Do you remember the first time you went to the beach and caught your first wave? The smell of the wetsuit that you struggled to pull on and zip up? I don't know about you but I've always loved the fabric of wetsuits, it's a fascinating fabric and something that brings back many happy memories.
We all know dogs love the water as much as we do, and that's why I've made a new collection of Absurd Design water friendly dog collars for dogs that love paddle-boarding, swimming, surfing, sailing and water-skiing (only kidding that's absurd!!)
The new Absurd design 'WaterCollar' collection is the first of it's kind in the dog market to use neoprene wetsuit fabric for dog products. My new 'WaterCollars' are performance collars for anything involving sea, river, lakes, you name it, perfect for ease and speed when you've got waves to catch! Lightweight on your dogs neck and with the rot proof polypropylene webbing with adjustable sizing. Rinse under tap water, they dry in minutes in the sun and you're good to go again!
I think it's fair to say that the most recent BBC's 'Blue Planet' episodes made everyone around the world think differently about plastic and recycling and how it's affecting our oceans. It certainly made me think that I wanted to do something with Absurd Design that could make a small but mighty difference ! Why not take a material that has fantastic qualities in water and recycle it into something special for our water loving 4 legged friends? I have teamed up with two excellent companies who produce high quality wetsuits, O'Neil and O'Three, and I'm excited to use their surplus material.
I take each wetsuit piece and screen print it with eco friendly water-based inks with different patterns and colours to create some fun and unique dog collars.
For every sale from this new collection, Absurd Design will donate 50p from every collar sold to a chosen charity helping to make a difference to our planet.
This year the charity that I will be supporting is Coral Restoration Foundation. Founded in response to the wide-spread loss of the dominant coral species on the Florida Reef Tract. They now grow and outplant endangered species of coral to restore reef sites to a healthy state.