Velcro® is one of those rare products that’s so iconic that its name has become a common noun, like “kleenex” and “levi’s.” But Velcro isn’t a common noun — it’s the name of the brand that invented and patented hook-and-loop fasteners in the 1950s.
Hook-and-loop fasteners are super durable, and when both sides are pressed together, it creates a magical seal that stays put until you pull it apart. But it also attracts and holds on tight to stuff like fuzz, lint, and pet hair. This debris affects the seal — if you neglect to clean your Velcro, it may eventually lose its sticking power.
Making Velcro stick again isn’t rocket science (although inventing it certainly was). Here’s how to remove fuzz from Velcro and rid it of hair, lint, and other stuff that prevents it from sticking too.