Why Hemp Is a Great Material for Dog Collars
Why do we love hemp dog collars so much? Earth-friendly hemp is an especially great material for dog collars because it’s super strong while being comfortable for your pup to wear.
Hemp is one of the world’s strongest natural fibers, which means a well-made hemp dog collar will last through many romps, swims, and tugs from your dog’s pals. In addition, dog collars made from hemp are naturally resistant to mold and mildew and they’re anti-microbial too – but you can still throw them into the washing machine if need be. Hemp dog collars will soften over time, but they’ll still maintain their shape and strength. And if your dog is prone to allergies or skin sensitivity, a hemp collar is a great option because it’s hypoallergenic.
Hemp is considered a superstar sustainable material for a few reasons:
- It doesn’t require much water to grow, nor does it require pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides because it has a naturally strong resistance to pests.
- Because of its hardiness, it’s been used as an ecological way to clean up soil pollution and contamination. According to an article in the Huffington Post, “Using a process called phyto-remediation, hemp was used at Chernobyl to harmlessly extract toxins and pollutants from the soil and groundwater. Hemp actually absorbs CO2 while it grows through natural photosynthesis, making it carbon-negative from the get-go.”
- A super productive plant, hemp produces more fiber per acre than cotton or flax – the fiber used to make linen.
So, if you’re looking for an uber eco-friendly collar for your four-legged friend, you can’t go wrong with a hemp collar!
Here are 3 brands we love that are making quality hemp dog collars:
And if you’re looking for another type of eco-friendly and vegan dog collar for your pup, check these out on UniGuide: