Many of you are probably wondering how much your new shirt or dress will shrink after you put it through the washer and dryer. We decided to run a test on a typical 100% cotton Hawaiian shirt to see what kind of shrinkage you might experience. We washed it in cold water, dried it in the dryer at low heat, then ironed it with steam to take out the wrinkles. The results were a bit surprising. In a nutshell, the shirt shrank only in the length (or height) and did not affect the chest or shoulder measurements. Read more about our Hawaiian shirt shrinkage test here. We will run more tests on other shirts and dresses in different materials and styles in the weeks to come.
100% cotton shirt shrinks about 3% in height after wash/dry/iron