This guide will help you purchase affordable and ethical plain white t-shirts by helping you navigate the market for deadstock and vintage basics.
A whole lot of brands have tried to offer ethically and sustainably made basics. Some have succeeded! Others have not.
After all, it’s hard to raise the price on something so many are so accustomed to getting so cheap, and brands struggle to sell cheaply something made from quality, ethically sourced materials and made by fairly compensated workers.
While we can’t speak with certainty about manufacturing and farming practices in the 70s and 80s America, we feel confident saying it’s better for everyone to use what already exists.
Below is a guide to navigating the world of deadstock basic t-shirts, where it’s possible to get a brand new well-fitting white tee for $10-$20. If you’re looking for more information, check out our comprehensive guide to vintage t-shirts.