Clothing Size Chart
Do I need to order a size larger to compensate for shrinkage?
All our designs are printed on 100% preshrunk premium cotton.
Fabric, either natural or synthetic, innately wants to shrink when washed. Pre-shrunk fabric is not washed and dried as the name may imply, but put through a machine that pushes the fibers tightly together, condensing the fabric by removing the space between the stitches.
However, almost every fabric will shrink, on average 3 to 7 percent depending on the type. Even if it says the fabric is preshrunk, there will still be some shrinkage when it is washed. However, shrinkage of 3 to 7 percent is not something most of us would even notice when it comes to fit.
Therefore, you can be confident that you will not need to get a size larger to account for any shrinkage.
- Machine wash warm with like colors
- Only non-chlorine bleach when needed
- Tumble dry medium
- Do not iron if decorated
- Dryclean: any solvent except trichloroethylene