We are creating a few Infographs for the hell of it like this one to the right, fact filled ones, funny ones, stupid pointless information ones just for fun. And we will add some content too like here, some silly information on t-shirts because we all love our facts..makes great bar conversations when half cut.
There are some things like the Mississippi cotton farm that produced T-shirt cotton to make 13,000 bales a year—enough for 9 million T-shirts—with a total labor input of 13 people and 26 machines yikes or…
Or the $12.42 in total costs to manufacture one T-shirt, sending it on a journey all around the world accounted for just 10 cents. (The graphic designer who made the flying money on the front took 12 cents for each shirt, and shipping locally to deliver to the customers’ front door cost an average of $2.26).
There are so many facts (and a lot of slave labor used in many places too I found during my research) but today, we bring you these crazy facts, be sure to share or comment.
10 Mind Boggling T-shirt Facts
No 1. The world record for the most t-shirts worn by one person was 257 by Sanath Bandara (Sri Lanka), for crying out loud, how the feck is this possible. Crazy, and this is verified by the Guinness book of world records.
No 2. On average a person owns 27 t-shirts. I think myself and Lukas can both vouch for this. I personally have t-shirts that are over 10 years old yikes..or yay!
No 3. The world’s most expensive t-shirt cost an eye watering $250,000! A t-shirt that took 15 days to make and is made of pure gold. Probably has mug-me written on the back of it.
No 5. The world’s biggest t-shirt is 170 feet wide and 262 feet long and that was set by Gildan at CMA Music Fest, but wait, it has been broken by an organization in Brazil for Breast Cancer Awareness month and that comes in at 93.2 m (305 ft 9.28 in) long by 62.73 m (205 ft 9.68 in) wide, weighing an astonishing 4,500 kg (9,920 lb), holy smokes.
No 6. Cotton has been grown for over 6,000 years and found as far as Mexico and ancient India.
No 7. It takes six miles of yarn to make one t-shirt, and this comes from Planet Money T-shirts who have a very interesting article you can read here on the scrupulous creations of cheap t-shirts and how they are made.
No 8.The first promotional t-shirt was printed for the movie “The wizard of Oz”, now, I’d love to get my hands on one of them, especially since I love old, very very old t-shirts.
No 9. “t-shirt” didn’t become a word in the English dictionary until the 1920’s along with “Skint, Freebie, Press-up, and Makeover”, . And t-shirts were apparently worn only as under-garments and not fashion statements, that came about in the 50’s
No 10. India comes in second place producing 23.5 million bales of cotton per year followed by USA, and coming in at number one is…..China
and sure why not, here you go below, enjoy….