Hemp Collar + Leash FAQ


How do I choose the right size collar?


Measure around your dog’s neck with a tape measure and add an inch or about the thickness of two fingers for wiggle room. Hemp softens with wear, making a comfortable collar for your dog.


Where are your hemp products manufactured?


Upon launching our Original Hemp Dog Leash and Collar, we evaluated many supplier options in the USA, Mexico, Canada and overseas. Due to U.S. federal regulations that made it illegal to grow for commercial purposes which was only recently permitted in 2018, there is still very much a lack of hemp producers in North America. Our products are 100% hemp from a high quality producer in China. As industrial hemp production was illegal for a long period of time, hemp is not as widely-used and North America currently has no local hemp manufacturers specializing in dog gears. We have been working closely with our hemp supplier and as they have been working with hemp for hundreds of years, they’re known to be manufacturing experts in the field. 


Although industrial hemp is finally legal in the USA and Canada, they’re still decades behind in terms of production and manufacturing. We’re constantly working to look for innovative hemp manufacturing partners to ensure our entire hemp process has a low impact on the environment going forward. With the growing demand and encouraging research findings, our goal is to use locally-sourced hemp with local manufacturers. 


Will I get high from your Hemp products?


No. Let’s clear the smoke on this frequently misinformed subject - Hemp closely resembles the plant but does not have the same psychoactive substances of Marijuana. In other words, it is a non-”high” inducing plant. 


Can my pup swim in with the Hemp products?


Yes. No worries if they get wet as hemp is naturally resistant to mold and mildew. Hemp fiber is especially great because of its antifungal and antibacterial properties. It won't pull on your dog's fur or cause any hot spots due to its hypoallergenic, anti-microbial properties which also eliminates odour-producing bacteria.


How do I wash my hemp product?


Our hemp products can be machine-washed and dried in low heat. Hemp gets softer and softer with use, particularly with washing. We recommend washing in cold or lukewarm water, and hang to dry or machine-dry in low heat. If there are any stubborn stains, scrub them very gently.


What is the difference between Hemp and Cotton? How is Hemp better for the environment?


The hemp plant can be grown in a variety of soils and it is naturally disease and pest resistant. It can be cultivated with no dangerous pesticides. Hemp fibers are stronger, longer, and more absorbent than cotton fibers and hemp is much more durable, and insulates better than cotton. The hemp plant is tall and thin and grows from 5 to 15 feet in height. It is primarily grown in China as well as Europe, South America and North Korea. 


Hemp is also naturally resistant to mold, mildew, and ultraviolet light. It is hypoallergenic and non-irritating to the skin. In fact, hemp is one of the most environmentally friendly fabrics currently available. The plant is very naturally resistant to pests and growth requires little water. Due to the porous nature of the fiber, hemp is more water absorbent, and will dye and retain its color better than any fabric including cotton. This porous nature allows hemp to "breathe," so that it is cool in warm weather. Furthermore, air which is trapped in the fibers is warmed by the body, making hemp garments naturally warm in cooler weather.


Hemp is an extremely fast growing crop, producing more fiber yield per acre than any other source - making production have a lower impact on the environment. Hemp can produce 250% more fiber than cotton and 600% more fiber than flax using the same amount of land. The amount of land needed for obtaining equal yields of fiber places hemp at an advantage over other fibers. Hemp plants shed their leaves all through the growing season, adding rich organic matter to the topsoil and helping it retain moisture. Farmers have reported excellent hemp growth on land that had been cultivated steadily for nearly 100 years.

 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at info@wildscruff.com