10 fun facts about our favorite things, t-shirts!

1️⃣The first promo t-shirt was produced for The Wizard of Oz in 1939.

2️⃣ Coca-Cola did the first T-shirt brand promotion, especially in the 80s.

3️⃣ F. Scott Fitzgerald was the first to coin the word t-shirt in 1920 in his novel, This Side of Paradise.

4️⃣The first company to embellish t-shirts was Tropix Togs. As a matter of fact, it printed t-shirts with pop culture icons, which lead the way to customizing t-shirts.

5️⃣ In 1904, the t-shirt was first produced and marketed by Cooper Underwear company. Hence they were called long underwear. At the same time, the t-shirt emerged simply by separating the top and the bottom half.

6️⃣ T-shirts first entered pop culture in the 70s, which grew into popularity in the 1980s. It was also the time when a wrinkle-free t-shirt was born.
7️⃣ Movie stars such as Marlon Brando, John Wayne, and James Dean popularized t-shirts. Until then, they were still considered underwear.
8️⃣ Cotton production is continuing for over 7000 years. However, in Mehrgarh city, the use of cotton was first found.

9️⃣the world, most of all, with nearly 60 million sales per year.

🔟The world’s total cotton market is about $12 Billion.


International t-shirt day is on June 21st.  The Mash Pit's favorite "day"!!