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Don't Shrink That T-Shirt

    Liz A.    

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Shrinkage is typically not the desired effect when it comes to the t-shirts in your wardrobe. Here at T-ShirtWholesaler.com, we often get questions regarding which fabric is best and worst in regard to t-shirt shrinkage rates. Unfortunately, there is not a plain and simple answer to such a question, but there are some things to consider.

Historically the 100% cotton fabric that makes up most t-shirts was a notorious shrinker. However, things have improved for 100% cotton t-shirt fabric shrinkage thanks to new and improved ways of weaving the cloth.a shrinking t-shirtAlso, pre-washing the fabric before the cutting and constructing process has made today's cotton more shrink-resistant than the cotton of the past.

As a result of cotton's bad reputation of shrinkage, cotton-poly blend t-shirts have become popular offering less shrinkage than 100% cotton t-shirts. Also, 100% polyester t-shirts, and tri-blend t-shirts are two examples of t-shirt materials that are less likely to encounter shrinkage.

Despite efforts that other fabrics and fabric blends, and new weaving techniques have made t-shirt shrinkage not as prevalent, the problem of t-shirt shrinkage has not been resolved completely. The greatest cause of t-shirt shrinkage is heat. The best way to limit shrinkage is to wash your t-shirts in cold water and dry them on low to medium heat. If your laundry is done at a laundry mat, always dry your t-shirts on the low setting as laundry mats often set their dryers to higher temperatures than a typical home dryer. Industry standards state that all t-shirts can shrink up to 7% despite which fabric they are made of. However, with the right care, you can help to limit your t-shirt shrinkage and keep them looking and fitting good for a prolonged amount of time.


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