We asked our audience which brand they thought made the highest quality tees. Then we asked some follow up questions for the most popular answers, and curated the list down to the most praised options for a few different regions: US, EU, CA, AU, and UK. Most brands do offer international shipping too.
Here is that list, with some additional info about the brands, their price range, shipping & return policies, as well as some direct quotes from our followers.
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Top Choice for US: Everlane
Everlane doesn't need much of an introduction for people who enjoy simple and timeless style. They've been around for 10 years now, so they've had the time to perfect the quality of their essentials—such as their t-shirts.
You’ll find a wide range of different tees at Everlane. There’s the classic organic cotton crew and the v-neck, as well as some boxier alternatives, with a wide range of different colors.
The prices start from $18 for a single tee.
What our followers said about Everlane:
"I have the white, grey, and black pocket tees and wear them one of them at least 4 times a week. I purchased them about a year ago now and they have held up amazing! Still as good as the day I bought them. They are also super soft and fit incredibly well." — Elle
"Well, I should mention that I'm a real sucker for Everlane. I got to know them a couple of year ago and since I've changed 60% of my wardrobe for their products. It is to my feeling that their shirts last forever. We live in Israel so we sweat a lot and need to laundry them all the time and they don't lose shape or colour and look "fine" every time I wear them." — Yasmin
Shipping info (US): $4.95 - $19.95, depending on how fast shipping you want. The slowest option is free for orders above $75.
Returns (US): 30 days from the ship date. Items must be in their original unwashed and unworn condition and must include any original packaging, including all tags. Original shipping costs are non-refundable, but returning is free.
See all Everlane tees here
Top Choice for EU: Organic Basics
Organic Basics has been really active with influencers on Instagram the last few years, but apparently the praise that they get is real. They’re located in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Prices start from 33€ per single tee, but they have pack discounts.
What our followers said about Organic Basics:
"I love them. I got my first t-shirts 2.5 years ago, and they look the same. I only own 3 t-shirts and all of them are Organic Basics. 2 are SilverTech (my first purchase) they are made of special silver thread, it works like a technical tee but it's actually cotton. It lasts for few days without washing, it doesn't smell. I tested them hard just to see if they work as promised. And I own 1 pure simple black cotton tee. I've been wearing them on rotation, wash them every week and stitches stays in the place. They didn't stretch at all, not even collar. Even my husband fell in love, he replaced all of his t-shirts for SilverTech." — Katarina
"Regarding the T-shirt’s, I have the ones that they sell until few months ago (95% cotton, 5% elastane) and they lasted well this last 2 years. I have one black and one white and the first did not loose the color and the white remained very “white”. Also they did not loose their shape and I think they have nice finishing and seams. Recently I bought the new version that is 100% cotton but I only wore them 2 times. Overall I even prefer those new ones and they have them in more colours than the precedent. Also they seem more sturdy and the cut is more “boxy” and a bit shorter which I like." — Isabella
Shipping info (EU): 6€ - 9€ in general for all of EU, with free shipping for orders over 80€.
Returns (EU): 60 days from the day you receive your parcel. Products have to be unworn, unwashed, and neatly folded in the original packaging including all tags. Original shipping costs are always non-refundable. Returning is free for exchanges and store credit, but not for refunds.
See all Organic Basics tees here
Top Choice for CA: Kotn
Kotn is a Canadian clothing brand that makes clothes out of, you guessed it, cotton. More specifically, Egyptian "premium" cotton.
Prices start from CA$35 for a single tee.
What our followers said about Kotn:
"I don't know how long they will last since it's still only been a few months but they are very soft, hold their shape and wash well. The company seems to care about fair labour and is also based in Canada (I'm Canadian)." — Natalie
"I spent years looking for the perfect white t-shirts (for me), and finally found them last year from Kotn. The feel is incredibly soft and comfortable! The thickness is perfect too. The only downside is that they’re a little pricey, but I guess you get what you pay for :)" — Nala
Shipping info (CA): Flat rate of CA$8. Free for orders above CA$75.
Returns (CA): 30 days from original delivery date. Items must be in original condition with tags attached. Returning is free.
See all Kotn tees here
Top Choice for AU: Boody
Australian Boody makes underwear, activewear, and loungewear—and their tees got a lot of praise from our Australian followers.
Prices start from AU$39.95 per single t-shirt.
What our followers said about Boody:
"They make the softest tees! Nothing even comes close. The collar in the crew is higher than most other tees I own, but I’ve grown to like it." — Elizabeth
"I’ve had this obsession for finding the perfect black tees for who knows how long. I think Boody is the one to make the cut, although my Boody tees are only a few months old, so can’t vouch for longevity just yet. At least there hasn’t been any fading. In any case, they’re comfortable, fits well, and seems very high quality." — Ava
Shipping info (AU): AU$9.95 - AU$14.95, depending on how fast shipping you want. Standard shipping is free for orders over $AU60.
Returns (AU): Within 30 days of purchase if the item is unused and in its original condition and packaging. The cost of returning the item(s) by post is at the expense of the customer, unless faulty.
See all Boody tees here
Top Choice for UK: Rapanui
Rapanui is a really interesting brand from the UK. Their factory burned down, and then "i nstead of producing in bulk, we took the opportunity to build a new type of production process where orders are produced in real time, one at a time, in the seconds after they are ordered - so there is no waste."
Prices start from £12 per single tee.
What our followers said about Rapanui:
"Absolutely the highest quality tees I've ever tried. The material is thick, holds up well, and doesn't show through. Love their ethics too." — Mona
Shipping info (UK): £4 with free deliveries for orders over £50.
Returns (UK): Free returns for 14 days after receiving the products or 28 days after dispatch. Hs to be in unworn and unwashed condition.
See all Rapanui tees here