You might be on your own digging for quarters or waiting for a machine, but when it comes to catching microfibers to protect your clothes and our waterways, the cheerfully colored Cora Ball has your back.
The Cora Ball is made from 100% recycled plastic and was made to catch microfibers flowing from our laundry into our oceans.
Why we love it
No matter what wardrobe dredges you’re wearing come Laundry Day, this super-stretchy ball is here to support you. It increases your clothes' lifespan while catching 31% of dangerous microfibers in coral-inspired “stalks.” If you’re worried about making your post-washing process more complicated, don’t be. It can take weeks of washes for fibers to build up, and pulling them out is a breeze.
How it does good
Inspired by ocean life to protect ocean life
While pollution enters our waterways from a bunch of sources, the biggest is microfibers. A huge chunk of these come not from straws or bags but from our clothes. Since washer filters aren’t built to catch microfibers, they drain out with our water after every wash. And if you’re not sure how something you can’t even see can add up to such a big effect, consider this: NYC produces 6.8 billion microfibers every single day, and they’re all ending up in the water. Like the ocean coral it was inspired by, the Cora Ball was built to collect microfiber contaminants and filter them out of our washers, so we can keep them out of the ocean. What’s more, the durable, stretchy ball actually prevents shedding, so our clothes and our planet can last longer.
low carbon footprintBy creating a product that keeps harmful plastic and chemical-coated fibers from entering waterways, the Cora Ball helps all users decrease their environmental impact. It also protects our clothing, limiting both waste and the impact of waste disposal. On top of all this, their team is encouraging further eco-friendly practices, like washing smaller loads and using cold water.
responsible sourcingThe Cora Ball is built to last in Vermont, made from recycled, recyclable plastic.
supporting key causesCora Ball donates a portion of each purchase to Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean, a non-profit tackling marine debris to address the emerging problem of microfiber pollution.
Hey Hive! Katie from the merch team here. I started using the Cora Ball when I wash my sheets and towels. It's a verrrrrry easy way to prevent plastic from getting into our waterways. I just throw it in the washer (this is the hardest part - have to remember!), make sure it doesn't get into the dryer, and pull out all the fun stuff I find in the ball. Voila!