Making dog leashes with … apples?

Chances are, at some point in your life, you’ve made use of a dog leash. Even if you don’t have a dog, leashes can serve a variety of purposes if you’re creative enough with them, depending on what you have in mind.

Normally speaking, though, dog leashes are for what the term encompasses; dogs. And, when it comes to dogs, leashes are a pretty significant thing to own, especially if you tend to bring your pup with you when you venture out of the house.

A lot of us use leather dog leashes because of their strength and durability. But, according to an article from The Good News Network, there is another source being used to support the creation of dog leashes – apples.

“One company’s groundbreaking Apple Dog Accessories are stronger than leather, yet made from fruit.

“As an alternative to the leather industry, Project Blu says it created a vegan-friendly pet collar line without compromising on quality.

“Their collars, leashes, harnesses (and even poop-bag holders) are handmade in Italy from apple skins mixed with an organic polymer to create ‘an incredibly strong, waterproof material that is also kind to the planet,'” the article states.

The article goes on to explain how Project Blue, based in Wales, “wants to revolutionize the pet product market offering products that are sustainable, affordable, and built to last” and “with every sale made, the company plants a tree in partnership with Eden Reforestation Projects to help combat deforestation.”

Project Blue received an award for ‘Best Startup in Wales 2020’ the article says, and it isn’t difficult to understand why. This concept of using apples to create dog leashes that are tougher than leather is pretty incredible, and I feel as though this company’s fresh take on manufacturing such a common item could prompt others to do something similar.

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