6th October 2019

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How do I stop clothes from shrinking in the dryer?

Tips To Prevent Your Clothes From Shrinking:
  1. Dry your clothes on the lowest heat setting possible.
  2. Consider investing in a sweater drying rack (uses room-temperature air) to dry your wool and all-cotton garments.
  3. Read, and follow, the care instructions on your garments' labels.
  4. Avoid drying your clothes multiple times.

Accordingly, do all clothes shrink in the dryer?

The first myth debunked: Dryer heat does not shrink garments. After all, as Ottusch pointed out, a hot iron does not shrink clothes; in fact, the heat and pressure of the iron cause the garment to stretch out. Rather, she said, shrinkage is caused by the tumbling action as the garments hit the sides of the dryer.

Do clothes shrink in the dryer if they are dry?

The first myth debunked: Dryer heat does not shrink garments. After all, as Ottusch pointed out, a hot iron does not shrink clothes; in fact, the heat and pressure of the iron cause the garment to stretch out. But when the garment is washed, the cloth fibers will shrink to their natural state.

What causes your clothes to shrink?

Cotton shrinks because of the tension that is applied to its yarn and fabrics during the construction of the clothing. The tension is released by heat from the washer, dryer, steam and even sunlight, which causes the fabric to be reduced to its natural size.
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