Baleena builds best-in-class, next-generation filtration devices to tackle microplastics pollution in the fashion supply chain, beginning first with individual consumers. Baleena is pioneering an easy-to use, highly-efficient, in-drum microfiber trapping device to reduce microplastic emissions at the point source — laundry. With every load, microplastic fibers shed from synthetic clothing are being transported out of the home via wastewater, released into the ecosystem, and ultimately find their way into our oceans and drinking water. Baleena targets laundry doers, helping them reduce their personal microplastic footprint with a broader vision to expand upstream in the textile supply chain into the clothing resale/repair/rental and apparel manufacturing markets. Baleena has raised a little over $360k in funding, received LOIs from Arc’teryx and The Community Eco Store, and collaborated with Patagonia, Ocean Wise, Big Blue Ocean Cleanup, 5 Gyres, Plastic Pollution Coalition, and Circular Philadelphia.