will a 80% polyester 20%cotton sweatshirt shrink if washed? if so how do i prevent it?
Make sure you desize any new garment by washing in cold wash first. Cotton is more natural then polyester so it stretches and shrinks easily. Whereas polyester shrivels at about 80 c. Since it is mostly cotton it shouldn’t shrink as the polyester will keep it from stretching. I’d make sure the water temp is about 40 – 50c.
Wash it in cold water, on the gentle cycle!
Once its been washed, hang it on a plastic hanger (not in the closet with other clothes, but maybe on a doorknob or something like that) and let it air dry.
I would wash it in cold water only — no warm or hot water. I would use a mild detergent (like Woolite) and wash it on a gentle/delicate wash cycle.
And I definitely would not put it in a dryer. I would hang it to dry on a plastic hanger.
Hope this helps!
No not at all but if you dry it in dryer it will. Its best to hang dry