fit every time you wear it.

When it comes to t-shirts, a bi-blend is the ultimate combination of style and comfort.

Bi-blend tees are stretchy and durable and will look fantastic, wash after wash. The fabric responds well to moisture, so a bi-blend t-shirt is ideal for sports.

How do prints look on a bi-blend t-shirt?

Fabrics can have a significant impact on how your stunning graphics look. Be it screen printing or digital printing, bi-blends are an excellent canvas for superior quality prints. Cotton is a good absorber, so the printing surface appears smooth, and colors are true.

What kind of care does bi-blend need?

If easy care is important to you, then a bi-blend fabric is what you need. With bi-blend you get the convenience of a garment that is ready-to-wear from the washing line or clothes dryer. Bi-blend fabrics are less prone to wrinkles, so you can skip ironing all together.

Moreover, they hold designs and colors longer, even with regular washing.

We hope this information helps you with your blank tees purchase.

About Joyya Bi-blend tees:

  • Fair Trade manufacturing guaranteed by the WFTO.
  • 60% Organic Cotton / 40% Recycled Polyester
  • Available in Charcoal & Olive (OR any custom color you need can be created with MOQ)
  • Pre-shrunk with fashionable fits
  • Perfect for screen printing or DTG

Made With Care in Kolkata

JOYYA tees are made with pride. You can be confident that they are eco-friendly and make a difference in the lives of everyone who helped create them, from the first cotton bud to the very last stitch.

If you want to know more about bi-blend or are ready to place an order, please send us an email at hi@joyya.com.