Infographic. Everything you want to know about T-shirts, but were afraid asking

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THE SHORT HISTORY OF THE T-SHIRT

The first known use of t-shirts is dated back to 1913 and the Spanish-American War. In the beginning, used by U.S. Navy as under-wear garments. Later during World War II, t-shirts became frequent to see veterans wearing t-shirts as a part of their uniform pants in a casual way.  However, the t-shirts real breakthrough happened when Marlon Brando wore white tees in the youth rebellious movie from 1950s «A Streetcar Named Desire». Back then, the Jean introduced as a part of the new fashion uniform for generations  of youngsters. The t-shirt became soon the Jean’s twin brother, even though, due to the rebellious films starring Brando and James Dean. The uniforms were fast seen by their parents as the work of a devil and even in several states banned from being worn in college. Due to this, tees popular increased ten folds. Ever since then t-shirt has remained its position as pop culture fashion icon #1. Worn today by not only rebellious bikers, outsiders, film stars but everyone.


CONVENTIONAL T-SHIRT FACTS

  • The first known use of t-shirts dated back to 1913 and the Spanish-American war
  • Worldwide yearly production: 2 billion
  • Weight t-shirt gram: 113 –198 (4-7. Oz)
  • T-shirt travels kilometre: +1000
  • Cotton cost per t-shirt: $0.4
  • The average American owns: 35 t-shirt
  • Cotton in a t-shirt: can come from over 60 different farm houses

The life cycle steps of a t-shirt: cotton production-fabric weave –  consumer use – recovery

  • Energy mega joules t-shirt 10.3,
  • Carbon emission mega joules 4470
  • Use of water litres: 4350
  • Pesticides gram: 2.8
  • Fertilizers gram: 78

CONVENTIONAL COTTON FACTS

  • 1 kg cotton can produce roughly 6 average quality tees
  • The average American has about 35 tee shirts
  • Its takes approximately 1.3 kg of lint to produce 1 kg cotton yarn
  • 1 kg cotton can produce roughly 6 average quality tees
  • Cotton occupies 4% of the cultivated land in the world
  • Roughly 12 % of total pesticide use worldwide
  • Roughly  25% of insecticides worldwide
  • Water footprint – depending on how much it rains between 5000 – 25.000 litres of water needed to produce one kilo cotton

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The info graphic today “did you know? T-shirt” is first in a series of info graphics posted over the next weeks on  the blog. Infographic, research and design Kenneth’s Buddha jeans. If you would like to use it, please drop me a line. Please give credit, blog name and link if used. Thanks in advance. Blog host. While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, neither blog host nor blog accepts responsibility for any errors

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I always try to be positive & have great energy to share. I try hard not to be affected by negative energy from others. I think that life is to short and that I do not have time to be grumpy, its only me that suffers from it and people around me. I believe that the whole universe is inter-connected, always in change and not everlasting. All people needs to develop positive karma, this will help us in the future. We all need to take care of this planet as we are only borrowing for a short time. So let us pass it on in a better condition than when we borrowed it. Remember next time we come around we might be able to borrow it again. I belive strongly that in a time like this we need strong visionary people that view the world as one. Enjoy
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