At Dunkiel Saunders, we continue to be inspired by, and learn from, the good work of our clients. Did you know that the process of washing and drying many “high performance” clothes (at least partially made up of synthetic materials like acrylic and polyester) leaves behind thousands of tiny plastic threads? Nearly 2,000 of these synthetic fibers can shake loose from a single piece of clothing during one wash cycle. These threads get through almost all septic and water treatment facilities, eventually making their way into streams, lakes, rivers, and oceans. As our client, Rozalia Project, proclaims on their Kickstarter page: “We are eating our fleece.”
What can possibly be done about this? Well, Rozalia Project has a patent-pending solution – the Cora Ball tumbles around your washer and dryer collecting these microfibers as well as pet and human hair, lint, threads, and fur (or other undesirable strands mixing with your clothes). It’s an elegant solution that treats the water before it makes its way to a natural waterway.
At Dunkiel Saunders, where making a difference is our practice, we have been very pleased to assist Rozalia Project in protecting their intellectual property through trademark and patent applications as well as in assisting them on certain non-profit issues. Helping clients bring ideas to fruition, especially ones with the potential to have a global impact preserving and protecting our environment, is gratifying and a large part of the Dunkiel Saunders ethos.