Guinness World Records has recently announced that Romania has made the world’s largest t-shirt using almost 500,000 recycled plastic bottles. According to Guinness World Records, the enormous piece of clothing measures 108.96 m (357.48 ft) long and 73.48 m (241.08 ft) wide. The t-shirt was displayed in Bucharest, Romania on March 27, 2023, and the fabric for the t-shirts was derived from more than 500,000 recycled plastic bottles that took more than three weeks to gather and over a month to be sewn by seamstresses.
Asociatia 11even, Kaufland Romana, and Federatia Romana have collaborated to achieve a length of 108.96 m (357.48 ft) and a width of 73.48 m (241.08 ft). The design of the t-shirt model reinterprets Romania’s national flag, the tricolor belt, which is also used in the official rugby jersey of the Romanian rugby team. Asociatia 11even has also partnered with Kaufland Romania store to collect more than twice as many plastic bottles as they needed to make the t-shirts.
At the Arc de Triomphe National Rugby Stadium, the t-shirts were open to the public, and more than 120 volunteers from Bucharest’s rugby team came to help spread the shirts across the pitch. Though the t-shirt has set a new world record, the creators did not stop there. The t-shirt was cut into 10,000 regular-sized t-shirts, which will be given to underprivileged children.