Love this blog post 10 Things You Didn’t Know About T-Shirts
1.) Cotton has been grown for over 6,000 years.
2.) The word “t-shirt” first appeared in the Merriam-Webster dictionary in the 1920’s. Two other best-selling books during the same time period were Farewell To Arms and The Great Gatsby.
3.) That’s a lot of dough for some t-shirts!
4.) In 1939 the first promotional t-shirt was printed for the movie “The Wizard of Oz”.
5.) “Absorbent” cotton will retain 24-27 times its own weight in water and is stronger wet than when dry.
6.) There are 35,000 cotton farms in the U.S. and 98% percent of cotton is grown in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.
7.) T-Shirts made from recycled cotton prevent over five billion tons of textile waste from entering landfills each year.
8.) Top 5 Cotton Producing Countries (2009)
China: 32 Million Bales
India: 23.5 Million Bales
United States: 12.4 Million Bales
Pakistan: 9.8 Million Bales
Brazil: 5.5 Million Bales
9.) Annual Dollars Generated by Industry
10.) It takes six miles of yarn to make one t-shirt.
http://www.youdesignit.com/information/10-facts-about-t-shirts for some great graphics.