2013 marks the 100 year anniversary of the widely accepted appearance of one of the world’s most beloved articles of clothing–and one on which our entire industry is founded–the t-shirt. 1913 was the year that the US Navy introduced cotton tees as part of the uniform for sailors, especially to make life more comfortable to those serving in submarines, where hot wooly shirts were not conducive to top performance. Since then, the t-shirt has made it’s mark on the fashion scene in more ways than one. There are a lot of wonderful yet sometimes conflicting stories and dates online about when the first printed t-shirts started becoming popular, but one thing is certain–the t-shirt will never go out of style. Mark Venit also talks about the history of the t-shirt in his book, The Business of T-Shirts. Thanks to the demand for customization that never ends, the personalized t-shirt will remain a fashion staple for the next 100 years and counting. And thanks to your heat press, you’ll always be able to make any shirt, in any quantity, for any purpose.