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Felt Dryer Ball

Ditch dryer sheets and reduce waste with a Felt Dryer Ball in assorted natural tones. Made from hypoallergenic, hand-felted wool, this chemical-free dryer ball is a natural way to reduce drying time, wrinkles, and static electricity. Scent your laundry by adding a few drops of essential oil to the dryer ball, wait a few minutes, and then layer multiple balls throughout the dryer load. Store in air-tight container. This long-lasting substitute for disposable dryer sheets is a zero-waste tool handcrafted by artisans working with our fair trade partner Manushi in Nepal. Translated to mean, "energetic woman," Manushi empowers women to take charge of their own lives through sustainable employment and financial independence.

HANDCRAFTED IN NEPAL

  • Hypoallergenic, all-natural felted wool
  • Assorted shades of brown and gray
  • Use 3 per load for entire drying cycle
  • 3.5D inches
  • Handcrafted in Nepal

SKU: 5917060

THE MAKERS

The nonprofit organization Manushi, meaning "energetic woman," was established in 1991 to assist poor, disadvantaged Nepali women. Located in Kathmandu, Manushi works with women in various parts of the country. The organization's goals are to promote gender perspective in sustainable development, to enhance women's social and economic status, to put women in the forefront of human development, and to put marginalized people in the world of work through handicraft production and small businesses. In addition to craft production and marketing, Manushi conducts community development, entrepreneurship and skills training, and provides microfinance loans. Currently some 90 percent of Manushi's artisans are women. Constitutionally Nepali women have rights, explains director Padmasana Shakya, but practically they have few opportunities within a culture that discriminates against women.
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Welcome to our global maker-to-market movement where, together with 20,000 artisans, we ignite social change. We create opportunities for individuals, families, and communities in developing countries to thrive through strong relationships, fair wages, safe working conditions, and sustainable practices.

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