Fun Fact Friday: The T-Shirt

Did you know that the trunk of a t-shirt is made from a continuously woven cotton tube, so there is no seam on either side? It’s true!

From sports teams to musical groups, t-shirts have been host to scores of brands, causes, and witty sayings….but it all began in 1939, when the first known promotional t-shirt was printed, for The Wizard of Oz. Funnily enough, up until the 1950’s, t-shirts were considered more of an undergarment. That all changed thanks to Hollywood, when the likes of Marlon Brando and James Dean began wearing them in films, like A Streetcar Named Desire and Rebel Without A Cause. Since then, the t-shirt has become an outer wear staple.

With the invention of screen printing, the t-shirt has evolved, becoming both a fashion statement, and a form of personal expression, with millions of t-shirts being printed and sold each year.

Some other fun facts:

  • The world record for the most t-shirts worn at once is 257.
  • The world biggest T-shirt is 72.2m long and 48.7m wide, weighs 6 tons and covers 3,516.25 square meters.

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