Why Do Clothes Shrink?

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When clothing is made of natural materials like wool or cotton the fibres are stretched and stressed in order to we woven into cloth. When those fibres are dried and/or washed at a high temperature those fibres would try to return to their natural state.
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Some clothes usually shrink after they are washed for the first time. This shrinkage occurs because when the clothing is made the fabric is weaved tightly and after it's washed the fabric loosens. Always think about this ahead of time, especially with cotton clothing.
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How to shrink clothing depends on the fabric contents. To shrink wool could take longer by washing and drying several times. If the garment is prewashed, it will stay true to its
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Usually you try to avoid shrinking clothes, but occasionally, you may need a garment to be a bit smaller than its usual size. To shrink the item, do the opposite of what the care
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The easiest way to shrink clothing is to throw the clothing in the washer on the hottest cycle. Let it go through it's washing cycle and directly after throw the clothing in the dryer
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1 Adjust the temperature setting on your washing machine to hot [1] . Ad 2 Wash the clothing on the longest wash cycle available. 3 Remove the clothing right after the wash cycle.
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