This set of 2 dryer balls is made from 100% natural wool and non-toxic, azo-free dyes. The Fleur-de-Lis is needled felted in assorted colors. A Just Creations Exclusive.
The environmentally-friendly alternative to chemically-treated dryer sheets. Dryer balls are used to help dry laundry more quickly, as well as to soften fabrics in the dryer. Normally, wet fabric tends to clump together in the dryer, slowing down the drying process. When you toss dryer balls in with your wet laundry, they will get in between the wet fabric and pull them apart with their weight. This forces more hot air in and around your laundry, speeding up the drying process, and allowing your dryer to run more efficiently. You can also splash a few drops of essential oils onto the dryer balls to make your laundry smell awesome without having to use chemically-treated dryer sheets.
Meet the Artisans
The felting group that makes our dryer balls, CBA Handcrafts, was founded in 2002 by Hari Basnet in the Balaju area of Kathmandu, Nepal. After Hari passed away, his wife, son, and nephew took over the business. CBA employs 15 women with steady work and fair wages. In addition to the wages, there is a Worker’s Development Fund. For each item produced, 10 Rupees is deposited into the fund in order to provide low-interest loans to workers for special needs or projects. Soba has worked for CBA for 10 years. When asked about her favorite part of working at CBA, she said, “I can buy my own food, my own clothes. Economic empowerment allows me to be independent.”
Sheep’s wool is an amazingly adaptable fiber. It can be dyed any color and, when hand-felted using warm mildly soapy water, it can be molded into any shape. Because the felting is all done by hand with natural materials that can be sustainably harvested, hand-felted products have a relatively soft impact on the environment.