Cora Ball UK Approved Retailer and Distributor
Where can you buy a Cora Ball in the UK?
Cora Ballers you can buy Cora Balls from Rainbow Brands here in the UK!
Rainbow Brands is the Cora Ball UK approved retailer and distributor of this easy to use world first laundry ball that catches microfibers. If you would like to sell the Cora Ball in the UK get in touch.
We are delighted to announce that the Cora Ball is a My Green Pod Hero product!
As we are a distributor we are able to offer MULTI BUY DISCOUNTS on the Cora Ball when you purchase more than 5 Cora Balls. For more information on RESELLING or MULTI BUY DISCOUNTS email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Protect the ocean environment with this easy-to-use world first microfiber catching laundry ball shedding off our clothes in the washer.
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WE ARE EATING OUR CLOTHING
We noticed a problem. 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 Cora Ball is a new kind of laundry ball. Inspired by the way coral filters the ocean, the Cora Ball collects our microfibers into fuzz we can see, so we can dispose of microfibers in the right way. Together, we keep these microfibers out of our waterways and our ocean. Yes! Just toss the Cora Ball into your washer. It's a simple step that has a big impact wash after wash.
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.
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.
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.
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 bin. 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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who can use it?
Anyone can use the Cora Ball, in any washing machine; front loaders, top loaders with and without the centre spindle.
Can I wash all of my clothes with it, even delicates?
We do NOT RECOMMEND that you wash anything with lace, tassels, chunky or wide-knit, crocheted sections, or fraying threads. The stalks on the Cora Ball might catch these delicate items and potentially cause damage. The good news is that these items are not contributing much microfiber, so leaving the Cora Ball out of the wash for your delicates is OK. Sometimes a bra or bikini strap will wrap around the Cora Ball; don’t worry, it is easy to unwind and unless the straps are made of lace, they will be fine.
How many Cora Balls should I use?
For most homes, one Cora Ball will do the job. For families, especially with a large washing machine, we recommend up to 3.
How much fiber does it collect?
The Cora Ball catches about a third of the microfibers per load, per Cora Ball. The effectiveness depends on several factors including what items are in the load, wash settings, wash frequency and the presence of pet hair (which helps catch fibers)! The Cora Ball team are constantly testing to learn how it works best so we can share with Cora Ball users.
Can I see the fibers it collects?
On the days you wash your heavier items, like fleece, sweatshirts, etc., you are likely to see the fibers stuck in the Cora Ball. Sometimes, after everyday clothing loads, you may not see much. It may be there accumulating and tangling up with hair and larger fibers, it’s just too small to see and you will be able to remove it when the tangles do get big enough to grab.
How does it catch tiny fibers?
The fibers tend to tangle together into fuzz balls that you can see and pick out of the Cora Ball. When we look at a microscope image from a pinch of what a Cora Ball collected from a 3-load test, we can see different colors and sizes all bunched together.
Do I have to clean it after every wash?
No, you do not need to clean the Cora Ball after every wash. We recommend, cleaning when it’s easy to clean - you’ll see big tangles of hair and fiber, then you can go for it.
How do you clean it?
When you have tangles big enough to grab, you just move the stalks to the side and pinch the tangles to pull them out. They come out easily.
Where do the fibers go?
The only option at the moment is to put the fibers in the bin, along with your dryer lint. It’s the same stuff. At this point, we cannot recycle laundry lint (from the washer or the dryer). But, Rozalia Project, and their partners, are working hard to figure this out. We look forward to the day when we can upcycle all of this material into new clothes or something durable and long lasting. Until that happens, the bin is better than straight to our public waterways.
What is the Cora Ball made of?
The Cora Ball is made of 100% recycled and 100% recyclable soft and stretchy plastic that will maintain its physical and chemical properties in the temperature extremes of both residential and commercial washers and dryers.
Is the Cora Ball recyclable?
Yes! We hope you will use it long into the future, but if you are done with your Cora Ball, please contact us.
How long will my Cora Ball last?
It is meant to last a long time and we hope the Cora Ball lasts for years and years of washing and catching microfibers. It was designed as a long-lasting and durable product, not for just a few uses.
Does it cause the clothes damage or make more microfibers?
We are driven by concern for plastic and man-processed fibers entering the marine environment, and for the longevity of your clothes, so we have 3 design strategies to keep the Cora Ball from making more microfibers themselves. Shape: the rings on the outside are smooth and round and that is what comes in contact with the clothes; Material: the material is extremely soft and stretchy - softer than some of your clothes! Finally, Motion: the Cora Ball moves with your clothes around the wash, not against them.
The items that do have potential to get past the rings and stuck in the stalks are: lace, crocheted/chunky knits, tassels or items with fraying ends - all of which could still be in the same wash, we recommend they are put in a wide mesh bag for delicates.
Can I put the Cora Ball in the dryer?
Yes, you can. If you accidentally throw your Cora Ball in the dryer, not to fear! It does withstand the heat and action of a dryer.