Leaping Sheep is a family owned company whose mission is to make the world a greener place, one ball at a time. Creator Mary Egbert, who has a self-proclaimed love of fiber, (washing, carding, spinning, dying...all of it), makes small batches of unique hand spun yarns with high quality fibers for even the most discriminating spinner. It is truly a labor of love. The wool for Leaping Sheep's dryer balls is harvested without causing any harm to the sheep. In fact, it's harmful to the sheep not to shear them at least once a year. All the wool used to produce Leaping Sheep wool dryer balls is imported from New Zealand, who is the world’s largest producer and exporter of crossbred wool and enjoys a reputation for producing some of the finest quality wool in the world.