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Go-To Pet Collars - Medium Size - tortoise general store
Go-To Pet Collars - Medium Size - tortoise general store
Go-To Pet Collars - Medium Size - tortoise general store
Go-To Pet Collars - Medium Size - tortoise general store
Go-To Pet Collars - Medium Size - tortoise general store

Go-To Pet Collars - Medium Size

Regular price $43 Unit price  per 

Description:

Hand-stitched pet collar made by 4th generation horse saddle craftsmen, Mr. Fujita Sr, and his son, in Takamatsu, Japan.  Each collar is lovingly hand-stitched, taking great care to hide the stitching so the neck is never chafed.  Made deliberately round rather than flat, the leather feels smooth against your pet's skin for maximum comfort.  After each collar is assembled, the collar is further marbled for extra softness so the experience of wearing this collar is stress-free for your animal.

Variation: 

Due to the handmade nature of this collar, there will be variation in appearance and size.  Please allow a 2-3 cm difference in size as size may not be exact.  Leather is also a natural material so there will be color variation.  Color and texture will change as the leather patinas, and this is a natural and beautiful process of aging.

History: 

There were once many craftsmen making horse harnesses in Japan. But changing times and trends has made horse riding less common, putting horse saddle craftsmen out of work.  

The harness that connects the horse and the rider is extremely robust and strong, and the methods for making such a durable product is cultivated through many years of experience. 

Mr Fujita Sr., a dog-lover, was also the last horse harness craftsman in his prefecture - Kagawa Prefecture, Japan. Transitioning from the craft of making horse harnesses, he decided to make his new life's work about creating handmade dog accessories with love. For extra durability and longevity, he insists on hand-sewing each piece instead of using a sewing machine.

Measurement:

9mm width

Please reference the diagram for length:
Section (1) is 11''
Each added section (2) is an additional 1.5 cm
Which makes the maximum length of this collar 11.6''

We recommend measuring your pet's neck with a measuring tape to make sure that the maximum length of 11.6'' would leave enough room to fit your pet comfortably.

Materials:

Leather (strap), Cotton yarn coated in beeswax (stitching), Metal (hardware)

Care Instructions:

In order to prevent the leather from drying out, you can apply oil and nutrients to it with leather cream or oils. This is similar to leather bags or shoes to protect them from drying. This will also protect the leather products from mould and bacteria.

The pet collar, if worn on a daily basis, does not need to be applied with leather cream or oil at all. This is because your pet sweats and secretes body oils. When the collar is worn on the neck, the collar is always supplied with oils to protect it.  

Sometimes it rains when we are walking our pet or the leather accessories get wet when our pet is drinking water.

  • Wipe the wet part with a dry cloth to absorb the water.
  • Do not expose it to direct sunlight. Place it in a well-ventilated place so moisture dries out slowly over time

Return Policy / Shipping:

Returns must be made within 2 weeks in original, unused condition with all packaging for either 1. Store credit for the full amount or 2. Refund - minus a 20% restocking fee.  Tortoise does not cover the cost of return shipping or the cost of re-shipping an exchange, and the cost of shipping for returns and exchanges is the responsibility of the customer.  

Go-To Pet Collars - Medium Size - tortoise general store
Go-To Pet Collars - Medium Size - tortoise general store
Go-To Pet Collars - Medium Size - tortoise general store