Why Do Materials Shrink in the Wash?

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Because some materials have air pockets between their fibers, it causes those pockets to disappear during washing and drying, which shrinks the clothing.
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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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yes, that is correct. and ^ no, cotton does shrink but not unless the lable says "preshrunk"
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