Collars are an absolute essential for any dog owner. Not only are they required by UK law to help ensure your pup is identifiable, they're one way of ensuring your dog is securely attached to a lead, as well as a way to express their personality through design choice. However, most collars available these days are made from non-sustainable materials such as synthetics, nylons or plastics. So, we want to offer up an alternative - a beautiful handcrafted natural hemp martingale collar.
Each collar has been hand-made by an expert artisan in Europe. They're made with natural hemp and finished with 100% plant based materials. They're vegan friendly, free from dyes, glues, solvents and toxins - in fact they're completely plastic-free too! They're produced in small batches by hand, to ensure the carbon footprint of the dog collar is kept nice and low. They're made simply yet beautifully and are finished with high quality, strong, silver metal rings.
Why should I choose an eco-friendly martingale collar?
Martingale collars can be pretty handy. They come with an added safety feature, which is that when pressure is applied to the collar, it can tighten slightly. This comes in handy if you have a cheeky pup that's constantly trying escape their collar, or if you have a dog with a slightly smaller head - such as a greyhound or lurcher. But, importantly martingale collars, when fitted properly tighten in a way that doesn't choke or harm the dog - meaning they're comfortable yet safe for your furry friend!
Most martingale collars available on the market are made from synthetic materials, they're mass produced and use artificial dyes and solvents so they're available in a range of colours and designs. Not this one. This environmentally friendly martingale collar is completely undyed - just simple natural hemp. There's no added plastics, glues or solvents. So, if your sneaky puppy manages to have a quick chew, they won't be exposed to any nasty glues or toxins that could have any adverse effects.
Each dog collar is also hand-made in a small batch by experts - they're not mass produced at all! This means you can rest assured that you're receiving a quality natural product, made with only the best materials and made with attention to detail in mind.
What size natural martingale collar should I purchase for my dog?
Our eco-friendly hemp martingale dog collars are available in three different sizes to fit a range of breeds:
- Small: 23cm -35 cm - perfect for small breeds such as Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Daschunds, Yorkshire Terriers, West Highland Terriers and Jack Russels
- Medium: 31cm - 50cm - perfect for medium breeds of dog such as Cocker Spaniels, Springer Spaniels, Border Collies and Staffordshire Bull Terriers.
- Large: 38cm - 63cm - perfect for larger breeds such as Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs, Bernese Mountain Dogs, Labrador Retrievers, Irish Setters and St Bernards.
>However, we would strongly recommend measuring the circumference of your pups neck using a soft tape measure to find their perfect fit. Every dog is an individual after all.
Why should I choose eco-friendly pet products?
We love pets! Pets are just fantastic for people, all over the UK millions of people own dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, rabbits and everything in between. Not only are they fun and cute, but they combat loneliness and bring companionship into the lives of people that need it most. For many, pets are one thing that keeps them going day to day - they can really help during the toughest of times.
Here at Chimney Sheep we've been lucky enough to hear about customers pets from time to time - often we hear stories about how much they're loving our the wool felt of our Chimney Sheep chimney draught excluders, but sometimes we're just privy to a fun tale. This has encouraged us to introduce a natural pet collection - a range of pet products that aim to keep your pets paw print low, because although owning a pet is fantastic - they often come with quite the hefty carbon price tag.
Did you know that an average sized cat produces approximately 310 kg of carbon per year? That's approximately half the emissions of a small petrol car! With an average dog producing 770kg of carbon per year - literally a small cars worth. A staggering amount for such small animals. These figures take into account an average amount of pet apparel, as well as an average amount of standard food. Unfortunately this means owning a pet does directly contribute to ongoing environmental issues, such as the ever increasing amounts of CO2 in the atmosphere and the greenhouse effect. But, there are things you as pet owners can do to combat this.
Minimise your pet's carbon paw print by making eco-friendly choices. Unfortunately, your pet can't do this for you - so it's up to you to make important choices and make the move to products that won't have a negative lasting effect on the environment. Perhaps it's time to consider to switching to more eco-friendly pet apparel, local suppliers of pet food, or more sustainable pet beds. Making like-for-like swaps to quality, sustainably made eco friendly pet products will really stack up over time - and help reduce you and your pets overall impact on the world.