#1: Thin Garments
I lied. I actually do have some statistics to back my claims.
In the 90’s the shirts i was printing on the most by far was the Hanes Beefy T and Gildan’s G200. These shirts were good quality for the money and weighed in at 6.1 ounces per square yard. They could stand many trips through a washing machine and of course, some are still being worn today. A popular tee today, such as Next Level’s 3600, weighs in at a paltry 4.3 ounces.
Here is another fact: over 98% of the clothing worn in the good ‘ol USA is manufactured elsewhere. I betcha you can make a good guess at why thinner garments have become the norm, and why the American consumer has rolled over and still pays full price for a thin t-shirt that fits so tight you can make out the bump of a mole.
In a nutshell, that is reason number one why Screenprinted TShirts will eventually go out of style. The quality of the tee itself has gone downhill and the consumer will eventually wake up and move on to something else.