People love t-shirts and like to wear in their everyday life. T-shirts comes in variety of sizes, colors and styles which are perfect to wear in any season of the year. Also, t-shirts are great promotional item as it will help you show that you belong to a particular club or team, or your support to a particular cause, to celebrate a milestone event and can even be used as a wearable art form.
Below are some interesting fun facts that might amuse you and brighten up your day or make you think differently about t-shirts next time you put one on.
- The most expensive t-shirt in the world is made by the French luxury clothing company Hermès. It costs $91,500 (approximately £60,432) and is made from crocodile leather.
- Over 2 Billion T-shirts are sold worldwide every year.
- The biggest t-shirt in the world now is 93.2 m long and 62.73 m wide. It was created by a Brazilian group that used awareness of the disease as the inspiration for breaking the record for the largest t-shirt, on 11 October 2014.
- The most t-shirts worn at once are 257. It was achieved by Sanath Bandara (Sri Lanka) in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on 22 December 2011.
- T-shirts are named for the shaped of its outline. The word ‘T-shirt’ first appeared in Merriam-Webster dictionary in the 20’s.
- The most common t-shirt size is Medium.
- Most active nations that wear most t-shirts are United States, Canada, India, France and Malaysia.
- The most favorite color of t-shirt is Black and least favorite color is yellow.
- 91% of Americans claimed to own a favorite t-shirt.
- On average, a person owns 27 t-shirts.
- The first promotional t-shirt was printed in 1939 for the movie “The Wizard of Oz”.
- There are 35,000 cotton farms in the U.S. creating well over 4, 00,000 jobs.
- It takes six miles of yarn to make one t-shirt.
- 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.
- Until the 1950s, t-shirts were considered to be underwear.