I know there are some dog lovers that read this forum, so I thought I'd mention a neat company that recently came to my attention.
Spindrift makes pretty cool collars. I recently bought the company's "comfort collar" for my aussie, and it is a fun alternative to other rolled collars that I've used.
This seems to be a small, U.S. based company in Bend, Oregon, so you folks in the Pacific Northwest may already know about their products. I stumbled across the collar in Ann Arbor, MI a couple of weeks ago.