25 Facts About T-Shirts that will Blow Your Mind!

The t-shirts you wear everyday have come a long way since its inception and are filled with several interesting facts you can buy a T-Shirt for yourself at STYLEON. Here are 25 facts about the apparel that you probably weren’t aware of.

  1. Did you know there is an international t-shirt day? It’s celebrated on the 21st June.
  2. Polyester is the second most popular fabric for t-shirts after cotton.
  3. If you thought materials such as cotton are the only ones used to make t-shirts, then you are highly mistaken. Some t-shirts are also made with materials like gold and human hair.
  4. The costliest t-shirt in the world has 16 diamonds into the material. It costs around $400,000!
  5. A man named Datta Phuge owns a t-shirt worth nearly $250,000. It is made up of more than 3 kilograms of solid gold!
  6. 257! This is the number of t-shirts worn for the Guinness World Record. The total weight is over 90 kilograms.
  7. Guess the number of t-shirts sold every year around the globe. It’s about 2 billion! It just takes 56 million t-shirts to make a full circle around the world.
  8. Nearly 60% of the Americans own more than 10 shirts. This is enough to circle the earth 34 times.
  9. 300 feet long and 200 feet wide, this is the dimension of the world’s largest t-shirt.
  10. Do you think your t-shirt is a tiny speck in the universe? It takes around 6 miles of yarn to make one t-shirt.
  11. But surprisingly, to make around 1200 t-shirts, it takes only 1 acre of cotton field.
  12. This one will amaze you. Nearly 5 billion tons of textile wastes are kept out of landfills due to t-shirt recycling every year!
  13. The Cooper Underwear Company was the first to produce and market the t-shirt in 1904. Thus, they were called long underwear. In fact, t-shirts emerged simply by separating the bottom half and the top.
  14. T-shirts were still considered as underwear until they were popularized by movie stars like Marlon Brando, James Dean, and John Wayne.
  15. T-shirt consequently became the US Navy’s uniform in 1905.
  16. Every year, the US army receives millions of t-shirt donations.
  17. If you think the world has been unfair to women, here is another point to validate it. T-shirts were a type of clothing meant only for men initially. Hence, it was popular for decades only among men.
  18. In the 60s, Rock and Roll was the band which popularized screen printing t-shirt.
  19. We love slogan and graphic t-shirts, don’t we? The presidential campaign of New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey owns the credit for the oldest t-shirt slogan print.
  20. To coin the word t-shirt in a novel was the ‘Side of Paradise’ written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1920.
  21. T-shirts were labeled ‘Jim Shirts’ and ’Skivvies’ until the 1930s. T-shirts were much lighter back then. They weighed just around 42 to 57 grams.
  22. The movie ‘The Wizard of Oz’ produced the first promo t-shirt in 1939.
  23. In the 80s, Coca-Cola was the first company to do a t-shirt brand promotion.
  24. Tropix Togs was the first company to embellish t-shirts. Moreover, they printed t-shirts with pop culture. This lead the way to customizing t-shirts for men.
  25. Ever wondered when t-shirts entered into the pop culture? It was in the 70s. However, they become popular in the 1980s. This era also gave birth to wrinkle-free t-shirts.

This will definitely shed major light on the significance of t-shirts in the fashion world. If you thought you knew everything about t-shirts, then you are probably questioning yourself right now!For more visit here https://styleon.co.uk/