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    How much does 100% cotton shrink in the wash?

    Some shirts I have are 100% cotton, and I can't tell how much they've shrunk, if any.

    And they only shrink after the first wash, right?

    do a search first.

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    It depends if the shirt has been pre-shrunk or not before. Read the label.

    Also read the label for washing instructions.

    However, if you don't want to take any chances, wash the shirt in cold water and hang/lay flat to dry.

    It will not shrink like that.

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    Not pre-shrunk.

    Washed in cold, but I tumble dryed low, though. Looks like it shrunk a little.

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    2-5% depends on the "type" of cotton.

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    wah in cold water first. Alway allow for a liitle shrinkage.

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    even if things are pre shrunk it will still shrink a bit during the initial washes no matter how u wash it
    true with cold water it willl be less there is still shrinkage none the less
    thank god i sell cell fones now....couldnt stand selling clothes for 2 yrs lol
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    dont forget that if you have expen$ive clothes that you dont want ruined...dont forget to turn them inside out. i believe this helps prevent some clothes to bleed and for the logo (if any) on the front not to fade.

    it helps to flip ur moutands (underware) inside out to get rid of your skid marks, lolol.aw fak, i had to!


    and remember, keep ur whites 2gether with your colours...haha, ok, dont do that.

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    already follow those rules, i flip inside out everything.

    i just bought a new pair of jeans that are pretty similar to my old pairs, but this one calls for a machine wash warm. my old jeans' needed machine wash cold. whats the difference in this one? would it hurt to run it in the machine was cold cycle, with the rest?

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    jeans wash warm & cold don't make a big different in shrinking.
    but cafeful try not mix with other color when wash jeans, especially when it is a new pair.

    i'm in fabric & garment washing business for about 7 years now, know a little bit about washing.

    usually there is about 2 - 5% of "after wash shrinkage", but about 80% of the fabric has less than 2% after wash shrinkage
    it also depend on where the cotton was came from & the batch of yarn

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    thanks for the info

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