Prawno Apparel

Cora Ball - Laundry Ball That Catches Microfibers

$30

What is it?

The Cora Ball is an innovative response to the residual microfibers that are produced from our laundry. At Prawno, we are concerned about our impact on the environment, particularly our oceans.  Thus, we encourage the use and purchase of organic materials, such as hemp, bamboo and organic cotton. Unfortunately, it is true that the garment industry is not up to speed with all environmental needs. And so, we decided to carry the new Cora Ball to help our customers offset some of the plastics leaked into the water system through washing their clothes.

If 10% of the households in the US use the Cora Ball, that will be the equivalent of keeping 30 million water bottles out of our public waterways every year. That's not everything, but it's something!

Important Product Information: The Cora Ball works best with your everyday clothes. Please separate your delicates, knits, fine fabrics, anything with tassels, fraying threads or spaghetti straps. These items can get tangled in the Cora Ball.

On their own, microfibers that shed from our clothes are too small for the eye to see, so it may take ten or even twenty washes to see these tiny fibers in a collection of fuzz. How fast you see fuzz in your Cora Ball depends on a number of factors. We’ve put together this visual (see reverse) to give you a sense of what you can expect.

Below is a information from Cora Ball about these revolutionary product

WE ARE EATING OUR CLOTHING

Every time we do laundry, our clothes shed tiny, unseen microfibers (including plastic), which go down the drains of our washing machines and into our waterways. And most of us don’t even know it! There’s plastic hiding in our waterways and ocean! That’s not great for the animals living in those waters, or for us.

THE MICROFIBER PROBLEM

The single biggest pollution problem facing our ocean is microfiber: trillions of pieces of tiny fibers flowing into the ocean – every time we use our washing machines. Our clothing is breaking up, sending this microfiber (made of plastic and chemical-covered non-plastics) out with the drain water – just one fleece jacket could shed up to 250,000 pieces per garment per wash [source]. New York City, alone, could have 6.8 billion microfibers flowing into its harbor every day. We are all contributing to this problem.

Every time we do laundry, our clothes shed tiny microfibers, which go down the drains of our washing machines, through wastewater treatment facilities and into our waterways.

Everyone who wears and washes clothes is part of this pollution. Everyone who eats or breathes could suffer the consequences. Learn more about the problem of microfiber pollution here. 

HOW THE CORA BALL WORKS

Most washing machines do not have filters. The ones that do are only good to keep keys and coins from clogging your pipes. A standard filter cannot do what needs to be done: catch fibers too small for the human eye to see AND allow water flow.

So, we turned to nature. Coral does exactly what we need; it catches tiny things from flowing water. Using those same principles in the design of the Cora Ball, you can now just drop, or throw it into your washing machine and do your wash as usual. It is easy to use and easy to clean.

Cora swooshes around in the laundry and just like coral, allows water to flow, while picking up those little pieces of microfiber and catching them in her stalks.

 

 

 

COLLECTIVE IMPACT

SMALL, COLLECTIVE ACTIONS HAVE THE POWER TO ACHIEVE BIG RESULTS 

If 10% of US households use a Cora Ball, we can keep the plastic equivalent of over 30 million water bottles from washing into our public waterways every year. That is enough water bottles to reach from New York City to London. 

Your use of a Cora Ball protects both air and water. The Cora ball’s design collects microfibers until you remove them and put them in the trash. That means they will not re-attach to clothing and fly off into the air – only to become run-off and end up in our public waterways anyway.

Here are a few helpful tips to help guide you in choosing which size will best fit you. Remember this is just a guide, as we are all different, and so these guidelines might not fit all body types/interpretations/ratios of weight to height! We source from different places, and so not everything is uniformed. Feel free to reach out for some advice: prawno@prawnoapparel.com

Men

The men’s tees are true to size, however keep in mind that our shirts are not a boxy cut. So if you like your shirts a tad on the baggier side, then go up a size.

Rash guards are a slim cut (for that lovely streamline effect in the water), however it is best to purchase the size in accordance to what you normally wear. Unless, of course, you are a little self-conscious about those brownies you've been sneaking from the break room! Then by all means, go up a size for some wiggle room.

Size Chest to fit
S 34 - 36"
M 38 - 40"
L 42 - 44"
XL 46 - 48"
XXL 50 - 52"


Women

In the women’s style, the triblend tees run in a slim cut, so they are smaller than your average t-shirt. Going up a size is not unheard of and we are not judging you! We promise! Eco fabrics are still a slim cut, but not quite as tight as the triblends. Blouses have a more forgiving drape, and sweaters are more true to form.

Rash guards and sun shirts are a slim cut, so if you have also been partaking in a few extra goodies, then perhaps go up a size.

Size Fits US Sizes
XS 0 - 2
S 2 - 4
M 4 - 6
L 8 - 10
XL 12 - 14


Unisex ( Hoodies )

A good rule of thumb is for men to treat these as if they are men’s sizes, and for women to go a size smaller than normal.

Size Chest to fit
XS 30 - 32"
S 33 - 37"
M 38 - 41"
L 42 - 45"
XL 46 - 49"
XXL 50 - 53"


Youth

Size Fit US Size
S 7- 8 
M 10 - 12
L 12 - 14


Toddlers

Fit US Size Weight, pounds
Height, inches
2T 24 - 28
33 - 35"
3T 28.5 - 32
36 - 38.5"
4T 33 - 41
39 - 41"
5/6T 42 - 53
45 - 49"


Babies

Fit US Size Weight, pounds
Height, inches
NB 4 - 8
17 - 19"
6M 12 - 15
24 - 26"
12M 19 - 20
29 - 30"
18M 21 - 23
31 - 32"

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