All of our products are made of Beta Biothane®, a vegan alternative to leather with a soft and supple texture that mimics the look and feel of leather but without the upkeep and is much, MUCH stronger. Beta Biothane® is easy to clean, waterproof, mold and mildew resistant, abrasion resistant, and electric shock resistant. Best of all, Beta Biothane® is made right here in the United States.
All of our hardware is made of sand-cast, solid brass that's low-lead with under 100ppm, meaning its compliant with safety regulations in the state of California. Our rings are always solid and never welded, meaning they'll live up to the test of time. Comparatively, the zinc die-cast or chrome plated hardware some competitors use is substantially weaker and will break due to overuse, corrosion, or rust over time. While brass can tarnish or develop a patina due to oxidation, this is harmless and and does not affect the integrity of the hardware. Compared to stainless steel, both are suitable for wet, marine environments and while stainless steel is stronger it still has the potential to rust over time. Our hardware may optionally be nickel-plated, which will reduce the chances of tarnishing and give the hardware a silver-colored finish.
- Most of our products can be personalized with a host-stamped webbing nameplate in the accent color of your choosing!
- While we currently offer the option for you to choose a primary color and an accent color, we would be happy to make you a custom order with any number of combinations! Please contact us with your ideas and we will make you something truly one-of-a-kind!
- Since all of our products are made-to-order and meticulously handcrafted, please contact us with any questions or specific requests you may have, especially if you don't see what you're looking for. We strive to provide you with the best products to suit your needs.
Care for your Gear
One of the main reasons we love Beta Biothane® is because of how easy it is to clean. If your collar or lead is covered in dirt and grim just hand-wash it with a little bit of soap and warm water and watch it rinse away. On hikes, we sometimes just dunk our gear in fresh water and they come out looking good as new! For more stubborn spots, a quick wipe down with rubbing alcohol will do the trick.
If you do notice your hardware start to tarnish or patina, fear not. This may be removed by using standard brass polishing products or by using many DIY at-home tricks such as applying a paste made with salt, vinegar, flour, and water and rinsing and buffing it clean afterwards.