Fabric softeners OK to use?

Not really needed in Vancouver…Instead use dryer balls when you place the clothes in the dryer.

Also be aware that fabric softeners may not be recommended for some materials.

Many high performance fabrics, including microfibers, allow the fabric to breathe and transport moisture away from the skin to the outer surface of the fabric, where it can evaporate. This keeps the wearer dry and comfortable.

The “fatty” material in a fabric softener attaches directly to the fabric and makes the fabric feel softer.

However, fabric softeners can build up over time, and can reduce the ability of the fabric to manage moisture and breathe.

Frequent use of fabric softeners can also reduce the absorbency of cotton towels. Best to try using dryer balls instead (see dryer tips).