Whether it's because the dryer broke, you were trying to save energy, or you just left your wet towel in the sun after a dip in the pool, pretty much everyone has felt the uncomfortable crunch of air-dried fabric. What exactly is it about letting laundry dry naturally that makes it so stiff and scratchy? And what sorcery goes on inside a dryer to make clothes so supple and soft? And most importantly, is there a way to make air-dried fabric softer? To understand, we need to zoom way in on the fabric fibers.
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Written by Ashley Hamer May 24, 2019
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