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jean
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jean asked in Home & GardenCleaning & Laundry · 1 month ago

most of my cotton t shirts seem to have holes, is this from moths or is the cotton top not good quality?

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  • 1 month ago
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    Moths don't eat COTTON. They eat fabrics that sit a long while, not that are washed frequently. And you'd SEE them if you had them. They are very apparent. 

    The reason your cotton t-shirts do this is because the fabric is very poor quality--washing will remove the 'fillers' that cheaper manufacturers use to make their t-shirts feel softer and heavier, and it leaves those holes. This is really common. You buy cheap, you get cheap--and the clothes don't last as long. That's the way things are. Buy better quality t-shirts and they wear better and last longer. Also--dryer heat is what causes a lot of this; if you want your cotton t-shirts to last longer, don't put them in the dryer at all--hang them on hangers until they dry. They don't feel as soft, but they will last up to 5-10X longer if you do this. 

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Many of my shirts that are jersey/ t-shirt type fabrics have holes in the center abdomen area. The holes are created by the button closure of my pants.

    SO ANNOYING. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Small holes moths. Large holes wear and tear.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    I am guessing your t-shirts are somewhat old, and older shirts get holes after time.  It usually comes from too much washing or drying.  The dryer, if it's too hot, will break down cotton and the fabric gets brittle, and then you start seeing holes.  When you get new t-shirts, dry them on low, or hang them outside to dry to keep them in good shape.

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    a little of both , no doubt.   Repeated washings and dryings will eventually make pin holes,  and begin to wear the fabric out. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    How old are they? Wear and tear does play a factor. But it could be moths. Do you have a lot of moths in your house?

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    It's from machine washing and drying them a million times.  The fabric gets weak in spots.  And you could have helped it along by snagging the shrts in places without realizing it.

  • 1 month ago

    It might be moths, which will eat cotton though they prefer animal-origin fibres. But if the holes are appearing only in the T-shirts and not in other clothing, then it isn't moths.

  • 1 month ago

    Moths eat wool, not cotton. Cheap t-shirts or a bad washing machine. The old washing machines with a paddle in the middle tear clothes apart. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

       has become very weak if you wash them too many times plus if you have underwear of any kind and   the hooks  catching it really easily because the threads well pull out of the clothes

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