Unshrinkit is a patent-pending formulation that is hand safe, color safe and fabric safe. While the exact ingredients are proprietary, there are only four core components: 1) our wool unshrinking agent, 2) additives to help the solution penetrate wool fibers more effectively, 3) fragrance, and 4) water. Unshrinkit is environmentally-friendly and not a skin irritant. Unshrinkit does contain sulfites, so if you have an allergy (i.e. cannot drink wine), please be mindful.
Unshrinkit will work on Cashmere, Wool, and Wool Blends. It will not work on 100% Cotton, Linen or Synthetic clothing.
Wool Types: Cashmere, Merino, Alpaca, Angora, Mohair, Lambswool, etc.
Wool Blend Types: Wool and Cotton blends, Wool and Synthetic blends, etc.
Unshrinkit works best with the steps below:
STEP 1: Fill sink with warm water (1 gallon), then pour entire bottle of Unshrinkit into sink.
STEP 2: Soak clothing in mixture for 30 minutes. Be sure the clothing is fully submerged in the mixture.
STEP 3: Rinse clothing under cold running water, then gently stretch to preferred size.
STEP 4: Squeeze out excess liquid and lay clothing on a towel to dry.*
*As best possible, let the garment(s) fully dry in a well-ventilated area. Depending on any dry cleaning chemicals, perfumes, colognes or deodorant that might still linger on the garments, the unshrinking process can produce a chemical odor. Most all users report that the odor goes away after the garment is fully dried.
Thick wool garments? Consider getting a second bottle of Unshrinkit to add with a second gallon of water. It is important the clothing be fully soaked and submerged in the mixture of warm water and Unshrinkit solution. Reach out to us at [email protected] if you have questions on this as we are happy to help!
Gloves are optional. We designed Unshrinkit for sensitive hands, but if you normally use gloves for washing dishes or handling laundry, please feel free to use them here too.
Unshrinkit’s solution is color safe, but take a couple precautions nonetheless: If your garment has been known to color bleed with previous washes, we recommend you unshrink it by itself and that you use a towel with a darker color.
Unshrinkit was designed specifically to work on wool and wool blends, so if your garment is 5% wool and 95% cotton, it will work. Though some customers have had success using Unshrinkit on 100% cotton or 100% linen garments, it was not designed for cotton or linen. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that Unshrinkit will work!
Unshrinkit was designed to undo the chemical reaction when wool fibers are exposed to either warm water or the hot agitation of the dryer. Unfortunately, the felting process is a physical one (the wool fibers have curled and hooked together) versus the chemical process Unshrinkit is undoing. If your clothing has shrunk to the point where it would best fit a toddler or pet, then it has likely felted and cannot be unshrunk. Please do take it to Goodwill!
Most users can submerge about FOUR sweaters in the gallon of water mixed with Unshrinkit. You can unshrink as many garments as you can fit at one time! It depends on what you need to unshrink – the same amount of solution could unshrink four medium-size sweaters or one large blanket or many socks.
Unshrinkit should be used within 12 months of purchase for optimal performance. Do not keep a portion of Unshrinkit stored as it should all be used during the unshrinking process. You can use Unshrinkit on up to FOUR garments.
As shipped via Amazon, the package will arrive within whatever allotted time you have selected. If you purchase Unshrinkit via Amazon Prime, it will arrive in 2 – 3 business days. Unfortunately, we do not ship Unshrinkit to international territories at this time.
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