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S T A R T H E R E 2 0 2 1 11 blend, which creates a multicolored, non-solid, blurred effect. "It's a creative process where the color effect is created both at the fiber level, and at the time the fabric is created or dyed," says Ostrom. Jersey: A T-shirt knit with a flat, smooth surface and has some stretch to it. It can take on a lightweight or heavyweight form, and it's the type of fabric used to make most T-shirts. Fun Fact: "It was first produced in Jersey, in the Channel Islands — hence the name," says White. Mineral-washed: This wash process happens after the garment is dyed and assembled. The mineral wash "chips away at the dyes creating a cloudy effect on the T-shirt giving it a worn and vintage look," says Amin. Fun Fact: A mineral wash goes through five different processes to achieve its finished look, according to Amin. Modal: A fabric made up of synthetic fibers that has an extremely soft hand and has a bit of a flounce to it. Modal is often used to create tri-blend Ts. Fun Fact: Modal comes from the cellulose fibers of the beech- wood tree. "The benefit of using beechwood trees is that they quickly recover after harvesting, which makes them an ideal sus- tainable resource," says Davis. Pigment-dyed: A form of garment dye applied to a fully assem- bled T-shirt where the dye sits on top of the fabric, like a coating of color, rather than penetrating it. A binder is applied to the T-shirt, which makes the color stick and results in a weathered look. Pigment-dye is most often used on 100% cotton but also works with blends. Henley shirts offer the look of a nice placket without the collar. (Image courtesy HanesBrands) If a mineral wash is used, it's applied after the garment is dyed and sewn. (Image courtesy Lane Seven Apparel)

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