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Must Triacetate Be Dry-Cleaned Only

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By Ricki H

My Laundry Question

Hi,

I have a blazer that is 70% triacetate and 30% polyester. The lining is 100% acetate. Do I really need to dry clean this? I would like to launder this if possible.

Thank you!

Share a Little Background Info

It is not a stain - just normal laundering - body odor, etc. It is cream colored so it needs more frequent cleaning... I don't have much else to say but I apparently need 200 characters, so I will just babble on.....!

Lessons Learned

  • None yet - would like to try to launder it - hoping for a good result!

Fabric Content of Item (if appropriate)

Body - 70% triacetate, 30% polyester, knit

Lining - 100% acetate

Mary Marlowe Leverette, About.com Laundry & Laundry Rooms, says:

The problem with your jacket is the acetate lining. Acetate wrinkles easily and should never be ironed at high heat. The body of the jacket - triacetate and polyester - can be laundered at home using cool water and a gentle detergent. Wash by hand or on the delicate cycle in your washer. Do not dry at high heat. If you must use a dryer, tumble for only a few minutes on low to remove wrinkles and then air dry.

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