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What is "Garment Washed" - Definition & Explanation

A wash process where softeners are added to finished garments to help the cotton fibers relax or bloom. The result is a fabric with a thicker appearance, reduced shrinkage and a softer hand.
After a garment is sewn it is washed to cut down on shrinkage and add softness to the garment.

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