The desire to be more environmentally friendly — to go green — has changed the way people shop for all sorts of things, including accessories and products for their pets. Using environmentally friendly materials for pet collars and pet leashes is not only good for the planet, but sometimes it’s good for our furry friends too because some of them have that comfy worn-in feeling and have a nice stretch to them.
Eco-friendly or “green” pet collars and pet leashes come in a few different forms — recycled, organic cotton, or hemp to name a few of the most popular options.
Recycled Pet Collars
A company called Etta works with bicycle shops in Seattle to make recycled pet collars and pet leashes from old tires. They’re made from hand selected inner tubes and they are finished with blue, yellow or red accent stitching.
Krebs uses retired nylon climbing ropes to make pet leashes. These ropes are regularly tossed when they reach a certain level of age or wear to ensure a climber’s safety but they still have a lot of life in them. The ropes are tested for durability then washed and formed into pet leashes.
Hemp Pet Collars
Hemp is a fast growing, earth-friendly crop that can be made into durable yet comfortable pet collars and leashes. Hemp pet collars are typically hypoallergenic and machine washable, similar to organic cotton pet collars. They’ll both get that comfy, worn-in feeling for your pet too. Don’t worry, you don’t have to sacrifice a fun design for this earth-friendly material. Hemp pet collars come in a fun range of colors and designs.
Features On Green Collars
Green pet collars come with many of the same features as other cute cat collars or dog collars. For instance eco-friendly cat collars are available with the breakaway safety feature to help keep your kitty safe. You can also get green dog collars made for specific breeds, for example martingale dog collars.
Of course green pet collars come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, colors and designs (not just green!). So you can have just as much fun shopping for Eco-friendly pet collars as you can with your standard cute pet collars, but you can also feel good about your purchase because your money goes to small businesses who are using environmental-friendly practices. If you’re looking for a new collar consider looking into one of these environmentally friendly, small companies._____________________________________