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.
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.
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.
3100 Cotton Perfection Profile
The SpectraTees 3100 Cotton Perfection is the ultimate in cotton t-shirt design, period. There is no room for improvement in any aspect of the garment and any claim to the contrary is an excursion into over-design, whimsy and Lilly-gilding. But there are a million different kinds of t-shirts out there, appealing to ever shape, size, taste and distraction one can…
The Bieber T-shirt vs the 3030 Long Line’s Hip Hop Heritage
The Justin Bieber T-shirt If the hype around the new Justin Bieber t-shirt line is to be ‘beliebed,’ then “classics never die.” This something we know to be true at Spectra as well, it is a truism which defines many of our styles and remains one of the reasons the SpectraTees lineup remains a consistent favorite year in and out….
Dye Hard: Spectra, the Dye House and the Genius of Massimo “Garment Dye” Osti
It was an ordinary Tuesday morning like any other, but already the heads around the boardroom table at SpectraTees HQ were bowed with foreheads furrowed in deep concentration and stern focus. A military green garment dyed t-shirt lay spread across the table, elephant-like, in the middle of the room. All eyes pressed against its rumpled silhouette and darted across the…
A Journey into SpectraUSA’s Premium Private Label
Custom made. Private label. Bespoke. Made to order. Tailor-made. The apparel industry hails its abundance of customization services and fulfillment practices by many different names, unsurprisingly, they don’t always mean the same thing. By and large, private label manufacturing involves the creation of a singular range of specialty garments, made to order for a particular brand or label and, crucially,…
Factoring a Factoring Company into Your Business
A common practice for many apparel and printing concerns, factoring is the process of selling-on receivable invoices to a third party — usually a factoring company. The factoring company then collects the monies owed from the apparel company’s customers. Why Would you use a Factoring Company? There are two advantages to this kind of financing. Firstly, customers can be…
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…