Handmade in Flint, Michigan by a lovely lady named Jennifer, these all-natural rope leashes are the cat's pajamas! Er...The dog's nightgown! Ok. Let's just say they're awesome. Fashioned from a single length of 100% hemp 1/4" thick rope and finished with a solid brass made-in-the-USA lobster clasp, these slender leashes are ideal for smaller pups. The hemp rope is organic- never treated with herbicides or pesticides, never dyed or bleached, and is naturally anti-bacterial and mold and mildew resistant, making it a great, eco-friendly (and totally safe!) option for mouthy dogs. And hemp is bananas levels strong. This leash can be dragged down the rockiest trail, saltiest street, or gravely-est path with no snags, rips, or tears. The ends are secured with a proper eye splice (an ancient ropeman's splice that actually makes the rope stronger the more you pull on it) and finished with a sailmaker's whip-considered the most secure, stable, and durable whipstitch around. They can easily be spot-washed in the sink or tossed in the machine (funks happen). If you do machine wash them, we recommend securing the clasp through the end loop so it doesn't clang your machine to death.