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The Timeline of the T-shirt

T-Shirt Timeline A glance at how the legendary and iconic T-Shirt carved its way into US culture. Pre- 1900 REPORTING FOR DUTY THE T-SHIRT IS INVENTED BY THE U.S. ARMY AS AN UNDERGARMENT AROUND THE TIME OF THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR. IT QUICKLY BECOMES A PART OF THE STANDARD UNIFORM. 1920 THE WORD The first promotional t-shirt is created for the classic "T-Shirt" becomes THE WIZARD OF Oz MERRIAM WEBSTER DICTIONARY official! 1939 Milton Glaser's T-shirt design SIMULTANEOUSLY revives New York tourism and becomes the SHIRTS SAVE LIVES 1977 MOST POPULAR DESIGN Scientists create the world's first in T-shirt history. BULLETPROOF T-SHIRT by mixing cotton with boron. SPF Wear Company creates t-shirts that block 93-99% of UV rays. NY 2010 DID YOU KNOW? 70 % of men and 54 % of women own Approximately 2 BILLION t-shirts are sold worldwide each year. more than 10 t-shirts. The fibers needed to IN NOVEMBER 2011, TOM RAUEN OF DUBUQUE, IOWA BROKE THE GUINESS BoOK OF spin one cotton t- shirt requires Today WORLD RECORDS 256.6 GALLONS of water. FOR THE MOST T-SHIRTS WORN BY A MAN AT ONCE. 271! It takes of yarn to make one t-shirt. 6 MILES 20 SHIRTS Information from THE ADAIR GROUP Infographic by The Adair Group.

The Timeline of the T-shirt

shared by volacci on Mar 25
Did you know that the T-shirt has been around since the time of the Spanish-American War? Or that the most T-shirts worn by an individual at one time is over 270? Millions (and perhaps billions!) of p...


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