About the shirt selection
It took me a lot of hemming and hawing, but eventually I decided to sell only Next Level tees. Here's why:
- The two made-in-America brands available were limited in their number of colors and styles (American Apparel (now Gildan-owned)) or only had five available colors (Canvas' Made in the USA line).
- Next-level shirts are made overseas, but in factories that are WRAP certified. After a modicum of research, this seems to be the best and most realistic strategy to make sure the factories aren't wholly unethical. It also means Next-Level are kind of pricey, though about 10 to 15% less than that of the USA tees. By comparison, the most popular tees (District and Gildan) are almost 40% less (and aren't WRAP certified).
- Here's a link to WRAP: http://www.wrapcompliance.org
- Next Level tees are possibly the most comfortable tees out there and have excellent quality.
- Even more so for the tri-blend tees
Unfortunately, there are no WRAP certified or made-in-the-USA options for kids' sizes through the vendor I use. Dang. If that changes I'll add that as an option post haste.