CorkiMat™ - Breathe and Play on Cork! Nontoxic Baby play mat
CorkiMat™ - Breathe and Play on Cork! Nontoxic Baby play mat
Corkimat™ - A truly Nontoxic & Eco-friendly play mat for your precious little ones. Breathe and Play on Cork! No more toxic play mats!
Corkimat™ - A truly Nontoxic & Eco-friendly play mat for your precious little ones. Breathe and Play on Cork! No more toxic play mats! Read more
About this project
WE ARE SHIPPING NOW!
Thank you again for your support - we truly appreciate all of our backers and are so excited that you will receive your beautiful CorkiMat™ soon. You will love it! Even though we have not reached our funding goal, your CorkiMat™ will be shipped earlier as promised. You are all amazing and we are so grateful for your pledges, shares, and support! For more information and updates, please visit our website.
Pillobebe is proud to introduce CorkiMat™, a truly non-toxic, eco-friendly, and expandable baby play mat. It is ideal for babies 3 months or older who are starting to crawl, sit up, doing tummy-time, and/or need a safe surface for playing and learning.
We are very proud of the fact that many of our existing CorkiMat™ customers LOVE their CorkiMats so much that they reordered additional tiles for expansion, for new rooms, or for gifts.
Regular foam play mats have been linked to cancer caused by Formamide found in them. Belgium and France also banned play mats with Formamide in 2013. CorkiMat™ was designed with your child's safety in mind using natural materials and avoiding toxic chemicals like Formamide, Formaldehyde, Fire-retardants, PVC, BPA, PBS, Phthalates, Lead, and harmful VOCs.
What mommies had to say about CorkiMat™?
- Removable cover: 100% GOTS Certified Organic Cotton
- Padding: Natural Cork, Bamboo fibers and Organic Cotton
- Naturally Antibacterial, Antimicrobial, Anti-fungal cushions – No harmful chemicals!
- Dimensions: 9 tile set, approx. 57"H X 57"L (Individual tile: approx. 19"W X 19"L X 1"H)
- Weight: Approx. 1lb 11oz for each Module
- Modules are easily connected by Anti-slip Velcro strips
- Soft surface with firm support = Superior protection
- Easy to stack, travel and store
- Recommended ages: 3 months and up
- Multifunctional: Nap mat, adult exercise mat, yoga mat, headboard cushion, family time, etc.
- Wash and Care: Remove outside covers only, flip them inside out and seal the Velcro openings and put them in washer. Machine wash separately in cold water, Hang/Flat dry preferred or Low heat tumble dry, No bleach, Iron if needed. Please wash the outside covers only! The inserts should never be washed!
- The mats have natural cork smell
How to use CorkiMat™
When we needed a play mat for our son Jaden in 2013, we were going to buy a foam play mat just like most parents, until a friend sent us a link about cancer causing formamide found in all foam mats. Belgium and France also banned play mats with formamide in 2013. We looked everywhere but could not find any safe and functional play mat on the market! That's when we invented CorkiMat™!
We hand picked all the materials very carefully. We used naturally grown organic materials for our CorkiMat™. These materials are combined in an innovative way to make it soft on the surface but firm in the core to cushion falls. CorkiMat™ is modular and therefore expandable as needed. It is anti-slip since all modules can be connected by anti-slip strips. The covers are machine washable for easy care. It is also water resistant to guard against occasional spills and accidents. CorkiMat is better than foam mats in almost all aspects!
Cork and bamboo fibers are naturally soft, organic, eco-friendly, antibacterial, antimicrobial, anti-fungal and naturally flame-retardant. Cork barks are harvested by hand over and over again without harming cork trees. Bamboo plants are fast growing so they can be replaced much faster than trees. Another material is cotton and we use GOTS Certified Organic cotton only. CorkiMat™ is FREE of Formamide, Formaldehyde, Fire-retardants, PVC, BPA, PBS, Phthalates, Lead, and harmful VOCs.
Our products have been tested by independent laboratories and are in compliance with all CPSC regulations.
Your support will protect more of our babies and children - our future, from dangerously toxic foam play mats found everywhere in the world today.
Modular and Expandable
CorkiMat™ is multifunctional, giving you the ability to use it as a nap mat, yoga mat, adult exercise mat, headboard cushion, picnic mat, and it can also be made into shapes like tunnels, houses and toy bins!
US and International Patents pending
We have filed US and PCT international utility patents. CorkiMat™ design, method, and process are therefore protected in the US and internationally. Our patents also cover similar mats and cushions. This allows us to invest more of our time and resources to improve and deliver more CorkiMats for more babies and parents in more places in the world.
Designs and Fabrics
Many options to make your own combo!
More designs available in October, 2015
About EVA Foam Puzzle Mats
Foam Puzzle Mats are a typical flooring in infants and children’s rooms, and even child care facilities and preschools.
EVA can be produced very cheaply, that’s why it’s so widely used in products ranging from foam mats, bath toys to flip flops and more. Formamide doesn’t smell and it is easily absorbed through breathing, skin contact or by mouth.
What is Formamide?
Foam mats, composed of giant puzzle pieces of all colors are made from a kind of rubbery plastic similar to what used for flooring or gymnastic mats. To make them more flexible and softer, formamide can be added, a substance described as "harmful if inhaled or ingested, irritating to eyes and skin". Formamide was denounced in 2009 by consumers in Belgium, Italy, Portugal, and Span. Babies/Children are particularly vulnerable because it is common for a young child to put whatever they touch into their mouth. This type of foam is, therefore, especially toxic. It is easy for babies to remove these pieces and put them into their mouths.
Formamide is also one of the substances known as “CMR (carcinogenic and/or mutagenic or toxic to reproduction). The European Union classified it as a reproductive toxicant. The use of CMR substances in toys are prohibited in all countries of the European Union since July 2013 under a directive came into force in summer 2009.
When pure, the formamide is colorless viscous liquid, with slight ammonia odor, soluble in water. It can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its fumes and also through skin and by ingestion. Under this pure form, its toxicity is proven. For exposures of short duration, it is irritating to eyes and skin. It can also affect the central nervous system. Official U.S. organizations have established a link between this substance and some cancers, including liver, in animals tests.
See below link for more information:
Why Formamide-Free Labeled EVA Foam Puzzle Mats Are Not Really Formamide-Free
What other harmful chemicals?
Not only Formamide but there are many other harmful chemicals in other play mats on the market, especially foam play mats. Our CorkiMat™ is FREE of these harmful chemicals:
Formamide, Flame retardants, Formaldehyde, PVC, BPA, Phthalates, Lead, and harmful VOCs
The value of CorkiMat™
We choose the best quality nontoxic materials for CorkiMat™ to ensure the highest quality product. CorkiMat™ is designed to protect your precious little ones from bumps, falls, and toxic chemicals found in all foam mats. Each mat insert and cover need to fit perfectly. Great features like expandable, non-slip, easy-care, nontoxic, a fresh look and elegant style make it labor intensive to produce.
To give our backers a better understanding of this amazing product, we are happy to share the cost breakdown of one 9-tile set. You can see that the Kickstarter Early Bird price is a steal. We are offering great deals through Kickstarter because we want to increase public awareness of toxic foam play mats and introduce CorkiMat™ to more babies and parents.
Why we need your help?
In the past year, we have sold thousands of CorkiMat™ made by hand here in the US. Due to high demand, we are not able to produce fast enough. Now it’s time! We need your help to complete our initial mass production and ship anywhere in the world. So please back us! Help us for babies and parents! Please click the SHARE button right under our video so more families can enjoy this amazing product!
Risks and challenges
We are in process of completing our initial mass production. We need your help to fund this production and deliver CorkiMats to more babies and families in need of safe and nontoxic play mats. We are very proud of the fact that many of our existing CorkiMat™ customers LOVE their CorkiMats so much that they reordered additional tiles for expansion, for new rooms, or for gifts.
Your help will protect more of our babies and children - our future, from dangerously toxic foam play mats found everywhere in the world today.
Pillobebe™ has a team with extensive design, development, and manufacturing experience.
CorkiMat™ is the result of continuous improvements and careful planning. We have spent more than a year bringing CorkiMat™ from concept, to designs, to prototypes, to re-design and better prototypes, to first generation, to our current generation. We continually improved our materials, process, and product from trials and errors and from customer feedbacks. We will continue to improve and make our product even better!
Due to the labor intensive manufacturing process, we have planned the manufacturing ahead of our Kickstarter campaign. However, something unexpected can happen. We will update you and resolve any issues as soon as possible.
Our goal is to deliver the highest quality CorkiMat™ possible. We will keep you updated of our progress. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or suggestions.
Lastly, any backing amount brings us closer to our goal and helps public awareness of toxic foam play mats. Please back us and help us spread the word by sharing this page with your friends and family. A BIG THANK YOU from CokiMat™ team!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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