What Our Collars are Made From & Why

Biothane

Staying true to my mandate of comfy, supple and lightweight, only standard weight biothane is used on all collars and leashes.  If your collar or leash gets soiled, simply wash in soapy water, rinse, and wipe off excess water. Dries instantly and can be worn immediately.
Waterproof ~ Odorproof ~ HypoAllergenic & AntiMicrobial

Has a minimum pull strength of 1000 pounds per inch of width and is 20% lighter than leather. Looks and feels like leather but simply outperforms and outlasts leather

Biothane is used as:

  • Space Suit Straps for NASA.
  • Earthquake-proofing Straps.
  • NFL Shoulder Pad and Chin Straps.
  • Cleanable, Reusable EMS Patient Restraint Straps.
  • Marine Products.

Biothane is Made in the USA and based in Ohio.

Swarovski

November 2020:

Swarovski’s new CEO has made sweeping changes and plans to cease distribution of crystals to the “mass market” because he feels it hurts the brand image.
Other collar makers use pronged rimsets to hold the crystals and can switch to different crystal manufacturers.
But I use stainless steel crystal rivets and Swarovski is the only company in the world making Stainless Steel Crystal Rivets.
There is at least a years worth of rivets here but as certain colors sell out, I won’t be able to obtain them again.
What that means to you is that if there are specific colors you have been planning on, please don’t hesitate to place your order now so that I won’t disappoint you.

Stainless

I do not use plated metals because the plating often chips and wears through to the base metal over time.
I use only Stainless Steel for these reasons:
Stronger and Harder than Brass
Virtually indestructible, with inherent long-life properties that do not diminish over time or repeated use.
Well-known for its antibacterial, hypoallergenic and hygienic properties, stainless steel is very easy to clean.

Designers often underestimate or overlook the values of Stainless because of what is viewed as the higher initial costs. However, when taking into consideration the longevity, durability and lack of maintenance needed, Stainless is often the best value option.

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