Independent Trading Co. SS4500 Midweight Hooded Sweatshirt FAQ |

Independent Trading Co. SS4500 Midweight Hooded Sweatshirt FAQ |

Hoodies are probably the most beloved item in most closets, they are practical and comfortable. At we carry a large selection of blank hoodies at various price points. So whether you are looking for a cost-effective promotional hoodie or a premium hoodie for a clothing brand, we got it all.

The Independent Trading Co. SS4500 Midweight Hoodie is a popular choice that checks most customers’ boxes. They feel and wear like an expensive hoodie without the big price tag. We especially like them for apparel printing, which is why this independent hoodie is a favorite in wholesale hoodies.

Are Independent hoodies good quality? 

The Independent ss4500 hoodie feels like an expensive hoodie without the high cost! It is a true midweight hoodie that is great for all-year-round. Its interior is lined with warm cloud-soft fleece. Unlike other blank hoodies, this independent hoodie has more cotton than polyester overall and a 100% cotton face that adds to the premium hoodie feel. Not to mention, more breathable and comfortable to wear!

No details spared on this blank hoodie, some of its features include: split-stitched double needle seams, twill neck tape, 1x1 ribbing at the cuff and waistband areas, metal eyelets and tearway tag.

How much does it weigh?

The Independent midweight hoodie weighs 14.1 oz (CA) 8.5 oz (US) and is made with 80% cotton 20% polyester

Fabric composition differs for the following colors:

Heather colors, safety colors & Neon Pink are 55/45 cotton/polyester.

Grey Heather is 75/25 cotton/polyester.

Do they shrink?

As with all cotton apparel, it will shrink slightly after washing and after going through the dryer. To keep your hoodies in the best condition, we recommend washing in cold water and lay flat to dry whenever possible.

Do they run big or small?

SS4500 Midweight Hoodies have a standard fit and are designed to fit true to size. They have fitted shoulders with just the right amount of room to comfortably move around in the chest and abdomen areas. It slightly tapers at the waistband. For taller folks or if you like a baggier fitting hooded sweatshirt, we recommend going one size up.

Please reach out to us here if you are unsure about sizing.

Independent Trading SS4500 Midweight Hoodie Size Chart

Body Length 27” 28” 29” 30” 31” 32” 33” 34” 35”
Chest Width 19” 20” 22” 24” 26” 27” 28” 29.5” 31”
Sleeve Length 33.5” 34.5” 35.5” 36.5” 37.5” 38.5” 39.5” 40” 40.5”

How do they print?

Independent hoodies are known to be smooth canvases for printing, the higher cotton content in this midweight hoodie means that it bonds well to ink, resulting in a more efficient printing process and beautiful finish.

For printing tips and printing related FAQ’s, check out our “How To Print Your Own Shirts” Series on Youtube.

Are they unisex?

Yes, Independent Trading SS4500 Midweight Hooded Sweatshirts are unisex.


Left: Neon Pink. Right: Light Yellow

How does it compare to ss4000?

The SS4500 is a midweight hoodie whereas the SS4000 is a heavyweight hoodie. Both independent hoodies are made with the same material, 80/20 cotton/polyester, 100% cotton face and 3-end fleece lining.

The Independent Trading Co. SS4000 Heavyweight Hoodie weighs 16.7 oz. (CA) 10 oz. (US)

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If you're looking for a high-quality hoodie without breaking the bank, we highly recommend this Independent hoodie! Trust us, and get yours today here!

21st Sep 2022

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