Gildan 5000 vs G500 (Heavy Cotton™ Shirt) - What is the Difference?

Gildan 5000 vs G500 (Heavy Cotton™ Shirt) - What is the Difference?

The Gildan 5000 and Gildan G500 are the same identical shirt. This shirt is often referenced as either the 5000 or G500, but there are no differences aside from the numbers. The Gildan 5000 is the Heavy Cotton™ T-shirt. Gildan uses 100% USA-grown cotton. The shirt weights 5.3 oz., comes in more than 60 colors, and comes in sizes: S - 5XL. Despite its' name "Heavy Cotton", the Gildan 5000 is actually one of the lighter-weight shirts Gildan offers and it is a classic midweight fabric. The cotton material for the Gildan 5000 is COE or carded open end. The COE fabric does not offer the smoothest printing surface, but in terms of pricing and overall, it is one of your best bang for your buck shirts out there, especially when price is important and quality not of the utmost concern.

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Gildan® 5000, G500 - Adult Heavy Cotton™ T-Shirt, Blank, Wholesale Bulk Shirts



  • Classic midweight fabric
  • Double-needle sleeve and bottom hems
  • Fiber content varies by color, see color list for exceptions
  • Taped neck and shoulders
  • 7/8" rib collar
  • Classic fit tubular body 
  • Grey pearlized tear away label
  • Transitioning to New Grey Razor Label in 2022
  • Proudly using 100% US Cotton that is sustainably grown and ethically harvested.
  • 100% of our fabric cutting scraps are recycled into fiber and used in new products
  • 33% of the energy used to manufacture our products comes from renewable resources


  • Classic Fit

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Body Length (in.) 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35
Body Width (in.) 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32
Sleeve Length (in.) 15.62 17 18.5 20 21.5 22.87 - -



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