The entire line up of Adidas Judo Uniform will shrink approximately 3 cm on the sleeves if washed in cold water and hung dry. If washed in hot water and dried in the tumble dryer this could cause up to 7 cm of shrinkage on the sleeves, the tumbling action in the dryer will also shorten the life of your uniform significantly. Never use bleach to clean your uniform. Adhering to this method will provide you with the longest wear for your investment. Using liquid fabric softener may also reduce the life of your uniform. While the uniform is still wet out of the washer. You can stretch the sleeves by pulling on it before hang dry. This will help to keep the length of the sleeves close to the original length.