How do we create our Lounge Collars?
What makes a Lounge Collar? Yes it's an ID collar and yes it looks gorgeous, but what actually goes in to the construction of a Lounge Collar?
You might think that with it's simple design there can't be much to it, but you'd be wrong. Every collar has careful thought and a lot of careful workmanship invested to deliver quality and comfort for you and your pet. So, what is it about them that makes them so special?
Let's start with the basics...
Kangaroo leather has a composition of fibres that give it strength and toughness. Because of it's unique structure it's stronger, it's more supple, and it's more durable than other leathers. These features make it perfect for braiding as it can be woven with a beautiful tight consistent weave that not only enhances it's strength but also gives it that perfect look!
The use of knots helps with the adjustment of the collars and makes sure everything stays in place. So, when you have made sure you have the perfect, comfy fit it will stay that way - no toxic glue or stitching here! Handcrafted knots add to the beauty and uniqueness too - you can even choose your own colours from a wide selection and mix and match for the perfect look. Use your creativity to create the perfect collar to suit your pet's personality - take a look at some examples on our Pinterest board and create your own with our easy to use customization tool.
and don't forget how soft and supple...
As you can see from our tuffty model Bam Bam - tough and strong can mean soft and supple too! We want our Lounge Collar to be so comfortable that your pet won't even know they have it on! Strong and tough for the outside is perfect for carrying your pets ID - if you do have the misfortune of your pet wandering off, escaping from the back yard or chasing a squirrel to the back of beyond, you can rest assured that the collar will be able to withstand the elements and safely carry that all important ID tag. A Lounge Collar can easily be worn with a harness or normal collar when out on walks - comfort and safety all in one, not to mention the stylish looks.
and dogs know when they look good...
As with all great masterpieces there is a great deal of care and preparation required. Firstly, the leather is carefully stretched, then the edges pared or beveled. It's then soaped to allow the leather strands to slip easily into place during braiding, then carefully rolled to create a smooth soft finish with a high quality weave. Finally, each collar is enriched with a non-toxic finish to enhance it's beauty add a little waterproofing and protect it.
It's hand made by us, uniquely for you and your best friend...
Our Kangaroo leather braided Lounge Collars stand out from the rest - each one lovingly handcrafted to order. There's no off the shelf bumpy or unevenly braided cord - everything is done by hand. We work with you to make sure that you have the correct fit and help you select the right colour choice for your pet's wardrobe. It might take a little bit longer, but we're committed to ensuring that you receive a quality product that will stand the test of a lifetime of safe and comfortable blissful napping.
...and in case you wondered... here's some reading on Kangaroo leather and it's long term environmental sustainability.
"Australia's kangaroo industry has, through management, research and monitoring, one of the world's best practice and public accountability programs for wildlife regulation and natural resource usage." - Australian Nature Conservation Agency (ANCA). Read more about it at House of Kangaroo