What cause clothes to shrink, washing or drying?

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  • Tigs
    Lv 5
    9 years ago
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    Heat in general. I would say drying more so.

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  • rowlfe
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Water. It is the absorption and subsequent evaporation of water which causes the fibers to shrink. So, it is BOTH.

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  • 9 years ago

    drying. if you are worried about shrinkage, just hang them up to dry(inside the house if it is hot outside like it is here)

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  • 9 years ago

    Both can cause shrinking.

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  • 9 years ago

    drying

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