Molly’s Suds, is a rapidly growing local company that sells non-toxic, biodegradable laundry products including wool dryer balls which are packaged by trainees at MacDonald Training Center. The company which is based in St Petersburg was started in 2008 by pediatric nurse and mother of four, Monica Leonard, who was inspired to create non-toxic laundry products by the loss of her stillborn daughter, Molly.
Asked why she brought her packaging business to MTC, Monica explains, “We love to support local businesses, hiring local and at the same time helping people with disabilities. We’ve been very pleased with the work being done at MTC. I know that the quality will always be good and the packaging always done right”
Trainees acquire valuable skills packaging the wool dryer balls into small units and preparing the inventory for external shipment. The hand-felted 100% Wool Dryer Balls, are compostable and antimicrobial. They last up to 1,000 loads, or three years reduce drying time by 15-30% and are sourced from humanely sheared sheep in Nepal. The wool dryer balls, naturally soften fabrics, and are great for all laundry, including towels, comforters, clothing, baby laundry, delicates and cloth diapers.