SpectraTees manufactures premium quality blank T-shirts and activewear. We pride ourselves on our North American manufacturing base located in California, where we knit and dye all our raw textiles. Our expert engineers cut, sew and finish every Spectra premium garment in two vertically integrated production hubs in Baja, Ensenada.

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The Spectra Difference

North American Made

We are working hard to keep jobs in America and we strive to make garments with as few imported elements as possible. We use yarns made in the USA and our products are locally made in Los Angeles or in Baja, Ensenada

Quality is King

We pride ourselves on producing the finest quality garments in the industry. Spectratees makes the best fitting t-shirts money can buy by making luxurious, fashionable and long-lasting closet favorites.

SpectraSpun Softness

Our super-soft SpectraSpun cottons are ringspun, for the softest touch, great fit and long-lasting finish. The higher quality of our garments means they feel slightly denser to touch, softer on the skin, and last over time.

Tear Out Labels

We've designed all of our garments to carry the Spectra easy-tear label for effortless removal and re-branding. This allows our printers to rebrand quickly with the peace of mind you only get from Spectra apparel.

Custom Runs

We can create custom runs to suit all your t-shirt and action-wear needs. Our vertically integrated production line means true production agility you can leverage, and we have the fastest turnaround times in the industry.

An Artist's Canvas

Spectratees makes the deepest black and the brightest white t-shirts in the industry. Our vast spectrum of fabric colors is the finest blank textile canvas a garment printer can use to showcase their creativity on.

Excellence is Standard

The incredible effort and attention that we put into all our products reflects a distinctive quality you can see and touch. This excellence follows everything we do from our designs, to our service, to our connoisseur-class t-shirts.

Your Brand Resource

We are a one-stop fashion resource for all your t-shirt and garment printing needs. Our website is packed with news, technical assistance, and apparel knowledge to help you build your brand better, quicker, and smarter.

 Our Custom Program

Spectra’s flexible manufacturing process allows for incredible innovation in our production lines. We can customize any of our styles to your specific requirements and we pride ourselves on the quickest turnaround times in the industry. Please contact us to discuss how we can create a custom run just for you.

Spectra News


White House Will Not Scrap NAFTA

What began as a scare for NAFTA adherents earlier this year when the Trump administration threatened to scrap the entire agreement seems to have abated recently. As some in the textile industry are breathing a sigh of relief, the current message from the White House seems to indicate that it will not scrap NAFTA, with the administration’s new direction offering…


Profile: The Bi-blend t-shirt

The much vaunted Bi-blend t-shirt or, for those in the know–the SpectraUSA 3050 Bi-blend–is a benchmark t-shirt design from Spectra’s range of apparel and easily a “favorite t-shirt,” from the novice to the connoisseur t-shirt collector. But why the “no-brainer,” “go-to” quality of this garment? What makes it so special? In a word, it’s the hardest working t-shirt in fashion,…

Profile: The Roughneck 2001

The Roughneck is singular in the Spectra Apparel lineup, they do not make another t-shirt quite like it. In fact, I’d take a guess that nobody does. This is a t-shirt which hearkens back through the murky history of t-shirt design’s roots; when a fledgling print and promotions industry was first finding its feet in America and the only thing…

The History of T-shirts 3: The T-Shirt Revolution

From the earliest time, the T-shirt has been the world’s favorite and most practical intimate garment. We’ve watched as our favorite item of underclothing has grown up, shed both buttons and Victorian sensibilities, gone swimming, joined the army, headed off to work and helped to open a few cold ones on the weekend. It has clothed kings, criminals, astronauts, presidents…

What’s Your T-Shirt’s Carbon-Karma?

For all of the amazing utility of the cotton t-shirt, it is still a knitted cotton garment subject to the forces which define the modern global economy. Importantly, there are real sustainability concerns with cotton production and farming, with the bulk of the world’s cotton coming from China and, although the crop doesn’t fly first class, it does still need…

The Nerd Pocket T-shirt: Homage and Design

What’s a Nerd Pocket T-Shirt? What is a Nerd Pocket T-shirt and why should you have one? To start with, when you wear a nerd pocket t-shirt you are not just putting on a t-shirt, you are taking on an ethos and making a political statement. Too heavy for fashion you say? Too much of a commitment? Read on dear…

The Zuckerberg Charcoal Uniform

The originator of mega-mega social media platform Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg is a firm believer in the virtues of a personal uniform. Others may enjoy a little more variety in their work-week wardrobe but for Mark Zuckerberg it’s one color and one color alone thank you: Charcoal grey. That’s charcoal t-shirts, charcoal hoodies and charcoal long-sleeve tees and sweaters which dominate…

Trending: The Pocket T-Shirt

The Pocket T-shirt The latest fashion-forward trend radiating from both street fashion and the shiny showrooms of the high-fashion world has the classic crew neck t-shirt wearing a pocket. “T-shirts with pockets?” you say. Indeed, the pocket T-shirt is back from a long hiatus in the bottom drawer of the design studio. And, don’t think for a minute that this…


T-Shirt History: Part 2 – The T-Shirt Goes to War

A T-Shirt History Recap. So far our t-shirt history series has shown how fading Victorian attitudes coupled with the rise of specialized garments for sports, along with the industrialization of cotton knitting production around the same time, were the catalyst for the genesis of the t-shirt. By the 1920s the world was beginning to feel the benefit of the incredible…

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