World's largest T-shirt, made of 500,000 recycled bottles breaks record
We have witnessed many fascinating records being set over the years that have been included in the Guinness World Records. The latest of the lot is the largest T-shirt in the world! With its size as big as a rugby pitch, this T-shirt has been made with recycled materials by Asociatia 11even, Kaufland Romania, and Federatia Romana from Romania. Here's more on the record.
The T-shirt is sized 108 m
The T-shirt's design is an updated version of Romania's national flag, with a tricolor belt that is also used on the Romanian rugby team's official jersey. Unveiled on March 27, it is sized at a whopping 108.96 m (357.48 ft) long and 73.48 m (241.08 ft) broad! Following the event, the t-shirt was divided into 10,000 separate pieces of apparel for underprivileged children.
It is entirely made with recycled materials
Per reports, the creators have made the T-shirt out of five lakh recycled bottles! Reportedly, it took them over three weeks to collect these bottles and another month to sew them together. According to Asociatia 11even, the record is part of a recycling campaign to promote recycling among kids and adults across Romania and to make them part of the world record.
The record is aimed at promoting recycling
More than 120 volunteers helped in creating the record
Over 120 volunteers from Bucharest rugby clubs came to help lay the T-shirt out on the field, which was conducted at Arcul de Triumf National Rugby Stadium, Bucharest. Reportedly, it took about one whole day to unveil the T-shirt. The challenges while unveiling the T-shirt were taken care of by a team of engineers on the field.
The T-shirt was measured by specialists
On April 22, Adjudicator Joanne Brent presented Asociatia 11even and parties their official certificate after Guinness World Records verified the proof. Surveyor specialists were engaged to take the T-shirt's measurements before confirming the record. More than 2,000 people witnessed the press briefing after the event. This was then followed by a performance by the well-known Romanian singer Smiley.