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Hugh Potter

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Post Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:49 pm

Gildan premium cotton- major shrinkage, anyone else?

As per the title, customer just been in with some garments he bought a few months back, as per the pic, one is unworn and the smaller one (both medium) has shrunk considerably..

Washed a handful of times at 40*C and tumble dried inside out at same temp as all other clothing and workwear of other brands..

I know the supplier will say same as I think.. too much heat somewhere, but this guy is pretty sound (old rugby team mate) and I’ve no reason to really doubt him.

Anybody else had issues?
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Post Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:16 pm

Re: Gildan premium cotton- major shrinkage, anyone else?

Wow, not shrunk but issue with fotl, the armpit have torn on half the polo shirts and they not exactly tight fitting.
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Post Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:30 pm

Re: Gildan premium cotton- major shrinkage, anyone else?

No/yes.

We have them as work wear and put them out ever week to customers. No issues.

But one customer did say about a year ago his had shrunk. And told him no way show me.. and he never did, but he swore he was telling the truth on the phone.

That’s impressive.
Sure it wasn’t always that small and it’s been miss tagged and he has not noticed when new? Am guessing there from two different batches?
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Post Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:03 pm

Re: Gildan premium cotton- major shrinkage, anyone else?

Unsure Chris, he says all of them he’s worn and washed have shrunk. He’s local so may ask to see others. Possibly mis-tagged but unlikely, think I would’ve noticed. All from same order but poss different batches.
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Post Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:18 pm

Re: Gildan premium cotton- major shrinkage, anyone else?

Yea.
We have had miss tagged stuff before. More and more recently to be honest and if it’s just one size and one colour not something that gets noticed. Even with multiple sizes to be honest. Just get pressed and bagged.

Gildan are really struggling to keep up with production it would seem. Seems a bit rushed recently. We have switch to AQ015 and AQ025 or the RTY polos.
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Post Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:45 pm

Re: Gildan premium cotton- major shrinkage, anyone else?

I’ve been noticing the so called pre shrunk T-shirt are shrinking another considerable amount. Never had issue before
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Post Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:50 am

Re: Gildan premium cotton- major shrinkage, anyone else?

Chris Wilson wrote:Yea.
We have had miss tagged stuff before. More and more recently to be honest and if it’s just one size and one colour not something that gets noticed. Even with multiple sizes to be honest. Just get pressed and bagged.

Gildan are really struggling to keep up with production it would seem. Seems a bit rushed recently. We have switch to AQ015 and AQ025 or the RTY polos.


I really like the AQ garments but, they are on the small side and only go to 2XL, I put a bit of pudding on last year and had to up my workgear (AQ012) to XL, and even that got snug! Any other garments were just a Large!
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Post Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:36 pm

Re: Gildan premium cotton- major shrinkage, anyone else?

ive never had a problem with gildan but like a previous poster has said Pro RTX in my opinion is excellent value for money i sell loads of their products and never had a problem

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