What Our Collars are Made From & Why
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.
I use only Swarovski Crystal Rivets in stainless steel direct from their factory in Austria. Never any Rose Pins or Rim Sets.
From across the room, or across the field, the sparkling twinkles of color are a constant source of beauty.
Swarovski Crystals securely cradled in and firmly backed by stainless steel. Because they are stainless steel they are very secure and will never tarnish.
The science of the cut and the celebration of crystal as high art come together and make these Xirius crystals the most brilliant Swarovski has ever created.
Named after Sirius, the brightest star in the galaxy, the gemstone-like cuts and rich colors have combined to produce an exceptionally durable new generation of crystal.
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.