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A man-made fiber from cellulose acetate. Acetate yarn or thread has a silk-like appearance, resists wrinkles and fading, and is low cost; it is used for dress and coat linings, blouses, lingerie, and shoe linings.


Treat stains with Stain Solution or the Wash & Stain Bar. Focus on susceptible areas such as underarms, necklines, and cuffs.

Stain Solution is ideal for protein and tannin stains, such as wine, coffee, ink, grass, urine, blood, and old, set-in stains such as pit stains.

The Wash & Stain Bar works the material to remove dirt, grease, oil, and makeup.

To remove odor, presoak the item for 30 minutes in cool to warm water mixed with ΒΌ cup of Scented Vinegar.


Handwashing is always the best and safest method for washing acetate.

Add 2 capfuls or a squirt of Delicate Wash to a washbasin or sink filled with cool to warm water.

Submerge the item and gently agitate the water with your hands to evenly distribute soap. Soak for up to 30 minutes.

Rinse well by running cool water through the item until the water is no longer soapy.

Do not wring. Instead, press the water out of the item.

Machine Wash

Turn the item inside out, and place it in a Mesh Washing Bag.

Select the delicate cycle on the washing machine, and make sure the water temperature is cold and the spin is on low.

Add the appropriate amount of Delicate Wash according to the machine and load size.

Dry & Finish

Lay the item flat in its natural shape on a drying rack or hang to dry. Do not put it in the dryer!

To remove wrinkles, we recommend steaming for the best and safest finish. Acetate is thermoplastic, so use a low temperature iron to prevent melting. Iron on the wrong side while damp.

To freshen items between wearings, spritz with Delicate Spray.


Knit items should be stored folded to prevent stretching or distorting. Woven items such as pants can be hung.

Always store items clean.

We recommend storing in a breathable cotton All-Purpose Storage Bag to protect items from bugs.

Storing in plastic encourages yellowing and can trap mildew-causing moisture, a prime environment for bugs.

Shop the Laundry List

Delicate Wash 16 fl oz

Delicate Spray 4 fl oz

Stain Solution 16 fl oz

Wash & Stain Bar

Mesh Washing Bag Bundle

Scented Vinegar 16 fl oz

All-Purpose Storage Bag