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Natural materials

At Hound we pay special attention to the materials we use. We work exclusively with high quality natural materials that we shape into the desired products.

 

100% natural leather

We use only finest all-natural leather to make our products. Monogram collection leashes and collars are made from leather that is hand dyed using natural colours. All our materials including leather are local products, we do not import them from overseas.

 

100% natural cotton

Cotton was domesticated around 5 000 years ago even though some sources mention 10 000-year mark. Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective case, around the seeds of cotton plants of the genus Gossypium in the family of Malvaceae. The fiber is almost pure cellulose. Cultivation of cotton had important economical aspect since the beginning of its cultivation. Despite its popularity on other continents for centuries, it was brought to Europe only in middle ages. The golden age of cotton came with the industrial revolution when it accounted for 80% of all textile production. Today, it is being replaced by various synthetic fibers and cotton’s share fell to around 40%. Current estimates for world production are about 25 million tonnes or 110 million bales annually, accounting for 2.5% of the world’s arable land. China is the world’s largest producer of cotton, but most of this is used domestically. The United States has been the largest exporter for many years. In the United States, cotton is usually measured in bales, which measure approximately 0.48 cubic metres (17 cubic feet) and weigh 226.8 kilograms (500 pounds).

In spite of the growing popularity of synthetics, we committed ourselves to the exclusive use of natural materials that are environmentally friendly. Cotton leash is able to endure strong pull and each dog owner will without a doubt appreciate its incredible softness that is pleasant to touch and carry.

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Flax

For the natural-look lovers we prepared one special material from a plant that was reportedly used for the first time around 30 000 years ago in the area of today’s Georgia. The biggest producer of flax nowadays is Canada. The plant is used mainly for production of oils utilized in wood, forestry, timber/lumber industry.

Flax rope is a little bit harsher than cotton’s one. Nature enthusiasts will love how it blends with the surroundings.