As those who visit our Seattle Factory Showroom know, many of us here at TOM BIHN have dogs. We’ve been fans of Krebs Recycle leashes for years – long before they approached us seeking U.S. 500 denier Cordura for use as a binding material.
We use black 500d Cordura on many different bags. And, unavoidably, when the 500d Cordura is cut to make these bags, there are leftover pieces that are too small for us to use, even for Organizer Pouches. Happily, Krebs Recycle uses these pieces to finish the cut ends of the climbing rope they use to make their leashes. Tough, long-lasting material that would otherwise be thrown away is up-cycled and becomes part of a new dog leash. Krebs Recycle leashes are the most durable, comfortable, and coolest dog leashes we’ve ever used. Plus, they’re made right here in Seattle. The leashes are available in a wide variety of bright colors and lengths: we can’t say enough good things about them.
From the Krebs Recycle website:
“At Krebs Recycle, we are remaking the way dog leashes are made. Our leashes are fashioned from durable, pre-consumer and post-consumer recycled nylon climbing rope. In fact, we don’t recycle rope, we up-cycled it, which is better than recycling because we use the rope in its original form and extend its life by transforming it into a dog leash. There are no carbon-intensive recycling processes to turn the rope into something else. So you get a great leash, the rope stays out of the landfill, and the environment gets a break.”
Krebs Recycle leashes are available for order through the Krebs Recycle website, where one can also find a list of local retailers. Krebs Recycle is also on Twitter.
Above: Baily – who is available for adoption in Washington State and needs a great home – models a Krebs Recycle leash.