Screen printed t-shirts and other custom apparel sales make up about 32% of our industry sales. That represents over $6B in sales annually by companies offering decorated apparel.
Screen printed t-shirts are a staple for festivals, races, clubs, schools, organizations, company giveaways, retail shops, and many other events.
The most common question we receive is:
What T-Shirt Sizes Should I Order?
Estimating the number of shirts to order can be tricky and vary depending on who is receiving or buying the t-shirts. However, most of the time you don't know the demographics of volunteers or tourists who will be receiving the shirts. In that case, you have to go with the Law of Averages. We have analyzed hundreds of orders over the last 2 years to get an average to make it easier for you to decide which sizes to order.
These sizes should give you a good range of sizes when you have volunteers at festivals or you are giving out t-shirts at events. We only analyzed 2015 & 2016 data since the size trend is for a higher number of the larger sizes. Due to the "growing" population, we will revise this estimate every few years. Continue reading