What Fabrics Shrink vs What Fabric Doesn't Shrink (The List)
· What Fabrics Shrink in the Wash? The usual suspects are cotton, silk, wool, linen, and hemp. You may find that rayon, bamboo, and other in between fabrics may also shrink in the wash. The water temperature is the usual culprit and when it gets too hot, the fibers cannot stand the heat and want to get away from it.