People all over the world are afraid of shrinkage of clothes, but there is one exception!
That is, I accidentally bought too much clothes. Does that mean that all clothes can be shrunk to fit? Of course not, it depends on the material first.
1. Polyester fiber (polyester)
Sorry to say, polyester fiber clothes cannot be shrunk! What is polyester fiber? It is the polyester mentioned on the label. It is a synthetic fiber made of chemical raw materials. It has the characteristics of high elasticity, anti-wrinkle, and firmness. The disadvantage is that it cannot encounter high temperatures, otherwise it will cause irreversible deformation! So, if you buy too much polyester clothes, just return them, it’s hopeless!
Blending refers to textile products made by mixing chemical fibers with other natural fibers such as cotton, silk, and linen. For example, among cotton clothes, clothes that are not 100% pure cotton are blended. Therefore, you can judge whether it will shrink based on the main blended cotton materials, such as cotton, linen, silk, etc. You can soak the clothes in water at about 40°C and then dry them, and they will shrink by about 8%.
3. Pure textiles
As I just said, natural textiles such as cotton, linen, silk and wool can shrink after being soaked in hot water at 40°C. And because the materials are 100% natural, they will shrink after one wash. Come to a shrinkage of 8% to 10%.
Therefore, if you buy this kind of clothes, you don’t have to worry. On the premise of not damaging the clothes, you can soak them appropriately. You can see if it shrinks to the applicable size. However, special attention should be paid to the fact that the water temperature must not be too high, otherwise the clothes will fade.
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