***PLEASE ALSO MEASURE AND LEAVE YOUR DOGS HEAD CIRCUMFERNCE IN THE NOTES AT CHECKOUT- IMPORTANT AS THE COLLAR NEEDS ROOM TO SLIP OVER YOUR DOGS HEAD ***
At Homeward Hound, we don’t believe that luxury should be at the expense of other animals lives, or our planets!
Our brand new slip collars are made with 100% animal free and cruelty free Pinatex, which is pineapple leaves which would have usually gone to waste. We wanted to find an environmentally and animal friendly way to get the ‘leather look’. If you’re interested we’ve got much more information on its production, the income streams using pinatex creates for the local farmers, the social impact, environmental impact, and the circular economy.
When you purchase one of our collars, not only do you plant a tree with your purchase, but you also help buy into the movement of becoming more environmentally friendly- We believe it isn’t about one person doing everything. Its about everybody doing a little something.
Slip collars are designed to sit loosely around your dogs neck and should not be used for dogs who pull. Please use these collars correctly and safely. If using as a collar to walk, please clip your lead to the D ring which clashes against the second D ring meaning it shouldn’t tighten, however, please only do so if your dog does NOT PULL. Slip collars are made for loose lead walking, and for tags and aesthetic purposes only!
As this is a new medium, we don’t have any scientific evidence to support specific strength claims in the pinatex fabric, other than what we have from their website. We have then tripled this fabric ensuring the strength is 3x stronger than what pinatex have tested themselves on one single layer (confirmed by pinatex).
Due to the fact that we cannot make any evidence based claims we do ask that you only purchase our newest pinatex collars or leads with the above in mind, or for aesthetic purposes and/or to hold name tags only.
How to measure your dog-
Get a soft measuring tape
Please measure the tightest section of your dogs neck.
Please measure loosely around their head, including ears (use the tape measure to act as the collar sliding over your dogs head.
Please remove any collars when your dog is left home alone, unsupervised, or at bedtime for safety reasons.
Pinatex is water resistant but not waterproof so please avoid sub merging in water.
Harris tweed may become fuzzy over time- please gently brush a razor over the fluff and it will look brand new again!
Please note, pinatex is not a ‘real’ leather, so cannot be burnished on the edges so may have a slightly more ‘unfinished’ look to the edges compared to ‘real’ leather alternative would have.
Break load for 1.55 metres of pinatex is 46.8kg, we have however, tripled this over before sewing, making the break load 140.4kg. On our tweed option collars, this is also increased again as tweed is one of the strongest woven materials on the market. HOWEVER, Slip collars are not made for pulling dogs and should be used for loose lead walking ONLY! This has nothing to do with the material, but the style of collar which would also be the case if the collar was made from anything from real leather to cotton.
As stated above we have not conducted any stress tests on our new pinatex collars or leads as of yet, so cannot back up any specific claims and buying these products is at your own discretion.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to give us a shout and we would be more than happy to help!