We always say that the best promotional items are useful items, and as much as we like quirky and innovative promotional products, if you asked us to suggest the single most effective promotional product, our suggestion would be promotional t-shirts.
T Shirts as a fashion item
T-shirts have been around for over 100 years, originally worn as underwear, it wasn’t until the 1950’s that it was considered fashionable to wear t-shirts as outer-wear.
The popularity of the T Shirt was helped considerably by Marlon Brando’s appearance in a tight-fitting t shirt in the film ‘A Streetcar Named Desire.’
The tight-fitting t shirt worn by Marlon Brando is thought to have been specially made, as at this time tight-fitting t shirts were unavailable.
Following this rise in popularity it didn’t take long for the T Shirt to be recognised as a great medium for effectively promoting all kinds of message and causes, promotional T Shirts became widespread promoting political causes, pop art, music, commercial promotions and events.
During the 70 and the 80 t-shirts firmly established themselves as a staple clothing item, advances in decoration methods, and a greater choice of styles gave rise to iconic t shirt designs that still remain popular today.
Today the range of T Shirt styles, weights and colours is huge, with decoration methods catering for all, from low-cost promotional giveaway shirts, to high-end full colour retail quality shirts and hard wearing work wear t-shirts.
This vast range of choice and decoration methods for promotional T shirts can be overwhelming, if you have any questions or would like any further information please don’t hesitate to contact us. We have a fantastic selection of t shirts and can advise you on all aspects of t shirt decoration including, sublimation, screen printing, direct to garment, transfer printing, garment film and rhinestone decoration.