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  • Gildan premium cotton- major shrinkage, anyone else?

    Posted by Hugh Potter on June 12, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    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?

    Allister wells replied 4 years, 8 months ago 5 Members · 7 Replies
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  • Daniel Evans

    Member
    June 12, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    Wow, not shrunk but issue with fotl, the armpit have torn on half the polo shirts and they not exactly tight fitting.

  • Chris Wilson Chris Wilson

    Member
    June 12, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    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?

  • Hugh Potter

    Member
    June 12, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    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.

  • Chris Wilson Chris Wilson

    Member
    June 12, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    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.

  • Andrew O Brien

    Member
    June 12, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    I’ve been noticing the so called pre shrunk T-shirt are shrinking another considerable amount. Never had issue before

  • Hugh Potter

    Member
    June 13, 2019 at 9:50 am
    quote Chris Wilson:

    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!

  • Allister wells

    Member
    June 13, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    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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