Bog Berry Dryer Balls
Handcrafted from freshly carded wool sourced from a family farm in Lancaster, PA, and colored wool from a small, eco-friendly company in Maine, these dryer balls are super sustainable, and help decrease your carbon footprint! Aside from saving energy by reducing drying time, wrinkles, and static, they soften clothes naturally, keeping harmful chemicals off of your family's laundry and dryer sheets out of landfills. Unlike other dryer balls, Bog Berry dryer balls are NOT made of yarn, which eventually unravels. Each Bog Berry dryer ball is handcrafted, first needle felted and then wet felted. They take a little longer to make, but are the best quality and will last you all of your laundry doing years!
The Maker says, "The value in these dryer balls goes beyond the money you won't be spending on dryer sheets, and the savings on each month's electric bill ( or the quarters you won't be shelling out at the laundromat!) They're an investment in our planet, in the small family farms that this wool is sourced from, and in the health of your family."
Dryer balls are sold individually, in assorted (color safe) colors. Make a note at checkout if you have a color preference, and we will do our best to accommodate!
Orders of 6 dryer balls or more come with a free handmade, organic, unbleached muslin drawstring bag, complete with instructions for use.
Brooke tells the most charming story about her journey with Bog Berry, so we figured we'd give it to you in her words!
"Before I knew I wanted to make dryer balls, I knew that i wanted to work with wool. Specifically, I knew that I wanted to have a particular experience: the FEELING of the moment when you tear the paper off of a bolt of freshly carded wool...and it goes POOF...and sort of busts out of the paper. I was determined to have THAT moment, in all of its quiet awesomeness be a big part of life...and so it started. After a cringe worthy late night call to a woolen mill ( you mean it's their HOUSE too? no machine? oh...noooooo..... ) complete with a not entirely thought out line of questioning " So, do you have wool that is...erm....wrapped in paper? like, around the middle? " ( Really.) Hint; THEY DID. The woolen mill people love me now...so, cringe worthy but not disastrous, yes? Wool and I, we were meant to be . New found love of wool met with lifelong love of nature, and commitment to sustainability- Bog Berry Handicraft was born. I'm Brooke- the owner, maker and thinker-upper of all things Bog Berry. My fella Jason sews like crazy...making our muslin storage bags and as the entire shipping department, also walks to the post office MANY times a week- shipping dryer balls and other goodies all across the globe. Our 4 year old daughter Eleanor pitches in by tolerating life in a pile of wool and muslin ( hey- she doesn't know any better!) and keeps our already busy hands doubly busy. She also will insist to anyone who will listen, that the name of our company is " Bog Berry WOOLY BALLS" So you see, we're all pitching in :) Everything is handmade, happily, by us in our little Philly apartment. Thanks for taking the time to get to know Bog Berry. All the very best to you and yours. ♥ Brooke, Jason & Eleanor"