Can You Wash Acetate?


Quick Answer

Acetate fabrics can be machine washed on the gentle cycle in warm water, with a mild detergent, then laid out flat to dry. If stained, rinse first in cold water before washing. Avoid wringing out the fabric if hand washing, as it can cause damage to the garment.

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Acetate is a synthetic fabric. It is manufactured in a wide range of colors and lusters. Acetate is widely used in fashion due to its soft drapability and luxurious feel. Acetate is an easy-to-care-for material. It is machine-washable and dries quickly. However, acetate garments should not be soaked for long periods of time, as the dyes used in acetate fabrics fade with prolonged soaking. Also avoid exposing the fabric to extreme heat.

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