Veronica DeLisle | June 13 2018
Dog owners are always looking for the best necessities for their pups; the best food, the best toys, even the best groomers. So why should their dog leash be any different? It’s used at least once everyday and keeps your dog safe while on their walks. The best leash for your pal would be one that is strong, comfortable and safe, things that Sleepy Cotton gives with their Upcycled Core leash design. But wouldn’t it be great if your leash did more? Like, say, help save our planet?
Nowadays we hear about different ways to help save the environment practically every time that we look at social media. People are becoming more aware that we need to start paying attention to what we take out of the Earth, and what we put back into it. Thankfully, there’s a new form of reusing material that’s been on the rise: upcycling. It’s allowed Sleepy Cotton to come up with a sustainable design for their dog leashes. So what’s all the rage about this new form of reusage when we already have a method to turn to; recycling?
Recycle vs. Upcycle
We’ve all heard of recycling, but there’s a new method in town called upcycling that is very different. Recycling is when textiles are broken down to their basic materials to then be remade into something new. Upcycling does not require anything to be broken down; instead the product is reworked or remade without changing the material. The other neat thing about upcycling is that the quality of the new item is always the same if not better than it was before (yes, really!). So when you’re walking your dog on their Upcycled Core Leash you can be assured that they will be safe and secure as well as comfortable with its extra soft design.
Benefits of Upcycled Material
Upcycled textiles are made from what has already been used, so they reduce the need to use finite resources that we are already worried about losing. The process for making upcycled materials is not harmful to animals, people or the Earth in general unlike the majority of products produced today. The process saves energy and water and cuts down CO2 emissions and toxic chemical usage. Not to mention nothing is sent to a landfill or incinerator! The materials do not come from animals either (such as leather), meaning the items produced are cruelty free.
Benefits of Using the Upcycled Core Leash
For all you dog owners, Sleepy Cotton’s leashes have an upcycled core to provide extra strength while being environmentally friendly. As a dog owner it can be assumed that you care about animals, so why wouldn’t you use a leash that is 100% cruelty free, saves the world, and donates 10% of profit to animal shelters across the US when purchased? It seems like a no-brainer! Using Sleepy Cotton’s Upcycled Core leash benefits your pup, yourself and your Earth with its sustainable design. We all want the best for our four-legged friends, and Sleepy Cotton is on a mission to give us just that!
If you’d like to read more about how Sleepy Cotton’s 100% Upcycled Core leash is the healthier option for your do, check out our other article titled “Prevent Neck Injury to Your Pup with Sleepy Cotton’s Leashes”.