This test method is for the determination of dimensional changes
of garments when subjected to home laundering procedures used by
consumers. Four washing temperatures, three agitation cycles, two
rinse temperatures and four drying procedures cover the common home
care options available to consumers using current laundering
The dimensional changes of garments subjected to home laundering
care procedures are measured using benchmarks placed on designated
areas of the garments. Measured dimensional changes may be affected
by garment construction, tensions, sewing threads or trims in
addition to fabric dimensional change.
As an optional procedure, fabric dimensional changes may be
determined by using benchmarks placed on the fabric in areas of the
garment that contains no seams or sewing.
This method may not be applicable for garments made of certain
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