Nashville, TN, USA -- Gildan Activewear unveiled a giatn T-shirt at Country Music Association Music Festival in Nashville; it measured 85.74 m (281.3 ft) in length and 55.14 m (180.9ft) in width - setting the new world record for the Largest T-shirt.
Photo: The World's Largest T-shirt, which measures 180.9 ft in width and 281.3 ft in length – nearly the size of a football field – beat the previous Guinness World Record set in 2010. Photo: Gildan (enlarge photo)
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most people folding T-shirts simultaneously: 275, set at Westfield Shopping Centre, London, UK.
The T-shirt was rolled out by approximately 100 volunteers. The fabric for the World's Largest T-shirt was produced at one of Gildan's state-of-the-art textile facilities in Honduras and final assembly took place in Utah.
Gildan also announced that it will be donating 12,000 T-shirts to Keep the Music Playing, a charity initiative introduced by the CMA in 2006, which supports music education in Nashville-area schools.
"We're excited to not only break the Guinness World Record but also, more importantly, to align ourselves with Keep the Music Playing through our donation, as youth and education have always been a focus of Gildan's community involvement initiatives", says Randy Brown, Vice President, Gildan Retail Sales.