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World's biggest T-shirt makes it to Guinness book
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Oct '10
Vanish and its manufacturer Reckitt Benckiser took the initiative to design the behemothic T-shirt which has entered the Guinness World Records, as the biggest T-shirt in the world. South Africa is proud to own the world's biggest T-shirt, as it is purely a domestic venture involving local people and material.

It took more than two and a half months' time to accomplish this project. The project becomes all the more special because of the philanthropic aspect attached to it. The Marketing Manager of the company confirmed that the T-shirt will be utilized for making a number of smaller T-shirts which will be later distributed to the underprivileged children of the country.

The T-shirt is 64.7 metres long and weighs 1,500 kilograms. Its weight is equivalent to that of an average family car. Around 7,000 running metres of fabric, 32,500 metres of cotton thread and approximately 6,500,000 stitches were required to make this giant T-shirt. It is taller than the two most famous structures of the world – the Statue of Liberty and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. It is as tall as the Sydney Opera House and even taller than the Niagara Falls.

The T-shirt is so big that 16,692 people can together stand on it and around 120,000 children can stick their inked handprints on its' one side. It is even longer than two average-sized blue whales. Its height is equivalent to that of 12 average giraffes standing on each other's heads. Around 152 average sized elephants can stand together on this gigantic garment. The T-shirt is heavier in weight than an average female rhinoceros.

Undoubtedly, this is biggest T-shirt ever made in the textile history of the world and it deserves the distinction given by the Guinness World Records.



Fibre2fashion News Desk-India


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