How does pure cotton fabric shrink? The principle of shrinkage of pure cotton fabrics. As we all know, clothes made of pure cotton fabrics may shrink after washing. Some people may wonder why clothes made of pure cotton shrink? How does pure cotton fabric shrink? Let’s take a look at the shrinkage principle of pure cotton fabrics.
Principle of shrinkage of pure cotton fabric
1. There is a void in the middle of the cotton fiber cavity. Because cotton fiber has strong water absorption, the fiber loses its elasticity after absorbing water, and the cavity of the fiber is greatly reduced, so the volume of the entire cotton fiber is reduced. Therefore, cotton clothes will shrink after washing.
2. Some pure cotton clothes do not shrink. Some poorly made pure cotton clothes use machines to straighten the cotton fibers, because in This process destroys the structure of the pure cotton material, so it will shrink.
General pure cotton products will shrink to varying degrees without special treatment.
Cotton is stretched so tightly when it is spun and stretched so tightly when weaved that it loses its shape. It returns to its original shape after passing through water. Therefore it shrinks. Nowadays, some craftsmanship shrinks in advance and is washed after purchase.
It won’t shrink. It’s definitely not 100% cotton clothes that suffer from shrinkage. Real cotton clothes just become a little wrinkled after being washed and dried. Pure cotton, no matter how thick it is, is soft, strong, slightly stretchy, and has a very true color.