These collars and leads are ethically sourced from Kenya where they are hand made by local fairtrade artisans providing valuable work within the community.
The collars and leads are made of chocolate brown double backed leather, ensuring extra protection for the beadwork. They are hand stitched by local Kenyan craftsman. Each bead is hand stitched so they are suprisingly sturdy. Please note that these products are hand made and there is often a small variation in the sizing and the patterns can vary very slightly from collar to collar.
The beads are stitched on with fishing line and double backed with a chocolate brown leather for added comfort. The buckle and D ring are brass. If the collar gets muddy or wet just rinse of the mud with water and wipe clean with a soft cloth! Let the collar dry naturally but keep away from direct heat as this can cause leather to warp. All leather collars benefit from a bit of TLC (just like horse tack) and to get the best from your collar use saddle soap and neatsfoot oil (or other tack/leather conditioner) to keep in tip top condition!
Top Tip: Whilst these are a practical and durable product we would not recommend these collars for dogs that like to swim very regularly or who like the rough and tumble of regular rolls in mud. Leather will start to perish eventually in salt water and the beading will be difficult to keep clean if regularly smeared in mud. If you have a dog who regularly swims/ mud rolls then this collar would perhaps be kept for "good"!
These collars are currently available in 4 sizes. The measurements relate to neck size not overall collar length so please measure your dogs neck carefully before ordering (don't forget to allow for a little breathing space).
- Dinky to fit neck approx 21 - 27.5cm ( approx 1.5cm wide)
- Small to fit neck approx 25 - 33cm (approx 2cm wide)
- Medium to fit neck approx 36 - 44cm (approx 2.5cm wide)
- Large to fit neck approx 45 - 54cm (approx 2.5cm wide)
Matching leads are also available although these are not recommended for strong pullers or for dogs weighing over 25kgs.