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!

What Does ‘Sweatshop-Free’ Mean?

Within the clothing industry, there are thousands of adults and children who work long hours in factories and get very little in return. These factories, which are often kept in terrible conditions, are known as sweatshops. Find out what 'Sweatshop Free' actually means...

The World’s Biggest Slipper

Tom Boddingham, from Essex, England, became the owner of the world's biggest slipper after going online to order a pair of gorilla style slippers; he was in a bit of shock when his slippers arrived!

Halloween: Dress Up Your Eyes Infographic

It's that time of year again. Halloween is quickly approaching and some people find themselves not only without a costume, but no ideas what they want to dress up as. Don't fret, this Halloween infographic recommends some tried and true classic Halloween costumes.

The History of Bella + Canvas

Bella + Canvas is a clothing company which seeks to put the earth and environment first while manufacturing quality clothes. Their mission includes giving the world clothing which feels great, looks great and has been made in an ethical and humane way.

What Does Form-Fitting Mean?

Just a quick one today, we've had many of our customers ask us about form-fitting clothing, and what exactly does it mean. So today were going to look at the actual meaning of 'form-fitting'.

The History of ASOS

In 1999, two ordinary British men had the bright idea of starting a fashion business which copied the trending styles and designs worn by popular celebrities. But how far has it progressed over the years? Check out the history of ASOS!

The World’s Largest T-Shirt

It’s more than six times the length of a double-decker bus and larger than some football pitches. You’d struggle to find somebody to fit the world’s largest t-shirt, but that hasn’t stopped it from gaining the attention of people all over the world.

Differences Between Retro & Vintage Clothing

A lot of people are unaware of the differences between vintage and retro clothing, but if you want to impress your stylish friends at the next social event, why not learn the meanings of each word! They both have similarities, but there are important differences you should know...

The History of American Apparel

With more than 270 stores across 19 different countries, American Apparel gradually became one of the largest clothing manufacturers in America. So if you love their clothing range, you may enjoy knowing the fascinating history behind American Apparel.