Sheep Wool Dryer Balls – Introducing Sloth Squad Eco Dryer Balls From Friendsheep

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As the world (and the people in it) have adapted and changed over the years, I am happy to see a greater emphasis on environmental awareness now than what was seen in the past. It is encouraging for me to see companies that are placing a larger focus on environmental considerations, as looking after our planet is extremely important and has significant impacts on the people and the animals that live here. In this article, I am going to be reviewing eco-friendly sheep wool dryer balls from a company called Friendsheep – a great company with a tremendous amount of concern and care for the environment.

I will begin by introducing you to the company, I will describe their Sloth Squad Eco Dryer Balls, and then I will discuss my pros and cons regarding this product. At the end of it all, I will have hopefully provided all the information that you’ll need if you are considering purchasing this product for yourself or for someone else.

**Please note that the dryer balls that I am reviewing in this article may not be identical in every way to the ones that are available through my affiliate link, but hopefully they are similar enough that you’ll be able to make an informed purchasing decision based on the information that I have provided.**


Sheep Wool Dryer Balls – “Sloth Squad Eco Dryer Balls” Review

  • Product: “Sloth Squad Eco Dryer Balls**Disclosure: I get commissions for purchases made through links in this post.** Full disclosure.
  • Materials Used: New Zealand wool to the core (100% organic and cruelty-free certified) – hand made with no additives and no fillers.
  • Available from: Friendsheep.
  • Product Description on Friendsheep website: “Friendsheep Eco Dryer Balls are an all-natural and organic fabric softener handmade from 100% premium New Zealand wool. They replace single-use chemically treated plastic dryer sheets and fabric softeners that contain harmful chemicals, are fully reusable for over 1000 loads, and reduce drying time by up to 40%!”
  • My Rating: 9½ out of 10.


About Friendsheep

Friendsheep was started in late 2015 and according to information on their website, it was founded “with the aim of providing high quality, eco-friendly products that respect animals and the environment while also providing work and purpose to women and people with disabilities in underprivileged communities of Nepal.”

Additional information on their website states that “Friendsheep now provides fair wages to hundreds of people in Nepal, and our Nepali friends have become part of our family, just like our employees here in the US. Our talented needle felters, ball makers, screen printers, warehouse managers, bag makers, are all equally important to our success and all contribute their loving work to everything we send out to our customers. It is a wonderful experience to have had the chance to expand our family across different continents, and we will treasure it forever.”

As part of their environmental mission, for every product sold, Friendsheep plants one tree. This is done in partnership with the Eden Reforestation Project. According to information on the Eden Reforestation Projects website, “Eden Reforestation projects reduces extreme poverty and restores healthy forests by employing local villagers to plant millions of trees every year.”


About Sloth Squad Eco Dryer Balls

Designed to replace dryer sheets and fabric softeners containing chemicals, Sloth Squad Eco Dryer Balls are eco-friendly, all-natural, and organic. Each dryer ball is hand made and hand decorated, and each sloth on it is also hand made (it is needle felted on to each ball). According to information provided by Friendsheep, there are numerous benefits to using their eco dryer balls, including the following:

  • Drying time is reduced.
  • No plastics are present.
  • No chemicals are present.
  • No toxins are present.
  • No fillers are present.
  • They are hypoallergenic.
  • They can be used for over 1000 loads.
  • They are a high quality product.
  • They save time.
  • They save energy.
  • They save money.
  • They are compostable.
  • Each one is hand made.


For more info about how Friendsheep’s Eco Dryer Balls are made, check this video out:

My Pros

There are many things that I like about Sloth Squad Eco Dryer Balls, as well as about the company Friendsheep. Here is my list of pros:

  • I commend and respect Friendsheep for the environmental responsibility that is being taken in the creation of these dryer balls (and in the creation of all of their products).
  • I think the sloths that appear on the dryer balls are sooooooooooooo cute!
  • With each dryer ball (and each sloth on it) being hand made, it seems to me that a uniqueness should be present and that each dryer ball should be different.
  • I love the fact that these dryer balls are hand made in Nepal by women and people with disabilities.
  • I believe that the list of benefits as mentioned in the previous paragraph are very important and meaningful considerations.


My Cons

As I continue to use and analyze this product over the long term, I am curious to see how the quality holds up and how the dryer balls perform. At this time, the only possible negative that I can come up with is the fact that they are a bit noisy in the dryer, which I was expecting. Having said that, however, they are not nearly as noisy as I thought they would be.

***Please note that in this product review, I have provided my personal pros, cons, and opinions. Your list of pros, cons, and opinions is likely to be different than mine.***


My Rating: 9½ Sloths Out Of 10

In this product review, I introduced you to “Sloth Squad Eco Dryer Balls” from Friendsheep, I presented some information about the company, and I presented some information about their sheep wool dryer balls (which I discussed my pros and cons about). I am so impressed with this company, with their mission, with their founders, and with their products and I have so much respect for everyone involved with Friendsheep. Overall, I am giving a very positive review and an overall rating of 9½ out of 10.

I hope that you have enjoyed my product review of “Sloth Squad Eco Dryer Balls” and that I have provided good information for you. If you happen to purchase this product, I would love for you to share your thoughts, experiences, and opinions with me regarding it. Thank you for reading this article and if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below.

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***To get 10% off Sloth Squad Eco Dryer Balls from Friendsheep, use coupon code AAS10 at checkout***

**Disclosure: I get commissions for purchases made through links in this post.** Full disclosure.

**Disclosure: I get commissions for purchases made through links in this post.** Full disclosure.


  • I like these Sloth Squad Eco Dryer Balls from Friendsheep. They look super cute! I just wanted to ask if they leave any fluff onto the clothes?
    The review of the Sloth Squad Eco Dryer Balls seems brilliant enough for anyone to go ahead and invest into these.

    Many thanks for sharing.

    • I agree that they look super cute!

      As far as leaving fluff on the clothes, Friendsheep states that, “Friendsheep Eco Dryer Balls DO NOT LINT! They are meant to be used on dark, light, and colored loads. We’ve been using them on every load for years and never had any issue. To be extra careful, on their very first use we suggest to use them on a light load in the rare case there were some loose fibers on their surface. From then on no risk of lint at all!”

      Many thanks for your comments.

  • Hey 

    Thank you for this informative article. I am embarrassed to admit that, I was not even aware that a concept like this exists and can cut down my drying time. I also love the fact that what you have recommended here is natural, I fully concur that more than ever we have to take responsibility and be part of initiatives to protect our environment.

    • Michael Christmann says:

      Thank you for your comments and I’m glad that you learned something today.

      If we all made small changes to protect our environment, a huge positive benefit would occur.

  • I have never heard of this before up till now. I didn’t know much about sheep wool before. Thank you very much about all this.

    • Michael Christmann says:

      Thank you very much for your comments.  I’m so glad that you learned something about sheep wool today.

      All the best to you,


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