Does 95% cotton shrink in the wash?


  1. Does 95% cotton shrink in the wash?
  2. Will 95 cotton and 5 elastane shrink?

Does 95% cotton shrink in the wash?

What makes them shrink on that first wash? The clothes I make are made from fabric that is a mix of cotton and elastane. The usual fabric content is 95% cotton and 5% elastane. Cotton is a natural fibre, and like all natural fibres – wool, silk and cotton – it will shrink when it mixes with heat.

Will 95 cotton and 5 elastane shrink?

Yes, cotton and elastane blend fabrics will shrink. Blends with more cotton, such as 95% cotton 5% elastane, will shrink much more since it’s primarily cotton. In contrast, a 5% cotton 95% elastane blend will shrink less because of its primary elastane. Both fabrics are vulnerable to high temperatures.