DESIGN AND SUSTAINABILITY
Through hand-making our products in the United Kingdom and sourcing our materials from within the EU, we can ensure a quality, ethical and unique product.
Removing plastic from dog toys and dog products shouldn't mean removing the fun too.
We design and create exciting and stimulating products that are safer, have minimal impact on the environment and that last.
Through using the latest design techniques combined with traditional UK based manufacture, we can guarantee quality and a unique product.
Sustainability is an integral part of our design process from materials to manufacturing and from packaging to office practice.
All of our materials are natural, responsibly sourced and chosen due to their low environmental impact.
When selecting materials for our products we wanted to make sure that they were plastic and toxin free, safe, natural, robust and sustainable.
After extensive testing and trialing different materials we found that natural hemp rope and untreated beech wood offered us the safest and most sustainable combination for our dog toys.
Hemp makes a fantastic natural rope material that benefits the environment as well as your dog - here's why:
It sheds in short length fibres which are digestible in small amounts unlike cotton and other synthetic rope toys.
It can act as a natural tooth brush when chewed and can help massage dog's gums.
It is naturally anti-microbial and resistant to mould.
It is very strong and durable.
Its has a lovely earthy smell and soft texture which dogs love!
No herbicides, pesticides or chemicals are required in the growing process.
It requires very little water to grow compared to cotton, and it returns 60-70% of the nutrients it takes from the soil.
Beech is a widely available hardwood and it makes a fantastic alternative to plastic - here's why;
It is strong and durable.
It has a close grain structure which means no large splinters or sharp chunks should break off. When chewed the wood becomes soft and when dry if it feels rough it can be sanded back to its former glory.
It contains no additional treatments, chemicals or preservatives.
It is non-toxic and is even used in children's teething toys due to its qualities!
It can be treated with coconut oil to preserve the wood.