Gildan Clothing Tag Timeline By Year

An evolving Gildan t shirt clothing tag label history by year.

How I came up with the years for the tags:

The date on a graphic tee doesn't necessarily mean that was the date the shirt was produced. The copyright dates are the date the image itself was copyrighted and not necessarily when the shirt was printed. Sorry but that Snoopy tee was most likely not made in 1965. A dated event graphic like the 1984 World Series or a 1979 Annual Chili Cook Off is more likely to represent the true vintage age of the shirt. Unless it was a graphic popular enough to be reprinted, there is no reason a t-shirt with an event date would be printed in a later year than it states. Of course, any event shirt could always have been printed on an older blank shirt that the shirt printing business had in stock which is why you might see different tags for the same year. Unless we get a tag history directly from the shirt companies, this can never be an exact science.

The years for the tags below were taken from shirts that had years for events that the shirt design was featuring and not from copyright dates. Beware of other websites that don't state how they came up with their dates as they might be getting them from copyright dates. This blog is evolving and will be updated as I collect more examples. This is a tool for me that I am providing to you.

Gildan Activewear - Ultra Cotton Heavyweight - Heavy Cotton TearAway - SoftStyle Ring Spun - RN93846

1990s:

1997

Gildan Heavyweight Cotton Tag Label 1997

2000s Y2Ks:

2000 Y2K

Gildan Ultra Cotton Heavyweight Tag Label 2000 Y2K

2001

Gildan Ultra Cotton Heavyweight Tag Label 2001

2002

Vintage Gildan Ultra Cotton Clothing Tag Label 2002

2005

Gildan Ultra Cotton Heavyweight Tag Label 2005

2007

Gildan Ultra Cotton Heavyweight Tag Label 2007

2011

Gildan Ultra Cotton Tag Label 2011

2012

Gildan Heavy Cotton Tag Label 2012

2013

Gildan Ultra Cotton Tag Label 2013

2014

Gildan Heavy Cotton Tag Label 2014

2015

Gildan Heavy Cotton Tag Label 2015

Gildan Heavy Cotton TearAway Label Tag 2015

Gildan Ultra Cotton Tag Label 2015

Gildan Softstyle Ring Spun Tag Label 2015

2016

Gildan Heavy Cotton Tearaway Tag Label 2016

2017

Gildan Heavy Cotton TearAway Tag Label 2017

2018

Gildan Heavy Cotton TearAway Tag Label 2018

2019

Vintage Gildan Heavy Cotton TearAway Clothing Tag Label 2019

Gildan Heavy Cotton TearAway Tag Label 2019

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