About to import T-shirts from suppliers in China? In this article, we list some of China’s leading T-shirt factories, and explain what all importers should know about:
- T-shirt design customization options
- Fabrics and colors
- MOQ requirements
- Trade shows
- Sourcing on Alibaba.com and Globalsources.com
Yubao (G.Z) Industry Co., Ltd.
Yubao (G.Z) industry Co., Ltd., also known as ViMass, is the manufacturer and exporter of T-shirts and other apparel products based in Guangdong, Mainland China.
The factory was founded in 2006, but within a couple of years, it emerges as the well-recognized exporter of t-shirts to Middle East, Europe, and Americas. It has more than 200 employees, while the annual revenue of the company is more than USD one million.
They offer a wide range of clothing products for men that include:
- Hoodies and baseball jackets
- Polo shirts and tank tops
They offer customized OEM and ODM services to their global clients, along with buyer labels. More than 90% of their manufactured products are exported to other countries.
The average lead time is around 30 days. Yubai (G.Z) Industry Co., Ltd. is also a verified exporter listed at Alibaba, and a licensed manufacturer.
Office: Room 201, 2F, C Building, Xiamao Thirteen Industrial Area, Baiyunhu St., Baiyun Area, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China (Mainland)
Factory: 2/F North,Block D, No.13 Dekang Road, Baiyun District, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China (510000)
Wuhan Bizarre Sports Co., Ltd.
Wuhan Bizarre Sports Co., Ltd. is also known as Bizarre Sports. It is a manufacturer and exporter of sportswear based in Hubei, Mainland China.
The company was founded by Cindy Sun in 2006. It is also a licensed manufacturer and listed as a verified exporter on Alibaba. It is also certified by Global Group of Companies for achieving BSCI ethical standards.
They offer a wide range of sportswear products that also include activewear for running, triathlon, and events.
Some of their products on offer are:
- Sublimation clothing
- Team wear
- Clothing for sports events
- Gym and yoga wear
- Corporate uniforms
The 1600 sqm factory is based in Zhongshan city. The company also owns an in-house digital sublimation line, in addition to 6 other production lines.
The company exports 95% of its products, mainly to Europe, North America, and Australia. It offers OEM services to its clients. The total annual revenue of the company is more than USD 5 million.
Address: Room 2306, Dongguyinzuo, No.7272,Luoyu Road, East Lake Development Zone, Wuhan, Hubei, China (430074)
Tonton Sportswear (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
Tonton Sportswear (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. is a manufacturer and exporter of sportswear based in Shenzhen, Mainland China. It was established in 2003 by Peter Hu.
It is a well recognized and acknowledged manufacturer of sportswear with certifications from WRAP, as well as a gold supplier certification by Alibaba. It is also certified by SGS as audited supplier.
It also has ISO 4001, ISO 9001, and OHSAS 18001 certifications.
They offer a wide range of sportswear products that include:
- Sports uniforms (baseball, netball, ice hockey, softball, basketball, soccer, football, and rugby)
- Running suits
- Cycling kits
- Motorcycle suits
- Polo shirts
- Cheerleading uniforms
- MMA shorts
- T -shirts, hoodies, and jackets
- Yoga leggings
The company uses their own sublimation printing technology for high-end prints and designs. In addition, they also offer embroidery and screen printing options.
Clients can choose from all kinds of fabrics and designs. The production capacity of the company is 4,000 pieces per day.
Tonton Sportswear Company exports 98% of their manufactured products, with North America, Australia, and Europe as their biggest markets.
Address: 1-3/F, No.1 Building, Jiewei Industrial Park, No.53, Pingxin North Rd, Pinghu, Longgang District, Shenzhen 518111, China
Fujian Aofeng Business Co. Ltd
Established in 2005, Fujian Aofeng Business Co. Ltd is the well-known manufacturer and exporter of fashion garments. The 20,000 sqm factory and the head office of the company is based in Fuzhou, Mainland China.
Fujian Aofeng Business is mostly known for their knitted products that include:
- Sports garments
In addition, they also have a separate product line of woven clothing, that include:
- Swimming garments
In total, they offer clothing and fashion garments under five different product lines with a production capacity of 30,000 pieces per month.
They also manufacture sportswear, short-sleeve T-shirts, football jerseys, cycling jackets, boardshorts, men’s blazers, and sweaters.
It is also a licensed and certified manufacturer, with ISO 9001:2008 certification.
They export 100% of their products, offering services like OBM, ODM, OEM, and custom designs to their clients all over the world.
Address: 1103 Room, 11th Floor, Yuyangzhongyan Building, No. 118 Shuguang Road, Fuzhou, Fujian, China (350000)
Quanzhou Central Export Corporation Limited
Quanzhou Central Export Corporation Limited is the manufacturer and exporter of woven and knitted garments based in Shishi, Mainland China.
They offer a wide range of products under their woven product line that include:
- Cargo shorts
They also offer clothing products under knitted garments product line that include:
- Tank tops
- Baby rompers
- Soccer Jerseys
In addition, they also manufacture and export garment accessories like hang tags, labels, PVC bags, buckles, and zippers.
In total, they have 40 production lines and production capacity of 200,000 products a month.
It’s also a certified manufacturer, with BSCI, ECO, and Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certifications. In addition, it’s also a Disney audited supplier.
The company has a huge 22,000 sqm factory with more than 600 employees. They use the latest technology for designs and prints, like in-house heat transfer printing.
They export around 80% to 85% of their products. They offer OEM services to many renowned brands, like Lee Cooper, Elle, Byford, and Pierre Cardin. In addition, they also offer OBM and ODM services.
Address: No. 9C Henglong Buisness Center, Zhenzhong Road Fengli District, Quanzhou, Fujian, Shishi, Fujian, China (362700)
Guangzhou Kader Garment Co., Ltd.
Also known as Kader Garments, Guangzhou Kader Garments Co., Ltd. is a manufacturer and exporter of garment products, mainly T-shirts. The factory and the head office of the company is based in Guangdong, Mainland China.
The company was established in 2013 and exports 80% to 90% of their products, mainly to Europe and North America.
They offer a wide range of products that include:
- Polo shirts
- Stringer vest
- Tank tops for boys and men
- Gym wear fitness T-shirts
They also offer production line of T-shirts with sublimation printing and designs.
Address: No. 9, 2nd Street, Donger New Village, Huangqi, Dali, Nanhai District, Foshan, Guangdong, China (Mainland)
Kingson Clothing Factory
China Kingson Clothing Co., Ltd is a manufacturer and exporter of T-shirts and other garments. The company was founded in 2008 in Ningbo, Mainland China, but also has a showroom and sales office in Yiwu City, Zhejiang province.
The company acts as a make-to-order manufacturer and offers a wide range of custom knitwear products. These products include:
- Polo shirts
- Sublimation products
- Baseball jerseys and jackets
- Tank tops
- Pants & shorts
It is a licensed and certified company, with factory audits from BSCI, Asia Inspection, Amazon, Disney, and Sedex.
They export to some of the well-known global brands like Pampers, Dunlop, Disney, and the Champions League, and offers exclusive customization services on all their product lines.
Address: Floor 4, No. 319, Jingfa Road, Yiwu, Jinhua, Zhejiang, China (Mainland)
Q&A About Importing T-Shirt From China
How much should I expect to pay per unit?
A t-shirt can cost as little as US$1, up to US$20. It all comes down to the following factors:
- Product complexity
Most t-shirts are not that complex to manufacture (i.e., several parts and details). However, the fabric quality (i.e., 100% organic cotton), wash, print type and print dimensions have a significant impact on the unit price.
What is the MOQ when importing t-shirts?
It depends on the supplier. Some suppliers offer an MOQ as low as 10 units per color and print. Some suppliers have an MOQ as high as 1000 pcs.
I’d say that the average MOQ is around 300 pcs per order. That said, there are more than one MOQ to keep track of when importing t-shirts from China:
- MOQ per order
- MOQ per design
- MOQ per color (standard color or pantone color)
- MOQ per size
Fabrics that come in the suppliers standard colors tend to be offered in a lower MOQ, compared to if you require that the fabric is colored to match a specific pantone color.
Can I get my custom designed t-shirt made in China?
Yes, all manufacturers and trading companies in China can make a product according to your design requirements. However, make sure you provide detailed information:
- Size table
- Material specification (i.e., fiber, yarn count, weight and wash)
- Label files
- Print file
- Print type
What kind of t-shirt prints are available?
There are various types of prints used when making t-shirts:
- DTG printing (lower MOQ)
- Heat transfer printing
- Screen printing
Some suppliers only offer one or two of the above, so make sure that the supplier you plan to work with can offer the right print method, before you order samples.
Do I need to pay for t-shirt samples?
Yes, most suppliers charge around US$30 – 40 for custom t-shirt sample, without custom color and print. If you require a custom print and fabric color, you may need to pay as much as US$200.
Where can I find other t-shirt manufacturers?
There are thousands of t-shirt manufacturers listed on Alibaba.com and Globalsources.com. If you rather meet suppliers face to face, you may want to consider one of the following trade shows in China:
- Canton Fair
- HKTDC Hong Kong Fashion Week
- Global Sources Fashion Fair
- Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics
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