In clothing, heather refers to interwoven/ interknitted yarns of mixed colors producing flecks of an alternate color. It is typically used to mix multiple shades of white or black with another color to produce a muted shade, but any two colors can be mixed, including bright colors. Heather colors are usually obtained by mixing a polyester yarn which is white or black in color with a colored yarn which is 100% cotton. Therefore it is a blend that is approximately 50% polyester & 50 % cotton hence the term 50/50 t-shirt.
Spectra USA offers 9 heather colors in a 52/48 cotton/poly blend. In addition they also offer a solid black & solid white blend. The white is particularly popular for sublimation or heath transfer printing. All the colors are an excellent substrate for screen-printing.
Spectra USA has many other styles available in colored heather including:
- Boys crew neck style 3250
- Women’s crew neck 8600
- Men’s long sleeve 3055
- Men’s crew neck 3055
- Men’s tank top 2007
- Men’s hooded fleece 4000Z
The picture shown is our color kelly green in colored heather.ÊÊÊ