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Gildan 5000 Heavy Cotton T-Shirt (G500) FAQ | T-shirt.ca

Gildan 5000 Heavy Cotton T-Shirt (G500) FAQ | T-shirt.ca

Have questions about one of our most popular T-shirt styles? Look no further - we're here to answer all your burning questions on the Gildan 5000 Heavy Cotton T-Shirt (G500).


Does it shrink?

The Gildan 5000 Heavy Cotton T-Shirt is one of our most popular shirts, and surprise! Is made with 100% pre-shrunk cotton. Preshrunk refers to fabric that is washed and dried before being sewn. So as long as you follow the CustomInk Care instructions, the Gildan 5000 will hold up nicely after repeated washing. However, when it comes to 100% cotton, despite the pre-shrinking, one should still expect 2% shrinkage. If you aren’t sure about washing instructions: we recommend asking mom, she always knows what to do.


How Is the fit?

This blank tee features a classic unisex fit that is true to size. It is roomy in all the right places and runs a bit larger than a standard retail fit t-shirt. For petite women, we suggest ordering the larger youth sizes or the women's specific version of this tee.

Unsure of sizing? Reach out to our customer service team, we are happy to help!

Measurements In Inches S M L XL 2XL 3XL
Body Length 28 29 30 31 32 33
Body Length Tolerance 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2
Body Width 18 20 22 24 26 28
Body Width Tolerance 3/4 3/4 3/4 3/4 3/4 3/4

Can I print on it?

Of course! All of our products are designed for printing & embroidery. The Gildan brand has a long standing reputation in the apparel decoration biz.

The 5000 has a seamless double needle 7/8″ collar, taped neck and shoulders, and double needle sleeve and bottom hems.

The tubular construction of this promotional tee eliminates the use of side seams, which means it is produced in one piece using tubular knitting that reduces fabric waste, (we love that) and makes it easier to print your designs on the sides of the shirt. An added bonus is that it also eliminates itchiness under the arms area, cause no one wants itchy arms.

You should know that the Heavy Cotton T-shirt is our best-selling adult t-shirt for good reason. It is durable, looks good as a unisex t-shirt and comes in 69 colors! All these great features plus our super affordable prices make it the ideal high-volume shirt. We offer volume discounts for all of our products, you can find the price structure in the description section. For orders over 500 pieces, please reach out to our customer service team for special pricing. 


How much does it weigh?

The Gildan 5000 100% cotton t-shirt weighs 8.8oz.


How does it compare to the Gildan 2000?

The Gildan 5000 Heavy Cotton™ T-shirt and the Gildan 2000 Ultra Cotton® T-shirt are both made with 100% preshrunk cotton and share the same versatile classic fit.

The main difference is their weight. The 5000 weighs 8.8oz while the 2000 weighs 10oz. We recommend the lighter Gildan 5000 to most of our bulk t-shirt buyers since it offers unbeatable value for giveaways and promotional event merch. It’s also a great option for the warmer months, and did we mention? It’s our best priced Gildan adult short sleeve at T-shirt.ca!


Are G500 and 5000 the same?

Yes, the Gildan 5000 is also known as the Gildan G500 or the Gildan G5000.


The popular Gildan Heavy Cotton Collection also comes in eight other youth & adult styles:

Youth T-shirt

Youth long sleeves

Women’s t-shirt

Women’s long sleeve

Women’s v-neck t-shirt

Adult unisex pocketed t-shirt

Adult unisex long sleeves

Toddler t-shirt



The Gildan 5000 is one of our most popular shirts for a reason! Act quick and get your hands on this shirt here today!

14th Mar 2022

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