Fashion Facts

Humans have been wearing clothes for over 25,000 years, and it’s no surprise to hear that the history of fashion and clothing is a long one! Here, we pick out the best & most interesting facts from this long history, as well as more modern-day fashion.

Here at The Fact Shop, we aim to teach you the weird, wonderful and crazy facts about fashion, clothing and the history of popular brands & clothing stores. Check back regularly to learn something new!

30 Interesting Facts About Nike

Despite most of the Western population owning at least one item made by Nike, there are many interesting facts which are relatively unknown. Check out these 30 interesting Nike facts!

Calvin Klein Fun Facts & History

Now a household name, Calvin Klein is probably best known for its underwear, jeans and perfumes. However, the company sells a huge variety of products, including bags, towels, jewellery and shoes. Check out the facts & history on Calvin Klein here!

Levi Strauss Day | 26th February

Few people know about Levi Strauss Day, but it takes place every year on 26th February. Huge fans of Levi Strauss and his ever-popular jeans are likely to acknowledge the day when it comes around, but why does this historical designer have a day all to himself?

How Much Would Darth Vader’s Suit Cost?

We often see cheap knock-off Darth Vader outfits worn at costume parties by both adults and children, the real outfit would be much more difficult (and way more expensive!) to get your hands on. To make this suit in real life, it would cost a staggering $18.3 million, but which parts were the most expensive?

30 Interesting Facts About Adidas

Adidas, the German footwear maker, celebrated its 65th anniversary in 2014, and with close to 70 years of success, there's a whole lot of facts you don't know. Today we're going to explore 30 facts about Adidas that every self-professed sneaker head should know.

Dress Up Your Pet Day | 14th January

That's right, folks! National Dress Up Your Pet Day is here so it's time to dig out your kitty hats and puppy jumpers to make sure your furry little friends are the most glamorous pets on your street today.

30 Fascinating Facts About Jeans & Denim

It's safe to say that the majority of us own a pair of jeans, making denim one of the most popular materials in our wardrobes today. With hundreds of fashion companies selling items made from denim, it's worth knowing a few interesting facts about it.

A Brief History of the Onesie

Onesies, which are essentially adult jumpsuits or pyjamas, date back further than you may think and have a pretty interesting history. Pyjamas were first introduced to Britain in the 17th century and it was a very short lived fashion trend, but made its return in the late 1800's.

National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

The festive season rolls around, and by the time December starts, it's easy to spot many Christmas sweaters when you're out and about. Love them or hate them, there's no denying that a jazzy Christmas sweater is enough to put anyone in the holiday mood!

6 Types Of T-Shirt Necklines

T-shirts are arguably one of the most popular items of clothing when it comes to casualwear. But there are more styles than you might have thought. Here's a look a 6 different types of necklines you should consider when buying a new t-shirt!

5 Types Of T-Shirt Sleeve Types

When it comes to clothing, we all have our own individual preference as to the style of our outfits. The ever-popular t-shirt comes in various styles, and one of the features which differ is the sleeve type. Take a look at these 5 different sleeves you’ll find on tees!

Vestiphobia – The Fear of Clothing

You've probably heard of Arachnophobia (fear of spiders), and even Ophidiophobia (fear of snakes), but vestiphobia is the irrational fear of clothing. Sounds strange right? But what causes vestiphobia or how to you overcome the fears? Learn the facts here!