Does washing shrink cotton?
Yes, and we should not be surprised:all natural fabrics fall during washing, reducing, even if only slightly, the sizes.In the case of sheets it is a good idea to buy them a little abundant, so as not to end up with bed linen that is too small to dress our mattress.
For pure cotton fabrics that do not include synthetic fibers, it is normal to have a shrinkage of up to about 4-5% after the first wash . This loss is physiological and cannot be totally eliminated. Indeed, we suggest that you look at it from a positive perspective:in fact, it confirms that the garment is actually made with a pure cotton fabric and that it does not contain other fibers of synthetic origin.
Thanks to the precious workmanship, Dalfilo sheets shrink about up to about 3% after the first wash.