The blank apparel industry is a huge one with many brands and types of blank apparel. But what we are discussing over here are the blank hoodies. We searched a huge database of blank hoodies and compared the brands available in the market in terms of fitting, fabric quality, and after-wash shrinkage.
Below we have narrowed down our search to 5 blank hoodies by different brands and compared them after wearing and washing them and reusing them again.
Independent – Midweight Hoodie
The fabric quality of this blank hoodie is very good as compared to other blank hoodies available in the market. The material is soft cotton so it is very midweight and comfortable in wearing.
This blank hoodie has the ideal weight. The sleeves and chest are long enough to give you a swaggy look. This is the best blank hoodie for you if you prefer a loose rough look hoodie. The one issue with the fitting of this blank hoodie is that its bottom part is not much flexible and you will experience some stretch while wearing it through your head and shoulders. But while walking, this blank hoodie stays down due to its bottom style.
Finally, this is the ideal blank hoodie for you if you are looking for a funky but soft and comfortable hoodie. The only drawback is that it shrinks a bit after washing but for that, you can order a size up from your normal size.
Gildan – Heavy Blend Hoodie
This hoodie is special amongst others due to its heavyweight and thick and soft inside. It has a weight of 8 ounces so it’s the 2nd heaviest hoodie on this list. It can keep you much warmer during the winter season due to its thick material. This can be your perfect pick if you want to enjoy an early morning winter walk. It will keep your head and ears warm.
The only issue with this hoodie is its length. Its length is relatively shorter than the rest of the blank hoodies for printing. It can roll up to your waist while walking showing your pockets or waistline area. But it depends on the user that which style they prefer. If this is acceptable then this blank hoodie can be a good pick for you.
This blank hoodie gave the best after-wash results. I observed that after washing its fabric was softer and the feel was more comfortable. Although it’s already short in length there is not much significant shrinkage after washing.
This is the best blank hoodie for the price and quality. There are 25 colors to choose from and you can get this blank hoodie in any color to print on.
Jerzees – NuBlend Hoodie
The material of this blank hoodie is very good and soft in wearing, although it has a bit texture than the other blank hoodies explained above. It is a mix of 50% cotton and 50% polyester with a weight of 8 oz. Due to its larger weight. It is made from preshrunk cotton which means there would be minimal shrinkage after washing. The printing on this blank hoodie would be smoother due to the high stitch density of this hoodie.
The length of the hoodie and the sleeves is pretty average. It is a standard American athletic fit so it has the right amount of length overall for a medium size build.
The after-wash shrinkage is very good for this blank hoodie. The length of the body and sleeves remained almost the same after washing this blank hoodie. The only issue I noticed is that the mid-body part and sleeves stack up after washing. Other than that there is no major color fading or shrinkage.
It has the largest collection of colors that is 30. It is more than all of the hoodies explained above so this blank hoodie can be a good pick if you want a basic quality hoodie with a variety of color schemes.
Fruit of the Loom Sofspun
The material of this blank hoodie is not up to the mark as compared to other blank hoodies in the list. The weight is much lightweight and it’s thinner than the other blank hoodies. You can opt for other brands explained above for the same price but better quality. Although it may give you a warm feeling but its thinness is the reason I won’t recommend this. But again it depends on the choice of the user. The material of this blank hoodie has the most texture which means you can feel the fabric threads with the hand touch. But it is the least soft hoodie among all the blank hoodies explained in this list.
The only advantage this blank hoodie has its fitting. It has the average type of fitting which means it is not too short and snug and not too long and baggy. Although it’s lightweight and has many bright colors I don’t like this hoodie only due to its thin material.
The shrinkage results for this blank hoodie are quite good. I didn’t experience any shrinkage in material or length. There were no noticeable color fadings overall it’s an average quality blank hoodie.
Hanes – Ecosmart Hoodie
The material of this blank hoodie is a mix of 50% cotton and 50% polyester. Due to its better fabric quality, it is the most economical and style blank hoodie for pricing if you want to use it for exterior screen printing. It is a lightweight blank hoodie but the material is not that thin as of the fruit of the loom sofspun. It keeps you warm during extremely cold days. You cannot stitch your own custom tags or labels inside the neck of this blank hoodie as they have their own labels embedded already in the inside neck.
It has the American standard length which means it is not too short and not long. The length of this blank hoodie is pretty average. The sleeves are long enough to cover your hands if you prefer this style in the winter season.
This blank hoodie didn’t give any major shrinkage after 1st wash in terms of body and sleeves length. The length of the body and sleeves remained almost the same after washing this blank hoodie. The only issue I faced is the polyester threads coming out from the cord string. Maybe a thread got stuck during the wash which caused the cord string to unwind the threads. I had to separately cut off the cord strings. Other than that is a warm and soft blank hoodie at an economical price.