ULAT DRYER BALLS

¥3,960
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.
By ULAT
Description

[ECO TIPS]
✔︎ Natural 
✔︎ Reduction of energy consumption

The chore of laundry can't be taken away.

If so why not make it a little less tedious, have fun while it also decreases energy costs and is good for the planet?

Meet ULAT Dryer Balls; 100% Canadian Premium Wool Dryer Balls, handmade in Canada.  It's also the world’s first and only patented wool dryer balls.

[FEATURES]
- Decrease drying time by up to 50% therefore decreasing energy use and cost.
- Decrease wrinkles and static in clothes therefore less to zero time ironing.
- No animals were harmed in any process of making our wool, all made from new materials.
- Does not harbour bacteria and is safe for people with sensitive skin, popular for cloth diapers & towels.
- A natural alternative to using chemically laden commercial dryer sheets.
- Performance of dryer balls may vary depending on the make and model of the dryer.

[SPECS]
- One set = 3 balls; Each ball weights an average of 2 oz (or 57g) and all three balls are to be used together in each laundry load.
- As each ball is hand-crafted, characteristic differences may occur. Appreciate their uniqueness but be confident they all perform the same.

[CARE INSTRUCTIONS]
- Simply put them in your dryer along with your wet clean clothes and turn on machine.
- Balls will pill, this is an indication they are working well. Feel free to remove the pills and continue use.
- To naturally scent your clothes, add your choice of pure essential oils to each ball.
- When your balls are not in use, keep them in a well ventilated dry location and avoid storing them in plastic.
- Efficiency of each set is good for a minimum of 100 loads, once balls become dense/firm, it’s time for a new set.
- Recommended for natural fibers. (i.e. cotton, linen, bamboo, hemp, etc.)


*Mixing synthetic and natural fibers may lead to the generation of static electricity. Please avoid using with synthetic fibers. 

BRAND STORY

The ULAT Dryer Ball started in 2011, while the founder, Jennifer, was creating gifts from fibre for friend and family. Here is their story:

"I have always enjoyed making fibre form gifts for friends and family at Christmas time. Our family needed to cut costs and so I did a little research on what I could make with my existing materials. One thing led to another and after several prototypes, we developed our own formula for wool dryer balls. We were pleased to create a unique and personal gift and in the process, we discovered our gift had a cost savings beneficial that we were able to pass along to our loved ones. This was truly the most appealing part of this process.

Days after our discovery and as luck would have it, The Soap Dispensary on Main Street in Vancouver opened. My husband and I casually popped in. We met with the owner Linh, and from that moment on, ULAT Wool Dryer Balls went retail.

This journey has been amazing. Since launching since November 2011, we have developed some wonderful relationships and hope to continue providing a little smile to all who do laundry with ULAT Dryer Balls.

We can't take the chore of laundry away, but we can assist in making the process a little less tedious, decrease energy costs for our consumer, provide a completely hypoallergenic solution, and support local resources. This is one task that can be on your own terms and everyone can feel good about it."

OUR TIPS

We started using dryer balls last summer in 2019. We were first introduced to it by our friend when we visited them in Italy. Our friend shared with us a few dryer ball to take back to Japan and try.

When we got back to Japan, we immediately started using it and wow, we were so surprised and amazed that the drying time was much shorter than usual! Above all, what we loved about it was that the balls were made of natural materials, no need for fabric softeners as it keeps your clothes soft without it; we definitely got better results drying our clothes by using them! If you do like your clothes to be scented, you can spray your favorite essential oil on to the balls; the scent will spread not only in your clothes, but also in the entire bathroom, which is very refreshing.

We loved the concept and really thought this was a great product for our website and started to look for different manufacturers. We did have questions like, even if it is natural, how can we be sure that the sheeps are not hurt or is it really natural?

That's when we met ULAT dryer balls. It definitely stands out from any other dryer balls and is simply “very unique and cute!” We spoke with ULAT founders and were impressed by their commitment and the process they have put in with their trusted suppliers to make sure the procured wools are natural and everything is done safely.

We really love these dryer balls! Not only does it do a great job, it makes the job so much more fun. Try watching these colorful balls dancing in the dryer :)

SHOPPING GUIDE
[Product Price]

Product price is mentioned in each product page.  

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[Packaging] 

In our commitment to sustainability, we will continue to work with recycled materials or materials that do not harm the planet.

Our wrapping paper and boxes are made by recycled products.  The mailers we use to deliver are made from a combination of corn-based biopolymers and will break down within 90 days in commercial compost and 180 days in domestic compost conditions, including wormfarm compost.

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[Shipping]

Shipping fee changes depending on delivery regions (*tax included)

1) Yu-Packet (ゆうパケット):

Japan Nationwide ¥360


** Product thickness is less than 3cm & weight is less than1Kg
** Package will be sent through Japan Post mailbox

2) Yu-Pack Parcel (ゆうパック):

Tokyo

Kanto, Koushin-etsu, Hokuriku, To-kai

Tohoku Kinki
¥700 ¥700 ¥700 ¥800
Chugoku, Shikoku Kyushu Hokkaido Okinawa
¥900 ¥1,050 ¥1,050 ¥1,100

3) Ecohai delivery: 

Tokyo ¥530

*In order to contribute to CO2 reduction, delivery regions have been limited to only Tokyo
*If the package to be sent is less than 80cm (total of 3 sides), you will be able to select Ecohai
*Delivery time cannot be specified.
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[Oversea delivery]

Please note that we do not deliver overseas at the moment.

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[Delivery]

Ordered items will usually ship within 5 business days after your credit card has been authorized or after we receive your bank deposit. 

Some areas such as remote islands may take days to deliver. Please note that some products may take some time before shipping.

In order to reduce CO2 emissions from shipping as much as possible, orders received by Thursday will be shipped on Friday. If the shipping day coincides with a public holiday, the shipment will be sent on a weekday before the public holiday. We will notify you by email when the product is shipped.

Goods will be delivered in Japan Post Yu-Packet or Yu-Pack Parcel depending on delivery location and weight of goods.
The delivery address is only within Japan.

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[Returns and Exchanges]

Returns and exchanges has to be done within 14 days after your delivery. The return cost is either deducted from the refund (if we handle the shipping) or paid by the customer.

If you decide to return your purchase, start by sending an e-mail to contact@borderlesscreations.com. Add your order number as the subject of the e-mail. 

We will refuse returns if any of the following apply:

  • 14 days have passed since the product arrived
  • If the tag attached to the product is separated or lost
  • If there is evidence of previous use 
  • Some of the items or accessories are missing
  • When there is a shortage of wrapping supplies such as boxes, cloth bags, shopping bags, etc.
  • If the packaging for accessories, smartphone case, etc. is opened
  • Recycled or upcycled products may be imperfections because of its handmade nature.
  • Other products that we determine cannot be returned or exchanged
All deliveries are carbon neutral
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