Cotton-rich garments include t-shirt and hoodies that are made of a high percentage of cotton. We all love cotton for its soft feel and breathability - there is honestly no other fiber like cotton. However when not properly cared for, your cotton garments can get damaged.
Also, all cotton clothes in general are prone to shrinking even after preshrinking. All of Dreamily’s cotton garments are preshrunk, but depending on how it’s washed and dried can determine how much additional shrinkage each garment experiences. All cotton garments can stretch and shrink many times.
Handwashing is highly recommended, or at least gentle cycle with cold water in your washer.
There are many different ways to dry your garment. Hang to dry is very efficient, but may slightly stretch your garment over time from the weight of the garment pulling down when hanging. By laying flat to dry, your garment would most likely stay in its original shape without warping. When the garment is almost done drying, you can toss it in the dryer for a few minutes to “toast it up” before putting it away.
By using a drying machine to dry your garment, it will experience shrinkage depending on the heat level you use - the hotter it is, the more it will shrink. We recommend to tumble low in the lowest heat setting possible and be weary of shrinkage when doing so. After several tests, we find that most of the shrinkage happens length-wise and minimally width-wise.