Acetate can be a beautiful fibre and can imitate the look of silk. It is a weak fabric and most acetate fabrics will need to be professionally dry cleaned. There are a few varieties that can be washed by hand. Always check the label for special instructions to see how it needs to be cleaned. Here are some tips for hand washing acetate:
Acrylic is a soft fabric that imitates many of the characteristics of wool. It’s lightweight, non-allergenic, dries quickly and is washable. Here are some tips for washing your acrylic clothing:
Nylon is strong, elastic and dries quickly. It is versatile, relatively easy to care for and commonly used in clothing items like hosiery, active wear, jackets and draperies. Here are some tips for cleaning your nylon garments and items:
Overtime, machine washing and drying can cause nylon items to pile. If you want to extend the life of your nylon, consider hand washing and hanging it to dry.