13 Fun Facts About T Shirts

13 Fun Facts About T Shirts

 

  1. Cotton has been grown for over 6,000 years.
  2. T-shirts were adopted for the first time by miners during the late 1800’s as a convenient covering for hot environments
  3. The word “t-shirt” first appeared in the Merriam-Webster dictionary in the 1920′s.
  4. 2 billion dollars of t shirts are sold every year (2010 statistic)
  5. The first promotional t-shirt was printed in 1939 for the movie “The Wizard of Oz”.
  6. In the early 1950s several companies based in Miami, Florida, started to decorate T-shirts with different resort names and various characters. The first company was Tropix Togs, under founder Sam Kantor, in Miami.
  7. Cotton will absorb over 20 times its own weight in water and is stronger wet than dry
  8. In the 1960s, the ringer T-shirt appeared and became a staple fashion for youth and rock-n-rollers. The decade also saw the emergence of tie-dyeing and screen-printing on the basic T-shirt and the T-shirt became a medium for wearable art, commercial advertising, souvenir messages and protest art messages.
  9. T-Shirts made from recycled cotton prevent over five billion tons of textile waste from entering landfills each year.
  10. It takes six miles of yarn to make one t-shirt.
  11. Fiber for one cotton T-shirt requires 256.6 gallons of water.
  12. About 62% of Americans claim to own more than ten t-shirts in their wardrobe. That’s roughly 1.5 billion shirts – line those up end to end, and they’d circle the globe 34 times.
  13. The current holder of the Guinness World Record for “Most T-shirts Worn at Once” with 257 T-shirts is Sanath Bandara.[11] The record was set in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on December 22, 2011. The record was attempted on stage in front of a crowd of people in a public park in Colombo. Bandara surpassed previous record-holder Hwang Kwanghee from South Korea, who had held the record at 252 shirts.

 

13 Fun Facts About T Shirts

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