Officially verified by Guinness World Records on 15 September, the T-shirt is currently on display in a hangar at the Denel Aviation Centre near OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg.
A staggering 2 782 square metres on one side, the T-shirt covers the same area as 10 tennis courts and is big enough for 16 692 people to stand on.
Made from more than 7 000 running metres of fabric and home to some 6 500 000 stitches, the hot pink T-shirt took a team of tailors and seamstresses three weeks of working round the clock to sew together.
The gigantic undertaking was the brainchild of Vanish, which tasked Sound Contact, a below the line activations agency, with the responsibility of bringing its vision to life of making of the world’s biggest T-shirt. The actual manufacturing of the T-shirt was managed by National Flag and Branding.