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Frequently Asked






What products does Commonwealth Cotton sell?

Commonwealth Cotton is a full-line distributor of brand name cotton t-shirts, sports shirts, sweat shirt fleece and caps. We carry American Apparel, Anvil Knitwear, made in the USA Basic Tees and Fleece by Bayside, Comfort Colors, Gildan Activewear,  and we are the only U.S. wholesaler that stocks the complete line of Adams Headwear in all styles and colors.
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Will Commonwealth Cotton accept orders for non-stock items?

Special (non-stock) orders are a specialty of Commonwealth Cotton. Two of our mills support special orders by the piece. American Apparel, for instance, will accept orders by the piece for their entire imprintable apparel line and will typically ship the same day if you have your order in to us by 1:30pm ET. Though we stock 23 of American Apparel’s most popular Classic Girl and Standard American styles, we can order it all. Adams Headwear may be special ordered by-the-dozen for each inventory item you need. Other mills require us to purchase special order goods (that we do not stock) in whole case-pack quantities and are typically able to ship the next business day. We will provide quotes for special orders in whole case-pack quantities for ANY mill style for mill suppliers whose lines we sell. We will drop-ship special orders directly to you or we can let the freight ride on our trucks and you are then only responsible for freight from Massachusetts.
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How can I find out when there is a sale or special promotion?

Commonwealth Cotton primarily offers promotions for trade customers who purchase solid case pack quantities. Please click here for a list of products that are currently on special for trade customers. You are required to login to your trade account prior to reaching our list of sale items. Please register for an account if you are in the imprintable trade and have not yet set-up and account. We encourage trade customers that routinely purchase the same styles and colors to list their routinely purchased items on our Order Pad, so we can provide you with targeted email alerts when (your) frequently purchased items are on special. Commonwealth Cotton’s initial website launch will focus on our core trade customers. Over time, we intend to provide additional resources to our non-trade customers who shop at our online retail store. What is it that you need in the way of products or services that you would like Commonwealth Cotton to offer? We value your ideas. We encourage you to send your suggestions to:
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Does Commonwealth Cotton match competitor’s prices?

Thank you for giving Commonwealth Cotton the chance to earn your business. Though we cannot guarantee competitor price matching, we want to hear from you and we will ALWAYS do our best to offer you the lowest delivered price. Please call us toll free during business hours (Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5pm ET) for a price match or bid request.
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What should I know about Commonwealth Cotton?

Started in 1987, Commonwealth Cotton was originally located on namesake thoroughfare, Commonwealth Avenue, in Boston, MA. We are the only independent imprintable apparel wholesaler remaining in New England.  As a result, we will work harder to earn your business.  In the very beginning, we distributed only neon t-shirts. Since then, we relocated our warehouse to accommodate the growing needs of our customers. Our product offerings have expanded since our beginnings on Commonwealth Avenue. We offer a wide variety of blank apparel suited for silk screening, embroidery and heat transfers, including t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, dresses, polo shirts and towels. You definitely want to get your Adams caps from us. We are the only U.S. full-line distributor for Adams Headwear. We have apparel for adults, ladies, girls, kids, toddlers and infants. Our apparel ranges in size from 6-month to 5X. Our Classic Girl and Standard American brands made in the USA by American Apparel have been unbeatable in the Ladies-junior and fashion-forward university and metropolitan markets. Most importantly, the team at Commonwealth Cotton prides ourselves on providing “the best” customer service in the industry. Every customer is an individual and therefore treated as such – nobody is ever referred to as a number.
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Directions to Commonwealth Cotton?

Please click here for directions to our Watertown, MA location 5 miles West of Boston
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May I pick-up my order in Watertown, MA?

Yes indeed. Save the freight cost! We encourage our local customers to swing by Watertown for pick-ups Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 6:00pm ET. We ask that you give us an hour to pick and pack your order.
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Does Commonwealth Cotton ship orders on the same day they come in?

Yes, we ship all trade customer orders the same day your order is received. (Note: Retail orders will go out either the same day or the next business day.)  Items in stock will ship out the same day via UPS, providing your order is received on a business day by 5:30pm ET. Please keep in mind that our cut-off for palletized common carrier freight is 2pm ET.  Delivery locations eligible for Commonwealth Cotton local next-day delivery is 2pm ET.  Our cut-off for American Apparel "special order" mill shipments that will go out "the same day" from Los Angeles is 1pm ET.
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