We founded Taylor Stitch ten years ago with the promise of better-fitting shirts constructed from fabrics that last—the same holds true for our Tees. However, this wasn’t enough for our product team. They didn’t want to just make a better Tee; they wanted to make the World’s Best Tee. Introducing our Triblend Tees, the best we’ve ever tried on. Not to mention, they’re 100% environmentally kind.
Here's how we did it.
Step One Raw Material
Our latest tees are nothing but a classic case of teamwork: 3 simple materials from simple beginnings are combined and given a second chance to create something extraordinary. Organic Cotton discarded on factory cutting room floors, Recycled Polyester with a previous life as a single water bottle, and Tencel fibers regenerated from sustainably farmed eucalyptus trees. Nothing more is added, and nothing more is needed.
The Impact of 1 Shirt
|Water Used||0 Gal|
|Fabric Scraps Diverted||1.4 oz|
|Plastic Bottles Recycled||6|
|Tencel Fiber Yield (Compared to cotton)||6X|
|CO2 Emission Decrease||60%|
|Responsibly Built For The Long Haul||100%|
Step Two Pulped and Ready
Our Triblend Tee is built utilizing the same process as the famed Heavy Bag. We omit the landfill by collecting and shredding discarded cotton and poly materials into pulp that is ready for a second life. To lighten the tee’s weight and improve its hand we incorporate eucalyptus wood pulp grown in pesticide free, socially and environmentally responsible forests. This entire supply chain operates without the adding water, dye, or chemicals and creates a mean trifecta that maximizes comfort, durability, and appearance.
We’re closing the textile supply chain loop.
TL;DR: ‘trash’ in → no additives → good out.
Step Three Spun and done
The rubber really hits the road when we spin the pulp into a single yarn ready to be woven. This is where we decide on the breakdown of the blend, a critical step in ensuring the unique lightweight, soft feel of our Triblend Tee. The magic equation: 25% cotton, 50% polyester, and 25% Tencel (this is the part that is made from Eucalyptus). Just enough structure, soft against the skin, made to last.
Step Four Knit the knot
Now, the form comes to life. At the beginning of this process, raw materials are organized by like-color and spun into a melting pot of a yarn. Rather than redying and polluting the environment, yarns of different natural gradations and colors are knit together to form the deep blacks, rich navies, and true whites. Really, it’s not much different than when we used to mix colors in Pre-K.
Step Five Cut and Sewn
Our Triblend and Heavy Bag Tees are made at the same cut and sew factory in Honduras. Here, fabric scraps are recycled from the onset, workers are paid a fair wage and given safe working conditions, and the quality is second to none. By working with socially and environmentally conscious partners, we guarantee that from pulp to Tee each “i” is dotted and “t” is crossed.
Step Six Shipped to you
Now, it’s your turn to carry on the torch. Whether you preach about it or rock it with subtle certainty, take solace in that fact that your Triblend Tee saved around 1,000 gallons of water from being wasted and 6 single use plastic bottles from populating our landfills. We don’t know about you, but we feel pretty damn good about that.