We recommend on the 1st washing, to wash warm, and lay flat to dry. Your cotton sweatshirt will dry in a few hours. This will control the shrinkage during the 1st washing cycle. When worn, the fabric will "relax" and give back about 1/2 what was lost in the shrinkage. The sweatshirt will only go through this shrinkage cycle one time. High heat will dry out cotton fabric. We recommend laying flat to dry your heavy cotton sweatshirt.
The sleeves on Kellsport
sweatshirts may appear very long before the 1st washing. That is because
the grain of the fabric is going vertically down the sleeve. Expect the
sleeve length to shrink 3"-4" on the 1st washing.
After the 1st washing there is no needs to "baby" your new sweatshirt. Wash and dry any way that you prefer.
All the seams on every Kellsport heavyweight sweatshirt are sewn twice for extra strength. Kellsport sweatshirts need to last from 7 - 10 years, and we make sure that they do. We've been doing it this way for almost 40 years.