Terry cloth-does it shrink?

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I saw different answers on different sites. Anyone know for sure?

Posted at 12:30am Aug 25, 2010 EDT


Depends on what the fiber content is, how tightly it is woven, the actually twist and loop of the weave, etc. Virtually all cotton terries will shrink... but the thinner, cheaper ones will shrink a LOT.

Posted at 12:53am Aug 25, 2010 EDT

It will shrink. Pre wash. Also if you wash in cold water and line dry you get significantly less shrinkage, not to mention you can preserve the fibers longer.

Posted at 2:34pm Aug 25, 2010 EDT

yes, it is cotton and it will shrink. I would suggest washing and putting in the dryer and then it won't shrink anymore

Posted at 2:39pm Aug 25, 2010 EDT

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