10 Fun Facts You Never Knew about T-shirts!

//10 Fun Facts You Never Knew about T-shirts!

10 Fun Facts You Never Knew about T-shirts!

  1. Taking its name from the shape of its “T” outline, the word T-shirt first appeared in Merriam-Webster dictionaries in 1920.
  2. The first promotional T-shirt to ever be printed was for the movie “The Wizard of Oz” in 1939!
  3. The United States of America is the third largest producer of cotton, producing over 12.4 million bales of cotton per year! China is the largest producer, and India is the second.
  4. Wearing T-shirts made of recycled cotton can help the environment! Recycling the garment materials prevents over five billion tons of textile waste from entering landfills each year.
  5. The iconic “I Heart NY” T-shirt was designed in 1970 by designer Milton Glaser in an effort to change the stigma against New York City and promote tourism.
  6. In the mid-1960s the first psychedelic t-shirt was made using fabric dye that was originally only used for curtains and linens. A few years later in 1969, this style made its way to Woodstock Music Festival where the tie-dye t-shirt became a popular fashion trend and is still worn today!
  7. The term “crew neck” originates from the 1920s where crew neck t-shirts were issued to the United States Navy sailors to be worn underneath their ship crew uniforms.
  8. The first printed t-shirt to appear on a magazine cover was in Time Magazine’s July 1942 issue. This cover featured a soldier wearing a t-shirt from the Army Air Corps Gunnery School.
  9. Despite the Egyptians being known for their cotton, it was actually the Aztecs who first cultivated this material over 8,000 years ago in what is now Mexico.
  10. There are 35,000 cotton farms in the United States alone! This industry creates over 400,000 jobs nationally which has a big impact on the economy.
2018-08-09T17:28:56-04:00 August 9th, 2018|News|