Acetate Garment Care

There are many types of knits made of acetate fabric. Most garments made from acetate do need to be professionally dry-cleaned, but there are a few types of knits that can be washed by hand. Check the sewn-in garment label to see what type of knit your acetate garment has and how it needs to be cleaned.

If it can be hand washed, use warm water and a neutral and mild soap. Be sure not to let a colored acetate garment soak in the water because it could make the color fade.

When drying the garment, do not twist or ring it, but use a cool iron to press the water out of both sides of the article. If the piece of clothing has a circular type of knit, it should definitely be laid flat to dry.

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