In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Mildew-resistant, odor-resistant, and shrink-resistant, this suit was fabulous.
- The patent describes a yarn and its use in making a shrink-resistant elastic tape as invented by one Hong Kong company.
- The fisherman's zip cardigan is made from shrink-resistant machine washable lambswool with zip fastening and 2 pockets.
- Chitin (the carbohydrate part of cuticle, extracted from shrimp shells) is already used to make wool shrink-resistant.
- As with wool alone it is desirable to impart shrink-resistant properties to the wool-fiber blends.
- The heavy-weight ultra-blend of 50% cotton and 50% polyester is wrinkle- and shrink-resistant.
- Already leading the industry with their eco-friendly approach, the company ups the ante again with chlorine-free, shrink-resistant wool that is even better for the planet.
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