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Until now, no one really understood what causes those tiny holes in your favourite tops. But we have the answer and can show you not only what causes them, but also how to prevent holes in clothes.

Mysterious holes at the bottom of your top or shirt

There were a number of theories out there, including:

  • Cooking - Leaning against the kitchen counter while cooking/baking, making coffee or washing dishes, which causes your top to rub against the waist (button, belt buckle, edge of the jeans that is beside the button, etc.) of your pants or against the counter top (especially granite ones).
  • Leaning against a desk or countertop
  • Seat Belts rubbing against your top and denim hardware.
  • Manufacturer Error - Tiny holes caused by mechanical damage when the top is manufactured.
  • Clothing quality of tops, even from more expensive labels, just doesn’t cut it anymore!
  • Zipper - When you zip up your pants, your shirt may rub against the zipper or the zipper may stick out.
  • Washing Machines - your tops are catching on something in your washing machine such as a torn drum or something that you have washed with your tops like a jean or trouser zipper. If this is true though, why are the little holes always in the same place on the shirts?
  • Kids - If you have young kids, it could be from the rubbing of the button against the shirt when you carry them.
  • Chemical Damage - Harsh detergents, disinfectant cleaners, bleach, and antibacterial lotions that you use in your household can get on your clothes and eat away at the fabric. Why do they occur in the same place?
  • Cat or Pet nails - cause tiny holes when they jump or scratch
  • Wear and Tear - When you pull your top over your head to take it on or off, your finger nails wear the fabric away little by little.
  • Shopping trolleys at the grocery store.
  • Pulling your shirt down when it rides up.
  • Laundry Baskets - When you carry the basket, it could rest right against your waist, so the shirt you are wearing rubs against the basket, snagging on the edges of the basket holes.
  • Putting On Makeup - when you lean over a counter to put on makeup the denim hardware can rub against the fabric.
  • Fabric Fraying - Certain fabrics, especially those with loose weaves or delicate textures, may naturally fray over time, leading to holes.
  • Your wedding ring or jewellery may be snagging your top causing holes
  • Bugs/Insects - Moths, carpet beetle larvae, or silver fish. What? That is disgusting… And why would they only chomp a hole in the same area?
  • Top Sabotage - caused by the apparel manufacturers themselves to sell more tops.
why tshirts get tiny holes in them

Your jeans button is the cause of those tiny holes in your tops!

Tiny holes in your tops and t-shirts are frequently the result of friction between your shirt, your jeans button and a hard surface such as a kitchen countertop.

You will find that the holes typically form around the waist line, right in the front of your shirt and just above your hem and look like tiny little pin pricks that get bigger over time.

Solving the problem of tiny holes in your tops

If you can relate to this, you need to get your jeans button covered with Holé, but don't just take our word for it. According to Chat GPT, the best way to avoid these holes appearing in your tops is to consider wearing a buffer layer between your jeans and your tops. That's exactly where the original Holé button cover comes into play, creating an effective barrier between the button on your jeans and your tops.;

Holé is a soft silicone cover that provides a cushion from friction and protects your tops and t-shirts from those dreaded tiny holes.

Stop the friction and protect your t-shirts from holes - use the original Holé Button Cover to prevent holes in clothes.