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I have heard that cotton FABRIC shrink when washed, but do the cotton FIBER itself shrink? Another thing is that from this website: http://www.cottoninc.com/CottonFiberChart/?Pg=8 It says that cotton has excellent resistance to sunlight. However, as far as I know, prolonged exposure of sunlight will weaken the cotton fabric. So how can cotton have "excellent sunlight resistance"? I think it should be "moderate" or could I be wrong? Thanks.
Re: properties of cotton (shrinking and sunlight exposure)
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