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Handmade in British Columbia, Canada, ULAT Dryer Balls are the best way to bring your sustainable lifestyle into the laundry room. As the original and only patented wool dryer ball, our unique design maximizes efficiency so you can dry your clothes better.
Made with 100% ethically-sourced premium Canadian wool. They work in all types of dryers, including front and top loaders.
Dryer balls will last on average 100 loads; for most this allows for years of use. Once the balls become dense or firm, it’s time for a new set. Don’t dispose, reincarnate. These make great dog toys, make a craft from them or cut them up for birds to use the inners to make nests. When your balls are not in use, keep them in a well-ventilated dry location and avoid storing them in plastic.
How to Use:
Put all three balls in your dryer along with your washed clothes and turn on the machine. Balls will pill, which is an indication they’re working well. Feel free to remove the pills and continue to use.
Do wool dryer balls work with synthetic or non-natural fibres?
Wool dryer balls work best on natural fibres, such as linen, cotton, hemp and bamboo. This is because synthetics cling and pull the wool fibres from the dryer balls, causing lint and in some cases static. This isn’t harmful but can reduce the lifespan of your ULAT Dryer Balls.
In general, manufacturers recommend that synthetic products be hung to dry, as the heat from the dryer can break down the elasticity of non-natural fibres, decreasing their longevity. They also suggest this to eliminate pilling which can be caused during the drying cycle when tumbling with natural fibres.
We recommend you read each label as a surprising number of clothes contain non-natural or synthetic materials.
If you have blended fibre fabrics that are more of a natural fibre than not, you should not have a lint issue. But, if the fibre content is close to a 50/50 ratio, we recommend you hang dry your synthetics.
Why should people switch to wool dryer balls?
In addition, ULAT Dryer Balls is an Accessible Employer and works only with other like minded organizations. By choosing ULAT Dryer Balls, you are supporting more than environmentally friendly clean clothes. You are providing opportunities for others to excel in life.