In 2016, the apparel market within the United States was valued at close to $315 billion. By 2025, however, this market is expected to be valued at $385 billion. This isn’t surprising when you consider that consumers spend an average of $1,700.00 every year on their apparel and related services.
Internet Sales for Women’s Apparel
Women’s apparel, however, takes the lead with Internet sales. By August 2017, for example, women’s apparel sold more than any other clothing category. Organic cotton-made textiles continue to be popular. The annual revenue for these items amounts to about $5,000,000. These sales also include a considerable number of T-shirts, which continue to be one of the most popular types of apparel for women.
The Continued Popularity of the T-Shirt
T-shirts have been worn for over 117 years. The word didn’t become an official entry in the Merriam-Webster dictionary until about 20 years after they were first worn. While some people may wear T-shirts for comfort, others will definitely wear them to make a statement. You may be interested to know that Superlative Luxury, is currently the most expensive T-shirt in the world. It’s been on the market for $400,000.
Wearing T-shirts can also prove to be fun and provide the opportunity for a bit of healthy competition. According to the Guinness World Record, Sanath Bandara is known for wearing the most T-shirts at the same time. This record holder wore a total of 257!
Making Your Own Statement
Since you and your family love wearing T-shirts, there’s an excellent chance you enjoy embellishing them, too. If you have young children or teenagers in the house, you may also need to label some of their T-shirts for gym class or other recreational purposes. Whether you want to embellish or mark your family’s T-shirts or other items, having your own heat press transfers can make this process that much easier.
There are different types of heat press transfers available. In addition to manual heat press machines, you may also be interested in learning more about having a custom heat transfer machine for hats and other thicker materials. Since there are different types of heat press accessories and replacement parts, you’ll want to discuss all this with your distributor.