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Spending time with those you love
When Spoolies curlers were first created in the 1950s, they were introduced as a novel way to create pin curls and ringlets instead of using bobby pins, which were uncomfortable and would slip out of the hair. In those days, it was a tradition for mothers, daughters, and grandmothers to gather together on Saturday nights for an evening of telling stories, sharing experiences and getting ready for church the next morning.
Our owner remembers, "It was a time to slow down and enjoy the company of my loving family. I felt valued and important when it was my turn to have Spoolies wrapped in my hair. So many wonderful memories." Most little girls love to have their hair played with, and if a cuddle and a smile accompanied that experience, then a restful sleep would follow.
We hope you will enjoy using Spoolies in your home. We would love to hear your stories and see your photos - @spoolies #spooliesselfie
From the blog
Why do we make our Spoolies curlers in the U.S.A.?
We had many false starts in manufacturing Spoolies due to U.S. companies who had a partnership, or owned a factory, overseas. They encouraged our owner to use their overseas factory since the curlers were lightweight and could ship easily. Plus, the cost would be less than 1/2, since labor was very inexpensive overseas.
Finally, after many disappointments in workmanship, our owner, Jeanne James, found a factory in Southern California who made only medical-grade silicone products.
Laptop donations well received at girls' high school in Kitale, Kenya.
It was the highlight of our trip to Kenya this fall, when we met the girls for the first time and presented the laptop computers we brought from California! Spoolies founder Jeanne James and her son, Jeff James, visited the site of the girls' high school at Sister Freda's Foundation. The students were very excited to meet them and to receive the laptop computers that Spoolies donated.