Unknown in France, dryer balls are popular in other countries around the world. They have many advantages and at Pikoc, we have become fans of them. Are we introducing you?
Generally sold by three or four, they will revolutionize your drying step, if you use a dryer of course.
Well, maybe not revolutionize, we're exaggerating a bit. Finally, whatever... These balls present very, very good arguments. There are two types of dryer balls, plastic or wool. But we advise you to favor 100% natural balls which are more responsible and silent.
USING DRYER BALLS
First, let us explain how to use them.
There is nothing more simple !
When you put your laundry in your dryer, be sure to accompany it with your new friends. Just put all the balls into the drum directly. Then choose your usual program (or if you have any doubts find our article on the dryer ) and off you go!
THE BENEFITS OF DRYER BALLS
- They reduce the drying time by 25%, or even almost half for some balls . Hello energy savings! A double gesture for the planet and for your wallet. But how is it going? They absorb moisture if they are made of wool and separate the linen continuously, thus passing the warm air between the garments. They retain the hot air to diffuse it through your textiles. They move… and it works!
- They naturally soften your laundry. This may be due to the pimples if the balls are made of plastic, but especially to the wool microfibers that are released if your dryer balls are made of wool.
- They reduce static electricity if they are made of wool.
- They have a long lifespan. Count between 2 and 5 years depending on the size of the balls and your use.
HANDMADE FOR YOUR DRYER
After having tested (and approved!) these famous wool dryer balls, we wanted to offer you this nugget. We then went in search of a supplier, conveying all the values that are important to us.
This is how Cécile went to Nepal, to Kathmandu, to visit a manufacturing workshop.
We chose this partner primarily for the quality of its raw materials. Indeed, the balls are made of 100% New Zealand wool, one of the most qualitative wools in the world... No addition, no plastic.
But above all, the manufacturing center employs women, which is unfortunately still rare in Nepal. It is therefore in this dynamic that we have decided to become their partner, and to support these women.
Regarding the production, everything is still very artisanal, and each ball is shaped by hand:
- The wool is first weighed.
- It is then formed into a ball and tamped by hand to compact it.
- The ball is then washed, then tapped and shaken to continue the compaction as much as possible. It's solid!
- Then comes the finish with a chisel, before the final stage where the ball is packed down one last time.
And at Pikoc, we wanted to bring our little personal touch.
Maybe you have an idea?
The scented gesture continues to interfere in your daily life. Indeed, you can drop a few drops of par fum concentrate , made in France, before putting them in the dryer. Orange Blossom, Eclat d'Iris, Bois Mythique… All you have to do is make your choice for a dry and delicately scented linen.