From our friends at Echoview Fiber Mill:
These reusable wool balls leave laundry feeling soft and fresh, replacing the need for dryer sheets and fabric softeners. Their absorbent, softening qualities last, so you can keep using them for years to come. Just toss them in the dryer with your clothes like you would a disposable dryer sheet, but without any of the chemicals or waste. We recommend at least three dryer balls for a normal load of laundry.
Each dryer ball will last for over 1,000 loads of laundry, and every dryer ball you add will shorten drying time. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oils to your dryer balls before a load of laundry to give your clothes a lovely, natural scent.
About Echoview Fiber Mill:
While our process begins with fibers, the fibers we use begin with a relationship between animals and farmers. These hardworking Americans go against the grain and follow the ancient tradition of carefully raising and tending animals that grow this renewable resource on their backs. The farmers do so out of a love of animals, a dedication to the environment, and in hope that there are still people out there who want to say "no" to an acrylic sweater in favor of something natural. We've been working with them for years processing fiber for them, and now offer to buy fiber from them in hopes that they will keep tending their adorable herds of fluff, and let us turn the fruits of their labor into something brand new.
Some of our fiber starts on our own farm - shorn once per year is Echoview Farm's own herd of alpacas and mohair goats (we also keep bees and grow dye plants.) The careful keeping of these creatures and plants gives us a deeper respect for the tireless farmers who carry their bags of fiber through our doors.