Essential accessories for the dog, collars and leashes are often first on our shopping list. When it comes to choosing them, one can be impressed by the vast array of models available. We want the collar to look nice and be comfortable to wear for our doggie, while we need the leash to be resistant and comfortable for the hand that holds it. With all the different options available to us, it can be difficult to choose between leather, nylon or cotton.
All have their advantages and disadvantages. For example, leather is known for its strength, but it can take a while before softening and it does not always respond well to the weather. As for nylon, it is inexpensive, but it does not breathe well and will eventually crumble or tear. Some small companies make pretty cotton collars, using fabrics with original colors and patterns. However, these usually have the flaw of not being durable.
But did you know that there is a sustainable and ecological alternative to these materials, not only a robust fiber, but also a natural fiber with multiple benefits? Let us introduce you to hemp fiber, ideal for making collars and leashes.
The benefits of hemp fiber
Formerly used for making ropes and sails of boats, it is known for its great strength and resistance. To give you an idea of its strength, know that a 12-millimeters in diameter hemp rope has a breaking load of 1100 Kg. And even wet, the hemp fiber does not deform or warp.
But these are not its only benefits! It is not only resistant, but it also has antifungal and antibacterial properties, which reduce the development of bad odors. In addition, hemp fiber “breathes” and is soft to the touch, making it ideal for making collars and leashes.
Since it comes from the plant world, hemp fiber is biodegradable, unlike nylon and other materials made from petroleum. Not to mention the fact that growing hemp is healthy for the environment, using no pesticides or insecticides.
Crocx collars and leashes
A pioneer of hemp-based healthy treats, Crocx is proud to present its newest products: collars and leashes made from 100% hemp fiber!
Thanks to our collars, your best friend will enjoy a material that breathes and is very soft against its skin. Our collars are available in three sizes: small, medium and large. Whatever the size of your pup, he will find the perfect collar among our range.
A leash is the best way to keep your dog safe during walks, and it is increasingly required by municipal bylaws. It must therefore be resistant and not be at risk of breakage. The leash made of hemp fiber designed by Crocx ensures that your dog will stay with you, even during unplanned meetings with squirrels in the neighborhood. And since this fiber is one of the softest of plant fibers, you can walk your best friend comfortably!